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February 23, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council called Wednesday for the Police Commission to conduct "a full investigation" into Assistant Police Chief Robert L. Vernon's use of a police computer to gather intelligence for use against political activist Michael Zinzun in a Pasadena city election. The council asked the Police Commission to "assure that such action will not be repeated" and also said an official apology to Zinzun is appropriate. Vernon was reprimanded by Chief Daryl F.
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December 18, 1991 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying the matter had become moot, a federal judge Tuesday refused to grant an injunction against an inquiry into whether Assistant Chief Robert L. Vernon forced his religious views on subordinates in the Los Angeles Police Department. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson cited a sworn statement released last week by Chief Daryl F. Gates in which Gates said an LAPD investigation of Vernon requested by the Police Commission had turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.
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December 18, 1991 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying the matter had become moot, a federal judge Tuesday refused to grant an injunction against an inquiry into whether Assistant Chief Robert L. Vernon forced his religious views on subordinates in the Los Angeles Police Department. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson cited a sworn statement released last week by Chief Daryl F. Gates in which Gates said an LAPD investigation of Vernon requested by the Police Commission had turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.
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November 15, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
Bible Bob. Reverend Bob. Chief of the God Squad. All of these are nicknames for Los Angeles Assistant Police Chief Robert L. Vernon, the LAPD's second-in-command, whose fundamentalist Christian beliefs have touched off an increasingly bitter controversy. For years, the word in the department and in City Hall was that the best way to win promotions and good assignments was to accept Vernon's religious views. As retired Assistant Chief Jesse A.
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July 17, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
Responding to what some contend is the growing presence of "born-again" Christians among ranking officers, the Los Angeles Police Commission has directed that Chief Daryl F. Gates draft a policy statement intended to prohibit religion from influencing any Police Department activity. Commission President Robert M.
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November 5, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Assistant Police Chief Robert L. Vernon, claiming he is the victim of a "witch hunt," filed a $10-million lawsuit against the city on Monday, demanding a halt to an internal police investigation into whether his conservative religious beliefs conflict with his official LAPD duties.
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November 15, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
Bible Bob. Reverend Bob. Chief of the God Squad. All of these are nicknames for Los Angeles Assistant Police Chief Robert L. Vernon, the LAPD's second-in-command, whose fundamentalist Christian beliefs have touched off an increasingly bitter controversy. For years, the word in the department and in City Hall was that the best way to win promotions and good assignments was to accept Vernon's religious views. As retired Assistant Chief Jesse A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1989 | DAVID FREED and WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates said Wednesday that he has reprimanded his second-in-command, Assistant Chief Robert L. Vernon, for using a Police Department computer to research the backround of a political candidate in Pasadena. Vernon, Gates said, intended to give to his Pasadena neighbors a computerized printout of newspaper stories and other publicly available documents relating to Michael Zinzun, a former Black Panther who is running for Pasadena's Board of City Directors.
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July 12, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
The man proclaimed himself and his colleague to be Christians and told the audience, "If we followed God's rules, we wouldn't be here tonight." He stressed the importance of the church in community life and in the fight against drugs. "God didn't give us a spirit of fear," his colleague declared. "He gave us a spirit of courage." Sunday services at the Crystal Cathedral? Hardly. The man and his colleague, John R. Wilbanks and Vance M. Proctor, are Los Angeles police captains.
NEWS
July 9, 1985
The Los Angeles Police Department plans to keep a high profile in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood devasted by fire last week, Acting Police Chief Robert L. Vernon told the Police Commission. Vernon said 29 officers have been assigned to patrol the fire area around the clock. "We intend to remain there for at least another week," he said in a report to the commission. Vernon added that one person has been arrested on a looting charge after the fire.
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November 5, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Assistant Police Chief Robert L. Vernon, claiming he is the victim of a "witch hunt," filed a $10-million lawsuit against the city on Monday, demanding a halt to an internal police investigation into whether his conservative religious beliefs conflict with his official LAPD duties.
NEWS
February 23, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council called Wednesday for the Police Commission to conduct "a full investigation" into Assistant Police Chief Robert L. Vernon's use of a police computer to gather intelligence for use against political activist Michael Zinzun in a Pasadena city election. The council asked the Police Commission to "assure that such action will not be repeated" and also said an official apology to Zinzun is appropriate. Vernon was reprimanded by Chief Daryl F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1989 | DAVID FREED and WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates said Wednesday that he has reprimanded his second-in-command, Assistant Chief Robert L. Vernon, for using a Police Department computer to research the backround of a political candidate in Pasadena. Vernon, Gates said, intended to give to his Pasadena neighbors a computerized printout of newspaper stories and other publicly available documents relating to Michael Zinzun, a former Black Panther who is running for Pasadena's Board of City Directors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
Responding to what some contend is the growing presence of "born-again" Christians among ranking officers, the Los Angeles Police Commission has directed that Chief Daryl F. Gates draft a policy statement intended to prohibit religion from influencing any Police Department activity. Commission President Robert M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
The man proclaimed himself and his colleague to be Christians and told the audience, "If we followed God's rules, we wouldn't be here tonight." He stressed the importance of the church in community life and in the fight against drugs. "God didn't give us a spirit of fear," his colleague declared. "He gave us a spirit of courage." Sunday services at the Crystal Cathedral? Hardly. The man and his colleague, John R. Wilbanks and Vance M. Proctor, are Los Angeles police captains.
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April 26, 1991
Political activist Michael Zinzun testified in a lawsuit Thursday that his 1989 campaign for a seat on the Pasadena Board of Directors fell apart after Assistant Los Angeles Police Chief Robert L. Vernon used a department computer to circulate anti-terrorist files against him.
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