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March 14, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police investigating the shooting of model and lawyer Reeva Steenkamp by her boyfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, had to open another investigation into themselves -- over the disappearance of a valuable watch from the scene when only police were present. The embarrassing revelation that police apparently stole a watch valued at $5,000 to $10,000, part of Friday's testimony in Pistorius' murder trial, came with South African newspapers complaining of police ineptitude.
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April 10, 2014 | Wire reports
Colin Kaepernick, the young San Francisco 49ers quarterback who guided the team to the Super Bowl and a conference championship game during his first two seasons, is under investigation by Miami police for possible sexual misconduct last week at a hotel, the Miami Herald reported. Also listed on the police incident report are his teammate Quinton Patton, 23, a second-year pro, and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette, 27. Though no charges have been filed, the report indicates that a woman - who said she had a sexual relationship with Kaepernick in the past - told police on April 3 that she passed out in the hotel about midnight April 1. She woke up at a Miami hospital the next morning, the report says, with no idea how she got there.
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SPORTS
April 10, 2014 | Wire reports
Colin Kaepernick, the young San Francisco 49ers quarterback who guided the team to the Super Bowl and a conference championship game during his first two seasons, is under investigation by Miami police for possible sexual misconduct last week at a hotel, the Miami Herald reported. Also listed on the police incident report are his teammate Quinton Patton, 23, a second-year pro, and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette, 27. Though no charges have been filed, the report indicates that a woman - who said she had a sexual relationship with Kaepernick in the past - told police on April 3 that she passed out in the hotel about midnight April 1. She woke up at a Miami hospital the next morning, the report says, with no idea how she got there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Police are searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in South Los Angeles, authorities said. The victim suffered a gunshot wound just before 6 p.m. Saturday at 92 nd Street and Central Avenue, said Officer Cleon Joseph of the Los Angeles Police Department. The man, who authorities said was in his late 40s, has not been identified. He was transferred to a local hospital where he later died, Joseph said. Homicide Report: Tracking killings in L.A. County The incident was possibly gang-related, he said.
SPORTS
September 2, 2004 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Several USC football players have been contacted through attorneys, but none have been interviewed regarding an ongoing sexual assault investigation that involves at least one member of the the team, law enforcement sources said Wednesday. According to those sources, junior running back Hershel Dennis is the focus of the investigation that began after an alleged incident occurred Aug. 16 in a housing complex where players stayed during training camp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI
Los Angeles police continued an investigation Tuesday into the death of actress Lindsay Wagner's 89-year-old grandfather, who was discovered dead inside his Pacoima home, which had apparently been burglarized, authorities said. Virgil Wagner was found Nov. 23 at his home in the 12800 block of Sunburst Street after a neighbor phoned police and reported the front door was open, Los Angeles Police Detective Frank Bishop said.
NEWS
March 31, 1996 | Associated Press
Authorities say some things just don't add up in the story of a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome who allegedly survived three days in the woods with two stray dogs' help. So Barry County Prosecutor David Cole requested a police investigation after discrepancies began to emerge, a newspaper reported Friday. Josh Carlisle was reported missing by his mother March 6. He was found 70 hours later in a dry river bed by a volunteer searcher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX and LEE ROMNEY
Police are investigating allegations that a 17-year-old Los Alamitos High school athlete secretly videotaped himself having sex with a 14-year-old girl and then shared the video with classmates, authorities confirmed Wednesday. Seal Beach Det. Bob Mullins said the sexual contact appeared to be consensual and that the investigation centers on whether there was surreptitious taping of minors having sex.
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November 15, 1986 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writers
San Diego City Manager John Lockwood said Friday he has added three new allegations to his investigation of Police Chief Bill Kolender and his top administrators. Lockwood said he is looking into charges that Assistant Chief Bob Burgreen and Officer George Head used police video equipment last year to film a personal fishing trip to Lake Powell. Burgreen and Head had formed a company called "Burhead" to produce a commercial fishing show for local television.
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March 21, 1993 | GARY GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Ventura County district attorney's office, it was an embarrassing admission: After holding a Ventura man for four months on a murder charge, prosecutors said they had the wrong man. But the release of Antonio D. Morales on March 12 was only the latest in a string of high-profile setbacks for Dist. Atty. Michael D.
