November 22, 2013 |
Marguerite Oswald, at that moment the most notorious mother in America, was being dropped off at her Fort Worth home by FBI agents on the morning I met her 50 years ago this month. The bureau had taken Mrs. Oswald into protective custody after the Dallas Police Department arrested her son, Lee Harvey Oswald, and charged him with the murder of President John F. Kennedy. As a 30-year-old reporter for the New York Times, I had been sent from the Los Angeles bureau to interview Mrs. Oswald and glean any scrap of information about her son, who by that time had been shot and killed by Jack Ruby.
July 13, 1991 |
The prospect of Daryl F. Gates stepping aside because of the furor over the Rodney G. King beating has produced a veritable Who's Who of law enforcement officials as possible successors. A key to the debate will be whether to adhere to tradition and hire a chief from within the Los Angeles Police Deparment--or at least an alumnus of the department.
August 2, 1996 |
A former policeman accused of trying to have Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin murdered has agreed to a plea bargain calling for a six-year prison sentence, a source close to the case said Thursday. Johnnie Hernandez, 28, will plead guilty to solicitation of murder and an unrelated bribery charge, the source said on condition of anonymity. Hernandez, whose trial was scheduled to begin Monday, could have received up to 99 years on the murder solicitation charge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1991 |
William Rathburn, a Los Angeles deputy chief who coordinated security measures for the 1984 Olympics and has been one of the Police Department's most successful anti-gang crime fighters, was named chief of police Friday in Dallas. His departure, after a 27-year Los Angeles Police Department career in which he was considered a potential successor to Chief Daryl F.
June 28, 1996 |
Nearly four months after Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Michael Irvin was arrested in an Irving, Texas, motel room in the company of cocaine, marijuana and two topless dancers, the standout offensive star found himself in the center of a twist in the case that could only be called bizarre. A Dallas police officer subpoenaed to testify in Irvin's drug possession trial was arrested Thursday after trying to hire a hit man to kill the Cowboy receiver, police Chief Ben Click said.