Early this morning, police surrounded a home that the Second Samoan Congregational Church uses as transitional housing for homeless residents.
The LBPD says the machine was still functional and accurate despite failing internal diagnostics.
Luna and his department have urged officers to get vaccinated as the number who’ve gotten shots has lagged behind the general population in Long Beach.
A pending criminal case against two LBPD officers has already affected a federal civil rights lawsuit and has the potential to affect hundreds of other cases they were involved in.
Detectives are investigating the woman’s death as a homicide. It appeared she’d been shot, police said.
Hebeish, a 27-year law enforcement veteran, has spent all but one of those years with the LBPD. He’s been seen as a frontrunner for the top job since Luna announced his retirement.
Long Beach police confirmed the sergeant’s arrest but declined to say how officers came into contact with him Friday night or whether he’d been involved in a traffic collision.
The Long Beach Police Department joined an initiative to improve female representation in law enforcement. Just 12% of LBPD’s sworn officers are women.
Police will increase their presence in the East Long Beach neighborhood near Cal State Long Beach after 11 burglaries were reported between June and December, officials said.
Respondents to a Long Beach survey said the new chief should be tough on crime but also transparent and hold officers accountable.