Entries by Nathan Bartos

Monday Morning Memo for November 14, 2016

Law Enforcement Jump in assaults on California police officers alarms police, communities Nine police officers have died in the line of duty so far this year in California, five of them since October. The total is not unusual – California loses 10 officers per year on average, according to the Attorney General – but the […]

Monday Morning Memo for October 31, 2016

Ballot Measures Local law enforcement leaders say Prop 57 is ‘deceptive,’ will roll back victims’ rights, lowers criminal penalties As voters prepare to decide on a slate of statewide ballot measures, local and regional law enforcement leaders have come out with a strong warning against Proposition 57, which they say will endanger the safety of […]

Monday Morning Memo for October 24, 2016

Prosecution Second man charged in Venice Veterans Memorial vandalism Vandalism charges have been filed against a second man accused of defacing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Venice just before Memorial Day, prosecutors said Thursday. Luis Daniel Medina, also known as “Pheb,” is scheduled to be arraigned today on one felony count of vandalism with […]

Monday Morning Memo for October 17, 2016

Law Enforcement Lancaster mayor blames Gov. Jerry Brown in sheriff’s sergeant death The mayor of Lancaster claimed Thursday that a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sergeant who served his area until being shot to death on duty last week would be alive if not for Gov. Jerry Brown’s “realignment” plan to reduce the state prison […]