A lawyer defending Roger Clinton against charges of drunk driving and disturbing the peace asked a Torrance Superior Court judge Monday to order police to submit their personal cell phone records.
Attorney Mark Geragos said those records, along with transcripts of police radio communication, will show that police conducted a politically motivated stakeout against the half brother of former President Bill Clinton.
Judge Jesse Rodriguez instructed prosecutors to obtain those records.
Roger Clinton, 44, of Torrance has entered a not guilty plea. His trial was set for Aug. 7, with another pretrial hearing scheduled for July 23. On Feb. 17, Clinton was turned away from a Hermosa Beach nightclub by police after trying to start a fight with a bouncer, Hermosa Beach police said.
About an hour later, his Ford Expedition was stopped for careening erratically down a city street, according to police, and Clinton later failed a Breathalyzer test.