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Southern California police injured during Las Vegas mass shooting heroism denied workers’ comp due to state law

As bullets rained down on a Las Vegas concert crowd earlier this month, killing dozens, many of the 200-plus Southern California police officers attending the festival shifted instantly into law-enforcement mode.

They sprang to action – repeatedly shepherding people to safety, performing CPR and helping local authorities secure the area – sometimes sustaining gunshot wounds or other injuries in the process.

But as those wounded officers have begun filing for public-employee benefits to cover the long-term medical care some might need to recover from the trauma, local cities and counties are asking themselves whether they’re required or even allowed to pay to treat off-duty police who chose independently to intervene in an out-of-state emergency. And due to some muddy language in California’s labor code, it’s unclear whether the municipalities will have to pony up.

On Monday, Orange County rejected workers’ compensation claims from four sheriff’s deputies injured in the shooting, paving

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Southern California police injured during Las Vegas mass shooting …

As bullets rained down on a Las Vegas concert crowd earlier this month, killing dozens, many of the 200-plus Southern California police officers attending the festival shifted instantly into law-enforcement mode.

They sprang to action – repeatedly shepherding people to safety, performing CPR and helping local authorities secure the area – sometimes sustaining gunshot wounds or other injuries in the process.

But as those wounded officers have begun filing for public-employee benefits to cover the long-term medical care some might need to recover from the trauma, local cities and counties are asking themselves whether they’re required or even allowed to pay to treat off-duty police who chose independently to intervene in an out-of-state emergency. And due to some muddy language in California’s labor code, it’s unclear whether the municipalities will have to pony up.

On Monday, Orange County rejected workers’ compensation claims from four sheriff’s deputies injured in the shooting, paving

Read more at: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/23/southern-california-police-injured-during-las-vegas-mass-shooting-heroism-denied-workers-comp-due-to-state-law/

California Student Injured During Las Vegas Mass Shooting Files Lawsuit; Authorities Investigating Shooter’s Timeline

A California college student injured in the Las Vegas music festival massacre filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the hotel owners, the concert promoter and bump stock manufacturers, claiming they were all liable in the mass shooting.

The claims against MGM Resorts International, which owns both Mandalay Bay and the concert venue that hosted the festival, raise more questions about a timeline that has changed numerous times — and, according to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, could change again. The suit also questions why hotel staff didn’t notice gunman Stephen Paddock’s behavior in several instances.

Specifically, the lawsuit accuses MGM, of failing to respond in a timely manner to the “shooting of Mandalay Bay security officer Jesus Campos, who had gone to the 32nd floor to check on an alert from another guest room and who was shot six minutes prior to” the massacre beginning.

Shooter used incendiary rounds?

The lawsuit, which also

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Woman Who Claimed She Lost Baby During Gender-Reveal Party Mass Shooting Was Not Pregnant: Police

The expectant mother who told local media she had lost her baby when her gender reveal party turned into a deadly mass shooting was never pregnant, police announced.

Cheyanne Willis, 21, was one of the nine people shot at her party on July 8 when two people opened fire on the group as they watched a movie. One attendee, Autumn Garrett, 21, died, while Willis was shot in the leg.

When she was released from the hospital, Willis told local media she had lost her baby.

Now, Colerain Township police say Willis was never pregnant, despite her family’s claims.

Police spokesman James Love tells PEOPLE authorities are frustrated by the apparent lie but continue to try to solve the shooting.

“As ridiculous as it might be, it’s not a crime to lie, its not a crime to have a party over that lie,” says

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Rapper Onstage During Mass Shooting Jailed In Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — A Memphis rapper whose July 1 show at a Little Rock nightclub was interrupted by a mass shooting was booked into an Arkansas jail Friday in connection with a different shooting.

Ricky Hampton, 25, who performs as Finese TwoTymes or Finese2Tymes, was booked into the St. Francis County jail in Forrest City at 12:25 p.m., online jail records show.

Hampton was booked on state charges of second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree terroristic threatening and first-degree battery and a federal charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Federal authorities said Hampton was leaving Club Envy in Forrest City on June 25 when he began screaming at a person in a car he believed was in his way. Hampton allegedly got out of his vehicle, continued screaming at the person in the car and pointed a gun at the person.

As

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Rapper Onstage During Mass Shooting Jailed In Arkansas – News …

LITTLE ROCK — A Memphis rapper whose July 1 show at a Little Rock nightclub was interrupted by a mass shooting was booked into an Arkansas jail Friday in connection with a different shooting.

Ricky Hampton, 25, who performs as Finese TwoTymes or Finese2Tymes, was booked into the St. Francis County jail in Forrest City at 12:25 p.m., online jail records show.

Hampton was booked on state charges of second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree terroristic threatening and first-degree battery and a federal charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Federal authorities said Hampton was leaving Club Envy in Forrest City on June 25 when he began screaming at a person in a car he believed was in his way. Hampton allegedly got out of his vehicle, continued screaming at the person in the car and pointed a gun at the person.

As

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