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February 6, 2014 | By Jack Leonard
A Van Nuys jury acquitted a Los Angeles County judge of battery Thursday following a weeklong trial in which he was accused of shoving a woman to the ground after a dispute over a bag of dog waste. Jurors deliberated less than three hours, bringing a speedy end to a contentious case in which a city prosecutor raised a question about Superior Court Judge Craig Richman's mental health and a defense lawyer compared the case to the Salem witch trials of the late 1600s. Richman's attorney, James Blatt, applauded the verdict and faulted the city attorney's office for bringing the case.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By Jack Leonard
A Los Angeles County judge acquitted Thursday of battery in a trial that revolved around a dispute over a bag of dog waste will return to his old assignment handling felony trials, the county's presiding judge told The Times. Superior Court Judge Craig Richman will resume his post Monday in the same courtroom in the downtown criminal courts building, Richman's attorney, James Blatt, said. Richman, who was transferred to the Chatsworth courthouse after the battery charge was filed in October, heard the news about his assignment soon after Thursday morning's not guilty verdict, Blatt said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By Jack Leonard
A Van Nuys jury acquitted a Los Angeles County judge of battery Thursday following a week-long trial in which he was accused of shoving a woman to the ground after a dispute over a bag of dog waste. Jurors returned the not-guilty verdict Thursday morning after deliberating for about three hours. The case against Superior Court Judge Craig Richman hinged on the testimony of Connie F. Romero, who testified that the judge pushed her from behind during the encounter near his Chatsworth home in July. Romero, 51, suffered minor injuries including a cut above her eye and scrapes on her wrist and knee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2014 | By Richard Winton
No charges will be filed against rapper Kanye West for allegedly punching a person at a Beverly Hills chiropractor's office, the L.A. County district attorney's office said Friday. The alleged incident occurred Jan. 13 in the 8800 block of Wilshire Boulevard after West's fiancee, Kim Kardashian, entered the office at the same time as the alleged victim. The alleged victim held the door open for Kardashian,"words were exchanged, and both parties report victim used a racial epithet," the district attorney's office said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A former Fullerton pastor was sentenced Thursday to four months in jail, lifetime sex offender registration and three years probation for sexually battering an 18-year-old female church member. A jury earlier found Joseph Angel Olvera, 55, guilty of two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Lifeline Ministries, where Olvera was a pastor, offers services to those in need, including at-risk youth, and Fullerton police have described it as a place where youth can go to turn their lives around.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Jessica Garrison
Air district officials filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking up to $40 million from a Vernon battery recycler accused of posing a health risk for emitting too much lead and arsenic. The South Coast Air Quality Management District sued Exide Technologies in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accusing the company - one of the world's largest manufacturers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries - of exposing tens of thousands of people to cancer-causing chemicals and failing to take timely action to address problems with pollution control systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
Beverly Hills police launched a battery investigation Monday involving rapper Kanye West, police said. The alleged incident was reported about 12:15 p.m. Monday in the 8800 block of Wilshire Boulevard, a commercial district, according to a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department.  "The named suspect was identified as Kanye West by the victim and several witnesses," police said in a statement. West left the scene before officers arrived, police said.  Authorities are conducting a follow-up investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A Los Angeles County judge accused of shoving and injuring a woman during a dispute about her dog's waste wants the case dismissed because of what his lawyer says is her history of mental illness. City prosecutors say the altercation occurred July 18 when L os Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig Richman saw Connie Romero place a plastic bag of animal waste on the curb next to a street. Romero, 51, accuses Richman of knocking her down from behind, leading to a cut over her left eye, a scrape on her left shoulder and swelling on her wrist.
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