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Headlines: Video Shows Officers Killing Altadena DUI Suspect; Singer Barbara Morrison Dead at 72

7:39 AM PDT on March 17, 2022

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—Disturbing new video released this week shows the final moments when CHP officers killed DUI suspect Edward Bronstein in 2020 in Atladena, amid the man's repeated pleas that he "can't breathe." [ABC]

—Detroit-born, L.A. jazz and blues singer Barbara Morrison has died at the age of 72. R.I.P. [MSN]

—The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is leading an initiative to rally agencies for the arrival of Ukrainian refugees looking to resettle in L.A., including the providing of medical and mental health care, legal aid, and cash assistance. [LAist]

—The L.A. County Probation Department scrambled to move 140 youths housed in its Central Juvenile Hall before a state inspection this weekend. Some children moved to a Sylmar facility "lashed out," throwing fire extinguishers and in one case, urine, at probation officers. [LAT]

—The owners of Downtown's US Bank Tower brought in 15 artists to create the "highest murals" in California. [Steven Sharp/Twitter]

—Disney workers are planning a walkout in California, Florida, and beyond this Tuesday over CEO Bob Chapek's leisurely response to Florida's new law for educators being called the "Don't Say Gay" bill. [KTLA]

—First baseman Freddie Freeman has signed to The Dodgers for six years at $162 million. [ESPN]

—A Chapman University professor is suing his students after finding parts of his exams online being used as study guides. [KTLA]

—A 59-year-old man serving two years in state prison for failing to register as a sex offender was murdered, with his cellmate suspected of the homicide. [MSN]

—Santa Barbara may declare its Chick-Fil-A a public nuisance over the traffic its drive-thru creates. [KTLA]

—Police will be out in full force on St. Patrick's Day to crack down on anyone stupid enough to even think about drinking and driving. [Patch]

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