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LE 20H: [issue of January 29, 2022]
TF1 News (Private - August 1982 ->)
Drug Abuse: Anti drug film
3207_006 02:01:34 – 02:05:42 Opens on a man’s hands rolling a joint over a stash box of pot and rolling papers. He lights the joint and passes it to his friends. Hippies smoking and dancing in a room with spray paint and graffiti on the walls and floors, one hippie has her baby, two hippies shotgun a joint, everyone is zoned out and stoned. Daytime – people walking through a park or campus, looks like DC or Philly,Quick shots of various newspaper headlines about violence San Francisco Examiner, Boston Herald Examiner, Milwaukee Journal, Hartford Courant, zoom in on newspapers. Dealer in sunglasses walks up to two teens standing on the street outside of a nice house, and hands them marijuana in exchange for money, then walk away. Fade to the teens at home divvying up weed and pills, teens getting in a car outside high school campus, and drive off, Teens pull up to a house, 2 boys and a girl, they exchange money and get out of the car and go inside the house 02:05:43 – 02:08:27 PAN down to an office building exterior. Dr. John T. Borrows with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Youth Advisory Council sits at a conference room table talking to the camera talking about the word “addiction”, physical and mental dependency on drugs. Zoom in on display of different drugs – pills and other drugs in baggies with labels various substances, Back to Dr. Borrow, now standing discusses barbituates, CU shots of various types of drugs in pill form with dispensers, Seconal, Red Devils, Nebutals, Yellow Jackets, Tuinal Rainbows. CU of vinyl record player Zoom out to pill bottle and glass tipped over. CU of hands opening the pill bottle taking two pills and dropping the bottle and pills back on the table. 02:08:28 -02:10:53 Back to Dr. Borrows in the office, now discussing stimulant drugs, dexadrine hearts peaches, methamphetamine, methadrine, cut to a nurse loading a syringe with a liquid drug from a bottle, cut back to Dr. Borrow, cut to a user injecting a syringe into his or her arm. Cut to a sunny sidewalk, girl with long hair frantically rushes past two men, she is under the influence of a stimulant, girl runs to a house and up the stairs, and into the dark house., she does not turn on the light, she sits down and gases out of the window depressingly. 02:10:54 - 02:14:39 Back to Dr. Borrows sitting at the conference table now discussing the deliriants and marijuana, glue sniffing, gasoline, ether, paint thinners and some deodorant. Cut to three young boys sitting on steps, a 4th boy comes and brings a deliriant, they put it on a rag, sniff it and pass it around to each other. Cut to various shots of marijuana plants, CU shot of joints on a table. CU of man smoking a joint, Cut to a couple lighting and sharing a joint outside, Cut to a man lighting a joint in a car and passing it to his female friend in the passenger seat, cut toa room of hippies passing a joint around the room with CU of a teen crushing pills with a mortar and pestle and filling pill capsules. He then grabs his coach from the bed. Cut to teens arriving at a party, same boy sits on couch and gives girl a pill from his stash and she takes it. Girl hallucinates strange images of transportation and marching bands. 02:14:40 – 2:19:59 Back to Dr. Borrows sitting at the conference room table. Cut to a group of teens passing a joint around, cut to POV shot of police officers in a cop car as it drives down a suburban street, one cop is holding a shotgun, Cut to police officers arresting the teens, escorting them out of the party, some in handcuffs, put teens in the cop car and drive away. Fade to court room scene with various people in the gallery, teen is the defendant on trial for drugs, teen walks away with his lawyer, CU of hands in a marijuana stash box, cut to teens sharing drugs on a table, cut to woman taking pills in the bathroom mirror, cut to teens haring pills at a kitchen table, Cut to girl hallucinating at a party, Cut to man selling drugs to teens on the street, cuts to various shorts from earlier in the fil, cut to CU of woman opening purse and giving cash to her friend for a bag of drugs, she puts the bag in her purse, Zoom in on nurses n a hospital, nurse helps injured patient take a sip to drink. Group of men in suits sitting in chairs around a table having a discussion, looks like lawyers, businessmen, Cut to court house exterior, church exterior, cut to shot of smiling teens sitting in a room talking without drugs, cut to teens standing outside happily talking, then walking away together down suburban street.
News Clip: Clint's tape
Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas.
Actress Margot Kidder has been hospitalized after being found dazed and bruised in a Los Angeles suburb. She'd been missing since Saturday. Kidder is best known for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in "Superman.” But the 47 year old actress had fallen on hard times in recent years. Police say Kidder was in obvious mental distress when she was found.
US Spears 3 - Ambulance arrriving, leaving, singer's home, hospital ADDS mother
NAME: US SPEARS 3 20080131I TAPE: EF08/0123 IN_TIME: 11:17:39:04 DURATION: 00:01:58:18 SOURCES: On Scene Video acquired by AP Television/AP DATELINE: Los Angeles - 31 January 2008 RESTRICTIONS: see script SHOTLIST On Scene Video acquired by AP Television - No Access US ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Wide shot of police and ambulance pulling up to gated community, pan to entrance as vehicles enter 2. Various of vehicles driving in 3. Wide top shot of police cars and ambulance departing for the hospital AP Television 4. Various of singer Britney Spears' mother, Lynne Spears, leaving hospital STORYLINE Singer Britney Spears' mother, Lynne, left hospital in the early hours of Thursday having visited her daughter, who was escorted there for treatment by more than a dozen police officers and two helicopters. Lynne, was seen leaving the medical centre's psychiatric hospital at about 5:30 am. A Los Angeles police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said the 26-year-old pop star was being taken to "get help" but did not give the ambulance's destination. The Los Angeles Times, citing unidentified authorities, said Spears was taken to UCLA Medical Centre to be placed on a "mental evaluation hold." Centre spokesman Mark Wheeler declined to comment to The Associated Press, citing privacy laws. Spears' police escort also included motorcycles and two cruisers. When asked by a throng of paparazzi and reporters whether Britney was doing all right, Lynne said that she was before leaving in a Range Rover. On January 3, police were called to her home when she refused to return her two young sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, to ex-husband Kevin Federline, who has custody. Officers had paramedics haul Spears to a hospital for undisclosed reasons. She was released after a day and a half in Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre. Police also went to the home on Monday night after someone reported a swarm of paparazzi trespassing in the singer's gated community. When officers arrived, they didn't see anyone trespassing, police said, but citations were issued for several illegally parked cars. Spears has been in a highly public downward spiral since filing for divorce from Federline in November 2006. Her bizarre behaviour includes shaving her head bald, attacking a car with an umbrella and bringing along a paparazzo pal on trips to a courthouse in her child custody case.
8 p.m.: [broadcast February 19, 2012]
A2 / France 2
EXT BROLL FAMILY OF CORVETTE SHOOTING VICTIM PRESSER Going to NY on LA BNET 3 Source KABC PRESS CONFERENCE BY BEAIRD FAMILY ATTORNEYS AND THE FATHER AND BROTHER OF BRIAN BEAIRD OF OCEANSIDE. THIS IS THE OCEANSIDE MAN WHO LED POLICE ON A PURSUIT IN A SILVER CORVETTE ULTIMATELY CRASHING IN DTLA. BEAIRD WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY LAPD. Police Chief Charlie Beck has decided that three officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, possibly mentally ill man during an hour-long chase through South Los Angeles will remain on home duty until a department investigation is complete. Fifty-one-year-old Brian Newt Beaird of Oceanside died at a hospital about 45 minutes after the chase ended near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Los Angeles Street last Friday night. Beaird was shot as he got out of a badly damaged silver Corvette. His family will seek 20 million dollars in damages. Beck says he's concerned about the shooting.
