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Off-Duty Mission Division Officer-Involved-Shooting in Mission

**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: On December 20, 2017, around 1:00 a.m., officers assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department Mission Division were off-duty in the area of the 8900 block of Orion Avenue. They had just dropped off individuals who live in the area. One of the officers was near an apartment complex when Froilan Rodriguez confronted him and struck him in the head with a metal flashlight; at that time there was an officer-involved-shooting. The officer entered the vehicle he had arrived in and both officers drove to the corner of Nordoff Street and Orion Avenue to call and wait for police.

Rodriguez was transported to a local hospital where he received medical treatment for a gunshot wound. The officer was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a contusion to his head and released. Rodriguez was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. A metal flashlight was recovered at the scene by investigators.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with the 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 officer 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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Metropolitan Division Officer-Involved-Shooting in Mission

**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: On December 19, 2017, around 11:15 p.m., officers assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division were in the 8400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard. They were in their police vehicle when they heard gunshots in the area. They exited their vehicle to try to locate where the gunshots were coming from and saw a man in a motel parking lot holding a rifle and a revolver. At that time, there was an officer-involved shooting. The man, later identified as Damon Seymour, was not struck by the gunfire and was immediately taken into custody by the officers.

Seymour was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

No officers were injured during this incident. A rifle and handgun was recovered in the crime scene. LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with the LAPD's policies and procedures.

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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Notes from the December 19, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

Commissioner President Steve Soboroff opened the meeting and a quorum was established.

All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.

Department’s Report, dated December 6, 2017, relative to the Supplemental Police Account Third Quarterly Report (July through September 2017), as set forth. [BPC #17-0479] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated December 6, 2017, relative to the grant application and award for National Institute of Justice’s FY 2017 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program, as set forth. [BPC #17-0480] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated December 13, 2017, relative to the Biased Policing and Mediation Update – 3rd Quarter 2017 report to the Board of Police Commissioners, as set forth. [BPC #17-0491] was approved.

Chief Beck reported on one significant incident from last week. A LAPD patrol officer was severely injured during an early morning vehicle stop on the San Diego (405) Freeway. The officer’s patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a drunk driver, cutting off one of the officer’s leg. Chief Beck has been visiting the officer at the hospital. The officer is recovering well, in good spirits, and will be undergoing rehabilitation. He is receiving strong support from the Department and his family. Chief Beck asked everyone to keep the injured officer and his family in their thoughts during the holidays. Chief Beck concluded his report with updated crime statistics.

Audio - Police Commission Mtg Dec 19

 


LAPD Is Asking For The Publics Help In Reuniting a found Autistic Boy NR17378sr

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a family member or legal guardian of a found child.

On December 16, 2017, a child was observed by Los Angeles Police Department Officers sitting alone on a Metro Purple Line train heading towards Union Station. The found child was not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The child is described around 8-10-years-old male Asian with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 3 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 65 pounds. The child is wearing a red long sleeve shirt, tan pants and camouflage tennis shoes.

Found Child


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of the child please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Officer Carson 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 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 as their local program.

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Sun Valley: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the death of a man.

On December 15, 2017, around 7:10 a.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a "ambulance- man down" radio call in the 11900 block of Allegheny Avenue. Valley Bureau Homicide detectives responded and their investigation revealed the victim lived at the location and he had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.
The circumstances and motive for this homicide is unknown, detectives have no leads or suspect(s) information. The victims name is being withheld pending notification to their next of kin.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives, 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 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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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division Special Assault Section are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a sexual predator.

There have been 12 victims of kidnap and rape in Los Angeles County that occurred in Los Angeles Police Department and Sheriff jurisdictions. The Los Angeles Police Department's first case was in May 2017, and most recently on December 9, 2017. The victims range from 15 years of age to 46 years of age.

The suspect picks up the women in south Los Angeles, takes them to a secluded location and sexually assaults them before releasing them.

The suspect is described as a male black, 40 to 50 years old, with a bald head and brown eyes. On occasions, he has worn a beanie, a goatee or mustache, and salt and pepper colored hair. The weapon used by the suspect is a black semi-automatic handgun.

The suspect drives either an older model 2-door black Dodge Ram truck with tinted windows, or white 4-door sedan, possibly a Toyota or a Nissan.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detectives Dara Brown or Daniel Aguirre, Robbery Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, at (213) 486-6910. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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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