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SWAT Officer-Involved-Shooting in Pacific Division

Update:   The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer III+I Wilson Wong, Serial No. 26014 and Police Officer III Joseph Dominguez, Serial No. 31216.

**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in a Pacific Palisades neighborhood early Thursday morning.

On August 9, 2017, around 10:53 p.m., Pacific Division uniformed officers responded to a domestic violence radio call, in the 1600 block of Alta Mura Rd, in Pacific Palisades.   Upon their arrival they met with a private security guard and a female victim near the residence. They reported that a male suspect (identified as Erick Bogart) had shot at the victim several times inside of the residence just prior to the radio call. Fortunately, the victim was not injured and managed to leave the residence. The officers were able to set up a perimeter and determined that Bogart, had retreated into the house, barricaded himself and refused to come out. The LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel were requested for an armed barricaded suspect and responded to the scene.

On August 10, 2017, around 5:00 a.m., Bogart shot at SWAT officers from the residence, which resulted in an Officer-Involved-Shooting. A short time later, SWAT personnel entered the residence and located Bogart; unresponsive from an apparent gun shot wound. The Los Angeles Fire Department Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) paramedics determined Bogart to be deceased.        

Three handguns and a shotgun were located from inside the residence and booked as evidence. No officers were injured as a result of this incident.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. The District Attorney's Office and the Office of the Inspector General had representatives at scene.  

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners to determine whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers(s) was reasonable.  

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:

  • During business hours at (213) 486-5230;
  • During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
  • Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting "LAPD" and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or
  • Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.
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North Hollywood Shooting Leaves Two Dead

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Departments' Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of two men.

On August 14, 2017, North Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the 5000 block of Klump Avenue. 911 callers reported hearing between 15-20 gunshots. When the officers arrived, they located multiple victims suffering from gunshots.

The investigation thus far has revealed that three males arrived at the location just prior to the shooting, they met with and greeted three additional males, who exited the parking structure of the apartment complex. Their meeting quickly deteriorated when guns were drawn and a running gun battle ensued. In the end, more than 20 rounds were fired, four of the six individuals sustained gunshot wounds. Two of the male victims died from their injuries. A third male remains in critical condition at a local hospital and a fourth was treated and released.

Detectives are currently piecing together evidence to determine the motive behind these shootings.

There is no suspect(s) description.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective John Doerbecker, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1941. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Missing 74-Year-Old Man

North Hills: The family of Fate Malu and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating him.

On August 15, 2017, around 7:30 a.m., Mr. Malu was last seen in the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Nordhoff Street. He has not been seen or heard from since, and his family is concerned for his safety. Mr. Malu is familiar with the area and has been known to frequent local fast food establishments. His condition is considered good, but he's in the early stages of Dementia.

Mr. Malu is described as a 74-year-old male Pacific Islander with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with "LA" on the front, a black and white flannel shirt, tan pants and dark sandals.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Fate Malu , please contact Detective M. Palmer, Missing Person's Unit, at 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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SWAT Officer-Involved-Shooting in Pacific Division

 

**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence.  The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

 Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in a Pacific Palisades neighborhood early Thursday morning.

On August 9, 2017, around 10:53 p.m., Pacific Division uniformed officers responded to a domestic violence radio call, in the 1600 block of Alta Mura Rd, in Pacific Palisades.  Upon their arrival they met with a private security guard and a female victim near the residence. They reported that a male suspect (identified as Erick Bogart) had shot at the victim several times inside of the residence just prior to the radio call.  Fortunately, the victim was not injured and managed to leave the residence.  The officers were able to set up a perimeter and determined that Bogart, had retreated into the house, barricaded himself and refused to come out.  The LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel were requested for an armed barricaded suspect and responded to the scene. 

On August 10, 2017, around 5:00 a.m., Bogart shot at SWAT officers from the residence, which resulted in an Officer-Involved–Shooting.  A short time later, SWAT personnel entered the residence and located Bogart; unresponsive from an apparent gun shot wound.  The Los Angeles Fire Department Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) paramedics determined Bogart to be deceased.            

Three handguns and a shotgun were located from inside the residence and booked as evidence. No officers were injured as a result of this incident.

LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence.  The District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Inspector General had representatives at scene. 

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners to determine whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD’s policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s


Notes from the August 15, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

Commissioner President Matthew M. Johnson opened the meeting and a quorum was established.

