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September 20, 1991 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner announced Thursday that the Los Angeles County Grand Jury will investigate the deaths of four people shot in recent weeks by sheriff's deputies. Reiner stopped short of saying whether he would ask for indictments against any of the deputies involved. But his decision to call on the grand jury was praised by law enforcement critics, who have charged that Reiner might be biased in favor of the Sheriff's Department.
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November 22, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission has ordered the reinstatement of a sheriff's deputy fired for the 1991 fatal shooting of a gang member that helped lead to reform in the Sheriff's Department. In a report dated Nov. 15, the commission ordered the reinstatement of Deputy Jose Belmares with four years back pay and interest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the most controversial Sheriff's shooting cases of the last two years, a Los Angeles County hearing officer has recommended the reinstatement of a deputy who was fired for policy violations after he fatally shot a 15-year-old Montebello youth in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the most controversial Sheriff's shooting cases of the last two years, a Los Angeles County hearing officer has recommended the reinstatement of a deputy who was fired for policy violations after he fatally shot a 15-year-old Montebello youth in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission has ordered the reinstatement of a sheriff's deputy fired for the 1991 fatal shooting of a gang member that helped lead to reform in the Sheriff's Department. In a report dated Nov. 15, the commission ordered the reinstatement of Deputy Jose Belmares with four years back pay and interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1992
The family of a 15-year-old car theft suspect shot to death by a sheriff's deputy last August filed suit Friday against Los Angeles County, Sheriff Sherman Block and the deputy and his partner. The parents of David Angel Ortiz, one of four young men whose slayings last summer by sheriff's deputies outraged the minority community, said they were seeking unspecified compensatory damages, as well as reforms within the Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1994
The Los Angeles County Claims Board recommended Monday that the Board of Supervisors pay $600,000 to settle a claim by the parents of Daniel Angel Ortiz, an unarmed 15-year-old car theft suspect shot to death by a sheriff's deputy in 1991. An autopsy showed that Ortiz was shot in the back after a high-speed chase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1993
The Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission Wednesday voted 3 to 2 to tentatively approve the recommendation of a hearing officer for the reinstatement of a sheriff's deputy who was fired for policy violations after he fatally shot a 15-year-old Montebello youth in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1994
A sheriff's deputy fired for killing an unarmed 15-year-old car theft suspect in 1991 will get a chance March 25 to fight a move to block his return to work. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien on Wednesday set the hearing date for Jose Belmares, who wants to stop the county from convening a second session to determine if his reinstatement should be reversed.
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December 4, 1992 | KENNETH REICH
Sheriff Sherman Block denied Thursday that there has been any change in the Sheriff Department's policies on disciplining officers involved in shootings, rejecting testimony by one of his captains that deputies were now occasionally being fired for new "moralistic" and "civil liability" reasons. Block agreed that officer-involved shootings are now more comprehensively investigated, but he denied that deputies are discharged because they have exposed the department to big civil lawsuits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1991 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner announced Thursday that the Los Angeles County Grand Jury will investigate the deaths of four people shot in recent weeks by sheriff's deputies. Reiner stopped short of saying whether he would ask for indictments against any of the deputies involved. But his decision to call on the grand jury was praised by law enforcement critics, who have charged that Reiner might be biased in favor of the Sheriff's Department.
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September 17, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Montebello youth who was shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy after allegedly running from a stolen car last month in Artesia suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the back of his neck, according to a coroner's report released Monday.
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March 5, 1992 | From United Press International
Unspecified "administrative action" has been taken against a deputy who shot and killed an unarmed 15-year-old boy he said he thought was about to pull a gun, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced Wednesday. The department said it had concluded its investigation into the shooting death of David Ortiz, who was shot in the back by Deputy Jose Belmares after a chase in Artesia on Aug. 28, 1991.
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