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May 30, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
A veteran detective assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad was relieved of duty Friday pending an internal disciplinary hearing on charges that he illegally possessed a machine gun and a stolen television set. Information that implicated Detective Jimmy L. Trahin of the LAPD firearms and explosives unit was developed during an investigation of another Los Angeles policeman, William E.
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August 31, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
For the second time in recent months, prosecutors dropped charges against a high-profile murder suspect because of disputed ballistics work by a Los Angeles Police Department firearms examiner. Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped their case against Alex Marti, 27, who had been charged in the murder of a suspected drug dealer whose body was found in Bel-Air two years ago.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
For the second time in recent months, prosecutors dropped charges against a high-profile murder suspect because of disputed ballistics work by a Los Angeles Police Department firearms examiner. Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped their case against Alex Marti, 27, who had been charged in the murder of a suspected drug dealer whose body was found in Bel-Air two years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
A veteran detective assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad was relieved of duty Friday pending an internal disciplinary hearing on charges that he illegally possessed a machine gun and a stolen television set. Information that implicated Detective Jimmy L. Trahin of the LAPD firearms and explosives unit was developed during an investigation of another Los Angeles policeman, William E.
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February 15, 1986 | DAVID FREED and PATRICIA KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
After the memorial service Friday for Los Angeles police bomb squad members Arleigh McCree and Ron Ball, those wishing to pay their respects filed slowly past the seated families of the two detectives. The mourners stooped to whisper sympathetic words to each widow, to shake the hands of each child left behind when Ball and McCree were killed Saturday while trying to defuse a bomb in North Hollywood.
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May 16, 1989 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
When Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Rickey Ross was arrested in February by the Los Angeles Police Department in the murders of three prostitutes, police forensic experts were confident that, after examining his gun, they had the right man. "We wouldn't put an active-duty sheriff's deputy in jail for homicide on an 'iffy' make," said one officer at the time. But that, apparently, is precisely what happened. On Monday, as the district attorney's office dropped homicide charges against Ross, police administrators began an internal inquiry to determine why their forensic findings against Ross were so definitive when other forensic examiners found just the opposite while examining the same evidence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1989 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
An internal investigation into allegations that Los Angeles police officers pilfered and sold parts from hundreds of confiscated guns has implicated the department's lead firearms examiner, who recently gained public attention for apparently botching a major murder investigation. Sources said that Detective Jimmy L. Trahin, 42, a nationally known firearms expert, is one of two officers alleged to have been the most-active participants in the scheme to make outside money through the sale of confiscated weapons parts.
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February 8, 1989 | DAVID FREED and JOHN HURST, Times Staff Writers
As Los Angeles gun dealers prepared to clear their shelves of assault-type weapons, several police officers, gang workers and gang members predicted Tuesday that a controversial ban on those guns passed by the Los Angeles City Council will do little to reduce local violence. "It'll be the law-abiding citizens who'll turn their guns in, not the criminals," said one veteran officer.
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May 17, 1989 | RONALD L. SOBLE and WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writers
Saying the Los Angeles Police Department's reputation "has to be tarnished," a highly placed department source said Tuesday that police officials have decided to seek an outside review of its crime laboratory to determine how it apparently bungled the ballistics tests that led to the arrest of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. The review will be proposed today to Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, who was out of town Tuesday, the source said. Gates' top lieutenants are prepared to ask him to approve bringing in outside experts, possibly from the FBI and Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, "to see if the lab is functioning 100%," the source said.
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