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Officer won’t face criminal charges in fatal Boyle Heights shooting; Frank Gehry selected to work on L.A. River master plan

Jesse Romero: The L.A. County District Attorney said it will not file criminal charges against an LAPD officer whose fatal shooting of a 14-year-old Boyle Heights boy in 2016 prompted anti-police protests. Prosecutors said that officer Eden Medina used “reasonable force” when he opened fire upon Jesse Romero, who officers believed was going to shoot them. But witnesses have disputed the LAPD’s account of events leading up to the shooting, and Romero’s family has filed a civil rights lawsuit over the ase. L.A. Times

L.A. River:  – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has selected acclaimed architect Frank Gehry and two other firms to work on a $7 million update to the county’s L.A. River master plan. Gehry’s firm has already been working on its own river plan, an effort that has been criticized by river advocates and others. L.A. Business Journal

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