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Headlines: Lawyer for LAPD Officer Killed During Training Says His Client Was Targeted for Investigating a Gang Rape By Colleagues; A New Serial Killer in Stockton

10:32 AM PDT on October 4, 2022

Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

—The DA has announced that no charges will be filed against L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Adrian Inez in the fatal shooting of Fred Williams two years ago in Compton. Williams was not a suspect in any crime. [Community Control Police]

—A lawyer for the LAPD officer killed during a training exercise says his deceased client was investigating a gang rape by four police officers, one of which was present at the time of his fatal beating. [Sean Beckner-Carmitchel/@ACatWithNews/Twitter]

—A Lincoln Heights Instagram account accuses "scum real estate people" of intentionally setting fires to properties they seek to develop. [Lincoln Heights Intel]

—There may be a serial killer or killers shooting people after dark in Stockton, CA. [NBC]

—A Studio City homeowner was attacked with a metal pole wielded by one of two men who have been sleeping in a wooded area near their driveway. [KTLA]

—An L.A. man is being fined by the State of California for drawing his own maps of local properties. [Vice]

—Trump considered bombing drug labs in Mexico, and other batshit revelations from the new book "Confidence Man." [NY Mag]

—A parent comes to the realization that his kids' soccer club is being used for a "Latinos For Rick Caruso" campaign ad without prior knowledge or consent. [Robert Hernandez/Twitter]

—The driver of a big rig ran over and killed a woman lying down in an Echo Park parking lot this morning. [KTLA]

—An LMU study says that people living with cops in their household are significantly more likely to want to defund/dismantle the police. [Stop LAPD Spying]

—Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman with a fire extinguisher while riding an e-scooter in West L.A. this weekend. [KTLA]

—For today's National Taco Day, Culver City's Maple Block Meat Co. is offering all-you-can-eat tacos with its smoked meats for $40. [MBMC]

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