CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1988
The misdemeanor conflict-of-interest trial of Downey Councilman James S. Santangelo ended in a mistrial Tuesday after the jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction. Downey Municipal Judge Robert G. Drees declared a mistrial after foreman William Melvin of Long Beach said the jury was deadlocked after deliberating for 1 1/2 days. Santangelo, 53, was charged with having a conflict of interest when he voted in July, 1984, to expand the city's redevelopment district.