TF1 20 hours: [program of November 23, 2009]
TF1 News (Private - August 1982 ->)
Entertainment Americas: US Winona Ryder - Actress appears in court on shoplifting charges
TAPE: EF02/0472 IN_TIME: 20:50:44 DURATION: 1:07 SOURCES: ABC RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Los Angeles - June 3 2002 SHOTLIST: ABC 3 June 2002 1. Winona Ryder arrives at courthouse and walks in amid reporters December 2001 2. Hidden surveillance camera footage of Ryder in store 'shoplifting'. STORYLINE: RYDER ARRIVES LATE FOR COURT Winona Ryder's preliminary hearing on shoplifting and drug possession charges began in Los Angeles on Monday, after the actress' late arrival in court in Beverly Hills. Last-minute defence efforts to disqualify the prosecutor and close the hearing were turned down by Superior Court Judge Elden Fox. The process in which the judge determines whether there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial began hours later than expected because of Ryder's tardy arrival. Prosecutors allege Ryder stole 48-hundred dollars worth of items from a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills in December 2001. Police said she also possessed the painkiller Oxycodone, a morphine derivative, without a prescription. The Oscar-nominated actress was charged with one count each of grand theft, burglary, vandalism and possession of a controlled substance. She is pleading not guilty. Ryder's film career stretches back to the mid 80s, when she became associated with dark roles, after starring in 'Beetlejuice' and 'Heathers'. A talented actress her work includes a string of acclaimed films including 'The Age of Innocence', 'Edward Scissorhands', 'Mermaids', 'Dracula', 'Little Women' and 'Reality Bites'. She was nominated for Oscars for her roles in 'Age of Innocence' and 'Little Women'. Her recent films included the highly personal about mental illness 'Girl, Interrupted', as well as 'Autumn in New York' and last year's 'Lost Souls', her most recent starring role. She also executive produced 'Girl Interrupted' and 'Killing Mrs Duke'. Ryder, 31, who has dated actors Matt Damon and Johnny Depp. She has been hospitalized several times for mental exhaustion and has told reporters she has sometimes tried to drown her anxiety attacks and depression in alcohol. The actress' problems have occasionally hurt her career. She lost a pivotal role in 1990's 'The Godfather: Part III' days before filming began crying off with anxiety and exhaustion. Questions about her health were raised again earlier this year, when the star pulled out of a film project shooting in the UK. She blamed a mystery bug for her departure from the project, 'Lily And The Secret Planting', and the hospital treatment she subsequently sought. Back home in the US over the subsequent months she was seen looking frail.
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Universal Newsreels
8 p.m.: [broadcast July 28, 2009]
A2 / France 2
Mexico Deported - Family searches for disabled US citizen mistakenly deported
NAME: MEX DEPORTED 20070617I TAPE: EF07/0721 IN_TIME: 10:45:37:09 DURATION: 00:02:10:11 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tijuana - 16 June 2007 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Close-up picture of Pedro Guzman 2. Various of Guzman's mother, Maria Carvajal holding up a flyer with picture and details of her son 3. Various of Carvajal showing flyer to a vendor 4. Wide of Carvajal walking 5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Maria Carvajal, Pedro Guzman's Mother: "I look for him because he is my son, and I have done a lot to look for him when they (US authorities) should be looking for him. I didn't make the mistake, they made it." 6. Various of Carvajal and family walking with flyer 7. Mid of a Guzman's sister-in-law Vicky showing flyer to woman 8. Various of family walking in the streets 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Raul Gutierrez Anaya, spokesperson of Baja California Attorney's Office: "In this case, the mother told us that he suffered mental disease, so we have focused the investigation in the mental hospital and private clinics that could have any information about the case or that could receive somebody like him." 10. Various of Maria Carvajal showing flyer to people 11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Maria Carvajal, Pedro Guzman's Mother "Today I have passed through many places that I've never thought to visit, like shelters, churches and the place where they (police) keep corpses. I've never thought to be there, but I have done it and if I have to keep doing it I will, because I have to fight for my son." 12. Carvajal looking at poster 13. Various of Carvajal walking about with flyer, asking people if they have seen her son STORYLINE: A woman has been walking the streets of Tijuana looking for her mentally disabled son who she claims was deported from the United States despite being an American citizen and who has been missing in the border city for over a month. Clutching a photo of her 29-year-old son Pedro Guzman, Maria Carvajal accompanied by other members of the family has been searching through the streets of the Mexican city over the past month. On Sunday, there was still no sign of Guzman of the desert city of Lancaster, California, who had been jailed for trespassing and then sent to Mexico on May 11. "I look for him because he is my son, and I have done a lot to look for him when they (US authorities) should be looking for him. I didn't make the mistake, they made it," Carvajal told AP Television. Carvajal said her son called her on May 11 to say he had been deported but the phone call got cut off before she could find out where he was. She said she has scoured hospitals, shelters and jails searching for him but with no success. "Today I have passed through many places that I've never thought to visit, like shelters, churches and the place where they (police) keep corpses. I've never thought to be there, but I have done it and if I have to keep doing it I will, because I have to fight for my son," she said. Tijuana police also have been involved in the search but to no avail. "In this case, the mother told us that he suffered mental disease , so we have focused the investigation in the mental hospital and private clinics that could have any information about the case or that could receive somebody like him," said Raul Gutierrez Anaya, spokesperson of Baja California Attorney's Office. Guzman cannot read or write and has trouble processing information and Carvajal fears he could be an easy victim for robbers. Relatives sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department last week in federal court, claiming Guzman was wrongfully deported and demanding that US authorities help find him. The lawsuit says Guzman was asked about his immigration status in jail and responded that he was born in California of Mexican parents. Sometime after that, the Sheriff's Department identified him as a non-citizen, obtained his signature for voluntary removal from the United States and turned him over to US Customs and Immigration Enforcement, a division of the Homeland Security Department, for deportation. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, which helped file the lawsuit, says it has Guzman's birth certificate showing he was born at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Centre. It also says that Guzman had previously done jail time for drug possession, so he had a record that could have been cross-checked before a deportation decision was made. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed he had been deported and said the agency had done so correctly.
