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SUNLAND, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Firefighters on Saturday morning were contending with two separate brush fire in the Sunland area, one of which erupted amid scorching temperatures the previous afternoon and resulted in an arrest.

The so-called Tujunga Fire broke out around 1 p.m. Friday. Fire officials said the flames were initially burning at a moderate speed in 10 mph winds near Oro Vista and Big Tujunga Canyon roads.



The fire was moving against the terrain after burning 10 acres, "meaning the terrain features are slowing the fire progress," according to an LAFD statement. "However, a shift in the wind could create conditions for faster fire spread."

Fire crews were actively trying to protect homes that were threatened along Rhodesia Avenue. By Saturday morning, the blaze had spread to 20 acres.
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Firefighters were battling a brush fire that broke out in Sunland Friday as the region was being hit by an intense heat wave.


The Los Angeles Fire Department said a man was detained for questioning and subsequently arrested in connection with the fire. The man's identity and the specific charge he was facing were not immediately disclosed.

Meanwhile, a new and separate fire ignited nearby and burned as many as 10 acres, according to fire officials. Arson investigators were at the scene.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

The official cause of each fire has yet to be determined.

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Cops violated rights of 8-year-old arrested at elementary faculty, lawsuit alleges

The household of an 8-year-old Florida boy who was arrested at his elementary faculty in 2018 filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday towards police, metropolis and college officers.

The boy’s mom, Bianca Digennaro, claims her son’s civil rights had been violated through the Dec. 14, 2018 incident. Footage of Key West police making an attempt to cuff the kid inside his faculty was posted on-line by her lawyer Monday.

“I can inform and I can really feel how scared my son was,” she mentioned concerning the video on Tuesday, The Miami Herald reported.

The bodycam footage reveals two Key West cops telling the sobbing boy that he’s “going to jail.” One of many officers has the kid put his arms up towards a submitting cupboard as he frisks him.

One other cop, who isn’t seen on-camera, seems to say one thing concerning the cuffs not becoming and the others agree. They then inform the boy to maintain his arms in entrance of him as they stroll him outdoors the varsity.

“He vividly remembers them slamming the large doorways with the bars on them. That’s the angle of an 8-year-old baby,” mentioned the household’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump.

Police had been known as to the varsity, Gerald Adams Elementary after the kid allegedly punched a trainer within the chest, in response to an arrest report.

The trainer mentioned the boy repeatedly refused to take a seat correctly in his cafeteria bench seat so she requested him to take a stroll along with her. That’s when he allegedly struck her and mentioned “My mother goes to beat your a–,” in response to the report.

The Monroe County State Legal professional’s Workplace dropped the costs about 9 months after the arrest, saying it was within the baby’s greatest curiosity that he obtain psychological well being remedy as an alternative.

Nevertheless, the household claims that faculty officers knew the boy suffered from a number of psychiatric circumstances, together with consideration deficit hyperactivity dysfunction — and may have reacted otherwise to his outburst.

“A psychological well being disaster at a college, they usually really feel it’s acceptable to arrest, cost and have him turn out to be a convicted felon at Eight years previous,” Crump mentioned.

The lawsuit claims that town, the Monroe County County College District and the officers, Michael Malgrat, Kenneth Waite and Fred Sims, violated the boy’s civil rights by utilizing extreme pressure, not intervening in his arrest and never contemplating his disabilities through the incident.

Additionally named within the go well with are trainer Ashley Henriquez, principal Fran Herin and assistant principal Kyle Sheer.

Alyson Crean, spokesman for town of Key West and the police division, declined to remark to the Herald Tuesday as a result of the litigation is ongoing. The college district additionally declined to remark, as did union reps for the cops and college staffers.

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