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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
San Diego police shot an assault suspect Thursday after a car chase of nearly an hour, authorities said. The suspect, identified only as a 40-year-old male, pointed a gun at officers after they forced his vehicle to a halt, authorities said. Four officers "fearing for their safety" opened fire, said Lt. Mike Hastings. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. None of the officers was injured. The incident began when a single officer sought to stop a car for a traffic violation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013
Join us at 9 a.m., when we talk with Times reporters Jason Song and Jason Felch about Occidental College's settlement with current and former students who accused the campus of mishandling allegations of sexual assault. During talks last week, senior officials at the Eagle Rock liberal arts college agreed to pay the women an undisclosed sum on the condition that they not speak publicly about the college's handling of their cases, according to three sources familiar with the agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2014 | By Martha Groves
A 23-year-old woman remained in serious condition in a hospital Saturday after she was assaulted overnight while waiting in line to enter an establishment in Santa Ana's downtown arts district, authorities said. Police said they were looking for witnesses who might have shot cellphone video of the altercation. "Based on interviews, we think people in line shot video," said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. According to police, the victim was standing in line with friends just after midnight Friday at 400 N. Broadway in the Downtown Artists Village when an argument broke out with another group of patrons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Ani Ucar and Jack Leonard
A nursing assistant who worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting two patients while they were heavily medicated and too weak to resist, according to court records and interviews. The women came forward separately last year and gave Los Angeles police similar accounts about how a male employee assaulted them while they were being treated at the hospital. Detectives served a search warrant at Cedars-Sinai earlier this year to obtain disciplinary records for Guillermo Fernando Diaz, a nursing assistant who had been assigned to a heart patient area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez
A man suspected of seriously injuring a Culver City councilman after a dispute over a drink at a bar turned himself in to police Wednesday. Robert Anthony Singerman, 28, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and released on bail about 4:45 p.m., police said. Police said Singerman punched Councilman Micheal "Mehaul" O'Leary about 2 a.m. Sunday at Joxer Daly's Pub, which the councilman owns. O'Leary was seriously injured and remained hospitalized Wednesday, though he was taken out of intensive care.
NEWS
November 11, 1985 | Associated Press
A psychologist who insisted on smoking a cigar in the no-smoking section of a TWA jetliner has been charged with assault, Scotland Yard said Sunday. Steven Varvaris, 52, of Jackson, Miss., will appear Monday in Uxbridge Magistrates Court on the charge of assault "occasioning actual bodily harm," said Scotland Yard spokeswoman Marion Irving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2014 | By Joel Rubin
A woman who fell out of a moving Los Angeles police car has accused an officer of sexually assaulting her while she was handcuffed in the back seat of the vehicle. The 28-year-old woman detailed the alleged assault in recent sworn testimony as part of a lawsuit against the officer, his partner and the Los Angeles Police Department, according to a transcript of the testimony reviewed by The Times. At some point after the officer and his partner took the woman into custody on suspicion of public intoxication on March 17 last year, "he was grabbing my left inner thigh, you know, trying to - I'm assuming opening my legs, touching my chest, grabbing at it," the woman told an attorney for the city in a deposition.
NATIONAL
March 6, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - An ambitious bill seeking to stem the rise of sexual assaults in the military died Thursday after senators from both parties refused to limit the role of commanding officers in deciding whether to prosecute such cases. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) pushed the issue to prominence during this congressional session, arguing on behalf of victims who testified that they feared retaliation for pressing assault allegations up the military chain of command. Her bill - which won support from 17 of the 20 women in the Senate - would have shifted sexual assault investigations to military prosecutors.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2002
James Flanigan stated a very real fact: No industry was hit as severely as travel ["Hotel Industry's Plan Confirm Recovery--and More," March 31]. But within the industry, travel agents have been battered on all fronts. During the days following Sept. 11, we did most of the airlines' work--for no profit--simply out of the desire to assist during a crisis. Yet the airlines' assault on U.S. travel agencies continues unabated. Their actions draw little attention. The major U.S. air carriers recently dropped commissions to U.S. travel agencies to zero.
NATIONAL
March 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A former paramedic was sentenced in Standish to between 40 months and 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old while she was being taken to a hospital. David Spresny, 43, was found guilty in January of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The girl, who was hurt in a traffic accident, said she was molested while strapped to a backboard in the ambulance.
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