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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2010 |
This month, patrol officers in the Pasadena Police Department tried something new: They went door to door, introducing themselves, handing out business cards and saying hello. Some residents greeted them with mouths hanging open, interim Chief Christopher Vicino said. Others wanted to know what the trouble was that brought the police to their door. The 10-hour "community day," in which officers sought to build relationships with the residents in neighborhoods they patrol across the city, was one of the new measures sparked in part by a watchdog report that reviewed a fatal police shooting of a man during a traffic stop one year ago. Going door-to-door was an idea proposed by the officers' union, Vicino said.
May 22, 2013 |
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.