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Sunday May 24 | via Los Angeles Times
To the editor: Let's step back and take a logical look at the military equipment and how it can be used by police. A grenade launcher can be adapted to propel tear gas to disperse rioting crowds intent on burning down buildings, or it can shoot smoke canisters to provide cover for rescuing hostages. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via Patch.com
The Coroner's Office today released the name of a man who was shot dead at a car wash in North Hollywood. Police were dispatched to reports of a fight at the car wash, on Laurel Canyon Boulevard near Victory Boulevard, at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Lopez said. Comment?
Sunday May 10 | via LA Daily News
A 25-year-old man killed in a suspected gang-related shooting at a North Hollywood car wash was identified as a Van Nuys resident. Brian Pleytez was fatally shot in the 6400 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard at about 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, according to Lt. Comment?
Sunday May 10 | via CBS Local
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Saturday May 9 | via Los Angeles Times
A man was shot and killed in North Hollywood on Saturday afternoon, and the suspect has been taken into custody, police said. The victim was shot in the upper torso in the 6500 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard just before 2 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez. Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via LA Weekly
Last summer, news broke that famed Los Angeles Police Department Det. Frank Lyga had been recorded telling a class of fellow law-enforcement officers that when he looked back at his 1997 shooting of black cop Kevin Gaines, "I could have killed a whole truckload of them ... and would have been happily doing it." Comment?
Sunday May 3 | via LA Daily News
Two Hispanic men in their mid-20s were found critically injured by gunshot wounds to the head late Saturday night in North Hollywood, Los Angeles police said. The wounded men were found in the 11900 block of Cantara Street with reports of shots fired at about 10:27 p.m. Saturday, police said. Comment?
Sunday May 3 | via NBC Los Angeles
Two men were in critical condition after they were shot in the head in a North Hollywood drive-by shooting Saturday night, police said. Officers found two men in their mid-20s with gunshot wounds to the head in the 11900 block of Cantara Street at approximately 10:30 p.m., a spokesman for Los Angeles Police Department said. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 28 | via Burbank Leader
The claim, filed on behalf of Navas' parents and three minor children, alleges that Navas was wrongfully shot and killed. "At the time of the shooting, Sergio Navas was unarmed, and he did not pose a risk of death or serious bodily injury to any person," the claim states. Comment?
Apr 23, 2015 | via LA Daily News
Three men were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting a Pasadena man they tried to rob during a marijuana transaction two years ago. Peter Parra, 38, of Pasadena, Kevin Jessie Cabrera, 28, of North Hollywood, and Raymond Frank Conchas, 26, of Covina also received an additional 25-years-to life sentence, according to Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the District Attorney's Office. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via LA Daily News
The Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual involved in the hit-and-run death of a Sun Valley resident. Los Angeles Police Detective Bill Bustos said the vehicle that struck Chapman is believed to be a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via NBC Los Angeles
A family along with city officials announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver responsible for killing a North Hollywood woman. Ted Chen reports for NBC4 News at Noon Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via Patch.com
As authorities exhaust measures to find a hit and run driver who killed Melva Chapman, her sister begs the public, "We need closure." The Los Angeles City Council offered a $50,000 reward today for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the motorist who fatally struck a 57-year-old woman in North Hollywood, then fled. Comment?
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