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July 7, 1995 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and TIM RUTTEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They put on five detectives, an FBI agent, a statistician who had trouble with his addition, eight criminalists, a coroner, more DNA charts than anyone can remember and a glove-fitting that no one ever will forget. Now the question is: What did it all add up to? Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner summed up the view of many legal experts Thursday when he said: "The story of the prosecution's case against O.J.
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November 11, 2010 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley continued Wednesday to cling to a lead of about 28,500 votes in the race for California attorney general, according to a Times review of website updates by all 58 counties. Cooley's margin has held relatively steady over San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris during the last few days. The secretary of state reported late Wednesday that counties have more than 1 million ballots still to count statewide ? mostly mail-in ballots that arrived too late to be counted on election day and provisional ballots.
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July 7, 1995 | JIM NEWTON and STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The prosecution in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson rested its case Thursday amid the same conflicts that have distinguished the landmark proceeding since it began more than five months ago: with testimony attempting to link Simpson to the crimes, with defense attorneys suggesting that evidence was mishandled and with the jury shadowed by yet another allegation of misconduct.
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January 22, 2010 | By Jason Song
A former Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent pleaded no contest Thursday to unlawfully displaying a badge while allegedly trying to pull a woman over in Pomona. Ruben Zacarias, 81, waved a school district police badge at a woman driving on the 57 Freeway last July and said he was a cop, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Zacarias, who was superintendent for 2 1/2 years before being bought out of his contract by the school board in late 1999, was fined $250 and must pay a $100 restitution fee. Superior Court Judge David Brougham also ordered that the badge -- which was seized by the California Highway Patrol -- be returned to the school district, according to Deputy Dist.
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April 12, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Rapper-actor Snoop Dogg will avoid jail time after pleading no contest Wednesday to two felony charges -- but he might be legally allowed to continue smoking marijuana. The entertainer, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, entered the plea to a charge of gun possession by a convicted felon and a marijuana-related drug charge, prosecutors said. Dogg, 35, appeared before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Terry Smerling in Pasadena clad in a leather jacket, black jeans and a T-shirt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1993
Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti on Friday made public a cost-saving plan that he said will temporarily avert layoffs of deputy prosecutors and enable him to continue to prosecute all kinds of crime for the time being. Garcetti also said he would strongly support voter approval in November of the extension of a half-cent sales tax whose revenues could be used to bring his office and other law enforcement agencies up to last year's spending levels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2007 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office on Wednesday moved to try a 17-year-old Harvard-Westlake School student as an adult in the highly publicized beating last month of a female classmate. In a felony complaint filed in Van Nuys Superior Court, prosecutors charged Rupert Tumin Ditsworth of Beverly Hills with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly beating Elizabeth Barcay, 18, with a claw hammer.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner said Thursday that former Lincoln Savings & Loan operator Charles H. Keating Jr. should receive the maximum 10-year sentence for cheating investors because anything less would "diminish the gravity" of his crime.
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October 4, 1992 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Officer Henry J. Cousine--a police ring on his finger, an LAPD tattoo on his leg and battle scars on his body--says the officers accused of beating Rodney G. King swung their batons like "little girls." Then he ticks off some of his own episodes of violence during a decade as a beat cop: three fights and three shootings. "You get in my face, I'm going to fight back," Cousine said. "You swing at me, I'm going to knock you off your feet. And you pull a gun, I'll kill you."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2010 | By Jason Song
A former Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent pleaded no contest Thursday to unlawfully displaying a badge while allegedly trying to pull a woman over in Pomona. Ruben Zacarias, 81, waved a school district police badge at a woman driving on the 57 Freeway last July and said he was a cop, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Zacarias, who was superintendent for 2 1/2 years before being bought out of his contract by the school board in late 1999, was fined $250 and must pay a $100 restitution fee. Superior Court Judge David Brougham also ordered that the badge -- which was seized by the California Highway Patrol -- be returned to the school district, according to Deputy Dist.
NEWS
July 7, 1995 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and TIM RUTTEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They put on five detectives, an FBI agent, a statistician who had trouble with his addition, eight criminalists, a coroner, more DNA charts than anyone can remember and a glove-fitting that no one ever will forget. Now the question is: What did it all add up to? Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner summed up the view of many legal experts Thursday when he said: "The story of the prosecution's case against O.J.
NEWS
July 7, 1995 | JIM NEWTON and STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The prosecution in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson rested its case Thursday amid the same conflicts that have distinguished the landmark proceeding since it began more than five months ago: with testimony attempting to link Simpson to the crimes, with defense attorneys suggesting that evidence was mishandled and with the jury shadowed by yet another allegation of misconduct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1993
Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti on Friday made public a cost-saving plan that he said will temporarily avert layoffs of deputy prosecutors and enable him to continue to prosecute all kinds of crime for the time being. Garcetti also said he would strongly support voter approval in November of the extension of a half-cent sales tax whose revenues could be used to bring his office and other law enforcement agencies up to last year's spending levels.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner said Thursday that former Lincoln Savings & Loan operator Charles H. Keating Jr. should receive the maximum 10-year sentence for cheating investors because anything less would "diminish the gravity" of his crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2010 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley continued Wednesday to cling to a lead of about 28,500 votes in the race for California attorney general, according to a Times review of website updates by all 58 counties. Cooley's margin has held relatively steady over San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris during the last few days. The secretary of state reported late Wednesday that counties have more than 1 million ballots still to count statewide ? mostly mail-in ballots that arrived too late to be counted on election day and provisional ballots.
NEWS
May 27, 1985 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
This isn't Burger King. We don't do it your way here. --Judge Manuel L. Real's favorite saying. The courtroom confrontation took place more than 30 years ago, but the most controversial federal judge in Los Angeles remembers it today as an early lesson in judicial style. Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real, then a young prosecutor, had decided that his only chance of winning a conviction before an unsympathetic judge was to demand a jury trial. But U.S. District Judge Pierson M.
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