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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1992
Having reviewed more than 200 pages of material about possible misconduct by Long Beach City Prosecutor John VanderLans, the district attorney's office said Thursday it will not open its own inquiry. "After a thorough assessment of the material provided to us, we have concluded that an investigation by this office is not warranted in light of the previous investigative efforts," stated a letter that was hand-delivered to the Long Beach Police Department.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1992
Having reviewed more than 200 pages of material about possible misconduct by Long Beach City Prosecutor John VanderLans, the district attorney's office said Thursday it will not open its own inquiry. "After a thorough assessment of the material provided to us, we have concluded that an investigation by this office is not warranted in light of the previous investigative efforts," stated a letter that was hand-delivered to the Long Beach Police Department.
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June 23, 1988 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, Times Staff Writer
Former Planning Commission Chairman Richard Gaylord, arrested after allegedly soliciting a sex act from an undercover police officer, pleaded no contest last week to a reduced charge of disturbing the peace. Gaylord, a prominent real estate businessman, was fined $150 and sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation, which means that "he has to be a law-abiding citizen," according to his attorney, Ed George.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday two years ago, television viewers across the nation saw a white Long Beach police officer appear to shove a black man into a glass window, shattering it. Bleeps blotted out the officer's obscenities. A loud thud sounded as the officer appeared to slam the black man onto the hood of his patrol car.
NEWS
June 26, 1988 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
City Council members last week passed a $1.1-billion budget that raises an assortment of public fees and cuts back several expenses. Then, after complaining of their inability to better finance necessary services, council members voted to consider increacing their own city-paid insurance benefits and boosting the salaries of top administrators.
NEWS
January 23, 1992 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has become the tale of the missing warrants, a mystery riddled with twists and turns and ever-changing accounts. Last Friday, a Long Beach police official said he thought all of Long Beach's arrest warrants had been accidentally purged from the state Wanted Persons System about a month ago--meaning that if a Long Beach suspect was stopped by authorities outside Los Angeles County, officials would have no way of knowing the person was wanted in Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1992 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his first interview since he was suspended as Long Beach police chief, Lawrence Binkley on Wednesday defended his secret investigations of city officials, saying it was his duty to look into allegations of criminal wrongdoing. "We don't do political investigations," Binkley said. "When somebody brought me a criminal investigation, (my response was) that elected officials are not exempt from the law in Long Beach."
NEWS
June 23, 1988 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
City Council members this week passed a $1.1-billion budget that raises an assortment of public fees and cuts back several expenses. Then, after complaining of their inability to better finance necessary services, council members voted to consider increasing their own city-paid insurance benefits and boosting the salaries of top administrators.
NEWS
July 23, 1992 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Long Beach Police Chief Lawrence L. Binkley has filed a claim against the city's highest-ranking elected and appointed officials, saying they engaged in a conspiracy to wrongfully fire him. Binkley and his wife, Karen, jointly filed a claim against Mayor Ernie Kell, eight of the nine councilmen, City Manager James C. Hankla, new Police Chief William C. Ellis, Long Beach Police Officers Assn.
NEWS
November 20, 1997 | SONIA NAZARIO, TIME URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
The heroin-addicted mother of 3-year-old Tamika Triggs has been sentenced to 30 days in jail on a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment, authorities disclosed Wednesday. Theodora Triggs, 34, was arrested Sunday after a series in The Times that chronicled the difficult life that her daughter--and hundred of thousands of others across the nation--endure every day while living with substance-abusing parents. Triggs initially was charged with one felony count of willful cruelty to a child.
NEWS
January 11, 1992 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach Police Chief Lawrence Binkley has kept secret files on city officials with information that ranges from "potentially serious . . . (to) silly," city leaders said Friday. One councilman likened the embattled chief to "a little J. Edgar Hoover."
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