The two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies who were shot in the head in an ambush in Compton Saturday are now in stable condition, authorities confirmed Sunday.
A senior official within the department tells ABC News that one of the deputies, only identified as a 31-year-old mother of a 6-year-old boy, was shot in the jaw and arms but is critical but stable condition.
“She helped the other wounded deputy, got on the radio, provided medical care, got him to a place of safety ’cause they didn’t know if there was another attack coming their way,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.
The other deputy, a 24-year-old man, was struck by gunfire in the forehead, an arm and a hand. He is described as alert. Neither of their names have been released to the public. Both deputies were sworn in 14 months ago.
Beachgoers in Los Angeles County may face hefty fines for failing to adhere to local coronavirus restrictions, including wearing masks and social distancing while visiting area beaches during Labor Day weekend.
Officials from the Department of Beaches and Harbors issued rules for L.A. County beaches, which permits basic beach activities, such as sunbathing, fishing, picnicking, and swimming. However, other activities, beach volleyball, organized sports, and large gatherings, for example, are prohibited.
Additionally, beachgoers are required to maintain proper social distancing, keeping a six-foot distance from others, except those within the same household. Everyone above the age of two is required to wear a face-covering “when out of the water,” per the guidelines, which were last updated September 4, days before Labor Day.
The face-covering requirement coincides with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s reopening protocol for public beaches, which states that “everyone who visits the beaches must wear a face covering at all times (except while eating or drinking, or while in the water).”
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BLM demonstrators flocked to a site in South Los Angeles where a black man was shot and killed by deputies of the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
The man was filmed running from the officers and reportedly had a gun on him.
The shooting happened on Monday after midday in the area of Budlong Avenue and 109th Place. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were driving in a patrol car when they saw the man riding a bicycle, and decided to pull him over for a traffic violation. He left the bike and tried to run away.
When the deputies caught up with him, he fought back and punched one of them in the face. At that moment they spotted a handgun among some clothing items that the man had been carrying and dropped on the ground during the fight. It was not immediately clear if he tried to reach for the weapon before the deputies shot him, the department said in a statement to the media.
Police have responded to reports of fire being opened at a pro-Trump parade of cars in Woodland Hills, California, after a tire was slashed by a projectile, probably a bullet. The alleged shooter is at large.
The incident unfolded about 11:30 a.m. local time in the 20600 block of Ventura Boulevard, as the torrent of cars with Trump supporters was streaming past Woodland Hills, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said that a woman, who was not part of the pro-Trump caravan, but was driving alongside the rally, reported that her tire was damaged after she heard sounds resembling that of gunfire.
There were reports of a person brandishing a firearm from a balcony near the scene of the incident, police said, according to local media.
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Veteran publicist Ed Lozzi says that the middle class and wealthy are fleeing Los Angeles, noting that whereas the town once smelled of orange blossoms, it now smells of urine.
Lozzi noted that coronavirus was just the final blow to a city already reeling as a result of its progressive attitude towards homelessness.
“Hollywood has always been the wokest of the woke, so politicians have done nothing to stop people sleeping on the streets. It’s not illegal and the weather’s nice, so they keep coming,” he said, adding that, “there is insufficient housing, inadequate mental health care. Add in Covid and it’s a perfect storm.”
The economic impact of the COVID lockdown and the problems caused by open air homeless camps has made the downtown area unlivable for families, with many of them now desperately trying to sell their properties and escape to suburbia.
The husband of Democrat Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey was charged with assault Monday, months after using a firearm to confront Black Lives Matter protesters who came to the front door of his home.
The state attorney general filed three misdemeanor charges Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court against David Lacey for assault with a firearm for the March 2 incident.
Lacey, 66, pointed a gun at demonstrators who protested outside the couple’s home before dawn on March 2 and said “I will shoot you,” according to video of the incident.
Footage taken by BLM activists shows a spooked Lacey answering his front door with a firearm and asking protesters to “Get off of my porch… I’ll shoot you, I don’t care who you are.”
A 16-year-old boy was forced to take estrogen shots at a Los Angeles juvenile hall after he was diagnosed with “oppositional defiant disorder,” a lawsuit contends.
The teenager who didn’t respect authority was given Estrodial, a form of the female hormone estrogen, as “treatment” by a doctor, resulting in him developing gynecomastia, a condition that causes males to grow enlarged breasts due to a higher-than-normal level of estrogen, according to the suit.
“Plaintiff further alleges that this experimental treatment has been or is being given to male youths, within the County of Los Angeles’ juvenile courts, juvenile halls, and juvenile detention facilities, without first obtaining their voluntary and informed consent, in order to address symptoms of ‘oppositional defiant disorder,’ criminality and delinquency,” the suit states.
LA county police, who pulled a black motorist as part of a burglary investigation, unexpectedly found themselves subject to some high-profile oversight, after California Congresswoman Maxine Waters stopped her car and intervened.
Waters was filmed by a witness next to her SUV, with a police cruiser behind her vehicle.
“They stopped a brother, so I stopped to see what they were doing,” the 81-year-old lawmaker explained to people filming her.
The deputies told her that she may be issued with a ticket for parking in a wrong spot “but that’s OK,” Waters said. Her interlocutors agreed, with one cheerfully saying: “Gotta do what they gotta do.”
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The largest Los Angeles teachers union is calling for campuses to remain closed when the new school year starts.
The board of directors and bargaining team for United Teachers Los Angeles say it’s too soon to safely bring children back to classrooms — despite a push by President Trump to have all schools nationwide reopen in the fall.
In a statement earlier this week, union leaders declared that “safety has to be the priority.”
“We all want to physically open schools and be back with our students, but lives hang in the balance,” UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz said. “We need to get this right for our communities.”
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Sheriff Alex Villanueva has some dire warnings about public safety as Los Angeles County prepares for across-the-board budget cuts.
In a press conference Monday at the Hall of Justice, Villanueva said more than half of the county’s proposed layoffs will be from LASD, and of the 3,200 vacant positions to be eliminated county-wide, 1,525 will be from the Sheriff’s Department.
On Monday, the Board of Supervisors approved a $34.9 billion revised budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which includes 655 potential layoffs, roughly 70% of which will impact sheriff’s jail operations and 20% from the department that helps parents enforce child support orders.
The county’s top law enforcement official also pushed back on the proposed cuts, saying there are other “steadier sources” of funding that should be targeted for cuts instead of the LASD.
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