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August 5, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles police sergeant filed a $10-million malicious prosecution suit in federal court Tuesday against attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. and his law firm. Sgt. Michael Long, 48, was one of seven officers sued by Cochran on behalf of the survivors of a woman who was shot to death by police in 1993 after threatening to kill her 3-year-old son with a knife on the roof of St. Vincent's Hospital.
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September 11, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Members of the O.J. Simpson defense "dream team" were back in action 17 years after the legendary murder trial, this time defending the name of their late colleague, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. It all started last week in New York, when former Simpson prosecutor Christopher A. Darden alleged to a law school audience that Cochran tampered with the infamous "bloody glove," a key piece of evidence in the murder case. During the trial in the stabbing deaths of Simpson's former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman, Simpson tried on bloody gloves.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Municipal Judge Maxine Thomas has been diagnosed by her doctors as "disabled and unable to perform her duties," and there is a possibility that she may never return to the bench, her attorney said Tuesday. But the lawyer, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., told reporters that the judge's medical problems are "in no way related to any drug or substance abuse." Thomas, 40, went on medical leave last week amid allegations that she was displaying symptoms of drug abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2010 | By Steve Harvey, Los Angeles Times
It's unlikely that Wyatt Earp, the gruff frontier lawman, and Johnnie Cochran, the smooth-talking defense attorney, would have been friends had they lived in the same era. In a way, they've even been on opposite sides in death — in a matter involving a school in midtown Los Angeles. In the 1990s there was a movement to rename Mount Vernon Junior High after Earp because it occupied the site of the gunfighter's last residence at 4004 W. 17th St. "I like the sound of 'Wyatt Earp Junior High,'" City Councilman Nate Holden said at the time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1994 | TRACY WEBER and DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. said Saturday that he and other members of the O.J. Simpson defense team do not support Judge Lance A. Ito's threat to bar television cameras from the courtroom during the high-profile murder trial, which is set to begin Monday. "I'm not prepared to say, 'Pull all of the cameras out of the courtroom,' " Cochran said at the State Bar of California's annual meeting in the Anaheim Convention Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Time was running short, and noted Atlanta criminal prosecutor Nancy Grace was tapping her foot, glaring impatiently at her new partner, who would not get off the phone. "There he is, the king of Simpson, talking away," Grace muttered within earshot of Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., the criminal defense attorney who has become about as well-known as O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson and other clients of his.
NEWS
July 23, 1994 | ANDREA FORD and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Speaking in a firm, assertive voice, O.J. Simpson proclaimed he was "absolutely, 100% not guilty" Friday as he was arraigned for the second time in five weeks on charges that he murdered his ex-wife and a young Brentwood waiter. Friday's hearing featured a more forceful and engaged Simpson than in previous court appearances. He consulted with his lawyers throughout the brief session and stood ramrod straight when the charges against him were read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2001 | CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two teenagers riding a bicycle were killed Saturday in a drive-by shooting in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, police said Sunday. Sean Cochran, 16, and Anthony Caldwell, 19, each were shot multiple times shortly before 7 p.m., said Officer Guillermo Campos, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. Cochran is the nephew of lawyer Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Police would not speculate about the motive for the killings, which occurred near West Jefferson Boulevard and 8th Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Members of the O.J. Simpson defense "dream team" were back in action 17 years after the legendary murder trial, this time defending the name of their late colleague, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. It all started last week in New York, when former Simpson prosecutor Christopher A. Darden alleged to a law school audience that Cochran tampered with the infamous "bloody glove," a key piece of evidence in the murder case. During the trial in the stabbing deaths of Simpson's former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman, Simpson tried on bloody gloves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1995 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors in the Snoop Doggy Dogg murder trial Monday dropped charges against a co-defendant who was in the rear seat of the rapper's Jeep at the time of the alleged 1993 drive-by killing. Although prosecutors Ed Nison and Bobby Grace said they will consider refiling murder charges against Sean Abrams later, the decision Monday removes from the courtroom--at least temporarily--a lawyer with whom the district attorney's office had some trouble in a recent unrelated case: Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2001 | CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two teenagers riding a bicycle were killed Saturday in a drive-by shooting in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, police said Sunday. Sean Cochran, 16, and Anthony Caldwell, 19, each were shot multiple times shortly before 7 p.m., said Officer Guillermo Campos, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. Cochran is the nephew of lawyer Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Police would not speculate about the motive for the killings, which occurred near West Jefferson Boulevard and 8th Avenue.