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.
December 13, 2003 |
A man apparently shot himself to death on the "X" in Dallas' Dealey Plaza that marks the spot where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 40 years ago, authorities said. Witnesses said they saw a man in a camouflage jacket holding a gun on his chest and lying in the middle of the street on the spray-painted "X," an unofficial memorial maintained by the publisher of a local conspiracy theory publication. A witness said it initially appeared that the man had been struck by a vehicle.
February 28, 1988
A Ku Klux Klan protest of the Dallas Police Department's new affirmative action hiring plan turned into a melee when an anti-klan group charged the demonstrators. Police clubbed members of the crowd, estimated at about 200, and some protesters suffered minor injuries in the one-hour confrontation, authorities said. Eight people were arrested on minor charges.