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March 5, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In testimony lasting nearly three hours in federal court Wednesday, a Los Angeles police officer described in grim detail the shooting in which he and fellow officers fired 35 times at four robbers outside a Sunland McDonald's, killing three and wounding the fourth. Detective John Helms said he fired six times with a shotgun and three times with a pistol after seeing one of the bandits flee the getaway car with a gun and a second man brandishing a gun inside the car.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In testimony lasting nearly three hours in federal court Wednesday, a Los Angeles police officer described in grim detail the shooting in which he and fellow officers fired 35 times at four robbers outside a Sunland McDonald's, killing three and wounding the fourth. Detective John Helms said he fired six times with a shotgun and three times with a pistol after seeing one of the bandits flee the getaway car with a gun and a second man brandishing a gun inside the car.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1992
In testimony lasting nearly three hours in federal court Wednesday, a Los Angeles police officer described in grim detail the shooting in which he and fellow officers fired 35 times at four robbers outside a Sunland McDonald's, killing three and wounding the fourth. Detective John Helms said he fired six times with a shotgun and three times with a pistol after seeing one of the bandits flee from the getaway car with a gun and a second man brandishing a gun inside the car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1995
No civil rights charges will be filed against nine members of an elite Los Angeles police unit for fatally shooting three robbers and wounding a fourth as they fled a holdup, federal authorities announced Monday. The U. S. attorney's office said it had concluded that there was insufficient evidence to prove the police had violated civil rights laws when they fired on the four men in 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1995 | ISAAC GUZMAN
Former Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates and seven members of the department's Special Investigations Section must pay punitive damages to the 5-year-old daughter of a robbery suspect who was shot and killed by the officers in 1990, a federal judge has ordered. In a judgment entered in Federal Court this week, U. S. District Judge J. Spencer Letts ordered the officers to pay Johanna Trevino, daughter of Javier Trevino, $9,109 out of their own pockets.
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April 16, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed Monday against 13 members of a controversial Los Angeles Police Department unit, accusing them of trying to kill a man they had tailed and allowed to rob a liquor store in Newbury Park last year. Attorneys Stephen Yagman of Venice and Richard H. Milliard of Los Angeles accused the officers of shooting Robert Cunningham with shotguns and handguns with the intent of killing him on June 26, 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995 | LESLIE BERGER and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At least seven Los Angeles police officers who took part in a fatal 1990 shooting in Sunland have received notice that they are targets of a federal grand jury reviewing the incident for possible civil-rights violations, sources said Thursday. Police and legal sources said the so-called "target letters" are a strong sign that criminal indictments could be issued before a five-year statute of limitations ends Feb. 12, the anniversary of the incident outside a McDonald's restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of a controversial Los Angeles police squad, testifying in a federal civil rights trial, on Tuesday described shooting at four robbers in a car in Sunland, killing three of them. "He was pointing a gun at me," Detective Richard Zierenberg said in describing the moment nearly two years ago when he opened fire with a shotgun as one of the robbers ran away from a getaway car. Zierenberg said he fired five shotgun rounds and three bullets from his .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1995 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No civil rights charges will be filed against nine members of an elite Los Angeles Police Department unit for fatally shooting three robbers and wounding a fourth as they fled a holdup, federal authorities announced Monday. In a brief written statement, the U. S. attorney's office said that "after a thorough review," it had concluded there was "insufficient evidence" to prove the police had violated federal civil rights laws when they opened fire on the four men in 1990.
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May 5, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as the Los Angeles County district attorney's office this week closed a five-year investigation into the 1990 shooting deaths of three robbery suspects by an elite police unit, a federal grand jury continues to investigate whether some officers participated in a police cover-up and lied in court. Police and legal sources close to the protracted case said that five detectives involved in the Feb.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Hicks Muse Tate & Furst Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Inc. are discussing whether to cut their losses on a $1-billion bet on Regal Cinemas Inc. or up the ante by buying the theater chain's troubled rivals. With Regal bonds selling for 12 cents on the dollar and lenders pushing to get repaid, Hicks Muse co-founder Thomas Hicks said the two buyout firms, among the world's biggest, have deep enough pockets to help revive the business.
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