20 hours the newspaper: [broadcast of August 6, 2002]
A2 / France 2
Entertainment US Stateside - Romanatic drama based on a true story
NAME: US STATESIDE 210504E TAPE: EF04/0536 IN_TIME: 10:14:57:18 DURATION: 00:04:22:05 SOURCES: APTN/Samuel Goldwyn Films DATELINE: Los Angeles. May 17, 2004 RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film clips without clearance-No Internet SHOTLIST Samuel Goldwyn Films 1. Film trailer - 'Stateside' APTN. Los Angeles. May 2004 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Tucker: " Well what I liked so much about the script, the story of Stateside was that it was like a real love story and that is something that I don't think American audiences get to see all the time, they are often frosted over with these like you know ... will we go to the proms will we not go to the prom, that kind of stuff and this is about two characters who are growing up and coming into their own and then find each other and they are on the only people in the whole world that can understand eachother." 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Leigh Cooke: " I think they do come together because they are total opposites, I think that we are supposed to say that the overall theme, and I do believe it, is that they are both sort of victims of their own situations, I don't know if I am putting this correctly, they both have their own prisons. Hers is mental illness and his prison is the military, and they are both just desperately trying to be together throughout al these situations that are trying to pull them apart." Samuel Goldwyn Films 4. Film trailer - 'Stateside' APTN. Los Angeles. May 20045. 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Reverge Anselmo, Writer/Director: " The first time I ever saw the enemy shore from a ship everything that I knew from the States just became one thing you know, it's almost the place where you stuff the last things that belong to you in your heart, you just stuff them in a bag called stateside and you just want to get back there. And in that place there is a girl and her perfume lingers with you when you are overseas and you want to get back and everybody calls that Stateside." Samuel Goldwyn Films 6. Film trailer - 'Stateside' APTN. Los Angeles. May 2004 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Tucker: " I remember the first day of the Marine section of Stateside part when we started filming with Val Kilmer was playing the drill and somebody came out with the front page of the New York Times and it was talking about going to war in Iraq and he talked about the responsibility that we have as actors to the men and women we are playing and that this could not have been a more sensitive time and a more important time to really kind of embody that, and a number of the people that were in the platoon in the film were going of to Iraq, cause they were Marines, so it did make you realise everyday the truthfulness that you bring to your characters as an actor is quite important." Samuel Goldwyn Films 6. Film clip - 'Stateside' APTN. Los Angeles. May 2004 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Leigh Cooke: " It's like nothing I've done before but it is also like nothing I've ever seen. It's just a beautiful love story that's like you said about love conquering all, and there is a whole lot of hope and I don't know I really hope people go see it ." Samuel Goldwyn Films 10. Film trailer - 'Stateside' WHEN LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD Based on a chapter in the life of director/writer Reverge Anselmo, 'Stateside' follows the adventures of an outlaw rich kid, Mark Deloach (Jonathan Tucker - 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'), who lands in the Marine Corps and is trained by hard-biting Drill Instructor Skeer (Val Kilmer - 'Batman Forever'). When on leave, he meets and falls in love with the crazy young actress/pop singer, Dori Lawrence (Rachael Leigh Cook - 'She's All That'). "Stateside" is a story of love that overcomes precarious trials and earns, for the spirit of youth, a heartfelt victory. It's 1980, Mark Deloach, 17, is attending St. Mary's High School in Connecticut. He's a lonely and unpopular boy. His mother has since passed away and he lives with his father (Joe Mantegna - 'Liberty Heights'), who has emphysema, and his younger sister, Gina, in their mansion of a home. The relationship between father and son is tense and lacking affection. Mark is driving fast in his sports car, drinking beers with his buddy, Danny Tripodi, and playing pranks on Sue 'Sue of the D'ubervilles' Dubois (Agnes Bruckner - 'Murder by Numbers'). Sue is Mark's fellow classmate and considered to be a prissy little snob who's secretly promiscuous. It leads to a collision with a car driven by Father Concoff , head priest of St. Mary's High School. Sue lies unconscious and Father Concoff is critically injured. They are hospitalized and Sue's mother, Mrs. Dubois (Carrie Fisher - 'Star Wars') presses charges. She is furious, and shocked to learn about her daughter's shameful activities. Being confronted, Sue becomes hysterical and ends up in a mental hospital. Prior to leaving, Mark goes to visit Sue in the mental hospital, where he fatefully encounters Dori Lawrence. Mark is intrigued by this odd, beautiful girl who possesses such an amusing spirit. When asked what her name is, she lies. He is smitten. A nudge from the judge puts Mark in military service. Mark lands in Platoon 1021, on Parris Island, S.C. There he is faced with hard-core discipline from Senior Drill Instructor Skeer who is out to turn Mark's upper class lifestyle upside down. His rich and rebellious free life is gone; Mark's life is now the property of the U.S. Marine Corps. On leave, Mark reunites with his friends and runs into 'Sue of the D'ubervilles' and her roommate, Dori Lawrence. Mark apologizes to Sue and is thrilled to see Dori again. Sue and Dori are now roommates in a halfway house. Mark learns that Dori is a famous singer and is mysteriously attracted to her nutty behaviour. Little by little, the two grow a sweet affection for one another. Meaningful to both of them is the mutual rescue from loneliness, the getting of mail, of having someone to write to from the field. They are direct and playful with each other. The problems they have, they accept, and seem 'fixed' by the witness of the other. Mark returns again to go visit Dori, sneaking her out of the halfway house and hospitals to wander Manhattan in their own romantic world. This becomes the mechanic of their relationship, until others around them see it as a big problem, especially Mrs. Hengen, head of the halfway house. Mark is young, about to deploy overseas with a combat unit, and Dori's illness is worse whenever separated from Mark. As hard as it may seem, but for the good of Dori, Mark leaves her to the care of professionals and goes to the Navy ships, and a world of fighting that awaits him. But the sun has not set on this outcast pair. Two years pass, and there is unfinished business in a now changed world.
US California Wildfires - Dramatic footage of wildfires
TAPE: EF03/0963 IN_TIME: 00:03:45 DURATION: 2:20 SOURCES: ABC RESTRICTIONS: English/Nat DATELINE: SHOTLIST: San Bernardino 1. Fires burning behind houses 2. Isolated shot of fire behind house 3. Fire truck with fire raging in background 4. Close up of firetruck with fire raging in background 5. House burning 6. Close up of house burning 7. Fireman dousing fire with water 8. Close up of fire on ground 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Voxpop, Fireman: "This fire is going to go all the way to the wild animal park behind the City of Escondito and burn 35 thousand acres and more houses." Q: "No estimate of any kind of control on it?" "Right now we are lucky to keep our own engines from burning and try to save some people and pull them out of houses. We have no estimate of control or containment." 10. Medium to close of fireman fighting fire San Diego 11. Aerial pan of smoke 12. Aerial of houses burning (orange roof) 13. Medium aerial of houses burning San Bernardino 14. Pan in to house burning 15. Pan of house burning 16. Pan from fire to smoke filled sky to ground shot of embers moving 17. Aerial shot of house burning STORYLINE: Powerful winds were driving two ferocious firestorms in the United States that had already burned more than 200 homes on Sunday and threatened Los Angeles County. The fire has been linked to at least four deaths so far. In a canyon west of the city of San Bernardino, 50 miles (80 kilometres) southeast of Los Angeles, about 50 homes were in flames on Sunday morning as the winds swept a more than 34,000-acre (13,600-hectare) wildfire into Los Angeles County. Fire Inspector Edward Osorio said it was unclear exactly how much damage had been caused because it was too dangerous to inspect the area. The fire started last Tuesday in the Rancho Cucamonga area in San Bernardino County and destroyed 16 homes before spreading west across the county line. Osorio said on Sunday that authorities were going through the cities of La Verne and Claremont, urging people to evacuate. Closer to San Bernardino, a wildfire that burned at least 200 homes on Saturday and was blamed for the stress-related deaths of two residents threatened at least 1,000 homes on Sunday. The smoke and flames forced the evacuation of a university campus, Indian casino and state mental hospital, and firefighters couldn't say when it might be contained. Outgoing Governor Gray Davis declared a state of emergency for San Bernardino and Ventura counties late on Saturday. In some areas, the two wildfires were only about a kilometre and a half apart on Sunday and were expected to eventually merge, said Ranger Gabriel Garcia of the San Bernardino National Forest's fire suppression agency. In San Diego County, the largest county in California, three wildfires were burning, including one that had destroyed seven homes in a neighbourhood of estates near Ramona. The fire, which forced hundreds of people to evacuate, started when a lost hunter started a signal fire to get attention. The man could face charges. Two people believed to have been trying to escape the flames were found dead in a car, said Alice Contreras of the California Highway Patrol.
