We reported the other day about a man who was hit by a taser at Hollywood and Highland after his behavior was erratic and out of control. The man fell to the ground and hit his head.
Now it turns out the whole thing was caught on tape. You can see the video on YouTube at this link. Indeed, the guy fell over like timber in the forest.
As it happens in the video, the person doing the filming says, “oh dude, his head just cracked open!”
According to a police statement, “The man, who appeared intoxicated, had confronted several black males calling them racially derogatory names.”
He also told the officers on the scene that he was going to cut their throats.
Digital videos and photographs are becoming commonplace on developing crime scenes. Another investigation was opened after an apparent excessive use of force was captured on video during a large bike ride just a few weeks ago.
University of La Verne Ex-Student Accused of Faking Series of Threats
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Police arrested a 25-year-old Ontario woman Monday on suspicion of reporting a series of 10 phony racist threats at the University of La Verne, which they now say she made herself.
Anayeli DominguezPena was arrested three days after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal counts against her, according to the La Verne Police Department and Los Angeles County Superior Court records.
The charges include six counts of filing a false police report, one count of false impersonation over the internet, one count of making criminal threats, and one count of filing a false claim with the state victim’s compensation fund, according to the La Verne Police Department. The latter two charges are felonies.
The series of threats, which were made via emails or text messages, were first […]
Lakewood Felon Charged With Shooting Dog, Fleeing Police
LOS ANGELES — A Lakewood man was charged Jan 14 with six felony counts, including animal cruelty, in connection with the fatal shooting of a dog, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Shane Michael Dubyak faces one count each of cruelty to an animal; fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly; possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, heroin and a revolver; and unlawful possession of ammunition as well as two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
The case includes an allegation that Dubyak used a revolver in the commission of animal cruelty.
Arraignment is scheduled Jan 14 in Department 5 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Downey Branch.
On Jan. 5, the defendant reportedly shot a 15-year-old terrier named Artie that was left under his care, in the 16400 block of Phoebe Avenue in La Mirada, prosecutors said. On Jan. 10, police spotted Dubyak and he fled when they attempted to detain him, prosecutors added.
According to ABC “Detectives launched an investigation after the incident was captured on surveillance video, showing someone shooting the dog Sunday before driving off.”
Prosecutors are requesting the defendant be held with no bail for violation of probation terms in which Dubyak pleaded no contest to one felony count of identity theft with a prior.
If convicted as charged on the current case, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 14 years in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Norwalk Station.
Airbnb Cracks Down on Hollywood Hills Party Houses, Removes ‘Nuisance’ Listings
HOLLYWOOD HILLS (KABC) — Airbnb announced it is removing 28 property listings in the Hollywood Hills area after the Los Angeles Police Department identified them as “chronic party houses.”
Police say the listings have created a “substantial nuisance” in the neighborhood, some generating citations and “cease and desist” orders.
Airbnb says any reservations for those locations have been canceled. Some of the properties will be removed from Airbnb based on the severity of […]
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