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1999 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer
Straight-faced as can be, the nation's best-known lawyer announces that he has a skewering cross-examination planned for the folks from "Law & Order." For one thing, how come the poor defense attorneys always lose on that NBC crime drama? And it's bad enough that the prosecutors are the heroes--how dare they leave those nasty D.A.s alone with the defendant on every case? What self-respecting defense attorney would let that happen?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles police sergeant filed a $10-million malicious prosecution suit in federal court Tuesday against attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. and his law firm. Sgt. Michael Long, 48, was one of seven officers sued by Cochran on behalf of the survivors of a woman who was shot to death by police in 1993 after threatening to kill her 3-year-old son with a knife on the roof of St. Vincent's Hospital.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Time was running short, and noted Atlanta criminal prosecutor Nancy Grace was tapping her foot, glaring impatiently at her new partner, who would not get off the phone. "There he is, the king of Simpson, talking away," Grace muttered within earshot of Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., the criminal defense attorney who has become about as well-known as O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson and other clients of his.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1995 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors in the Snoop Doggy Dogg murder trial Monday dropped charges against a co-defendant who was in the rear seat of the rapper's Jeep at the time of the alleged 1993 drive-by killing. Although prosecutors Ed Nison and Bobby Grace said they will consider refiling murder charges against Sean Abrams later, the decision Monday removes from the courtroom--at least temporarily--a lawyer with whom the district attorney's office had some trouble in a recent unrelated case: Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1994 | TRACY WEBER and DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. said Saturday that he and other members of the O.J. Simpson defense team do not support Judge Lance A. Ito's threat to bar television cameras from the courtroom during the high-profile murder trial, which is set to begin Monday. "I'm not prepared to say, 'Pull all of the cameras out of the courtroom,' " Cochran said at the State Bar of California's annual meeting in the Anaheim Convention Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1999 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer
Straight-faced as can be, the nation's best-known lawyer announces that he has a skewering cross-examination planned for the folks from "Law & Order." For one thing, how come the poor defense attorneys always lose on that NBC crime drama? And it's bad enough that the prosecutors are the heroes--how dare they leave those nasty D.A.s alone with the defendant on every case? What self-respecting defense attorney would let that happen?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2010 | By Steve Harvey, Los Angeles Times
It's unlikely that Wyatt Earp, the gruff frontier lawman, and Johnnie Cochran, the smooth-talking defense attorney, would have been friends had they lived in the same era. In a way, they've even been on opposite sides in death — in a matter involving a school in midtown Los Angeles. In the 1990s there was a movement to rename Mount Vernon Junior High after Earp because it occupied the site of the gunfighter's last residence at 4004 W. 17th St. "I like the sound of 'Wyatt Earp Junior High,'" City Councilman Nate Holden said at the time.
NEWS
July 23, 1994 | ANDREA FORD and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Speaking in a firm, assertive voice, O.J. Simpson proclaimed he was "absolutely, 100% not guilty" Friday as he was arraigned for the second time in five weeks on charges that he murdered his ex-wife and a young Brentwood waiter. Friday's hearing featured a more forceful and engaged Simpson than in previous court appearances. He consulted with his lawyers throughout the brief session and stood ramrod straight when the charges against him were read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Municipal Judge Maxine Thomas has been diagnosed by her doctors as "disabled and unable to perform her duties," and there is a possibility that she may never return to the bench, her attorney said Tuesday. But the lawyer, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., told reporters that the judge's medical problems are "in no way related to any drug or substance abuse." Thomas, 40, went on medical leave last week amid allegations that she was displaying symptoms of drug abuse.
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