US Rail Suspect - Suspect in rail crash case appears in court
NAME: US RAIL SUS 280105N TAPE: EF05/0091 IN_TIME: 11:08:25:20 DURATION: 00:02:04:23 SOURCES: POOL/KTLA DATELINE: Los Angeles, 28 Jan 2005/FILE RESTRICTIONS: see script SHOTLIST: POOL Los Angeles, CA January 28, 2005 1. Juan Manuel Alvarez at court hearing 2. Pull out to medium shot of Alvarez and lawyer, push back into shot of Alvarez 3. Wide shot of courtroom during hearing 4. Medium shot of judge 5. Alvarez listening to judge 6. Close shot of Alvarez's handcuffs, tilt up to see Alvarez's face 7. Alvarez escorted out of courtroom KTLA - No Access Internet Glendale, California - January 26, 2005 8. Wide aerial of train wreck site - pan down tracks 9. Wide aerial - zoom into smashed cars and engine 10. Aerial of victim being carried by firefighters 11. Mid shot of rescue workers outside train wreck 12. Close shot of rescue workers at wreckage site STORYLINE: A man charged with murder for allegedly triggering the collision of two commuter trains during an aborted suicide attempt appeared in court on Friday, but his hearing was delayed so he could undergo further medical evaluation. Juan Manuel Alvarez, 25, who apparently tried to slash his wrists and stab himself after the wreck, was brought to court in what appeared to be a hospital smock and had bandages on his wrists. Standing in shackles, Alvarez's head was tipped forward and his eyes were downcast, but he looked up occasionally to glance across the courtroom. Superior Court Commissioner Dennis Mulcahy granted a request by defence attorney Eric A. Chase to delay the arraignment. The hearing was rescheduled on February 15. Chase said he wanted time to get opinions from medical experts on Alvarez's state of mind. Outside court, Chase said that there was a "lynch mob mentality" and that he wanted people to take a step back. The Glendale police chief described Alvarez earlier in the week as "deranged." Authorities say Alvarez caused the wreck by driving an SUV onto tracks, then changed his mind and left the vehicle. The vehicle was struck by one train, which derailed and hit a second train. Eleven people died and nearly 200 were injured. Two newspapers reported that Alvarez ran to the porch of a nearby home and used scissors to slash and stab himself after standing by as the trains derailed in the fiery chain-reaction crash. A woman in the house called the emergency operator, and Alvarez told paramedics what happened as he was being rushed to a hospital. They radioed police, who arrested him. It had previously been unclear when Alvarez harmed himself. An emergency operator tape revealed the drama moments after the nation's deadliest rail crash in nearly six years, as an employee at a nearby store reported the disaster and at the same time directed other employees to fight the flames. Emergency workers ended their recovery efforts Thursday after determining there were no more survivors or bodies. On Friday, the mangled train cars were to be carried off the tracks.
US Spears - Britney Spears released early from hospital
NAME: US SPEARS 20080207I TAPE: EF08/0150 IN_TIME: 11:05:36:01 DURATION: 00:02:02:04 SOURCES: ABC/ Hollywood TV DATELINE: Los Angeles - 6 Feb 2008 RESTRICTIONS: See Script SHOTLIST NO ACCESS 'EXTRA', 'ACCESS HOLLYWOOD', 'INSIDE EDITION', OR TMZ HOLLYWOOD.TV LOGO NOT TO BE OBCURED MANDATORY HYPERLINK WHEN USED ON THE INTERNET - WWW.HOLLYWOOD.TV HOLLYWOOD.TV - SEE RESTRICTIONS ABOVE - No re-use/re-sale without clearance 1. Various of Britney Spears' car in traffic, paparazzi trying to get close 2. Mid of Britney Spears' car in traffic 3. UPSOUND: Paparazzi asking Spears repeatedly how she is, UPSOUND Spears: "How do I look? You're so mean." ABC -NO ACCESS NAMERICA/INTERNET 4. Aerial shot of Spears' car being surrounded by photographers, it eventually drives off HOLLYWOOD.TV - SEE RESTRICTIONS ABOVE - No re-use/re-sale without clearance 5. Tracking shot of Spears getting out of car outside Beverly Hills Hotel, accompanied by unidentified man 6. Tracking shot of Spears entering hotel followed by crowd of paparazzi STORYLINE: US singer Britney Spears on Wednesday was quietly released from a hospital and slipped away unnoticed, only to be spotted hours later driving through Los Angeles with paparazzi and a television helicopter in tow. After Spears' release, which came a week earlier than expected, she spent the day dodging paparazzi as she drove around Los Angeles in a black Mercedes-Benz with an unidentified man. Paparazzi vehicles zoomed around the Mercedes and photographers surrounded the vehicle at each stop. More than 15 people circled the car at one point, shooting still photos and video. Spears' vehicle, however, was observing traffic laws, the helicopter pilot reported. At one point the Mercedes pulled into the Beverly Hills Hotel entrance. Beverly Hills police Sergeant Mark Miner said a "keep the peace" detail was sent to the hotel, a common practice when paparazzi are causing a nuisance. Spears' release came after a series of legal developments in which her father fought for control of the pop star and her estate, her frequent companion was ordered to stay away from her, and her mother vividly described her daughter's fragile state, drug use and the strange behaviour that led to her hospitalisation. On Wednesday, Spears' parents criticised their daughter's early release from a hospital psychiatric ward over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist and said they believe her life is at risk. In a joint statement given to The Associated Press Wednesday by their attorney, Jamie and Lynne Spears said they were "extremely disappointed" to learn their daughter had been released. "As parents of an adult child in the throes of a mental health crisis, we were extremely disappointed this morning to learn that over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist, our daughter Britney was released from the hospital that could best care for her and keep her safe," the statement said. "We are deeply concerned about our daughter's safety and vulnerability and we believe her life is presently at risk. There are conservatorship orders in place created to protect our daughter that are being blatantly disregarded. We ask only that the court's orders be enforced so that a tragedy may be averted," it read further. The troubled singer was hospitalised on January 31 and held for a 72-hour evaluation that was originally set to expire on Sunday. Her stay was then extended for two weeks, a person close to the pop star told The Associated Press. The expectation that she would remain hospitalised may explain how she avoided paparazzi on her way out. Until February 14, Spears remains under the conservatorship of her father, an arrangement created when a judge determines a person can no longer care for herself or her personal affairs. James Spears was named her conservator on Monday, and he and attorney Andrew Wallet were made co-conservators of the estate. As her conservator, Spears' father has been granted access to all of her medical records and authority to determine where Spears lives and who she sees. Spears, who is in a child custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline, was also briefly hospitalised earlier in January after police were called to her home when she refused to return her sons to a Federline bodyguard after a visit. Spears has since lost all visitation rights to her sons, 1-year-old Jayden James and 2-year-old Sean Preston. On Friday, a court issued a restraining order against Sam Lutfi, who's been at Spears' side in recent months after the singer's mother declared that he held her daughter hostage in her own home, drugged her, took over her finances and controlled the paparazzi. Lutfi was ordered to stay away from Spears, her homes and her parents' and siblings' homes. The singer has been in a spiral of increasingly bizarre behaviour since November 2006, when she filed for divorce from Federline.
