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June 27, 1991 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for the city on Wednesday tentatively approved an out-of-court settlement in a police brutality lawsuit by actor Morgan Stevens, who contends he was beaten by two Los Angeles Police Department jailers in 1989 after a minor traffic accident. Stevens, 39, who was a regular on the TV series "A Year in the Life," "Fame" and "The Waltons," had sought $10 million. Under the agreement, which must be approved by the City Council, neither side would discuss the settlement amount.
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May 6, 1998 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit filed by a convicted child molester who alleged sheriff's deputies conspired to have him beaten by jail inmates. The supervisors, without discussion, approved a payment of $150,000 to John Eric Chambers, 26, who was convicted in 1996 of molesting a 6-year-old girl in Saugus. "With so much pain and suffering out there, you hate to give money to a child molester," Supervisor Don Knabe said after the meeting.
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February 11, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man awaiting a jury's verdict in the 1989 fatal shootings of two women at a South Los Angeles church was near death Wednesday after a fellow inmate--reportedly a member of a jailhouse gang--ambushed and repeatedly stabbed him, authorities said. The attack on Anthony Oliver, 36, occurred late Tuesday afternoon, less than three hours after a jury began deliberating his fate and that of his brother-in-law, Albert Lewis, 31, also charged with murder in the church shooting.
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February 27, 1998 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the possibility that beatings of accused child molesters allegedly encouraged by deputies working in the Men's Central Jail resulted in at least one homicide, sources and officials said Thursday. Sheriff's officials confirmed that the department is reviewing the circumstances of the beating death of Miguel Sanchez, 20, who was being held on sexual molestation charges in the downtown jail in July.
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October 17, 1990
An inmate injured in a struggle with five deputies at the Hall of Justice Jail in downtown Los Angeles was reported in guarded condition Tuesday as the Sheriff's Department suspended one deputy and opened an investigation of the incident, officials said. Sgt. Joaquin Herran said that when inmate Michael Frlekin, 26, of San Pedro began acting in a "bizarre" manner Monday, a deputy pulled him from a line of inmates heading for dinner and escorted him to an adjacent area.
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October 20, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County Jail inmate who was critically injured in an altercation with sheriff's deputies is mentally ill and should have been segregated from other inmates, family members said Friday. One deputy has been suspended with pay pending an investigation of the incident earlier this week at the Hall of Justice Jail in downtown Los Angeles, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
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October 11, 1990
Prosecutors dropped their case Wednesday against a jail inmate who allegedly assaulted two Northridge college students accused of murdering a Pacoima pastor. Felony charges against Thaddeus K. Bonner, 36, were dismissed after a San Fernando Municipal judge ruled that Dana Singer, 18, and Philip J. Dimenno, 19, would not be required to testify against Bonner at a preliminary hearing.
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February 14, 1995
A 17-year-old trying to escape from Central Juvenile Hall near Downtown used a straightened bedspring Monday to stab two supervisors before being subdued, authorities said. Both of the injured supervisors--who have some of the same duties as guards in an adult facility--were treated at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center after the 12:20 a.m. attack and released, officials said.
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April 5, 1994
A counselor at a City of Commerce juvenile detention facility was clinging to life Monday after he was attacked with a metal table leg by a pair of teen-aged boys who were trying to escape, authorities said. Arnold Garcia, 58, of Los Angeles was taken to County-USC Medical Center in extremely critical condition after the early morning attack at the Dorothy Kirby Juvenile Detention Center on South McDonnell Avenue, Sheriff's Deputy Diane Hecht said.
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February 12, 1988 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles police internal affairs investigator--who was handcuffed and posing as a narcotics suspect--was allegedly beaten last week at the Southeast Division station by a veteran officer who was unaware of the investigator's true identity, The Times has learned. The incident has prompted an internal affairs investigation and has resulted in the removal from field duty of the accused officer, identified by sources as Michael L. Sillers, a 16-year veteran of the force.
