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February 13, 2000 | SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rafael A. Perez, the former police officer at the center of the worst corruption scandal in Los Angeles police history, has told investigators that Rampart Division anti-gang officers regularly partied at apartments or hotel suites around the city, including "a crash pad" in the San Fernando Valley.
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December 1, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
Rafael Perez, the disgraced officer at the center of the LAPD Rampart corruption scandal, was sentenced to three years' probation Thursday for lying on a driver's license application. Perez, 39, pleaded no contest in October to using the name Ray Perez on a June 2005 license form. Perez, who has changed his name to Ray Lopez, must also perform 300 hours of community service.
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NEWS
September 22, 1999 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a Superior Court judge suspended a much-heralded permanent injunction against dozens of 18th Street gang members Tuesday, prosecutors began investigating about 15 arrests made during the crackdown to determine if they involved police officers swept up in the expanding LAPD corruption scandal. Authorities were scrambling to learn whether any gang members were improperly jailed for violations of the court order, which would be a criminal misdemeanor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2002 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Police Department detectives did not thoroughly investigate three shooting cases that corrupt ex-officer Rafael Perez said were unjustified and covered up, a top police official said last week. Assistant Chief David Gascon, responding to inquiries from The Times, said he was "not satisfied" with the department's efforts to investigate two shooting cases that left men injured.
NEWS
September 17, 1999 | JOSEPH TREVINO and ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Javier Francisco Ovando was convicted and sentenced to 23 years in prison, the mother of his unborn child wept in the courtroom. The police officers who allegedly framed him--after paralyzing him with a bullet--"sat there and laughed," his daughter's grandmother, Gloria Romero, said Thursday. Romero said that she told Los Angeles police Officer Rafael A. Perez, who has told prosecutors he and his partner handcuffed and shot Ovando in the head: "God will punish you.
NEWS
February 27, 2000 | MIKE DOWNEY
It was late last September when the Los Angeles cop who sullied the badge and turned stoolie, Rafael A. Perez, explained what made him want to be a police officer in the first place. Having grown up in Philadelphia watching '70s cops-and-robbers television fiction such as "Adam 12" and "CHiPs," Perez once told Times reporters in a phone interview from the L.A.
NEWS
September 18, 1999 | TINA DAUNT and ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The survivor of a second controversial police shooting being investigated by local and federal authorities said in an interview Friday that officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division shot him in the back and killed his friend, then tried to frame him by saying he pulled a gun on them.
NEWS
September 21, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Calling corruption at the Los Angeles Police Department "a cancer . . . that has gone on a long time without being treated," the jailed ex-officer who is the central figure in an ongoing probe of misconduct said Monday that he and other officers routinely abused their power to win praise from their superiors. Rafael A.
NEWS
September 17, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the FBI on Thursday joined an expanding probe into the largest LAPD corruption scandal in 60 years, sources said police detectives are investigating the possible cover-up by Rampart Division officers of a second unjustified shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.
NEWS
July 24, 2001 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rafael A. Perez, the former Los Angeles police officer whose allegations of police misconduct plunged the LAPD into a wrenching period of investigation and reform, was ordered released from prison Monday by a judge who ruled that he lived "up to his end of the bargain" by cooperating with authorities. Citing concerns about Perez's safety, state prison officials declined to say precisely when or where the former Rampart Division officer would be set free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2001 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a federal plea agreement that sends him back to prison for two more years, ex-Los Angeles Police Officer Rafael Perez has agreed to pay full restitution to all the victims of the Rampart corruption scandal and forward any money he receives from telling his story in a book, movie or elsewhere to government entities, including the city of Los Angeles.
NEWS
November 29, 2001 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former Los Angeles Police Officer Rafael Perez, whose admissions and allegations launched what became known as the Rampart corruption scandal, is headed back to prison after agreeing to plead guilty to federal civil rights charges in connection with the shooting of an unarmed man, sources said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
District attorney's officials have decided not to appeal a judge's decision earlier this week to release corrupt former LAPD Officer Rafael Perez from prison, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Prosecutors initially said they would appeal the Monday ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry on the grounds that he overstepped his authority by releasing Perez, the key informant in the Rampart corruption scandal.
NEWS
July 24, 2001 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rafael A. Perez, the former Los Angeles police officer whose allegations of police misconduct plunged the LAPD into a wrenching period of investigation and reform, was ordered released from prison Monday by a judge who ruled that he lived "up to his end of the bargain" by cooperating with authorities. Citing concerns about Perez's safety, state prison officials declined to say precisely when or where the former Rampart Division officer would be set free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2001 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge said Thursday he believes corrupt ex-LAPD Officer Rafael Perez should be a free man under the plea agreement he reached with prosecutors, but must remain in custody longer because of a series of technical errors and misjudgments. At the urging of the district attorney's office and state and county lawyers, Judge Robert J. Perry reluctantly ordered that Perez be immediately transferred to a state prison to finish serving his sentence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2001 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His voice meek, his head slightly bowed, disgraced former police Officer Nino Durden pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from his role in the Rampart police corruption scandal. Once a burly, swaggering member of a Los Angeles Police Department anti-gang unit, Durden appeared downcast, his cheeks sunken, his neatly pressed charcoal suit hanging on a gaunt frame.
NEWS
September 23, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the dramatic shooting incident that cemented the personal bond between two rogue cops linked to an ongoing Los Angeles police corruption scandal, one of the officers gunned down a suspect who never drew a gun, eyewitnesses say. The two civilian witnesses, who were not interviewed when detectives briefly reopened the case earlier this year as part of a broader corruption probe, deny that alleged drug dealer Jesse Vicencio pulled a gun on Officers Rafael A. Perez and his then-partner David A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2000 | OFELIA CASILLAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rampart scandal, which has shaken the Los Angeles Police Department to its core, may soon take an unlikely casualty: the Short Stop bar on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. Close to Dodger Stadium and the Police Academy, the Short Stop has been a favorite after-work hangout for patrol officers and detectives for more than 25 years. It is an informal museum of police lore, its walls lined with badges and glass cases filled with police caps.
NEWS
March 27, 2001 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Prosecutors in the LAPD corruption probe have quietly filed criminal charges against three former Rampart Division officers in connection with the alleged beating of a reputed gang member in 1998, according to court documents. The action against the three officers represents a significant step forward in the investigations of police misconduct generated by former Officer Rafael Perez's allegations of widespread corruption within the LAPD.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2000 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Los Angeles Police Officer Rafael Perez bragged to jail informants that he would "make things up" to get revenge against some officers he didn't like, according to court documents. In a sworn statement on Nov. 6, informant Henry Rodriguez said he overheard Perez tell another inmate: "Yeah, if somebody [angers me], I'll just throw their name into a hat, and they will be investigated, innocent or not."
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