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April 18, 1990 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy trainee took the witness stand Tuesday and described for the first time the frantic events he said led to the shooting death Jan. 23 of a Nation of Islam member and the wounding of another after a routine traffic stop. The trainee, David Dolson, testified that he opened fire, wounding one Muslim, because he believed--mistakenly--that his partner had been shot.
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April 19, 1990 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy testified Wednesday that he screamed to his partner to kill a member of the Nation of Islam as he and the Muslim wrestled on the ground for control of his service revolver. "Kill him, kill him. He's got my gun," Deputy William Tackaberry said he exhorted David Dolson, a trainee deputy under his charge, just before Dolson fired a shot into the head of 27-year-old Oliver Beasley, killing him.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1990 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy testified Wednesday that he screamed to his partner to kill a member of the Nation of Islam as he and the Muslim wrestled on the ground for control of his service revolver. "Kill him, kill him. He's got my gun," Deputy William Tackaberry said he exhorted David Dolson, a trainee deputy under his charge, just before Dolson fired a shot into the head of 27-year-old Oliver Beasley, killing him.
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April 18, 1990 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy trainee took the witness stand Tuesday and described for the first time the frantic events he said led to the shooting death Jan. 23 of a Nation of Islam member and the wounding of another after a routine traffic stop. The trainee, David Dolson, testified that he opened fire, wounding one Muslim, because he believed--mistakenly--that his partner had been shot.
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May 3, 1990
A Nation of Islam member charged with assaulting a sheriff's deputy during a street fight in which a fellow Muslim was killed pleaded not guilty Wednesday, court officials said. David Charles Hartley, 18, was wounded by gunfire during the January confrontation between Nation of Islam members and two deputies. Hartley entered his plea during arraignment in Torrance Superior Court. A pretrial hearing was set for June 1, said court clerk Frederick Coulter.
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January 12, 1991
A Nation of Islam member who pleaded no contest to assaulting a sheriff's deputy and taking his gun during a street fight in which a fellow Muslim was killed was sentenced Friday to one year of summary probation. The action by Torrance Superior Court Judge Cecil J. Mills brought to an end a case that had heightened tensions between law enforcement and the black community. The defendant, David Charles Hartley, 19, was wounded by gunfire during the Jan.
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