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November 6, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Compton Police Chief Terry Ray Ebert was sentenced to three years probation and 500 hours of community service Friday as a result of his plea of no contest to a charge that he stole $5,000 from a police drug-buy fund. Ebert, 49, also was ordered to repay the money, which was taken over a two-year period.
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March 5, 1993 | EMILY ADAMS and ERIC MALNIC, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three people believed to have harbored a fugitive who may be connected to the Feb. 22 slayings of two Compton police officers were arrested during a massive raid at an apartment house here Thursday afternoon, police said. The arrests came five days after Compton police received a tip that "prime suspects" in the shooting deaths of officers Kevin Michael Burrell, 29, and James Wayne MacDonald, 23, were hiding somewhere in Orange County. Compton Police Lt.
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August 5, 1994 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The first time Compton Police Chief Hourie Taylor saw the televised videotape of one of his officers beating a teen-ager with a police baton, he was shocked, Taylor said Thursday. "I was surprised, certainly. I was shocked," Taylor said. "I'm not saying his actions were incorrect . . . but I wasn't expecting it."
NEWS
December 16, 1985
A former Compton police narcotics officer who pleaded guilty to stealing six grams of cocaine seized under a search warrant has been sentenced to five years' probation. Superior Court Judge Clarence A. Stromwell also ordered Theodore Brown to enter a drug rehabilitation program. After growing suspicious of Brown, Compton police investigators last June directed Brown to search a bedroom in which they had planted 16 grams of cocaine. Brown was arrested after he turned in only 10 grams as
BUSINESS
December 27, 1994 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
A Taste for Safety: The Compton Police Department is playing chicken this holiday season with a little help from Irvine-based El Pollo Loco. "Good drivers usually do not get rewards for their safe driving," Police Chief Hourie L. Taylor said. "The public's perception of being stopped by the police is usually negative, with the receipt of a traffic citation as the result."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1993
In a crackdown Thursday on three rival gangs, Compton police served 17 warrants and arrested eight suspects, including one sought for murder and seven wanted for attempted murder and other violent crimes. Twenty other gang members were being detained for questioning, said Compton Police Detective Ricky Pettey. Booking information was not immediately released.
NEWS
March 17, 1991 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI has launched an investigation into the shooting deaths of two unarmed Samoan brothers by a Compton police officer, officials announced. The federal agency began the investigation last Tuesday, the same day that more than 400 protesters marched around the Compton police station and City Hall, demanding a criminal investigation of the month-old incident. The Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1993
A fifth man wanted for questioning about the murder of two Compton police officers turned himself in to sheriff's deputies before dawn Friday and was booked for an unrelated murder. Orlando Raymond Ford, 19, showed up at the Lynwood sheriff's station one week after Compton police announced that he was wanted for murder and as a possible accomplice in the execution-style murder of Officers Kevin Michael Burrell, 29, and James Wayne MacDonald, 22, on Feb. 22.
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July 12, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saying police have been powerless to stop out-of-control violence, the Compton City Council voted Tuesday to disband the Police Department and hire the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Despite protests from some residents, Mayor Omar Bradley and council members Amen Rah and Dolores Zurita said the change was the only hope of making Compton, which has seen eight slayings since June 28, no longer a battle zone. "People are prisoners in their own homes," Zurita said.
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May 19, 1999
A Municipal Court judge has dismissed charges against a Compton police officer who was accused of having consensual unlawful sex with a minor, according to the district attorney's office. Charges against Ed'ourd Peters, 38, were dismissed when the alleged victim failed to appear at two court hearings. Peters, a nine-year veteran of the department, was accused of having sex with the 14-year-old runaway girl while on duty.
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