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March 23, 1989 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
Admitting the case was weak, the Long Beach city prosecutor Wednesday dropped charges that Don Jackson, a self-styled crusader against police brutality, resisted arrest during a secretly filmed "sting" in which a police officer appeared to shove Jackson's head through a plate glass window. Long Beach Municipal Judge Gary R. Hahn quickly agreed to the prosecutor's request for dismissal of the case against Jackson, who in turn claimed vindication of his efforts to expose police brutality.
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February 28, 1996 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last fall's decision by the California Supreme Court drastically limiting the taxing authority of cities will get its first local test in debt-racked Hawthorne, where a feisty local businessman recently filed a lawsuit challenging nine city levies. The lawsuit, filed Feb. 13 in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks a court order barring future collection of three taxes and six service fees.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
Chicago: The City of Big Shoulders. And to Roberto Perales Hernandez, the City of Big Trouble. Perales, 31, an unemployed auto mechanic from Inglewood, said that twice in the last three years he has been picked up by police and held in Los Angeles County Jail as a suspect in a 1985 Chicago residential burglary. "They said I had a warrant in Chicago," Perales said this week. "I said, 'I've never been to Chicago. How could I have a warrant there!' " Not the Same Man The answer, Perales says, is that authorities have confused him with another Roberto Hernandez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1991
The parents of a schizophrenic man shot and killed by a Hawthorne police officer hours after escaping from the psychiatric ward of a local hospital have accepted $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed this year against the city and several employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1996 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last fall's decision by the California Supreme Court drastically limiting the taxing authority of cities will get its first local test in debt-racked Hawthorne, where a feisty local businessman recently filed a lawsuit challenging nine city levies. The lawsuit, filed Feb. 13 in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks a court order barring future collection of three taxes and six service fees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1991
The parents of a schizophrenic man shot and killed by a Hawthorne police officer hours after escaping from the psychiatric ward of a local hospital have accepted $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed this year against the city and several employees.
NEWS
March 14, 1990 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ed (Fat Eddie) Serna had ridden with the toughest of them in his years with the Vagos, a band of notorious bikers formed in the 1960s to fight off the outlaw Hells Angels. But nothing from his biker days quite compared to the shock of what he says happened to his motorcycle at the hands of Hawthorne police.
NEWS
May 18, 1990 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the largest settlements of its type in California, the city of Hawthorne agreed Thursday to pay nearly $2 million to resolve a lawsuit in which members of the Vagos motorcycle club and others claimed they were targets of massive police abuse in the early 1980s.
NEWS
May 18, 1990 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the largest settlements of its type in California, the city of Hawthorne agreed Thursday to pay nearly $2 million to resolve a lawsuit in which members of the Vagos motorcycle club and others claimed they were targets of massive police abuse in the early 1980s.
NEWS
March 14, 1990 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ed (Fat Eddie) Serna had ridden with the toughest of them in his years with the Vagos, a band of notorious bikers formed in the 1960s to fight off the outlaw Hells Angels. But nothing from his biker days quite compared to the shock of what he says happened to his motorcycle at the hands of Hawthorne police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
Chicago: The City of Big Shoulders. And to Roberto Perales Hernandez, the City of Big Trouble. Perales, 31, an unemployed auto mechanic from Inglewood, said that twice in the last three years he has been picked up by police and held in Los Angeles County Jail as a suspect in a 1985 Chicago residential burglary. "They said I had a warrant in Chicago," Perales said this week. "I said, 'I've never been to Chicago. How could I have a warrant there!' " Not the Same Man The answer, Perales says, is that authorities have confused him with another Roberto Hernandez.
NEWS
March 23, 1989 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
Admitting the case was weak, the Long Beach city prosecutor Wednesday dropped charges that Don Jackson, a self-styled crusader against police brutality, resisted arrest during a secretly filmed "sting" in which a police officer appeared to shove Jackson's head through a plate glass window. Long Beach Municipal Judge Gary R. Hahn quickly agreed to the prosecutor's request for dismissal of the case against Jackson, who in turn claimed vindication of his efforts to expose police brutality.
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