MAN GUILTY OF FALSE REPORT THAT LED TO SHOOTING: PASADENA (AP) — A California man who made a 911 call that ended with Pasadena police fatally shooting a college student has pleaded guilty to making a false report.
Oscar Carrillo was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty Monday to two misdemeanor false reporting charges.
Carrillo told a dispatcher last year that he was robbed at gunpoint by two young men. He mentioned a gun eight times during the 911 call.
Responding officers shot 19-year-old Kendrec McDade, who was unarmed.
Carrillo later acknowledged he lied about guns to get a faster police response.
Carrillo was arrested for investigation of involuntary manslaughter, but prosecutors declined to charge him with that.
Besides going to jail, Carrillo will also perform 90 days of community service and pay $3,000 to Pasadena police.
MOTORCYCLIST, DRIVER KILLED IN S. CALIF CRASH: LONG BEACH (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist fleeing police crashed into a minivan in Long Beach, killing himself and the driver.
The California Highway Patrol says the motorcyclist was speeding on Interstate 605 early Monday. A CHP officer tried to pull him over but he exited the freeway.
The CHP says there was a brief chase.
The motorcyclist then crashed into a minivan. The motorcyclist and the female driver died at the scene. Their identities have not been released pending notification of family.
LA COUNTY BUS DRIVERS COMPLAIN OVER PESTICIDES: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some Los Angeles County bus drivers say they're sick of pesticides sprayed in their buses — literally.
The Los Angeles Times says more than 110 Metropolitan Transportation Authority drivers have signed a petition demanding a halt to the spraying, at least 14 are pursuing workers' compensation claims and a few are on medical leave or have quit.
In the past two years, three drivers have complained to state regulators of headaches, dizziness, eye and skin irritation and breathing problems.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating.
The spraying aims to kill roaches and other bugs drawn to food crumbs. Metro officials say ample precautions are taken when buses are treated and only eight drivers have officially complained in the past five years.