April 3, 1986
Robert Conrad heads the cast of "Charley Hannah," a 90-minute action drama to air Saturday on ABC (8p.m.). Conrad plays a policeman whose life is shattered after he mistakenly kills a youth while pursuing cop killers. He tries to redeem himself by taking in a troubled boy.
May 1, 1986
Rafael Hernandez Navarro, the 22-year-old Mexican who shot and killed a Torrance policeman and then committed suicide, was not on drugs, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. Hernandez, whose behavior preceding the outburst of violence was called bizarre by his friends, had no drugs or alcohol in his blood at the time of his death April 17, a spokesman for the office said. Hernandez killed Torrance Police Officer Thomas Keller, 25, who had been on the force almost four years.
May 26, 1989 |
A high court sentenced 14 blacks to death today for the 1985 murder of a policeman during anti-government rioting, despite finding that only four of the defendants actively participated in the killing. Invoking a controversial "common purpose" doctrine, Justice Jan Basson delivered the death penalty to 14 of 25 defendants after a nearly four-year trial. The 11 other defendants will be sentenced next week. The 14, including a former mayor, a nurse and an elderly couple with 10 children, were found guilty with no extenuating circumstances for the Nov. 13, 1985, murder of black policeman Jetta Sethwala who was chased from his home, beaten to death and later set ablaze in Paballelo township.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1989
The IQ requirements of Beverly Hills cops may need reassessment. You don't have to be overly bright to observe that someone who looks like Zsa Zsa Gabor, driving a Rolls-Royce, does not pose a threat of illegal firearms, drugs, bodily harm, or whatever. Besides, how can you stay mad at someone who calls you "that gorgeous policeman?" JOHN DEGATINA Los Angeles
November 14, 1987 |
A policeman arrested in connection with the kidnaping and murder of two wealthy Argentine businessmen hanged himself in his jail cell Friday, police said. Sgt. Alberto Caeta, 40, killed himself two days after police arrested him for his alleged role in the kidnaping and murder of Osvaldo Sivak, one of the country's most prominent real estate executives, and lumber salesman Benjamin Neuman. Their decomposed bodies were found buried only yards apart.
April 27, 1989 |
A set of keys that plainclothes policeman Ronald Orgias put in his pants pocket Wednesday morning later saved him from injury by deflecting a bullet fired at him from an apartment window, police said. They said Mario Velez, 25, was arrested in the shooting, which started after plainclothes officers pulled over a car that proved to be stolen.
July 23, 2005 |
A man who confessed to throwing a grenade toward President Bush and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was charged with murder in the separate killing of a policeman during a shootout that preceded his arrest Wednesday. The grenade, thrown during a rally in Tbilisi in May, landed about 100 feet from the podium and did not explode. Investigators were searching for a motive. In a video shown Thursday, Vladimir Arutyunian admitted throwing the grenade.