Culver City Edition

Elderly veteran acquitted of illegally hanging flag

LOS ANGELES — A 75-year-old military veteran was acquitted April 18 of illegally hanging an American flag on the fence of a Veterans Affairs facility in West Los Angeles without permission. The federal misdemeanor count against Robert Rosebrock stems from a VA statute that prohibits the posting of materials or “placards” on a VA property…

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County plots new strategy against illegal pot shops

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for Los Angeles County recommended a “surge strategy” April 18 to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries operating illegally in the face of a ban in effect in unincorporated areas. The county’s legal team told the Board of Supervisors that they had closed 60 dispensaries between 2011-16 and another 31 after the…

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Police Commission revises use-of-force policy

LOS ANGELES — The Police Commission April 18 unanimously approved a revision of the Los Angeles Police Department’s use of force policy despite public opposition and after rejecting a motion to continue revisions of the policy. The policy is a set of guidelines that on-duty officers must follow to avoid the use of excessive and…

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