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Shooting Victim Dies at Hospital

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsible for killing a man.

On May 31, 2018, around 11:00 a.m., a local area hospital in the San Fernando Valley telephonically contacted the Los Angeles Police Department Mission Area Station and informed them that a male Hispanic with a gunshot wound was dropped off at the emergency room by an unknown male. Victim was taken into surgery where he succumbed to his injuries several hours later.

Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the hospital where they assumed investigative responsibility. Detectives were advised by the treating doctor that the victim sustained a single gunshot wound which caused his demise. Detectives are currently attempting to locate the location where the shooting occurred and identify the unknown male who dropped the victim off at the hospital.

Victim has been identified as 57-year-old Jose Luis Ramirez who was a resident of the City of Pacoima.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. 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 can 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.

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Critical Missing 72-Year-Old Elderly Woman

June 1, 2018 NR18154ne

Update

On June 1, 2018, at 7:00 a.m., Mrs. Istoc was located safe in the city of West Hills.

 

Los Angeles: The family of Romanita Istoc and the Los Angeles Police Department's Topanga Area detectives are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Romanita suffers from Alzheimer's and needs her medication. Romanita was last seen on May 31, 2018, around 3:00 p.m., in the 20200 block of Sherman Way in the city of Winnetka.

Romanita is described as a 72-year-old Romanian female, with grey hair, brown eyes. She is approximately 5' 3" tall and weighs 150 pounds. Romanita was last seen wearing a green jacket, white pants, orange and black scarf and black slippers.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Romanita Istoc, please contact Topanga Area Watch Commander, at (818) 756-4800 or (818) 756-4820. 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 onlinetip. 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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Statement Regarding Investigation into Former USC Dr. George Tyndall

Los Angeles: In mid- May, news broke of allegations from patients and staff at the University of Southern California describing conduct and examinations which appeared to go beyond the norms of the medical profession. The doctor at the center of the accusations was Dr. George Tyndall, a former USC gynecologist.

Currently, the LAPD has the names of 52 people who have alleged inappropriate conduct by Dr. Tyndall between 1990 and 2016; 39 names were provided to LAPD by USC and 13 people have contacted LAPD directly. The LAPD investigation is independent of the USC administrative investigation and will remain autonomous. Investigators will be working to speak with the people they have identified to gather information regarding their experiences with Dr. Tyndall.

The LAPD wants to personally outreach to those who may have been impacted and believe they have been the victim of criminal conduct by Dr. Tyndall. Please know the LAPD stands ready to listen, respond, investigate, and ultimately present the investigation for prosecution when the facts lead us there. The LAPD will hold your information in confidence and in absolute compliance with California law as it pertains to issues of privacy when reporting acts of sexual assault and misconduct.

Anyone with additional information in this matter is urged to call Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section at (213) 486-6910. 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 (1-800-222-8477) 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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Response to Partial Release of Video

Response to Partial Release of Video by Plaintiff's Attorney in Teresa Dominguez et. al. vs. City of Los Angeles et. al.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of the partial release of digital video evidence by the plaintiff's attorney in Teresa Dominguez et. al. vs. City of Los Angeles et. al. during a press conference earlier today.

The LAPD conducted a thorough investigation of the officer involved shooting and examined all of the evidence in the case to determine whether the officers met the high standards expected by the community in the use of deadly force.

The independent Inspector General and the civilian Board of Police Commissioners also thoroughly reviewed the full investigation by examining all of the video evidence, the statements of officers and witnesses, the forensic reports, and several other factors in determining that the use of force was appropriate. In addition, the Los Angeles District Attorney reviewed the entirety of the case and determined that Officer Medina used reasonable force in self-defense and the defense of others.

The Los Angeles Police Department understands that any time that an officer uses deadly force that ends in a fatality it is a painful tragedy for the family and friends of the suspect, the community and the officers involved. This is why the LAPD, its oversight bodies, and the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office scrutinizes these incidents as closely as possible to ensure that the use of deadly force was appropriate to defend the life of the officer or members of the public.

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Murder in Sylmar NR18150dm

 

Sylmar: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsible for killing a man.

On May 28, 2018, at 9:40 p.m., Mission Area officers responded to a "Shots Fired" radio call at Sylmar Park, located in the 13100 block of Borden Ave in Sylmar. Upon arrival, officers located a victim of a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim has not been positively identified.

There is no suspect information.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Johnneen Jones at (818) 374-1931, or Marco Evans at (818) 374-1936.
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.


MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL GANG TASK FORCE

 

Los Angeles: In the early morning hours, personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, East Los Angeles Station, and the Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Area Gang Impact Team, worked together to address recent gang violence that has plagued both jurisdictions.

On May 23, 2018, over forty officers participated in the multi-jurisdictional parole and probation task force, with the assistance of other governmental agencies such as Los Angeles County Department of Probation and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

The individuals that were involved in the compliance searches were identified as being some of the most active, and violent from their respective criminal street gangs. The intent of the action was to ensure that the individuals were in compliance with court ordered conditions, and if they were, intervention services, such as job training and other support services were offered.

As a result of the 35 compliance checks nine gang members were arrested, six firearms were recovered, including an assault rifle. In addition, an explosive device was recovered and rendered safe by LASD personnel, and as various-types of ammunition were recovered as evidence.

The multi-jurisdictional efforts will increase in the coming months and will involve agencies from throughout the East Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Area. The agencies involved are committed to the safety and overall reduction of gang violence.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."