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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990
A law enforcement expert testified Wednesday that undercover detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Investigations Section acted properly during a 1982 surveillance of two bank robbers, and were justified when they shot the pair, killing one and wounding the other. "They had a real life-threatening situation unfolding before them. . . ." said Lt. Joe Callanan, a retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who is now a police training consultant.
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June 8, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an important legal victory for the Los Angeles Police Department, a federal court jury Thursday cleared six undercover detectives of allegations that they violated a bank robber's civil rights when they shot her and killed her companion after watching the two rob a bank in 1982. The jury deliberated for 2 hours and 45 minutes before finding that the four detectives who shot Jane Berry had not used excessive force.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defending his role in a 1982 shooting that left one bank robber dead and another wounded, an undercover Los Angeles police detective testified in federal court Tuesday that he fired his shotgun at the robbers because he believed that they were armed and ready to kill him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990
A law enforcement expert testified Wednesday that undercover detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Investigations Section acted properly during a 1982 surveillance of two bank robbers, and were justified when they shot the pair, killing one and wounding the other. "They had a real life-threatening situation unfolding before them. . . ." said Lt. Joe Callanan, a retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who is now a police training consultant.
NEWS
June 8, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an important legal victory for the Los Angeles Police Department, a federal court jury Thursday cleared six undercover detectives of allegations that they violated a bank robber's civil rights when they shot her and killed her companion after watching the two rob a bank in 1982. The jury deliberated for 2 hours and 45 minutes before finding that the four detectives who shot Jane Berry had not used excessive force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This morning, as they did each morning last week, a cadre of middle-aged men dressed in business suits will arrive at the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. They will ride the escalator to the second floor, enter the imposing courtroom of Judge Stephen V. Wilson and take their places as defendants in a trial that is the first of its kind. The defendants are police officers, but they are hardly ordinary cops.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1997
Property owners in a mail-in election have overwhelmingly approved the continuation of a $1.2-million assessment to pay for maintenance of streets and trees. When the votes were tallied this week, those who pay $251,732 of the assessment favored its reinstatement while those paying $108,695 opposed it, City Clerk Jane Berry said. The election's outcome means the owners of a typical West Covina home will continue to pay a $46 annual fee on their property taxes for the assessment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1992
An appeals court has upheld a ruling in favor of an elite Los Angeles police unit, which had been accused of violating the rights of a bank robber whom the unit's members had shot and wounded, the city attorney's office announced Monday. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a federal judge was correct to exclude evidence of previous shootings by the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Investigations Section in the trial of the bank robber's lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1989
A convicted robber who was wounded in 1982 by members of a secret Los Angeles police surveillance unit after a bank holdup is suing the officers in U.S. District Court, alleging that her civil rights were violated because she was shot in the back. Attorney Stephen Yagman filed suit Thursday on behalf of Jane (Beckie) Berry, who is in prison at Frontera.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1988
Memory stirred when I saw that marvelous picture by Barbara Martin of the multi-tiered garage at Community Concourse in downtown San Diego (Sept. 27). And even more struck by the caption which ended: "So far, no one has gotten lost." At least one couple has! My husband and I, longtime Symphony-goers, parked there for years, so we knew winding around and around and descending snail-like, and some years back, timorously, for then this was the glory road of young, wild skateboarders who practically grazed descending wheels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defending his role in a 1982 shooting that left one bank robber dead and another wounded, an undercover Los Angeles police detective testified in federal court Tuesday that he fired his shotgun at the robbers because he believed that they were armed and ready to kill him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This morning, as they did each morning last week, a cadre of middle-aged men dressed in business suits will arrive at the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. They will ride the escalator to the second floor, enter the imposing courtroom of Judge Stephen V. Wilson and take their places as defendants in a trial that is the first of its kind. The defendants are police officers, but they are hardly ordinary cops.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for a convicted bank robber and six Los Angeles police detectives squared off in federal court Thursday, with one side maintaining the officers "were trying to do in" robber Jane Berry and the other responding that the police acted in self-defense when they shot Berry in 1982.
NEWS
September 25, 1988 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
"'To Protect and To Serve,' states the essential goal of the Los Angeles Police Department. The Department protects the right of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions and to live in peace. . . ." --LAPD Manual On a November morning in 1986, two robbers entered a videotape rental shop in Koreatown, slammed clerk Eunsook Oh to the floor and tore off her jewelry.
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