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July 30, 1991 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An off-duty Los Angeles police officer and three bodybuilder friends have been arrested for allegedly punching and kicking a New York man in an alley near a cafe on West Hollywood's Restaurant Row, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday. Officer Scott Defoe, 25, who works in the Northeast Division, and his companions were leaving Pennyfeathers Cafe on La Cienega Boulevard at 3 a.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1993
A look at key developments Monday: * A black woman who appears to be in her 30s was selected forewoman of the jury of 10 women and two men, who put in their first full day of deliberations. The forewoman, Juror 431, was originally selected as an alternate, but was selected at random on Sept. 9 to serve on the panel after a juror became ill and had to be replaced. During jury selection, the forewoman said it was unfortunate that people vented their frustration by rioting and looting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2000
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center received a $10,000 check from actor Wallace Langham on Friday as part of his sentence for attacking a gay Hollywood Hills man in a Bristol Farms store last September. City Atty. Jim Hahn presented the check to the group's Safe Haven project. Langham, who plays a secretly gay character on the sitcom "Veronica's Closet," pleaded no contest March 17 to a battery charge stemming from the attack.
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December 15, 2001 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two young Central Los Angeles men were shot to death and a third was wounded when they were set upon by gang members, police said Friday. Detectives said the trouble erupted Wednesday on East Manchester Avenue near Central Avenue when gang members asked Esteban Ortiz, 21, whether he was a member of any other gang and then attacked him with their fists when he said he was not.
NEWS
October 17, 1994
Three people were killed Sunday in gang-related shootings, Los Angeles police said. A transient, estimated to be 45 years old, was shot by an unidentified passenger in a car at Yucca Street and Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood about 1 a.m. when he and a group of gang members approached the vehicle and "exchanged words" with the occupants, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. The car drove off and the transient died at a nearby hospital 30 minutes later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1990 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Serious assaults at Los Angeles city schools rose dramatically during the last school year, with the number of students attacked with deadly weapons up by 36%, according to a district crime report. The number of attacks on students, school employees and others on campus rose nearly 20%, while the 354 guns found on school campuses represented a 29.2% increase over the previous school year, the report said. No murders were reported in the 1989-90 report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1990 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Discrepancies in the way individual schools report crime raise doubts about the accuracy of the state's statistics on crime in Los Angeles city schools, according to police, education officials and records obtained by The Times. The state's report on campus crime, scheduled for release Tuesday, is expected to show increases in the number of assaults at Los Angeles city schools during the 1988-89 school year.
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December 11, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE
The body of a 33-year-old woman who had been stabbed to death was found in her apartment Wednesday night after a concerned relative asked police to check on her. Los Angeles police officers who went to the apartment in the 4900 block of Van Nuys Boulevard found the body of Eva Traschel-Gooch on the floor. Her apartment door was ajar, and she had been stabbed several times, according to Det. Dan O'Hanian, a homicide investigator at the Van Nuys station. Police suspect she was killed Tuesday.
NEWS
June 24, 1997 | TRACY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The third suspect in a follow-home robbery-murder was sentenced to prison Monday, closing another chapter in the slaying of a well-to-do food company executive in Brentwood. Bennie Lee Kamack was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to charges of killing Craig Harrington, 42, during a botched daytime carjacking attempt in Harrington's garage. Kamack, 43, of Los Angeles, was the driver in the 1995 stabbing death that involved two other suspects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1999
A man accused of stabbing a good Samaritan who intervened in a domestic dispute was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police said Monday. The incident began at 11 p.m. Sunday in the 14000 block of Kittridge Street in Van Nuys, when Marvin Andrews, 38, was arguing with the mother of his 3-year-old child and turned violent, according to a statement released by the Los Angeles Police Department.
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