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June 18, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven years ago, Sgt. Roger M. (Hoot) Gibson stood at the center of one of the Los Angeles Police Department's steamiest and most wrenching scandals: He was accused of being the "main man" behind a police burglary ring and of participating in a series of Hollywood sex parties. Today he is a weathered 52-year-old grandfather, fighting for his name and pension, which he lost when he was fired amid the Hollywood Division scandals.
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December 18, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call him the Michael Ovitz of the public sector. OK, a $90-million severance package it's not. But $631,000 isn't bad for a guy who was booted out of the Los Angeles Police Department 14 years ago for insubordination and is suspected of everything from having sex in a hot tub during his shift to running a burglary ring of crooked cops. Plus interest. Plus a 20-year pension from the LAPD--even though he was only on the job for 16.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call him the Michael Ovitz of the public sector. OK, a $90-million severance package it's not. But $631,000 isn't bad for a guy who was booted out of the Los Angeles Police Department 14 years ago for insubordination and is suspected of everything from having sex in a hot tub during his shift to running a burglary ring of crooked cops. Plus interest. Plus a 20-year pension from the LAPD--even though he was only on the job for 16.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven years ago, Sgt. Roger M. (Hoot) Gibson stood at the center of one of the Los Angeles Police Department's steamiest and most wrenching scandals: He was accused of being the "main man" behind a police burglary ring and of participating in a series of Hollywood sex parties. Today he is a weathered 52-year-old grandfather, fighting for his name and pension, which he lost when he was fired amid the Hollywood Division scandals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1996
O.J. Simpson is given a not-guilty verdict. Richard Ramirez is allowed to wed while serving a life sentence for multiple murders and a seriously "bad cop," Roger M. "Hoot" Gibson (Dec. 18), is awarded a small fortune, including a pension, for society's injustices. How many times must man be slapped in the face before he realizes that the real crime is in not reforming a justice system that screams for resurfacing? STUART A. CANNOLD Palmdale
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1996
A divided Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to pay fired police Sgt. Roger M. "Hoot" Gibson the rest of the $631,000 he is owed from a years-old legal settlement approved by a federal judge. Lawmakers had balked this week on following the judge's order, noting that Gibson was fired 14 years ago for insubordination and accused of everything from having sex on his shift to running a burglary ring of cops.
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September 3, 1993 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the fullest, most dramatic account he has ever given of the Rodney G. King beating, suspended Los Angeles Police Officer Theodore J. Briseno on Thursday likened confusion at the scene to a Keystone Kops routine and testified that the only force he used was in an attempt to save King's life. "I was concerned about him," Briseno told an LAPD disciplinary panel, explaining why he put his foot on King's back in an effort to pin him down. "I thought if he got hit one more time, that could be it."
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