Drunk drivers: Congress gets behind breath-test... →
CHP settles over leaked photos of woman killed in... →
Nicole ‘Nikki” Catsouras was killed in a 2006 car crash. Photos of her maimed body taken by CHP investigators found their way to the Web. (June 2, 2006) vialatimes.com
Human Rights Watch expresses concern for aging... →
LAPD detective arrested on suspicion of grand... →
A Los Angeles Police Department detective assigned to the gang and narcotics division was arrested Friday and charged with grand theft, the LAPD said. Det. Ramon Alvarez, a 27-year veteran of the department, was involved in serving an arrest warrant Friday at a suspected narcotics location when a fellow detective saw him taking money from the site, according to a statement released by the...
Murder conviction reinstated in La Jolla surfer... →
Ex-officer pleads not guilty to tipping friend... →
Santa Maria police officer, facing arrest, is... →
Police suspected the officer of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. He resisted arrest and fired his gun, police say, and a fellow officer fatally shot him. via latimes.com
Jury to decide if LAPD detective killed romantic... →
Former inmate wins $22 million over 'forgotten'... →
(CNN) — A New Mexico man held in solitary confinement in a county prison for nearly two years without ever being prosecuted has won a $22 million jury award for violation of his constitutional rights, officials said. It is one of the largest federal civil rights settlements in history involving an inmate. Stephen Slevin alleged he was essentially forgotten while in custody. “This...
Kern County town known as a speed trap disbands... →
A boy rides his skateboard in downtown Maricopa, which has turned over its policing to the Kern County Sheriff’s Department because it no longer can afford its own agency. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times / June 28, 2011)
US Supreme Court - GPS device attached to car IS a... →
On Jan. 23, 2012, the US Supreme Court ruled in US v. Jones that a GPS device attached to a vehicle is in fact a search by the government, and therefore protected by the 4th Amendment. In essence therefore, and as future cases will flush out in detail, the government must get a warrant to attach a GPS device to a person’s vehicle, therefore requiring probable cause and judicial approval to...
San Francisco sheriff's domestic violence trial... →
CHP officer who killed husband recovering after... →
No-warrant search by Burbank police justified,... →
Supreme Court: Police need warrant to use GPS... →
Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI three times in... →
Lenny Dykstra sentencing delayed for drug-alcohol... →
Female prison guard pleads guilty to sex with... →
S.F. sheriff charged with domestic violence, must... →
Ex-Deputy indicted in federal probe of L.A. County... →
Federal prosecutors on Friday filed their first charges in an ongoing investigation into the Los Angeles County jails, saying that an ex-deputy accused of smuggling a cellphone into a lockup in exchange for a bribe is now cooperating with investigators. The former deputy, Gilbert Michel, agreed to plead guilty to one federal count of bribery in exchange for his cooperation, an official said. ...
CHP officer testifies in trial: 'I was not trying... →
Baca says deputy who struck woman in video may... →
Confrontation between sheriff's deputies, bus... →
D.A. urges no parole for CHP officer who killed... →
NBC Reporter Charged With DUI After Partying With... →
Woman suspected of cutting off husband's penis due... →
State convicts arrive in L.A. County with costly... →
A view of the Mental Health Crisis Center at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Ca. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Case Updates To Start 2012 Good For Clients
Over the past week, Attorney Paul Geller has had the following positive case results for clients: 1. LA County - An overaggressive child abuse case was dismissed outright. 2. Orange County - A non-accident DUI in which the DA wanted county jail was reduced to reckless driving, no jail. 3. LA County - A DUI with an accident and a .15 blood alcohol level was reduced to reckless driving, saving...
Angels tender contract to Kendrys Morales, and... →
7 Occupy L.A. cases dismissed because of paperwork... →
Court reverses conviction of Super Bowl plotter →
Plan to change three-strikes law moves toward... →
California voters may once again have the opportunity to change the state’s three-strikes mandatory-sentencing law. An initiative to change the law has been cleared to gather petition signatures, a potential step toward the November ballot. The proposed change would reduce the sentences of some currently serving time, and reduce prison time for those who are convicted of nonviolent...