Commissioner President Matthew M. Johnson and Commissioner Cynthia McClain–Hill read commented their sentiments on the events that occurred over the weekend Charlottesville, Virginia. “On behalf of the Police Commission, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the hatred and racism and ensuing violence incited and spread by these white supremacists,” said Commissioner Johnson. “What we witness is absolutely the opposite of everything we value and worked toward in Los Angeles. A more diverse, equitable, and inclusive city and society. We are united in our commitment to justice and peace and standing up against hatred.”

All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.

First Assistant Chief Michel Moore provided the Report of the Chief of Police on behalf of Chief Charlie Beck who was at the World Police and Fire Games. Chief Moore said the Department joins with the police commission in underscoring their remarks that mourn the loss of the two police officers and a protester that was senselessly killed.

The Department immediately reacted to spontaneous unplanned protests in support of the victims in Charlottesville. The Department facilitated two marches in downtown L.A area which continued into Sunday that occurred at Pershing Square and in front of City Hall. The Department will continue to work with organizers to facilitate these marches and expressions in support of the tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville.

The World Police and Fire Games will conclude Wednesday night at the LA Convention Center. Chief Moore thanked the police commissioners, senior leadership in the Department, and City departments for their use of resources. Chief Moore paid respect to L.A. County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Jacob Castroll who died this past Friday in an off road cycling accident during the competition. Chief Moore attended the funeral services yesterday.

Chief Moore said many officers were present throughout LAUSD today as students return for the first day of school. The Department continues providing important traffic safety tips for parents.

Chief Moore provided a year to date update on Part I A crime and reported an Officer Involved shooting that occurred on August 9 in West LA patrol division. Chief Moore reports sworn personnel on payroll is 9,973; civilian personnel are at 2,870 with 481 civilian vacancies, 401 reserve officers of which 57 are chaplains; and 2,172 cadets.

Audio - August 15, 2017 Police Commission mtg



Sexual Assault Suspect Sought

Van Nuys: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a sexual assault suspect.

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 5:45 a.m., the victim was walking in the area of 14000 block of Vanowen Street in the City of Van Nuys. As she was approaching her apartment, she was confronted by the suspect, a male Hispanic, brown eyes, bald head, standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing approximately 40-45 years of age.

The suspect stepped in front of the victim and engaged in a conversation and then suddenly, without warning reach out to grab her. The victim resisted and the suspect attempted to take her pants off.

The struggle continued with the suspect and victim wrestling on the ground. The victim was finally able to wrestle free from the suspect and, the suspect fled from the location.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Area Detectives at (818) 374-9500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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Missing 74-Year-Old Man

 
UPDATE

Mr. Clarence Ausby has been located and reunited with his family
Los Angeles: The family of Clarence Ausby and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating him.

On August 13, 2017, around 7:00 a.m., Clarence was last seen at his place of residence in the 1000 block of South Orange Grove Avenue in the city of Los Angeles. He has not been seen or heard from since. Clarence has been diagnosed with dementia, and his family is extremely concerned for his safety.
Clarence is described as a 74-year-old male Black with grey hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. Clarence was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black pants, brown shoes, and a grey "Philadephia Eagles" baseball cap.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Clarence Ausby, please contact Detective A. Mercado, Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800.
During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.
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Robbery Suspects Wanted

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Division detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to identify suspects who committed a robbery.

On July 4, 2017 around 6:00 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 14900 block of Raymer Street in Van Nuys. A male suspect and a female suspect entered a major retail store. The male suspect removed Beats headphones from the display rack and placed them inside a shopping bag. The female suspect acted as the look-out while the male removed the items and concealed them inside the bag. A loss prevention officer observed the suspects’ activities via CCTV. After removing and concealing the items, the suspects walked past the registers and walked towards the store’s exit/entrance. When another loss prevention officer attempted to detain the suspects and recover the unpaid merchandise, the male suspect pepper-sprayed the loss prevention officer. The suspects then exited the store with the unpaid store items & fled the scene.

Suspect one is a male Hispanic, he stands about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 140 to 150 pounds, and is approximately 23 to 26 years of age. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, white T-shirt and black shorts. He has an unknown tattoo on his left inner elbow area.

Suspect two is a female Hispanic, she stands 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs about 130 to 150 pounds, and is approximately 23 to 26 years-old. She was last seen wearing a red shirt and tan pants.

The day before the incident, the two suspects were at a fast-food restaurant in the evening with a young female child. The McDonalds was in the city of San Fernando. The images of the suspects were captured by the restaurant’s CCTV.

Anyone with information is asked to call Van Nuys Division Detective Cheun at (818) 374-0081. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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