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What Happened:

According to the L.B.P.D, a 90-year-old man was struck by a vehicle and later died, near the intersection of Willow Street and La Vere Drive in West Long Beach late Sunday night.


The investigation is in its infancy, but police has disclosed that a white Toyota Tacoma truck was driving westbound on Willow Street and struck an elderly pedestrian, who was walking across Willow Street at an unmarked crosswalk at La Vere Drive, at approximately 9:25 pm Sunday night. The driver later fled the scene of the incident.


The Takeaways:

The third Democratic presidential debate was the first time the top contenders shared the same stage. Overall, the candidates focused more at attacking each other and less Trump bashing.

screengrab of ABC News

Biden is Challenged regarding Obama's Immigration Policy:

What Happened:

Debate Moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden on whether President Obama made a mistake regarding mass-deportations, Biden responded by saying "the president [Obama] did the best thing that was able to be done at the time" and that he was only "the vice president of the US".

Former Labor Secretary Julian Castro, quickly challenged Biden, by suggesting Biden was dodging the question, “I agree that Barack Obama is very different from Donald Trump,” he said. “He wants to take credit for Obama’s work but not have to answer any questions.”

Bernie and Warren Clash With Biden Over Medicare-For-All

What They Said on Health Care:

Bernie: " I wrote the damn bill, if I may say so, [I] intend to eliminate all out-of-pocket expenses, all deductibles, all co-payments. Nobody in America will pay more than $200 a year for prescription drugs because we're gonna stand up to the greed, and corruption and price-fixing of the pharmaceutical industry."

Bided: " I know the senator [Warren] says she's for Bernie. Well,

I'm for Barack. I think Obama-Care worked". The former Vice President would later add "How are we going to pay for it? I want to hear that tonight,” the former Vice President said.

Warren: "We pay for, those at the very top the richest individuals and the biggest corporations are going to pay more. And middle-class families are going to pay less".

Klobuchar Takes Aim at Sanders' Medicare-For-All Plan "Its not a bold idea, its a bad idea".

Harris Gets Pressed on Her Changing Criminal Justice Views

Sen. Kamala Harris focused more on attacking President Trump, rather than her fellow contenders. Even saying President Donald Trump's trade policy remind her "of that guy in 'The Wizard of Oz,' you know, when you pull back the curtain, it's a really small dude," Harris was referring to the Oz character.


Updated: Sep 30, 2019


The L.B.P.D has submitted an "initial criminal investigative file" to the L.A County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division for review and the L.B.P.D will be "notified once the District Attorney’s Office completes their review to determine next steps.”

Previously Reported:

According to the Beachcomber, Ozzy's handler was not using a traditional black and white police vehicle. Ozzy's handler was using an undercover all-black SUV at the time of the incident. The Beachcomber also reported:

  • That L.B.P.D K-9 officers have an app called AceWatchdog, that according to it's website is "a temperature monitoring system for use in a canine vehicle" and that Long Beach City Fleet Services found the alert system "to be in working order."

  • The Beachcomber also reported that Ozzy's handler is Detective Chris Thue, who "had not equipped his cell phone with the app to receive voice and text alerts" and that Detective Thue downloaded the app after Ozzy’s death.

  • Detective Chris Thue had worked "20 hours continuously prior to the time he parked the K-9 vehicle", with Ozzy inside.

  • L.B.P.D Officials have not provided information regarding whether Ozzy and Detective Chris Thue were in Long Beach at the time of the incident.

  • A Change.Org petition called "Justice For Ozzy! LBPD K9 Officer Left in Hot Police Car to Die!" is addressed to Mayor Robert Garcia, every member on the Long Beach City Council and Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert.

  • MTLB has reached out, via email, to the L.B.P.D but has not received a response.

Where it stands:

In a statement via twitter, the L.B.P.D announced they have opened an internal affairs investigation into the circumstances of Ozzy's death, the 6-year-old K-9 German-Shepard, who died in a police vehicle on August 14 from apparent heat related causes.