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4 More Cases Overturned as LAPD Scandal Widens

May 24, 2000

LOS ANGELES — A Superior Court judge on Tuesday overturned four more cases tainted by alleged police misconduct, including those of two juveniles arrested by officers from the Police Department's Southeast Division.

The judge's action brings to at least 79 the number of cases that have been thrown out in the LAPD's unfolding corruption scandal, according to a district attorney's spokeswoman.

The juveniles were arrested by Southeast Division Officers William Ferguson and Jeffrey Robb, who both once worked in the Rampart Division. According to court papers, the officers filed a false report in connection with the arrest last year. Both juveniles were ordered released from custody immediately, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. Gibbons declined to provide details about the case, citing the defendants' ages.

The judge also overturned the drug convictions of Juan Rojo, 41, and Gricelda Orellana, 42, Gibbons said. Those cases involved ex-Officer Rafael Perez and two former partners, Gibbons said.

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