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October 18, 1991 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Christopher Commission's chief lawyer alleged Thursday that the Los Angeles Police Department has been "unresponsive" to the commission's call to rein in excessive force and asserted that the department's leadership "is appearing to resist meaningful reform." John W. Spiegel said he drew these conclusions from the Police Department's formal response to the Christopher Commission findings. Chief Daryl F.
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October 18, 1991 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Christopher Commission's chief lawyer alleged Thursday that the Los Angeles Police Department has been "unresponsive" to the commission's call to rein in excessive force and asserted that the department's leadership "is appearing to resist meaningful reform." John W. Spiegel said he drew these conclusions from the Police Department's formal response to the Christopher Commission findings. Chief Daryl F.
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October 15, 1995 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three have been fired and 10 have quit. Nine have been promoted. Two have killed suspects while on duty. And one stands accused of falsifying evidence in a murder case. For most of the 44 Los Angeles Police Department officers labeled "problem officers" in the landmark 1991 Christopher Commission report, the past four years have been tumultuous. The commission said its intention was to illustrate, not define, what it called "the problem of excessive force in the LAPD."
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November 27, 2007 | E. Scott Reckard, Times Staff Writer
A former Broadcom Corp. executive has agreed to plead guilty to obstruction of justice in connection with a federal probe into the manipulation of stock option grants at the Irvine chip maker, people close to the investigation said Monday.
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April 20, 2011 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
Charlie Sheen had a busy day in court Tuesday, as lawyers for the sacked sitcom star tried to quash legal moves by his former studio bosses and struggled to wrest custody of his toddler twins from his estranged wife. Sheen's tangled professional and personal lives were thus both on display in the legal system simultaneously. The former star of TV's top comedy "Two and a Half Men," Sheen has sued Warner Bros. for $100 million, accusing the studio of wrongly firing him this year after months of erratic behavior and reported drug abuse.
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December 3, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of prominent attorneys who worked on the 1991 Christopher Commission report told the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday that they believe the Police Commission's civilian watchdog should have the power to independently initiate investigations.
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September 12, 1990 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The General Accounting Office warned Tuesday that the nation's banking system is in such fragile condition that a recession could bring on the failure of several major banks, wiping out the federal deposit insurance fund and making a taxpayer bailout necessary. In unusually pessimistic testimony, Comptroller General Charles A.
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December 4, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For weeks, prominent police reform experts, particularly those invited to testify before the City Council and charter reform commissions, have been the targets of a mysterious, anonymous mailing campaign designed to enhance the Los Angeles Police Commission's image.
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January 11, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON and VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An attorney who helped investigate allegations of brutality in the Los Angeles Police Department was hired Friday to assist in an inquiry into the Sheriff's Department--a probe that has already prompted Sheriff Sherman Block to suspend a similar investigation by his own citizens panel.
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January 16, 2001 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A federal judge's recent ruling that Southern California Edison Co. has the right to pass on to consumers its costs of acquiring power on the wholesale market does not mean that ratepayers will have to bear any of those costs soon. But the decision nonetheless provided immediate benefits to the beleaguered utility--primarily making the company look more financially secure and credit-worthy because the ruling could pave the way for a recovery of more than $2 billion for Edison.
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April 25, 1991 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The commission formed to conduct a sweeping investigation of excessive use of force in the Los Angeles Police Department has requested more than 1 million pages of police documents as part of its unprecedented review. As part of the massive request, the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department also has asked for personnel files on 21 officers who were present at the March 3 beating of Altadena resident Rodney G. King, according to a lawyer for some of the officers.
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