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Rafael Perez

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2000
A Guatemalan national who says he and his girlfriend were beaten, robbed and terrorized by Rampart Division police officers filed a $20-million civil rights lawsuit against city officials Thursday in federal court. Jorge Toscano contends in his suit that former officer Rafael Perez, the central figure in the Rampart police corruption scandal, and his partner, Nino Durden, beat and robbed him on April 1, 1997.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando Valley captain who served on a Los Angeles Police Department disciplinary board as an impartial member faces a suspension for questioning the credibility of former Rampart Division gang officer Rafael Perez, according to sources and documents obtained by The Times. Capt. Joseph Curreri has appealed the 10-day suspension and continues to command the Devonshire Division, pending an Aug. 6 hearing before the same disciplinary panel on which he served.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2000 | ANN O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the first Rampart police corruption trial gets underway today, the star prosecution witness says he won't answer questions about murder allegations made by a former girlfriend unless prosecutors guarantee he is covered by his immunity agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1999 | MATT LAIT
The Los Angeles Police Department was rocked by its worst corruption scandal in six decades, one that promises to continue unfolding into the new year. The investigation, fueled by the testimony of former officer turned informant Rafael Perez, includes allegations that officers in the LAPD's Rampart Division were involved in improper shootings, evidence planting, false arrests, witness intimidation, beatings, theft, drug dealing and perjury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2000
A Superior Court judge on Thursday overturned six more convictions tainted by alleged misconduct by officers from the LAPD's Rampart Division. The court action brings to 46 the number of cases dismissed in the ongoing corruption scandal, district attorney's officials said. The latest round of reversals involved drug and weapons charges against three adults and three people who were juveniles at the time they were arrested by Rampart anti-gang officers from 1996 through 1997.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2000
The case of a Los Angeles police officer who was to have learned his punishment Wednesday for misconduct during an arrest was postponed until July 24 pending a ruling on a defense motion. LAPD Officer Humberto Tovar was found guilty Monday on allegations involving a 1996 drug arrest he made with then-Officer Rafael Perez. Perez now alleges that their suspect, Toby Semick, was framed.
OPINION
May 28, 2000
How can the media and others blame Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti for the Rampart scandal? His only mistake was trusting sworn officers' testimony. The fault lies within the Police Department and the city attorney. The scandal had its roots in the chiefs of police from William Parker through Daryl Gates and a do-nothing Willie Williams, and has been exacerbated by the arrogance of Bernard Parks. Put the blame and install corrective measures in the departmental command and demand oversight and control by a proactive Police Commission.
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