Switzerland Polanski - Polanski in prison after hospital tests, appeal rejected, Swiss tip-off
NAME: SWI POLANSKI 20091020I TAPE: EF09/0989 IN_TIME: 10:20:53:01 DURATION: 00:02:27:05 SOURCES: TVN DATELINE: Zurich/Winterthur, 20 October 2009 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Poland SHOTLIST TVN - No Access Poland Zurich 1. Wide of hospital entrance 2. Close up of sign showing directions to the hospital 3. Wide of hospital exterior 4. Mid of hospital windows 5. Mid of hospital passageway 6. Mid of people walking past hospital entrance 7. Close up of sign 8. Mid of hospital exterior 9. Ambulance parked outside 10. Wide of people outside hospital 11. Mid of hospital exterior 12. Wide of people on road outside hospital Winterthur 13. Wide of prison 14. Mid of bars on prison window 15. Polish Consul in Bern, Joanna Chojecka, walking to the prison 16. Exterior of prison 17. Chojecka walking away from the prison, UPSOUND: (Polish) "No comments at the moment." 18. Chojecka walking to car park 19. Tilt down of prison exterior (++jump cut++) 20. Exterior of prison 21. Prison sign 22. Exterior of prison 23. French Consul General, Jean-Luc Faure-Tournaire, outside prison, UPSOUND: (English) "We'll wait for the decision in Bellinzona." (Reporter question: There was a decision today?) 24. Faure-Tournaire waiting to enter prison 25. Faure-Tournaire outside prison, UPSOUND: (English) "I don't know, I cannot say. It depends on the law." 26. Close up of Faure-Tournaire entering prison 27. Mid of prison exterior 28. Close of sign STORYLINE Film director Roman Polanski was taken back to prison on Tuesday after undergoing medical tests at a hospital in Zurich Polish channel TVN, reported on the same day his appeal was rejected by Switzerland's top criminal court. His return to prison came as documents obtained by The Associated Press revealed that Swiss authorities had set in motion the arrest of the director as he travelled to the country last month. According to TVN, Polanski was taken back to prison in the northeastern city of Winterthur where he is being held on a US arrest warrant for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Polanski's lawyer, Herve Temime, declined to say what kind of exams Polanski had undergone. A series of e-mails obtained under a public records request show the Swiss Federal Office of Justice sent an urgent fax to the United States Office of International Affairs on September 22 stating Polanski was expected in Zurich. The director was to be honoured at a film festival, and Swiss officials wanted to know if the US would be submitting a request for his arrest, who was the subject of an international law enforcement "Red Notice." After receiving the tip, federal officials alerted the Los Angeles district attorney's office, which immediately began drafting an arrest warrant. Polanski was arrested September 26 as he arrived in Zurich to receive a lifetime achievement award. He has been battling extradition ever since and on Tuesday suffered a serious setback when Switzerland's top criminal court rejected his appeal to be released from prison, citing the "high" risk that the 76-year-old director would try to flee again, noting his previous escape from US authorities. Polanski, who directed such film classics as "Chinatown" and won a 2002 directing Oscar in absentia for "The Pianist," was accused in 1977 of plying the underage girl with champagne and a Quaalude sedative during a modelling shoot and raping her. He was initially indicted on six felony counts, including rape by use of drugs, child molesting and sodomy. Polanski pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of unlawful sexual intercourse. In exchange, the judge agreed to drop the remaining charges and sentence him to prison for a 90-day psychiatric evaluation. However, he was released after 42 days by an evaluator who deemed him mentally sound and unlikely to offend again. The judge responded by saying he was going to send Polanski back to jail for the remainder of the 90 days and afterward he would ask Polanski, a dual French-Polish citizen, to agree to a "voluntary deportation." Polanski then fled the country on February 1, 1978, the day he was scheduled to be sentenced to the additional time. Since then, Polanski has lived in France, which does not extradite its own citizens. The tribunal in the southern Swiss city of Bellinzona has left open several possibilities for Polanski to challenge its verdict, in what is expected to be a lengthy legal battle over his extradition. Polanski has ten days to appeal the decision on his release to Switzerland's supreme court. He also can continue attempts to persuade the Swiss Justice Ministry to release him. More court proceedings are expected after Washington files its formal extradition request, which it has until November 25 to submit. Legal experts say no path offered Polanski much hope for a speedy release from jail.
(HZ) US Seniors Gyms - Senior citizens lead the way in fitness
NAME: US SENIORS 20071203HZflat TAPE: EF08/0018 IN_TIME: 10:40:11:05 DURATION: 00:05:44:19 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Los Angeles, recent RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST Los Angeles, recent 1. Mid elderly (senior) woman exercising 2. Wide elderly people working out in gym 3. Magazine cover for ICAA 4. Pan of elderly women working out in gym 5. Close up women exercising 6. Elderly person's home 7. Set up Colin Milner 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging: " Baby boomers have been the driving force among the fitness industry over the last 30 years and continue to be the driving force today. As a matter of fact, individuals that are 50 plus represent over 37 % of all fitness club memberships and that segment has actually increased by 314% since 1990. There was a research study that came out by Dr. Susan Hughes of the University of Illinois-Champagne that showed that there's a 78% increase in services that are needed just to meet today's demand of the baby boomers " 9. Set up Carole Tippit (73 years) Studio City, California 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Carole Tippit , Studio City, California: "There is a modern fitness movement going on. You can see it all around you. I can see it with my own contemporaries because we much more active. Women in my class. I've just been to a reunion and they're all very very active " 11. Wide elderly women working out 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Tish Stewart (61years old), Los Angeles: "More seniors are working out today because it makes them feel good. It's good for their depression if they have any. It gets the endorphins going up and the triglyceride and cholesterol going down." 13. Pan of Curves gym 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging: " Research from USA Today and ABC News show that the number one thing that most older adults wanted to maintain is their quality of life. There were a thousand individuals researched and the research showed that 73% were majorly concerned about loosing their health " 15. Pull out of woman on machine 16. Wide senior women working out 17. Two women working out 18. Set up Summer Lowery 19. Curves logo 20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Summer Lowery, Owner, Curves, Studio City, California: " I have about 350 members. Half of them are 55 or older. These ladies come in. They work out at least three times a week. Some of them come in more. Some come for social reasons just to get them out of the house but whatever gets them here, gets them here " 21. SOUNDBITE (English) Karla Richards (67 years), Los Angeles: "People are more aware because of what see what they read. The alarming rate of the amount of names in the obituary column young young people are dying and if you read you know you need to exercise at least three times a week " 22. SOUNDBITE (English) Roz Busch (68 years) Studio City, California: "This is my 241st workout. I coming here about 2 years. My health has tremendously improved. My life, I'm much happier. I have less guilt you know you sit home feeling guilty. I should be doing something. I don't have anything to special to do. I still work full time " 22. SOUNDBITE (English) Risa Herring (59 years), Studio City, California: "I at least try to do it three times a week. I had lapsed for a little while because I had just lost my husband August 3rd and one of the reasons I came back is because I needed to feel better for myself " 23. Developers magazine covers 24. Sketch of senior's gym and senior's home 25. Seniors home gym interior 26. SOUNDBITE: (English) Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging: " A lot of people have been with gyms for the very start have got older with the gyms. Question really is how many new people are coming in and where you'll find this growth is not so much in the private gyms but in places in retired communities, senior centres, hospital wellness centres, Y's, JCC's, organisations that have had to reshape the way they do business in order to accommodate a more active vibrant older adult" 27. Mary Ann Johnston working out 28. