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May 13, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
A veteran Rampart Division police officer was relieved of duty Friday after being accused of lying about a drug arrest. His suspension comes days before a judge is to decide whether to lift federal oversight of the department imposed because of a corruption scandal at the station six years ago. Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton suspended the officer after a six-month sting operation by internal affairs investigators.
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July 19, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton agreed Tuesday to create a task force to enact reforms recommended by a citizens panel that looked at the Rampart Division police scandal. But he warned that some of the changes, including a 3,000-officer expansion of the police force, require elected officials' approval and may take years to achieve.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recent Los Angeles City Council recommendation that would bar immigration agents from police stations came under assault Wednesday from a band of activists who favor immigration restrictions. In marked contrast to the public outrage over the Rampart corruption scandal--which has prompted widespread calls for police reform, including last week's council measure--the activists warned of the threat to law enforcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2006 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Big, bad Rampart is no more. Home to MacArthur Park, once home to the city's densest murder cluster, the Los Angeles police division has undergone a transformation so broad that for the last two years, homicides per capita have fallen to the citywide average. Measured in murder, Rampart is now safer than Boyle Heights and is nearly as safe as the harbor area, a Times analysis shows.
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May 29, 1991 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apartment manager Dan Woodard, a 50-year-old former military man, marches through his 81-unit complex near MacArthur Park with his chin jutting out, harboring no illusions about his neighborhood. There is a .38-caliber revolver hidden under his right pants leg, a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol in a shoulder holster and a foot-long, police-issue flashlight in his hands. He has been stabbed four times, he said, and has had three ribs broken during scuffles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton agreed Tuesday to create a task force to enact reforms recommended by a citizens panel that looked at the Rampart Division police scandal. But he warned that some of the changes, including a 3,000-officer expansion of the police force, require elected officials' approval and may take years to achieve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1999 | TINA DAUNT and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the span of just a few hours Wednesday, Joseph Jones went from being a convicted felon contemplating six more years behind bars to a free man walking off a plane at Los Angeles International Airport and into the warm embrace of loved ones. Jones, who authorities now believe was framed by rogue police officers from the LAPD's Rampart station, is the second state prison inmate to be freed as a result of an ongoing corruption probe of the division's anti-gang CRASH unit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. General Accounting Office will investigate allegations that INS agents working to combat street gangs were guilty of collusion with Los Angeles Police Department officers involved in the Rampart Division scandal, congressional spokesmen said Thursday. A GAO spokesman, however, offered few details on the probe's focus. He said it would address issues raised by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Los Angeles).
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July 27, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An LAPD sergeant accused of perjury in the Rampart corruption scandal has sued Los Angeles County because he was barred from coaching his 6-year-old son's T-ball team after his arrest. Brian Liddy, 38, asked a judge to order the county to reinstate him as a volunteer coach, alleging that the decision to dismiss him as a volunteer at Castaic Regional Sports Complex was "arbitrary" and "capricious."
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October 25, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN
The Brandon Hotel is the kind of building where some people go to live when they're down on their luck, and others when they want to hide. "I would never tell my mother that I live here," one resident said in a near whisper, displaying a bathroom shared by several tenants on one hall. The room stank, and a three-inch cockroach lay dead in the shower stall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
A veteran Rampart Division police officer was relieved of duty Friday after being accused of lying about a drug arrest. His suspension comes days before a judge is to decide whether to lift federal oversight of the department imposed because of a corruption scandal at the station six years ago. Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton suspended the officer after a six-month sting operation by internal affairs investigators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2000 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles city attorney's office anticipates that 250 to 275 lawsuits will be filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of alleged victims of the Rampart police scandal, prompting the city's lawyers to seek the federal court's assistance in consolidating the legal cases. "The rate of filings is increasing and there has been a dramatic upswing in the number of cases filed over the last several months," Deputy City Atty. Paul N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An LAPD sergeant accused of perjury in the Rampart corruption scandal has sued Los Angeles County because he was barred from coaching his 6-year-old son's T-ball team after his arrest. Brian Liddy, 38, asked a judge to order the county to reinstate him as a volunteer coach, alleging that the decision to dismiss him as a volunteer at Castaic Regional Sports Complex was "arbitrary" and "capricious."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recent Los Angeles City Council recommendation that would bar immigration agents from police stations came under assault Wednesday from a band of activists who favor immigration restrictions. In marked contrast to the public outrage over the Rampart corruption scandal--which has prompted widespread calls for police reform, including last week's council measure--the activists warned of the threat to law enforcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. General Accounting Office will investigate allegations that INS agents working to combat street gangs were guilty of collusion with Los Angeles Police Department officers involved in the Rampart Division scandal, congressional spokesmen said Thursday. A GAO spokesman, however, offered few details on the probe's focus. He said it would address issues raised by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Los Angeles).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1999 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner ordered the release Wednesday of a third man who authorities now believe was falsely convicted and imprisoned based on testimony by officers from the LAPD's Rampart Division. Ruben Rojas, 30, had served more than two years of a six-year sentence on a drug conviction that was based on evidence and testimony provided by two officers who are at the center of a growing corruption scandal at the LAPD.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2006 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Big, bad Rampart is no more. Home to MacArthur Park, once home to the city's densest murder cluster, the Los Angeles police division has undergone a transformation so broad that for the last two years, homicides per capita have fallen to the citywide average. Measured in murder, Rampart is now safer than Boyle Heights and is nearly as safe as the harbor area, a Times analysis shows.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2000 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles city attorney's office anticipates that 250 to 275 lawsuits will be filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of alleged victims of the Rampart police scandal, prompting the city's lawyers to seek the federal court's assistance in consolidating the legal cases. "The rate of filings is increasing and there has been a dramatic upswing in the number of cases filed over the last several months," Deputy City Atty. Paul N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1999 | TINA DAUNT and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the span of just a few hours Wednesday, Joseph Jones went from being a convicted felon contemplating six more years behind bars to a free man walking off a plane at Los Angeles International Airport and into the warm embrace of loved ones. Jones, who authorities now believe was framed by rogue police officers from the LAPD's Rampart station, is the second state prison inmate to be freed as a result of an ongoing corruption probe of the division's anti-gang CRASH unit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN
The Brandon Hotel is the kind of building where some people go to live when they're down on their luck, and others when they want to hide. "I would never tell my mother that I live here," one resident said in a near whisper, displaying a bathroom shared by several tenants on one hall. The room stank, and a three-inch cockroach lay dead in the shower stall.
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