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March 28, 1993 | DUKE HELFAND
Former Police Chief Charles Malatacca died March 15 of a heart attack at his home in Cathedral City. He was 69. Malatacca joined the Maywood Police Department as a patrolman in 1959. He also served as a motor officer and as a sergeant, and in 1975 was appointed chief, a post he held for five years. "People always say they pictured Chuck in a motor officer image, the cop on the street," said Ed Ahrens, Maywood's assistant chief administrative officer.
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June 30, 1994 | BOB ELSTON
The City Council has officially hired police Capt. Gil Bowman as chief of the 26-officer Maywood Police Department. Bowman, a 22-year Police Department veteran and a Maywood native, will move into the chief's office upon the retirement at the end of the month of Theodore Heidke, who has held the city's top law enforcement position for the past 14 years.
OPINION
April 1, 2002
I read, with much dismay, "Allow Cops to Chase Only if the Crime Warrants," Django Sibley's March 28 commentary regarding police pursuits. He, and all others who share his view of virtually outlawing police pursuits, should simply come forward and tell the police their magical secret in being able to identify dangerous criminals on sight. This would allow me and my fellow police officers to do away with "needless" pursuits, as we would now know whom to arrest prior to their committing crimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a death in the family for the small Maywood Police Department, which was reeling Monday from the unexpected passing of Officer Dan Kelley. Despite Kelley's numerous injuries from a motorcycle crash 10 days ago--on what officers call his "maiden voyage" as a motorcycle officer--colleagues had understood that he was improving. They were shocked when Kelley died Sunday at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood of what doctors said appeared to be an aneurysm.
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March 4, 2007 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown has announced plans to conduct a "top to bottom" review of the Maywood Police Department, following allegations of sexual misconduct, racism and brutality among officers in the small suburb southeast of Los Angeles. The probe, made public Friday, comes amid residents' growing anger toward the 37-member department. Officers have been accused of beating residents and stalking and sexually abusing women. One woman said an officer groped her 14-year-old daughter.
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February 13, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
A man who nearly two weeks ago was tapped to become the city of Maywood's interim police chief -- despite having been convicted of theft and resigning from the Los Angeles Police Department -- has stepped down from the position at the request of the city's mayor. On Tuesday night, Maywood city leaders voted 5 to 0 to appoint Maywood Cmdr. Frank Hauptmann as their interim chief while a search for a permanent replacement was conducted. Unlike Al Hutchings, whose selection for the job on Feb.
NEWS
May 31, 1992 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With just 34 officers--16 of them assigned to patrol duties--the Maywood Police Department has always operated as a small-town police force. But when Officer John A. Hoglund became the first Maywood police officer killed in the town's 68-year history, it was a reminder to the tightknit department that urban ills are close at hand. "I've always told people: 'If you ever want to see the small-town cop working in the metropolitan L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County sheriff's deputies and a former Maywood police officer were ordered Thursday to stand trial in Superior Court on charges they beat a Maywood jail inmate unconscious after attending a bachelor party. At a preliminary hearing, Municipal Judge Elva Soper ruled that there was enough evidence of a crime to try Deputies Ivan Budiselich, 26, John Rice, 25, and former Maywood Officer Michael A. Elliott, 31, on six felony charges.
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October 28, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three men were convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for killing a Maywood police officer, and two of them also were found guilty of murdering a Van Nuys market owner, clearing the way for a jury to decide whether they should be sentenced to death.
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