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February 14, 1995
A 17-year-old trying to escape from Central Juvenile Hall near Downtown used a straightened bedspring Monday to stab two supervisors before being subdued, authorities said. Both of the injured supervisors--who have some of the same duties as guards in an adult facility--were treated at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center after the 12:20 a.m. attack and released, officials said.
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April 5, 1994
A counselor at a City of Commerce juvenile detention facility was clinging to life Monday after he was attacked with a metal table leg by a pair of teen-aged boys who were trying to escape, authorities said. Arnold Garcia, 58, of Los Angeles was taken to County-USC Medical Center in extremely critical condition after the early morning attack at the Dorothy Kirby Juvenile Detention Center on South McDonnell Avenue, Sheriff's Deputy Diane Hecht said.
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February 9, 1994
A fight in a courthouse holding cell between two inmates from the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho left one man in critical condition Tuesday with multiple stab wounds, authorities said. James Prado, 19, a murder suspect, used a homemade knife to stab Etienne Moore, 19, who is charged with assaulting a Baldwin Park police officer, "about 20 times," said Sgt. Chris Guzetta of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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January 5, 1994 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A second brawl in two days between black and Latino inmates in the lockup of the Criminal Courts Building Downtown resulted in injuries to 11 inmates, including three black prisoners stabbed in the neck with a six-inch homemade knife, authorities said Tuesday. Sixty inmates were involved in the five-minute melee that erupted at 7:45 a.m. in a holding cell on the 14th floor of the building at 210 Temple St., said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Irma Becerra.
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February 12, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a verdict that could send them to Death Row, two half-brothers were found guilty Thursday of murdering two people and trying to kill a third at a church in South Los Angeles 3 1/2 years ago. But neither of the defendants was in court to hear the verdicts by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury.
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February 11, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man awaiting a jury's verdict in the 1989 fatal shootings of two women at a South Los Angeles church was near death Wednesday after a fellow inmate--reportedly a member of a jailhouse gang--ambushed and repeatedly stabbed him, authorities said. The attack on Anthony Oliver, 36, occurred late Tuesday afternoon, less than three hours after a jury began deliberating his fate and that of his brother-in-law, Albert Lewis, 31, also charged with murder in the church shooting.
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November 11, 1987 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
A Michigan drifter, accused of stabbing to death six Los Angeles-area transients, slashed an inmate's hand with a safety razor in Los Angeles County Jail over the weekend, sheriff's deputies alleged. Joseph Danks was walking outside his cell during his exercise period Sunday afternoon and apparently got into an argument with inmate Robert Harris Ormsbee, who was in a cell, deputies said.
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June 2, 1988
A Los Angeles police officer was charged Wednesday with beating a prisoner, who actually was a fellow officer working undercover. Officer Michael Sillers was charged by the district attorney's office with one count each of assault under color of authority and battery, both misdemeanors. Sillers is scheduled to surrender for arraignment in Municipal Court June 14. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to one year in County Jail and fined $10,000. The Feb.
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July 18, 1991
An inmate was attacked and stabbed 30 times by two other prisoners in the attorney interview room at the County Jail in downtown Los Angeles before could break up the fight, authorities said Wednesday. Salvador Buenrostro, 45, was in serious condition in the intensive care unit at County-USC Medical Center. Buenrostro and the two other prisoners, Rene Enriquez, 27, and Benjamin Peters, 49, were waiting to speak with their lawyers at the Men's Central Jail about 8 p.m.
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June 27, 1991 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for the city on Wednesday tentatively approved an out-of-court settlement in a police brutality lawsuit by actor Morgan Stevens, who contends he was beaten by two Los Angeles Police Department jailers in 1989 after a minor traffic accident. Stevens, 39, who was a regular on the TV series "A Year in the Life," "Fame" and "The Waltons," had sought $10 million. Under the agreement, which must be approved by the City Council, neither side would discuss the settlement amount.
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