Police Video: Your Input Is Requested, And Needed Before May 7th

When I heard that public opinion was being sought regarding police video and body cameras, I was extremely interested… but unfortunately the myriad of news stories and massive press coverage didn’t point to the online survey. #FAIL !

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE POLICE VIDEO SURVEY!

You can also upload independent comments here.

Thanks to our local Venice Beach Senior Lead Officer Roberts, we were linked up with the folks from NYU and UCLA Law that organized the survey and who are doing an extensive research study on the issue. They also developed this video which addresses many of the concerns and issues regarding police incident video.

Community Input on the LAPD’s Video Policy

What should happen if a police officer’s body-worn camera records an officer-involved shooting or other serious use of force incident? Should the video be made public? And if so, when?

The Los Angeles Police Commission is developing a new policy on the release of video footage after such incidents.

The Los Angeles Police Commission Wants Your Input

The Los Angeles Police Commission wants to make sure that its new policy is responsive to community concerns. It has asked the Policing Project at New York University School of Law to gather public input on what the policy should be. The Policing Project will work with professors and students at UCLA School of Law and UC Irvine School of Law to get input from the community and report back to the Commission.

Learn More About the Pros and Cons of Releasing Video

In deciding whether and when to release video after an officer-involved shooting, there are many factors to consider. To learn more, watch the video below, or read a brief fact sheet about some of the tradeoffs involved.

There are also several community forums scheduled on the topic before the survey response period closes on May 7th. They are:

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:30PM

ONE Generation Senior Enrichment Center, 18255 Victory Blvd., Los Angeles (map)

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:00 PM:

Pico House, 424 N. Main St., Los Angeles (map)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:30 PM:

Location TBA, South Bureau

Hello. Be A Genius, Register Your Bike With BikeIndex.org

Yes, I am talking to you. The person who lives at the beach and owns a bike. That awkward thing that takes up space in your house or apartment so you don’t keep it inside… instead you lock it up away from your other typically less expensive prized possessions…. and it gets stolen. Maybe you are flush with cash and it is just a disposable item, replaceable for a few hundred bucks… part of the cost of living in Venice (and all of LA). Or maybe, you just didn’t know and your very personalized, stylish pedal machine that had an awesome saddle, custom bell, and cool wooden basket which you rode through stop sign after stop sign while breezing around the neighborhood is not replaceable, it was part of your personality. Or maybe it was your only way to get to work, or school… and losing it hurts. Well, regardless – bike theft is prolific and thieves rely on you not registering it, or making a police report when it gets stolen. So do yourself a favor. Act ahead for once… and register your bike at bikeindex.org . It is a non-profit, and apparently these guys figured out a simple and successful way to make a record of your pushy in the event it goes missing…. 

Makes sense, right? Click here —> bikeindex.org to execute … or disregard to keep self-sabotaging your life. 

$10 To Be Amazing & Feel Good Inside

Keychain for Fundraising. Only $10 & Free Shipping. Proceeds helps LA Police Officers Sponsor families in need. Badge Of Heart. Goes to help OUR NEIGHBORS in need. As they spray paint on the side of the pier…. locals only. Help em out! 

Damaged By A Pothole? (Not Weed) Here’s Where To File A $ Claim

Ahhhhh rain. We need it so badly, but it comes with a price. No good deed goes unpunished as they say… so when the rains come and bubble up all the sun-parched asphalt… Los Angeles roads burp up an insane amount of new potholes. So what happens if your car is damaged by a pothole after you spent all that money lowering it, and putting stupid low profile but high performance tires on your dumb Civic, and the coffee can exhaust? Well, if it happened in the City of Los Angeles… here is the link to the online form to (attempt) to make a claim: https://claims.lacity.org/Home/BasicClaim and if it is on the freeway, CalTrans may, or may not have your back with their form here: http://www.dot.ca.gov/damageclaims.html .

Good luck with that.

