Deputy U.S. marshal indicted in off-duty fatal... →
Five LAPD officers under investigation in death of... →
Here we go again, and here is the problem: A south LA woman takes her kids to the police because she fears her drug addiction endangers her children. Police then go to her home looking for her. They try to arrest her for child endangerment, and she becomes combative. Neighbors say police seemed to be trying to help her. All good there. But here comes the problem: in trying to get her into the...
LAPD captain reassigned after officers body slam... →
The Captain of LAPD Foothill Division was reassigned while the investigation continues of two LAPD officers slamming a woman into the pavement, and then fist bumping each other as a victory. The Captain failed to remove them from duty, and a video shows the officers slamming the woman down after she allegedly failed to comply with their requests after being stopped for speaking on her cell phone....
Assemblyman Roger Hernandez found not guilty of... →
Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, shown earlier this year, said after the trial “I’m grateful to our judicial system for a fair and impartial process.’’ (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press / August 28, 2012) via latimes.com
U.S. appears to expand probe of L.A. County jails →
The third floor of Men’s Central Jail houses some of L.A. County’s most dangerous inmates, including killers and notorious gang leaders. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times / August 25, 2012) via latimes.com
Man behind bars 2 years after judge orders release →
At a news conference Monday, Brian Banks, center, carries petitions calling for the release of Daniel Larsen. (Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / August 20, 2012) via latimes.com
Randy Travis: Naked DWI arrest allegedly escalated... →
Randy Travis in his most recent mug shot, left, and leaving the Grayson County jail Wednesday in blue scrubs with two unidentified companions. (Chris Jennings / The Herald Democrat / Associated Press / August 8, 2012) via latimes.com
Congratulations, USA Women's Soccer - Gold!
Final Score: USA 2-1.
Fullerton may consider disbanding Police... →
Fullerton City Councilman Travis Kiger says the Police Department’s shortcomings aside, the idea to disband the department is about money in tough budget times. (Anne Cusack, Los Angeles Times / June 5, 2012) via latimes.com
Case Disposition Update
Disposition of recent cases handled by Paul Geller: Orange County Vandalism - Case Dismissed (Robert V.) Los Angeles County Domestic Violence - Case Dismissed (Ken F.) Los Angeles County Domestic Violence - No Charges Filed (Cynthia S.) Los Angeles County DUI Blood Result (.14) - Driver’s License Set Aside, Court Case Pending (B.J. M.)
Over Monitoring Your Kids...STOP! Let them be...
“You’ve all heard stories about kids getting homesick when they go away to summer camp. Well, these days that’s sort of flipped. Instead, parents are getting “kidsick.” During the summer when I was a kid, we’d have breakfast, leave the house, and then maybe go back again only once that day. We usually bounced around from house to house and rode bikes for...