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mary Ann Johnston (59 years) Los Angeles: "I'm a mother. I have four children, I have 10 grandchildren. I workout four times a week. I walk three times a week. It makes me feel energetic. I feel wonderful." 29. Elderly woman working out 30 Set up Angella Cole, Trainer, Los Angeles, California 31. Angella Cole exercising in swimming pool 32. SOUNDBITE: (English) Angella Cole, Trainer, Los Angeles, California: " They're basically talking about what's going on during the week and they're and they're working out and exercising at the same time. A lot of seniors come with caregivers. When they come with caregivers they drop them off at the facility and they go about their way. They do not want the caregivers assisting them throughout their workout. There has to be a certain amount of independence that they have to have throughout their day." 33. Senior women chatting at gym after working out LEAD IN: American baby boomers have helped spark the modern day fitness movement according to the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). According to recent ICAA research older people are now working out like never before increasing gym enrolments and changing the way we age. STORYLINE: Baby boomers now total 77 million people in the United States according to figures from the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). The number of adults age 65 years and older will more than double to more than 71 million by 2030. People aged 85 and older are the fastest growing demographic according to the ICAA, the worlds largest association dedicated to changing the way we age. ICAA research shows that today's seniors (elderly people) view fitness very differently than their parents did and more are including vigorous work-outs in their daily routines. Research points at significant growth not only in gym enrolment, but also in the senior housing industry as consumers demand more from their retirement homes. Colin Milner, chief executive officer of the ICAA has authored more than 180 articles on age-related issues. He says that baby boomers have been the driving force among the fitness industry over the last 30 years and continue to be the driving force today adding 37 % of all fitness club memberships belong to people aged 50 plus. Carole Tippit, 73, of Studio City, California agrees that today's seniors are leading the way. Tish Stewart, 61, Los Angeles, says she has improved health due to working out and says seniors overall know the health benefits to be gained from working out. Research carried out in 2005 by USA Today and ABC News showed that the main concern of older adults in the US maintaining their quality of life. Of 1000 individuals in the study 73% were highly concerned about loosing their health according to Milner. He adds that 70% fear loosing their ability to take care of themselves and 69% fear loosing their mental ability. IACC says the number of adults age 65 years and older will more than double to 71 million by 2030 and people aged 85 and older are the fastest growing demographic. Summer Lowery owns Curves gym in Studio City, California. She says seniors today as hardworking as any of the younger ones. Karla Richards, aged 67 from Los Angeles says seniors are very aware that exercise is the key to a longer life. Roz Busch, aged 68 from Studio City, says working out 3 times a week has changed her life. Risa Herring aged 59, says working out helps emotionally as well as physically. Builders in the US are now feverishly constructing active adult communities that include fitness and wellness centres ranging 20,000 to 40,00 square feet in size. To attract the baby boomer, more active older community developments are being springing up with spas, multiple swimming pools and golf courses as well as gyms. Mary Ann Johnston, aged 59, says she doesn't want to think about such homes just yet, but agrees a gym is important because her exercise regime keeps her young for her family. According to the American Council on Exercise -the average age of personal training clients is also increasing from 36.5 in 1998 to 42.4 in 2006. Angella Cole, a personal trainer in Los Angeles, California trains adults including seniors. She says older clients today tend to have athletic backgrounds and consider exercises a chance to socialise. The trend is not only lengthening lives, but will also help reduce healthcare costs. Currently almost one-third of US health care costs today, or 300 billion each year, are for older adults according to the National Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
INT BROLL POLICE CHIEF CHARLIE BECK PRESSER ON LAPD SHOOTING NY INTERPLAY SLUG: NNS 02 SKID ROW LAPD CHIEF BECK NEWSER KTTV FOX Charlie Beck, Chief of Police LAPD 15:03:15 Let me start by saying this is a tragedy. It was also a very intense situation and brutal brutal fight. It highlights the homeless and mental illness issues that trouble us in our skid row area. At approximately 12:00 noon on Sunday, officers from LAPD central area station were dispatched to the 500 block of south Sampedro. 15:03:46 They were dispatched to a citizen report of a robbery call. Upon arrival the, officers and a supervisor made contact with the victim who directed them to a suspect's location. When police approached the suspect, he repeatedly refused to comply with officers' commands and then began to fight with them. During the altercation, officers used tasers in an attempt to subdue the man. 15:04:14 However, the tasers appeared to have little effect and he continued to violently resist. While on the ground, and struggling with the officers, the man forcibly grabbed one of the officer's holstered pistols resulting in an officer-involved shooting. Officers immediately summoned Los Angeles fire department paramedics to the scene who determined the man was deceased. Paramedics transported him to the L.A. County coroner's office. 0453 Two of the officers involved in the incident sustained injuries. They were treated and released from area hospital. One is on crutches at this moment and is recuperating at home. As with all officer-involved shootings, LAPD specialize forced investigation division responded to preserve and collect evidence and to interview witnesses to the shooting. As you know, portions of this incident were captured on video from various sources including two body-worn cameras on officers at the scene. 0523 These will be reviewed and analyzed as part of the ongoing investigation. Force investigation's investigation will be comprehensive and will be conducted in coordination with LAPD's office of inspector general and will be presented to the board of police commissioners to determine whether use of deadly force in this incident was consistent with department policies and procedures. 0549 Also, the L.A. County district attorney's justice systems integrity division responded to the scene and will conduct a comprehensive review of all facts which result in the shooting. The officers involved in this incident are assigned to our safer cities initiative in central area and are specially trained on dealing with homeless people and mental illness issues. 0614 Several of the officers have participated and completed our most extensive mental illness training, over a 36-hour course. All of the officers had had training to some extent in dealing with the mentally ill. Photos of the officer's pistol are on my right. As you can see, the slide is partially engaged and a round has been partially ejected and fouled the firing chamber. 0645 This is indicative of a struggle over the weapon. As you can also see, the magazine is dislodged from its resting place. This is also indicative of force used on the weapon. There's also a screen grab from a privately taken video. If you examine that, it appears that the suspect's hand is reaching for the officer's waistband in the area where his pistol would be located. There's also a photo of a standard Glock pistol without its slide engaged, and you can use that for comparison purposes so you can see the effect of the struggle on the officer's weapon. 0728 As I started, this is an extreme tragedy. We feel great compassion in the LAPD for people who live in conditions of homelessness and often mental illness with no treatment. We prepare our officers to deal as best they can with them, but the reality is this is much more than a problem that the police, alone, can solve. I've reviewed the other videos. 0803 It appears to me the officers acted compassionately up until the time when force was required. These are very difficult situations. My heart goes out to the family of the man who was killed, and also to the Los Angeles police officers who had to be part of this tragedy. 