Fire On Flower Sends Elderly Neighbor To Hospital

Here is the full breakdown from @lafd and a video from @_joeanna https://twitter.com/_joeanna/status/824539400973398016

Update Structure Fire 01/26/2017

Update Structure Fire; 1:10AM; 658 E Flower Av; Patient is elder F resident with severe smoke inhalation but NO burn injury; In serious condition at an area hospital, the woman told Paramedics she was awakened by a functional smoke alarm in her residence, which gave her the critical seconds necessary to evacuate prior to the Fire Department’s arrival; Fire cause under active investigation; Loss still being tabulated; NFD; – Brian Humphrey

KNOCKDOWN Structure Fire 01/26/2017

KNOCKDOWN Structure Fire; 12:44AM; 658 E Flower Av; 36 FF’s took 25 min; Confined to excessive personal storage within rear of 868 square-foot 1 story home built 1923; 1 adult F with (unk severity) burn injury taken to hospital by LAFD Paramedics in undetermined condition; Loss/Cause TBD; NFD; Dispatched LAFD Units: E263 E63 T63 RA63 E62 RA59 E269 T69 BC4 E59 E237 T37; – Brian Humphrey

Structure Fire 01/26/2017

Structure Fire; 12:19AM; 658 E Flower Av; https://goo.gl/maps/oyQSkCzdCBr; Venice; PRELIM: 1 story home with fire to the rear; Excessive storage conditions; 1 civilian patient being assessed for unspecified injury; NFD; FS 63; Batt 4; West Bureau; Council District 11; CH: 9; 12; – Brian Humphrey

Westchester! Connect This Sunday At The Community Expo w BadgeOfHeart.org

This Sunday join others in the Westchester community for a neighborhood expo showcasing opportunities for all ages! Services, sports, education, entertainment, volunteer opportunities and more! 1 Day & 1 Place to discover how to help yourself and your community!

BadgeOfHeart.org will have a booth, where you can meet a law enforcement initiative developed by one of your own local officers that is making a tremendous difference in our community. That might sound generic and boring, but one officer, one of YOUR officers started a non-profit for YOUR community… and if you know of a neighbor or family in need… you can visit BadgeOfHeart.org , tell their story and take steps towards rallying support that could make a huge difference in the life of a person or family in need. Read some of the stories. An amazing testament to what giving can do.

Sunday January 29th 1p.m. – 6 p.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church

6323 West 80th St in Westchester

This is a free event, and even if you stop by for 15 minutes I guarantee you, you will learn something new and at worst, be smiled at. Can’t make that guarantee for anywhere else in the hood that day. Save an alert and stop by!

 

Male & Female Suspects Sought In Venice Dispensary Murder

The following incident took place this morning at Golden State Dispensary on Venice Blvd.  Per online reviews shown below… not known for good customer service.

Mar Vista: The Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the robbery of a marijuana dispensary that left a man dead.
On January 18, 2017, around 11:30 a.m., Pacific Area uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of “Shots fired in the 12400 block of West Venice Boulevard” in the city of Mar Vista.

When the officers arrived, they were directed to the marijuana dispensary.  Officers entered the business and located a male victim with gunshot wounds, who was unconscious and not breathing.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the male victim dead at the scene.  The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

Prior to the shooting a witness saw a male and a female enter the location.  Both the male and female were wearing hoodies.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470.  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.

Thanks to @PAKallman for the photos!

Not doing well in the customer service department.

24 Yr. Old Male Victim Of Fatal Hit And Run On Venice Blvd.

Around 4 a.m. Thursday morning LAPD received a call about a man laying in the middle of Venice Blvd. When officers arrived his shoes and belongings were strewn on the street and he was deceased, apparently the victim of a hit and run. The victim has been identified as Anthony Brown, 24 of Venice. LAPD Traffic believes he was struck by a car traveling eastbound on Venice near Venezia, past Ocean possibly by a newer model Toyota Corolla.

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