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September 3, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
Two Pasadena police officers, whose names were kept secret after they shot and killed a parolee last year, were identified this week in federal court papers filed by an attorney representing the dead man's family. The officers who fatally shot 38-year-old Leroy Barnes Jr. during a traffic stop were identified as Charles Glen Reep and Michael Alvarado. Wednesday's filing, by attorney Edi M.O. Faal, came in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Barnes' family in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
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September 29, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2009 | Victoria Kim
Federal authorities and a local law enforcement watchdog group are looking into February's fatal shooting of a man by Pasadena police, officials said Tuesday. Pasadena Police Chief Bernard Melekian said at a news conference that he had requested the FBI's civil rights division and the county's Office of Independent Review to investigate the Feb. 19 shooting, in which two officers fired 11 shots at parolee Leroy Barnes Jr., 38.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
Two Pasadena police officers, whose names were kept secret after they shot and killed a parolee last year, were identified this week in federal court papers filed by an attorney representing the dead man's family. The officers who fatally shot 38-year-old Leroy Barnes Jr. during a traffic stop were identified as Charles Glen Reep and Michael Alvarado. Wednesday's filing, by attorney Edi M.O. Faal, came in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Barnes' family in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
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 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2007 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
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."
BUSINESS
May 22, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Seven weeks after its auditor resigned in an insider trading scandal, Herbalife Ltd. retained major accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers as its new auditor. The Los Angeles nutritional products company said Tuesday that PricewaterhouseCoopers would begin "immediately" to re-audit its financial statements for 2010, 2011 and 2012. Former auditor KPMG withdrew its audits of those statements after it learned of the insider-trading allegations. Herbalife shares jumped on the news, gaining $1.33, or 2.7%, to $50.54.
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February 22, 1985 | BARRY BEARAK, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2009 | Victoria Kim
Federal authorities and a local law enforcement watchdog group are looking into February's fatal shooting of a man by Pasadena police, officials said Tuesday. Pasadena Police Chief Bernard Melekian said at a news conference that he had requested the FBI's civil rights division and the county's Office of Independent Review to investigate the Feb. 19 shooting, in which two officers fired 11 shots at parolee Leroy Barnes Jr., 38.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2009 | Victoria Kim
A Superior Court judge granted a temporary restraining order Monday barring the Pasadena Police Department from releasing the names of two officers who shot and killed an alleged gang member last month. The city's police union and the two officers, identified in the complaint as John Doe and James Roe, filed a lawsuit Monday seeking the order. The officers fired 11 shots at Leroy Barnes, 37, during a traffic stop Feb. 19, according to the department. The department scheduled a news conference for this afternoon and had notified the officers Friday of their intent to make their names public, said attorney Richard Shinee, who is representing the union.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2007 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
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."
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