WORLD
March 14, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police investigating the shooting of model and lawyer Reeva Steenkamp by her boyfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, had to open another investigation into themselves -- over the disappearance of a valuable watch from the scene when only police were present. The embarrassing revelation that police apparently stole a watch valued at $5,000 to $10,000, part of Friday's testimony in Pistorius' murder trial, came with South African newspapers complaining of police ineptitude.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Jose police officer has been charged with committing a forcible rape while on duty, Santa Clara County prosecutors said Tuesday. According to the district attorney's office, Officer Geoffrey Graves and three other officers had responded on Sept. 22, 2013, to a call of a family disturbance. The officers  determined both spouses had been drinking but that no crime had occurred. However, the wife, a hotel maid, told officers of a nearby hotel where she had previously worked and where she wished to spend the night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Probation officials are investigating how a group of third-graders caught smoking marijuana inside a school bathroom got their hands on the drug. KPIX-TV reported  three third-graders were found by another student Feb. 27 smoking weed inside a Sonora Elementary School bathroom. Sonora Police Chief Mark Stinson told the station they were two 8-year-olds and a 9-year-old. The student told school officials, who reported the incident to police. The students were released to their parents, but investigators are trying to determine whether someone supplied the drug to the kids.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 60-year-old man found inside his Tujunga apartment Tuesday, three days after he had been shot. The body was discovered about 4 p.m. at his foothill home in the 10400 block of Plainview Avenue, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Thomas Wunsch. Officers discovered his body during a welfare check. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim No weapons were recovered from the apartment and investigators don't know if anything was taken from the home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A suspended San Diego police officer was arrested Sunday on suspicion of sexual battery and false imprisonment of women while on duty. Christopher Hays, 30, decorated for bravery in 2012, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. after voluntarily surrendering. He was booked into county jail on suspicion of three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery and two felony counts of false imprisonment with violence, according to jail records. The arrest was announced by Chief Bill Lansdowne.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A decorated police officer has been suspended while the district attorney reviews allegations that he sexually assaulted four women while on duty, officials said Thursday. The officer was identified as Chris Hays, 30, who received a lifesaving medal in 2012 for dashing into a burning building to save a woman trapped on the second floor. He also served with the Marines in Iraq as a lance corporal. Four women have accused the officer of touching them improperly while they were being searched, according to Chief Bill Lansdowne.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2014 | By Anh Do
Dung Pham knows only one way to survive the loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Kim, who died last week after she was severely beaten outside a Santa Ana nightclub. "All I can do is practice to forget," Pham, 60, said of his youngest child. "Forget the memories. Forget the big moments. Forget everything. Only then would we suffer less. " Police said Kim Pham was attacked in the predawn hours of Jan. 18 as she stood in line outside The Crosby club. She was still unconscious when officers arrived.
SPORTS
December 17, 2005 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
At least two starting players for the Texas football team are under investigation by Austin police for separate cases of robbery and assault, according to athletic department officials, though no charges have been filed and the university does not plan disciplinary action. An official statement from the Austin Police Department said that "information obtained indicates that the individuals being investigated in these incidents are involved in the UT athletic program."
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 An altercation that broke out at the conclusion of Wednesday's basketball game between host Hollywood and rival Bernstein when players were shaking hands is being investigated by the Los Angeles Unified School District and school police, according to Dave Siedelman, a specialist in the district's athletics office. Hollywood won the game. Because of the incident, Siedelman said the two schools will have a "silent game" on Feb. 14 at Bernstein, where no fans or spectators will be permitted to attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2014 | By Anh Do
Dung Pham knows only one way to survive the loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Kim, who died last week after she was severely beaten outside a Santa Ana nightclub. "All I can do is practice to forget," Pham, 60, said of his youngest child. "Forget the memories. Forget the big moments. Forget everything. Only then would we suffer less. " Police said Kim Pham was attacked in the predawn hours of Jan. 18 as she stood in line outside The Crosby club. She was still unconscious when officers arrived.
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