“After many weeks of reflection and thoughtful consideration, I have made plans to retire at the end of this year,” Luna said in an email to city officials obtained by the Post.
Over the past four months, LBFD paramedics have used the drug midazolam on more than three dozen people as part of a new pilot program meant to bolster coordination between the police and fire department, city officials recently announced.
The budget adopted by the council last September called for about $10 million in cuts to the LBPD with a proposal to convert six sworn pilot positions to two civilian positions.
Facial recognition technology has become a hot-button issue in Long Beach. Some city commissioners are arguing the LBPD should stop using it.
Police said the suspect struck the front security door with a knife which resulted in the male victim shooting a firearm toward the suspect. No one was struck by the gunfire.
Shootings in Long Beach increased 58.9% during the first half of this year and the number of people wounded in those shootings rose 55%, police said.
The officers were nearby when a triple shooting ended with one critically wounded victim running into a nearby Hooters restaurant, the chief said.
The incident began at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday when officers responded to a battery call, which they later determined to be felony spousal abuse, said LBPD spokesperson Allison Gallagher.
A police spokesperson said officers responded to the 600 block of Artesia Boulevard around 7:10 a.m. Thursday where they found a woman with a knife near the Chase Bank located at the Uptown Commons retail development.
Angel Miguel Otero is gravely disabled and may become easily disoriented.