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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

Nov 18, 2013

Law Enforcement

Police shoot and kill armed man in Bel Air Estates
Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in the Bel Air Estates area, in which a man was killed. Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Stone Canyon Road on an assault with a deadly weapon call from a utility worker at the scene, said Los Angeles police Detective Gus Villanueva. Officers arriving at the location came upon an armed man, Villanueva said, and an officer-involved shooting occurred. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene at 3:18 a.m. on a "reported shooting" call, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles City Fire Department.
City News Service

Joseph Gatto shooting: Police probe earlier Silver Lake assault
L.A. police are investigating whether the fatal shooting of artist Joseph Gatto, the father of a state assemblyman, is tied to an assault earlier in the week in Silver Lake. Joseph Gatto's daughter found him at his Silver Lake home Wednesday evening, slumped over a desk, with a fatal gunshot wound to the abdomen. LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese said detectives had "no information whatsoever" that Gatto's death "has anything to do with his son's politics."
Los Angeles Times

Boy, 17, shot at Howard Hughes Center, 'chaos' ensues at Westchester mall
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg Saturday at the Howard Hughes Center in Westchester, a police sergeant said Sunday. A report came in to police dispatchers at 8:45 p.m. of "shots fired heard" at the mall at 6081 Center Dr., Los Angeles police Sgt. Corbin Rhealt said. "There was chaos, everyone running in different directions," Rhealt said. Officers at the scene learned the boy had "self-transported," to a hospital with a gunshot wound to one leg, he said.
City News Service

Missing girl, 3, reunited with family after kidnapping ordeal
A missing 3-year-old girl was reunited with her family Sunday in Boyle Heights, authorities said. The child disappeared from a family party Saturday night around 11 p.m. in the 3200 block of Malabar Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. She was found about three hours later with a man believed to have kidnapped her, police said. Neighbors said the man lived in the neighborhood. The suspected kidnapper had visible injuries when he was arrested, according to neighbors.

LAPD asking for public's help to find missing 24-year-old man
The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing 24-year-old. Brian Anderson is described as bipolar and depressed. Anderson takes various medications and is in need of on-going medical care, says his family. The missing man was last seen Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. in the 7800 block of Chimineas Avenue in Reseda, officials said. Anderson is white with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue V-neck T-shirt, blue shorts and black sandals.

Agencies investigating LAX shooting ask for patience
Several agencies investigating the shooting at LAX this month that left one TSA agent dead and three others wounded issued a joint statement Saturday saying they would be evaluating what improvements can be made in responding to such an incident in the future. The statement was issued by Los Angeles World Airports, the FBI, the L.A. Fire Department, the L.A. Police Department and the TSA.
Los Angeles Times

LAPPL Endorses Kamala Harris for Attorney General

The Los Angeles Police Protective League announced on Friday that it has joined other public safety organizations in supporting the re-election of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. As California's chief law enforcement official, Kamala Harris has worked tirelessly to fight transnational gangs that smuggle drugs and traffic human beings into our state, and to protect homeowners from mortgage fraud and deception. She continues to support, advocate for, and collaborate with local law enforcement throughout California.
LAPPL News Release

Hopeful signal from the U.S. Supreme Court?
Adopted in 1792, the Fourth Amendment is the part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. Seven years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed what happens if police show up at a house occupied by two people, request permission to search the house and one occupant says yes and the other says no. In that ruling, the court said in the event of a tie between disagreeing occupants, the objecting occupant wins.

City Government

Mayor Eric Garcetti directing strategy to save film in Los Angeles
Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to storm Sacramento for help to end runaway production in Los Angeles will get a good leg up this week when he and his new film czar, Tom Sherak, bring together leaders of the industry to develop a strategy on what is needed from the state. The mayor is planning to unite various sides of the industry at a round-table discussion of what they believe can be done to stem the tide of shoots leaving the city.
Los Angeles Daily News

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and family to move to Getty House
Mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland, have decided to move from their single-family home in Silver Lake into the city's official mayoral residence, Getty House, probably before the end of the year, his office said Friday. The decision was based on the Hancock Park property's convenience, its central location and its size that allows it to be used for official events.
Los Angeles Daily News


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