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S.D. deputy killed during pursuit

A deputy has died following a vehicle pursuit, Dakota News Now reported. Moody County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ken Prorok was killed on Feb. 2 while engaging in a pursuit of Joseph Hoek, 40, according to the report. Details surrounding the specific cause of Prorok’s death or what happened during the pursuit have not yet been made available.


Arrest made in dognapping that left owner clinging to the hood of suspect's car

A French bulldog's whereabouts remain unknown despite the Los Angeles Police Department making an arrest in connection with a recent high-profile dog theft, a department spokesperson told ABC News Sunday. The dog theft on Jan. 18 left the dog's owner, Ali Zacharias, clinging to the hood of the suspect's car as it sped away in a failed attempt to stop the dognapping, according to police and seen in bystander video.


Rapper Killer Mike released after misdemeanor arrest at 2024 Grammys, police confirm

Rapper Killer Mike has been released from police custody, hours after he was detained at the 2024 Grammy Awards and escorted out by Los Angeles police on Sunday. An LAPD spokesperson confirmed to The Times that the entertainer, half of rap duo Run the Jewels, was handcuffed and placed under arrest at Arena in downtown Los Angeles shortly after 4 p.m. He was booked for misdemeanor battery.

LA Times

Suspect shot and killed by LAPD officers near Skid Row

Los Angeles Police Department officers shot and wounded a suspect near Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles Saturday afternoon. The shooting occurred at 2:14 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Towne Avenue, west of South Central Avenue, according to LAPD Officer Drake Madison. The officers were responding to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon suspect, Madison said. When officers arrived they said they saw that the man was armed with a stick and was threatening employees of a manufacturing business.


Burglary suspect arrested following pursuit, standoff in Torrance

A suspect was arrested after barricading inside a Torrance apartment following a high-speed pursuit through Los Angeles County Friday night. The driver was wanted for a burglary and was considered armed and dangerous, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The pursuit began around 7:40 p.m. The suspect hit speeds of 100 miles per hour while weaving dangerously through 405 Freeway traffic before exiting in Torrance.


Woman charged in connection with fatal shooting of music producer in Santa Monica

A 27-year-old homeless woman accused of fatally shooting a man inside a parked car in Santa Monica is due back in court in March on a murder charge and other counts stemming from other alleged crimes in the Los Angeles area. Kayla Delise Mackie was charged Tuesday with murder, attempted murder, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and second-degree robbery, according to court records. The charges include multiple allegations of use of a firearm.


Task Force Shuts Down Illegal Club Event in Palmdale

Two people were arrested on suspicion of selling alcohol without a permit and maintaining a club without a permit during a sting operation geared to shut down illegal concerts and events in Palmdale, authorities said Sunday. The operation began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at 2 a.m. Saturday, in a collaborative effort among the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, sheriff’s officials said.

My News LA

ADDA Sues Los Angeles DA Gascón for Alleged Public Records Act Violations

The Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) has filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón for alleged violations of the California Public Records Act (CPRA).Representing over 750 Deputy District Attorneys, the ADDA claims Gascón has consistently failed to comply with the CPRA, contradicting his commitment to transparency.

Westside Current

Villanueva’s campaign for supervisor is low on funds in final weeks

It wasn’t all that long ago that former Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva was campaigning with cash to burn. Now, as Villanueva tries once more for elected office — this time, a seat on the county Board of Supervisors — many of the donors who previously backed him are nowhere to be found.

LA Times

Video: Fla. sheriff defends deputy after suspect crashes stolen cruiser, killing 3

A sheriff is defending the actions of his deputy after his cruiser was stolen by a woman who drove into a truck head-on, killing herself and two other people, WESH reported. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage from the Feb. 2 incident. The deputy arrived at the scene in response to a call about a woman attempting to take an older woman’s car keys, according to the report.


State Government News

California Prop. 1: What to know about Newsom's mental health bond

Proposition 1 would enact a key part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to get people with severe mental illness off the streets and into treatment. It would authorize $6.38 billion in bond money to build residential treatment facilities for people with mental illness, and would divert some existing mental health tax revenue to cover addiction treatment and housing.

SF Chronicle

Local Government News

Why L.A.’s battle against a deadly disease relies on unpaid volunteers

As evening fell in her Glendale apartment, Dara Bruce fed her pet rats George and Fred, poured herself a glass of water, and dialed a complete stranger to discuss the dangerous virus detected in his blood. “Is now a good time to talk?” she asked. Bruce is a volunteer in the enduring fight against hepatitis C. The stealthy killer claims the lives of roughly 14,000 Americans each year, even though it can be readily cured with a few months of pills. Many people have no idea they are infected, going years without symptoms before the blood-borne virus devastates the liver.

LA Times

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