June 29, 2013
Re "Suspect in Hollywood stabbing has long record," June 26 That an innocent woman was stabbed on Hollywood Boulevard is devastating. But the revelation that her accused killer has been arrested for previous physical assaults and released numerous times because of overcrowded jails compounds the tragedy. Our police alone cannot protect us from people who should not be on the streets. It is up to citizens and their elected and appointed officials to take immediate action to provide adequate jail space for those who need to be incarcerated.
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March 12, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- A man jailed in Los Angeles County for a month because he was mistaken for someone with the same name and birth date lost a legal effort Wednesday to hold law enforcement agencies responsible for the mix-up. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by Santiago Rivera that the Los Angeles and San Bernardino County sheriff's departments violated his constitutional rights when they arrested and held him based on a warrant for another man. “The deputies were not unreasonable in believing that Rivera was the subject of the warrant at the time of arrest,” Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, a Reagan appointee, wrote for the court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 |
Authorities were searching Thursday for an L.A. County jail inmate who escaped from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles. Christopher Lee Brown, 37, was being sought after escaping from jail on Wednesday. He walked out of the release area in the jail about 10 p.m. after staff apparently failed to follow security practices, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Capt. Mike Parker said, according to KTLA-TV . Brown, who was sentenced Wednesday to four years, eight months in jail for stealing computers from a medical center, was able to impersonate another inmate and escape, Parker said.
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February 17, 2010 |
It may well be the tamest jail-related riot ever. Two mundane relics from Santa Monica's Depression-era lockup have sparked a frenzy of interest from architectural buffs and home hardware aficionados. In the two weeks since the city announced that it would give away two doorknobs from the shuttered jail, more than 20 people have tried to stake claim to them. By all accounts, the competition is fierce. The lockup, a Moderne-style building that was completed in 1939, was designed by two Los Angeles architects and featured Gladding, McBean ceramic tiles and Stanton Macdonald-Wright murals.
November 20, 2013 |
UCLA tackle Torian White was released from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Twin Towers correctional facility late Tuesday night. White was arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault Sunday. The district attorney's office has returned the case for further investigation. Charges have not been filed. White was released without bail. White has been indefinitely suspended from the team. ALSO: Tiger Woods could have benefited from new golf rule Clippers face tough games at Minnesota, Oklahoma City LeBron James talking soccer partnership with David Beckham in Miami
June 10, 2013 |
A playful slap on his lawyer's backside has earned Chad Johnson far more than a slap on the wrist. Johnson, a former NFL star, was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic-violence case after a judge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., rejected his plea bargain. It seemed as if the judge was about to go along with the no-jail agreement, but reversed her field when Johnson lightly slapped his attorney's rear in celebration. “I don't know that you're taking this whole thing seriously,” Broward Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh said, according to the Associated Press.