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Three injured in Cypress Park crash; man’s medical problem triggers Glassell Park police standoff; city crime outlook improves

Eastside Scene: Tagged Up, Elysian Park | Gina Acuna

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  • Residents of Glassell Park were left to wonder what happened Thursday morning as police and media helicopters hovered overhead amid reports of a standoff between a man and officers following a high-speed police chase. But police left the scene on Weldon Avenue after determining the man was suffering some type of medical problem and that no crime had been committed. ABC7 & MyNewsLA
  • After rising sharply for more than two years,  the increase in reported crime appears to be leveling off and may even drop slightly by the end of the year, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said in a mid-year report.  However, police union officials say crime — including violent crimes and homicides — remain substantially higher than in 2013.  L.A. Times  & Daily News

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