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Proposed Drone Program

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the Los Angeles Police Department held a series of community meetings throughout the city seeking public input on a proposed drone program.  

The consensus among attendees was that the Department needs to enhance its efforts in reaching the public on multiple social media platforms, thus affording a fair opportunity for citizens to express their opinions on small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), commonly known as small drones.  In response, the Los Angeles Police Department invites members of the public to send their comments via e-mail to SUAS@LAPD.ONLINE.  This invitation and department e-mail address will be posted daily on the LAPDHQ Twitter account and LAPD Headquarters Facebook account until September 11, 2017.  The address will also be published on LAPDblog and will be e-mailed to E-Policing subscribers throughout the 21 LAPD  community police areas.  

Or write to:

Los Angeles Police Department

Office of Special Operations

SUAS Pilot Project

P.O. Box 30158

Los Angeles, CA 90030


Missing 54-Year-Old Woman

Los Angeles: Friends of Jonine Denise Brown and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

On October 11, 2016, Jonine was last seen in the Downtown area of Los Angeles. She has not been seen or heard from since and her family is concerned for her safety. Jonine also goes by the last name “Beard.”

Jonine is described as a female Black with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jonine Denise Brown, please contact Officer Carson, 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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Shooting Leaves Man Dead

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a 30-year-old man.

On August 23, 2017, around 7:50 p.m., North Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to an, “ambulance shooting “call in the 12200 block of Burbank Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles. When officers arrived, they found the victim on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

The investigation revealed that the victim may have been involved in a verbal argument with unknown suspect(s) prior to the shooting. The victim had removed a bicycle that did not belong to him from a bicycle rack, the victim was then confronted by an unknown suspect who then shot the victim multiple times. The suspect(s) fled the location in a dark colored vehicle.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to their next of kin and there is no suspect description.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Castro, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818)374-1925. 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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Notes from the August 22, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

PC August 22

Commission President Pro Tempore Steve Soboroff opened the meeting and a quorum was established.

Continued from August 8, 2017 – Election of Officers. Continued again to the next regular Police Commission meeting on August 29, 2017.

All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.

Department’s Report, dated August 16, 2017, relative to the 2nd Quarter Report to Board of Police Commissioners on Homelessness and Mental Illness, as set forth. [BPC #17-0327] received and filed.

Chief Beck is on vacation. First Assistant Chief Michel Moore reported in his absence.

Chief Moore reported Los Angeles concluded the World Police and Fire Games on Wednesday, August 16. Chief Moore stated all athletes returned to their home places safely, the law enforcement and fire personnel who participated engaged in healthy competition, and the medal count is still being collected. Chief Moore added the games were a tremendous success for Los Angeles. The games showed Los Angeles is a world-class city, and is a venue that can sit on a world stage and support those who come to engage in such activities.

Chief Moore reported on Saturday, August 19, the Special Olympics, along with the Law Enforcement Torch Run Organization, hosted a Plane Pull. This fund-raising event, held to raise money to support individuals with intellectual disabilities, allowed LAPD to muster 6 teams to pull a plane in a timed competition, raising more than $130,000.00. Chief Moore added this is significant because the funds raised go toward supporting and providing life services for those who deal with these difficult challenges, helping to improve their quality of life. Events like this allow law enforcement to engage in productive and dedicated efforts to partner and form relationships with another part of the community.

Chief Moore reports 9,973 sworn personnel, 2,870 civilian personnel with 478 civilian vacancies, 685 reserve officers and specialists volunteers, and 2,172 cadets.


Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit and run.

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, around 2:30 a.m., Southeast Division officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian radio call. Upon arrival, it was determined the victim had been riding a bicycle. A possible late model, dark colored Chevrolet Tahoe SUV was travelling in an unknown direction on Broadway Street. The driver collided with a bicyclist travelling east across northbound lanes of Broadway Street at 87th Place. The driver failed to stop, identify him or herself, or render aid to the bicyclist.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The suspect is described as a “heavy set” male Black. South Traffic Division is handling the investigation.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Detective Flannnery or Officer Mendoza, South Traffic Division, at (323) 421-2500, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 323 421-2577, or 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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Bicyclist is Struck and Severely Injured by Hit and Run Driver

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that severely injured a bicyclist.

On August 15, 2017, around 6:50 p.m., Olympic Area officers responded to West Venice Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue for a traffic collision. The investigation revealed that a collision occurred when the bicyclist, riding his bicycle westbound on West Venice Boulevard, was struck by a vehicle also traveling westbound on West Venice Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without identifying themselves and did not render aid to the victim, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the bicyclist to a local area hospital with severe head injuries.

The suspect vehicle is described as a tan colored minivan. The investigation is ongoing.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact the LAPD West Traffic Division Officer Juan Velasco at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 ww.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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