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Report: LAPD Overloaded Bomb Containment Vessel Before Explosion That Injured Officers and Residents
CA Sheriff Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate for Employees

CA Sheriff Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate for Employees

A state public health order from July 26 requires those working in “state and local correctional facilities and detention centers” to get vaccinated or submit to twice-a-week COVID-19 testing. The order gave jails and health-care facilities until Aug. 23 to comply.

September 14, 2021

Officers Sue Los Angeles Over Vaccine Mandate

“The city does not and cannot point to any evidence that vaccinated individuals have longer lasting or more complete immunity than those who have recovered from COVID,” according to the complaint filed against the city of Los Angeles, its police chief, mayor and administrative officer.

September 13, 2021

CA Agency Releases Video of Shooting That Seriously Wounded Officer

Police Chief Brandon Gillespie said in the video that Officer Michael “Mikey” Rokaitis has undergone seven surgeries since the shooting, including one to have part of his right leg amputated. He spent 12 days in the ICU but is now in stable condition.

September 8, 2021

CA Assembly Passes Police Bill That Restricts Qualified Immunity, Creates Decertification Process
Judge: Oakland Police On Track to Get Out from Under Federal Oversight

Judge: Oakland Police On Track to Get Out from Under Federal Oversight

“The light at the end of the tunnel is closer and brighter than it has been at any time since I’ve been sitting on the case, and I think that’s a result of the ongoing commitment of every important player to this process,” Judge William Orrick said. However, he added, “more work is needed.”

September 2, 2021

Gang Member Convicted of Killing CA Officer

Gang Member Convicted of Killing CA Officer

Jurors deliberated for less than two hours Tuesday before reaching their verdict in the trial of Michael Christopher Mejia, 30. The verdict was read Wednesday morning, with the panel convicting Mejia of two counts of first-degree murder and single counts of attempted murder, carjacking and possession of a firearm by a felon.

September 1, 2021

LAPD Motor Officer Hospitalized After Accident on Freeway

LAPD Motor Officer Hospitalized After Accident on Freeway

The crash was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. According to the CHP, the officer was riding a 2015 LAPD-issued BMW motorcycle on his way to work when the crash occurred.

September 1, 2021

CA Officer Dies from Crash Injuries Suffered Last Week
Wounded CA Officer Must Have Leg Amputated

Wounded CA Officer Must Have Leg Amputated

Officer Michael Rokaitis was shot twice while serving a search warrant, once in his ballistic vest and a second time below his vest in his lower abdomen. The gunshot injured an artery to his right leg.

August 25, 2021

CA Officers Seriously Critically Injured in Head-On Crash

CA Officers Seriously Critically Injured in Head-On Crash

“Doctors and hospital staff have worked tirelessly to stabilize Officer Herrera and Officer Grewal,” the department said. ”As of this morning, Officer Herrera remains in ICU and is listed in critical, but stable condition. Officer Grewal remains in critical condition in the ICU.

August 24, 2021

CA Officers Wounded in Gunfight with Suspect Accused of Ambushing Deputy
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