CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2009 |
A man who was fatally shot by Pasadena police after he allegedly fired on officers during a routine traffic stop was identified Friday as Leroy Barnes. Barnes, 38, of Pasadena died Thursday on Mentone Avenue south of Washington Boulevard, about four miles north of downtown Pasadena, police said. He was pulled over shortly before 4:30 p.m., said Janet Pope Givens, a spokeswoman for the Pasadena Police Department. The nature of the traffic stop was unclear. Barnes got out of the car and started shooting, and officers returned fire and killed him, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2010 |
A Superior Court judge lifted a restraint barring Pasadena from releasing the names of two police officers who shot and killed a gang member last year, ending more than a year of legal wrangling between the police union and the city. After the February 2009 shooting, the officers and their union sought to keep their identities secret to prevent gang retaliation. A state court granted a temporary order barring the release of the names, after which The Times intervened, arguing that the public interest in knowing which officers use deadly force outweighed the officers' privacy concerns.
October 21, 2007 |
If you lived in New York City in the 1970s, chances are you heard about Leroy "Nicky" Barnes. He was the heroin kingpin, dubbed by some the Al Capone of Harlem, an underworld superstar who had tauntingly posed for the cover of the New York Times Magazine in 1977 with the headline "Mister Untouchable."
May 21, 2013 |
Herbalife Ltd. has chosen PricewaterhouseCoopers as its independent auditor, ending a nearly two-month effort to replace KPMG, which resigned after a senior partner was accused of insider trading. The Los Angeles nutritional products company said PricewaterhouseCoopers would “immediately” begin re-auditing financial statements for 2010, 2011 and 2012, which KPMG withdrew after it learned of the insider-trading allegations. Herbalife shares jumped more than 4% after the company announced its decision.
February 22, 1985 |
Heroin, easy to buy abroad and easy to sell in the United States, is now the business of not only the Mafia but groups of Pakistanis, Nigerians, Mexicans and ever-more Americans, several witnesses told the President's Commission on Organized Crime on Thursday. Beyond those groups, "free-lancers" also have taken up the work, people like Cecily Lermusiaux, who as a teen-ager began making $1-million deals for heroin in Asia.