LAPD officer who faked doctors’ notes pleads no... →
An 11-year Los Angeles police officer pleaded no contest Thursday to workers’ compensation fraud and was placed on probation for two years after he faked and altered doctors’ notes saying he was unable to work, prosecutors said. Via latimes.com
Mongols can keep name, logo after judge rejects... →
The Mongols motorcycle gang will be allowed to keep its name and trademark logo after a federal court judge rejected the government’s attempts to seize control of their use. In an eight-page ruling made public Thursday, U.S. District Judge Otis Wright vacated a preliminary order of forfeiture against the notorious gang. Prosecutors had tried to take over the rights to the Mongols name and...
Dodger's "Top 40" Creditors in Bankruptcy Court →
Opening statement heard in fatal La Canada... →
Opening statements were heard in the Marcos Costa trial at Pasadena Superior Court Friday, June 24, 2011. Costa was the big-rig truck driver on April 1, 2009 crashed into several vehicles after the big-rig lost its brakes killing father and daughter colliding into the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse in La Canada Flintridge. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Walt Mancini) via pasadenastarnews.com
In this assault case, the puzzle pieces don't fit →
Tracy West, left, accused her ex-boyfriend, Louis Gonzalez III, of attacking her. via latimes.com
Man arrested after allegedly intimidating... →
Police arrested a La Crescenta man on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly intimidated cyclists while driving on the Angeles Crest Highway earlier this month. Via latimes.com
National security and a less-restrained FBI →
Brenda Heck, Special Agent in Charge of the Counter Terrorism division of the FBI’s Washington Field Office,speaks at a news conference June 17 in Arlington, Va. The FBI is preparing to loosen its restrictions on monitoring Americans.(Alex Brandon / AP Photo) Via latimes.com
US Supreme Court to decide police GPS tracking... →
WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court is to rule on whether a 220-year-old amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents police from using 21st century tracking technology to keep tabs on criminal suspects. The court said on Monday it would decide whether police need a warrant to use a global positioning system device to track a suspect’s movements in a case about privacy...
Ex-Temple City mayor Cathe Wilson sentenced to... →
L.A. County sheriff's deputies tell their bosses... →
Once a year, the department’s captains are picked apart and ranked by anonymous underlings in a union-sponsored newsletter delivered for all to see. The scorecards often are viewed with dread — and rarely ignored. Via latimes.com
No Out of State Front Plate Not Necessarily PC for...
Traffic stop for driving without a front license plate was objectively unreasonable where driver had a valid rear plate issued by state of Florida, which does not require a front plate. Evidence obtained as a result of the stop should have been suppressed.
Supreme Court backs Miranda warning when... →
Reporting from Washington— The Supreme Court expanded the rights of juveniles Thursday, deciding by a 5-4 vote that police officers who remove a student from a class to question him about a crime usually must warn him of his right to remain silent. Via latimes.com
Deputy who drank alcohol before DUI hearing will... →
A former Orange County sheriff’s deputy will not face additional charges after he was suspected of being drunk at his sentencing last week, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Allan James Waters, 37, of Laguna Niguel, was set to be sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty in April to 12 felonies, including driving under the influence. After a bailiff said he smelled alcohol on Waters’ breath...
LAPD investigates fatal overdose of jailed car... →
FBI investigates alleged beating of inmate by L.A.... →
An ACLU monitor says she saw two deputies beating and Tasering an inmate as he lay limp. The ACLU sought a federal probe, expressing doubts about the department’s ability to do an impartial investigation. Via latimes.com
DA REJECT of Child Abuse Charges
Once again - police: please don’t make arrests on cases where you can’t prove the charges. Another “DA Reject” of charges that you can’t prove after I’ve spoken with the DA!!! NOT EVERYONE IS GUILTY OF A CRIME!!!!!
Videotapes could exonerate Giants fan beating... →
An attorney for a man suspected in the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow is expected on Monday to file court papers seeking videotapes that he believes could exonerate his client. Via latimes.com
Grand jury issues scathing report on Maricopa's... →
Maricopa Police Chief Derek Merritt, right, meets in his office with Cpl. Alex Ghazarian, an unpaid volunteer. A grand jury says the lapse on missing citations raises questions about the department’s “professional integrity.” (Felix Adamo / Bakersfield Californian / April 26, 2011) Via latimes.com