0821 As always, anybody that saw, recorded, or in other ways may have information regarding this incident, we ask to contact the LAPD. This investigation is ongoing. You will have many questions, which I cannot answer, because it is premature. But we will find out truth of this matter. With that, I'll take a couple questions. QUESTIONS Q: Based on what you know now, I know it's still in the investigative process and we'll learn more in the days and weeks ahead, based on what you know now, does it appear to you that the officers acted justifiably when they fired shots at this man? 0901 Part of my role as chief of police is to adjudicate these investigations, and it would be inappropriate for me to go that far and to make a statement about the propriety of this incident until I have seen all the evidence. And I ask the public to do the same thing. These are exhaustive investigations. 0923 They're conducted not only by the police department, but by the inspector general who works directly for the police commission and not from me. Also reviewed by the district attorney who as investigators roll to the scene at the time of the shooting. Also reviewed through our internal process before it goes to police commission. These are some of the most exhaustive investigations we do, and I ask that just as I do, that folks not rush to judgment either on the actions of the officers or the actions of the deceased. Q: I know that you've talked about -- it appears that the gentleman reaching for the officer's gun, can you also talk a little bit about the audio on the video? Can you confirm whether it was officers that said "Drop the gun"? 1020 I have reviewed the video and the audio, and preliminarily, it -- you can hear the young officer who is primarily engaged in the confrontation, saying that "He has my gun, he has my gun." He says it several times. Q: He has my gun? 1044 Well, and I've heard other audios that sound a little dissimilar, but the one that I heard the most clear is the officer saying "He has my gun." He says it several times, with conviction. Q: Two of those officers were wearing body cameras. 1100 Well you know there is compelling video and some of that video you've already seen. There a multiple avenues to collect videos, the corner of 5th and St. Pedral. Dozens, literally if stationary cameras, but there.. ill get there and there are also two officers with body cameras and that offers officers a unique perspective. 1129 WE believe will be crucial to determining the propriety and I know the media would love to have that video and it would certainly serve the purpose for the media's cycle. But at this point of the investigation It would not proper for us to release., Q: What is the policy what should officers do when trying to ...suspect? 1216 I'll speak in general terms not specific to this incident. In the videos that I have looked at, individual on the outside of the tent, midway in that contact he rapidly retreats and goes into the tent. And obviously there was a robbery call, the officers have no idea whats in that tent. 1239 The individual maybe arming himself and they opened the tent and that when the altercation ensues. You know they are in a very tough situation, they have a potential legal right and he flees from the detention. So they are legally authorized to continue that detention. Sohard to make those calls on partial info. The totality of the investigation. I will review the statements form the officers about what was in their mind about what they have heard from the victim and determine whether or not the actions they took were appropriate. I;m just giving you the general pieces. Q:.... mental illness? 1328 YOu know we are not releasing the identity of the individual that was shot. So Im not going to release any details about him we are still making attempts to notify relatives until that occurs we will not be releasing any details. Q: The media certainly would like to see the footage from the body cameras, but I would argue that the public would also like to see it as well. You have a case where a civilian video has gone viral of this incident, it seems like it might serve the department's interests to put that video out there to show or explain the officer's actions. WOuld you consider releasing this footage at some point or have you completely ruled it out? 1406 Well there are, you know, there are a number of factors, it's not only the media's desire to know, uh, and the public certainly has an expectation that there is a complete and thorough investigation that reviews all evidence. Now whether or not that evidence should all be released, you know, that's another matter. I will tell you this, that at the end of the investigation of this officer involved shooting, unlike the vast majority of my peers in law enforcement, we will release the complete investigation through the Inspector General's office. If there is a criminal proceeding in this, or if there's a civil proceeding in this, we will make all evidence available for those proceedings. Q: How much time elapsed in that incident, approximately? 1449 You know it was, I cannot, I cannot tell you the exact amount of time, it appears to me about three or four minutes, and that's from first contact uh with the victim to the to the lethal confrontation Q: So did they ever employ any of this specialized training you've talked about and if so did it fail, did they, in other words what did they do that demonstrated this specialized mental health training that they received? 1515 You know the way that you the way that you have conversations, the way that you offer options, the way that uh you give, uh, some space, the body language that you portray, you know the way that you escalate, all of that's part of the training. You know I will make judgement upon that when I review the Totelli investigation, uh but on the face of it appears that they did try all of that or most of that. Q: Can you tell us, you're not releasing the name of the man who was killed, but is this someone who officers were familiar with? 1548 You know I don't know that because I have not reviewed the officers' entirety of their statements, um, I will say, you know, I have not seen their statements so I cannot speculate on that. You know the skid row population is very transient, obviously, and this individual by most reports had only been there for a short amount of time, or a relatively short amount of time compared to some people who spend years and years there, so I don't know his familiarity to the officers. Q: Can you just explain that picture a little better, that second picture, cause it kind of looks like the hand is at knee level, so maybe you could walk us through that section? 1631 Well there's a, the young african american officer that was, that, whose pistol was attacked, is on the other side of the individual who you can see knees, there's an officer that is straddling the individual whose hand is up. Q: If you had been at this location, what would you have done differently? 1656 [laughs] Well you know, I'm a 40 year police officer, um, you know, I don't know that I could have done anything differently. You know, I think that this is an awful tragedy, but the officers, um, took, on the face of it, reasonable steps to avoid it. Had the individual not grabbed the officer's pistol, certainly we would not be having this discussion. [1727 Chief leaves, other officer remains and answers questions individually w/ reporters] LAPD Chief: Man "Forcibly Grabbed" for Officer's Weapon Several bystanders' videos show the midday shooting that occurred after a 911 call robbery report A man involved in a struggle with Los Angeles police reached for an officer's holstered weapon during a fatal Skid Row confrontation that was captured on video Sunday, Los Angeles' police chief said Monday. Two Los Angeles Police Department officer at Sunday's altercation that led to the fatal shooting were wearing a body cameras, providing police with another video for review in the department investigation, Chief Charlie Beck said at a Monday news conference. Video from the camera was being obtained Sunday night by the LAPD's special Force Investigative Division, LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said Monday morning. "He forcibly grabbed one of the officers' holstered pistols," Beck said. Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to discuss the case at a 1 p.m. meeting with staff members. Video captures the moment Los Angeles police officers confront a man on Sunday on the street in the Skid Row neighborhood and eventually shoot and kill him. On video, you can hear the officer try to taser the man, identified only the name "Africa", followed by five rounds of gunfire. Police said the victim struggled with one of the officer's guns, and that no other guns were found at the scene. Police also say that at least one of the officers was wearing a body cam. Not long after the shooting, the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable president and other civil right leaders call the LA Police Commission to hold a special hearing on the use of officers.
