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February 21, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who spent more than four months in the Los Angeles County Jail after being charged with raping two college students and attempting to rape another was cleared Thursday after sophisticated DNA tests proved that he was a victim of mistaken identity. Richard Lee Nichols, 25, was ordered released on the rape charges by Superior Court Judge Elva Soper after prosecutors informed the judge that the tests showed he could not have been the rapist.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who spent more than four months in the Los Angeles County Jail after being charged with raping two college students and attempting to rape another was cleared Thursday after sophisticated DNA tests proved that he was a victim of mistaken identity. Richard Lee Nichols, 25, was ordered released on the rape charges by Superior Court Judge Elva Soper after prosecutors informed the judge that the tests showed he could not have been the rapist.
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March 4, 1992 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The president of the Los Angeles Police Commission said Tuesday that city officials will investigate allegations that three of the six finalists for chief of police have been involved in obstruction of justice, misconduct or other serious violations of department policies. The allegations were raised by a Latino community group that is angry over the selection process for a new chief.
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March 18, 1992 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long and bumpy road to naming a new chief for the troubled Los Angeles Police Department took a sharp detour two weeks ago when the Police Commission ordered a probe of alleged misconduct by three finalists who hope to succeed Daryl F. Gates. A Latino business and community group, called NEWS for America, alleged that the finalists engaged in such misconduct as obstruction of justice, favoritism toward family members and an improper romantic relationship.
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