Entertainment Americas: US / Meg Ryan stalker - Court orders obsessive fan to stay away from star
TAPE: EF02/0089 IN_TIME: 21:17:13 DURATION: 1:40 SOURCES: APTN/ABC/Miramax RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film/video/tv clips without clearance DATELINE: Los Angeles. February 4 2002 SHOTLIST: Los Angeles, CA John Hughes/Alleged Stalker 1. ES Meg Ryan magazine front cover (APTN file) 2. B-roll Meg Ryan in 1999 (APTN file) 3. Film clip - 'Leopold & Kate' 4. VS Meg Ryan at Leopold & Kate premiere, December 2001 ABC Shots 5-9 5.WS of suspect entering Santa Monica courthouse 6.MS Hughes pan to judge 7.SOT Judge Alan Harber :"I'm reading from Ms Ryan's declaration dated 10th of January this year. I've never met Mr Hughes, I've never been engaged to be married to Mr Hughes, I do not know who he is. Mr Hughes actions as described above have been alarming and made me fearful for mine and my family's safety should Mr Hughes locate or come near me." 8. Pan form judge to Mr Hughes 9.SOT John Michael Hughes:"Your honour I personally believe that through contacts of mine in Florida who are affiliated with the FBI, that she has been coerced into giving that statement. This issue goes deep into the CIA, NSA, it goes into the White House and it goes into the FBI." STORYLINE: MEG RYAN LIVING IN FEAR OF CRAZED FAN A Los Angeles judge on Monday granted a terrified MEG RYAN a restraining order against a Florida man accused of stalking her and breaking into a Malibu home he mistakenly thought was hers. The fan, JOHN MICHAEL HUGHES, described as "crazy" by doctors, claims he is the husband of 40-year-old actress. In a previous run in with the law Hughes was arrested at George W Bush's Texas ranch in possession of three guns. For the next three years, John Michael Hughes is prohibited from coming with 150 yards of the 'Kate & Leopold' star, her family and her residence, as well as the home he broke in to. JUDGE ALAN HABER granted the request from Ryan's attorneys, who called the 30-year-old Hughes a threat after he was arrested on January 6 for unlawful entry for allegedly breaking into the home of Andrea and Tomas Ryan looking for the Sleepless in Seattle star. (The couple is unrelated to the actress.) What sealed the judge's decision, however, was Hughes' own response in court Monday to the judge's queries. In a rambling 'explanation' he referred to a conspiracy of secret forces plotting against Ms Ryan When asked if he understood the charges against him, Hughes replied, "My wife is a little upset with an incident we had a few months ago." Hughes, who initially claimed he was Ryan's fianc? when he was taken into custody, told the court that he and the actress actually tied the knot in Vancouver in November--at least he imagines they did. Of course, that's news to Ryan who's positively still single after her 2000 divorce from Dennis Quaid and a brief fling with her 'Proof of Life' co-star Russell Crowe. The judge's decision to keep Hughes away from Ryan came after psychiatrist Dr. David Glaser testified that Hughes' obsession was essentially the product of "basically crazy ideas that are patently absurd." "There is not a fiber of doubt in my mind that Mr. Hughes is delusional," said Glaser, who was hired by Ryan's attorneys to examine Hughes. "I believe that Mr. Hughes is a danger to Meg Ryan's safety." Hughes, who spent four months in a federal lockup and psychiatric hospital after showing up at the Crawford, Texas, ranch of President George W. Bush with a 9mm pistol, rifle and two shotguns, made himself right at home in the Ryans' house. According to the police report, he prepared a meal of ham and beans and was sipping an Old Milwaukee when the couple came home. Police found an open bottle of Jim Beam, two bottles of wine, a night-vision scope, $2,700 in cash stashed in a pair of underwear and the December issue of US Weekly with Ryan on the cover. Hughes told police he was "waiting for Meg Ryan to come home," and that she "forgot to leave him the key under the doormat," thus necessitating his breaking and entering via the bathroom window. Ryan didn't attend the court hearing Monday and did not immediately comment following the judge's decision. In her petition for the restraining order, she said Hughes had "caused me to be concerned and fearful for my and my family's safety should Mr. Hughes ever locate or come near me." Outside the courtroom, Ryan's attorney, Michael Plonsker, told a gaggle of reporters that his client would be pleased with the judge's ruling. Hughes' fate is still up in the air. He was scheduled to stand trial this week on the misdemeanor breaking-and-entering charges and could be sentenced to jail or a mental hospital. CLEARANCE DETAILS 'Kate & Leopold' Miramax 1 212 941 3800
US Transplant Reax - Worldwide ethics debate after face transplant in France
NAME: US TRANS REAX 20051202I TAPE: EF05/1066 IN_TIME: 10:23:09:04 DURATION: 00:02:29:15 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Los Angeles - 1 Dec 2005 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Various of Dr Miller in examination room with patient 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr Timothy Miller, Chief of plastic surgery, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) medical centre: "Common good practice should suggest that all other methods be tried before something that is highly experimental, highly unusual, never been done before is attempted and the likelihood of success is maximised, and the reason for doing the operation, the indications for doing the operation are so significant that this is the only way you could do it." 4. Close up of Dr Miller in exam room with patient 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr Timothy Miller, Chief of plastic surgery, UCLA medical centre: "If they, for example, don't take their medication, that suppresses their own immune system that wants to reject this foreign tissue, then the rejection process will take place. And we have then a psychological problem of enormous proportion if you have someone's face, let's say, temporarily reconstructed and all of a sudden, it begins to completely fail and the tissue dies, because of either the fact that the drugs don't control the immunological response or you forget to take the drugs and the immunological response takes its toll, which would be failure. And the outcome then would probably be worse than what you've got before you started." 6. Wide of UCLA plastic surgery reception area. 7. Close up of sign 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr Timothy Miller, Chief of plastic surgery, UCLA medical centre: "Yes, it's almost certain that the patient would look somewhat different, and if someone is severely burned or has a very serious automobile accident, and they are then reconstructed, they are going to look different, there's no doubt about that. It steps into the area of, then, identity, and I would hope that every possible precaution would be made to be sure this is not something that is ever used in that unethical way." 9. Wide of Dr Miller in exam room with patient STORYLINE: The surgical team who performed the world's first partial face transplant are due to give a press conference on Friday during which they will answer questions about the operation which has raised concern over whether it was medically ethical. The 38-year-old French woman, whose identity has not been disclosed, had surgery on Sunday to replace her nose, lips and chin in Amiens, northern France. The donor was a brain-dead patient whose family gave consent. The woman had been brutally mauled by a dog in May. On Thursday a leading plastic surgeon at the UCLA's (University of California at Los Angeles) prestigious medical centre, Dr Timothy Miller questioned the decision to transplant, rather than use conventional reconstructive surgery. "Common good practice should suggest that all other methods be tried before something that is highly experimental, highly unusual, never been done before is attempted," he said. He also raised concerns about the mental health of the woman, saying there was a risk that the body would reject the transplanted tissues. He said this could result in a "psychological problem of enormous proportion". Dr Miller also raised the issue of whether the new procedure would cause a change in a person's identity. "I would hope that every possible precaution would be made to be sure this is not something that is ever used in that unethical way," he said. The surgeons said the woman would look more like herself than the donor who is also reported to be a woman. The operation was done at a hospital in Amiens, in northern France, by ground-breaking transplant surgeon Dr. Jean-Michel Dubernard and Dr. Bernard Devauchelle. Dubernard led teams that performed a hand transplant in 1998 and the world's first double forearm transplant in January 2000. The hand transplant recipient later had it amputated. Doctors said the man failed to take the required drugs and his body rejected the limb.