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March 26, 1992 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two suspended Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, dismissed as defendants in a federal civil rights trial, are the targets of a departmental investigation to determine whether they will be able to return to their jobs, Sheriff Sherman Block said Wednesday. Deputies Edward D. Jamison and Roger R.
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March 26, 1992 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two suspended Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, dismissed as defendants in a federal civil rights trial, are the targets of a departmental investigation to determine whether they will be able to return to their jobs, Sheriff Sherman Block said Wednesday. Deputies Edward D. Jamison and Roger R.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1991
The trial of a half-dozen Los Angeles County narcotics officers accused of money-skimming and civil rights violations has been set for June 25, according to defense attorneys. Five sheriff's deputies and one Los Angeles Police Department detective face 34 counts alleging they beat drug suspects, skimmed confiscated money and planted drugs on some suspects. Deputies John L. Edner, Roger R. Garcia, Edward D. Jamison, J.C. Miller, Robert S. Tolmaire and Detective Stephen W.
NEWS
June 27, 1992
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office Friday filed grand theft charges against two former sheriff's deputies accused of stealing more than $10,000 in cash and jewelry during a 1989 narcotics raid. Steven B. Gibbs, 43, and Roger R. Garcia, 46, were charged with taking the money and valuables while searching a storage locker in Inglewood. Gibbs is also charged with lying in an affidavit used to obtain the search warrant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1993
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal judge's dismissal of charges in drug money-skimming cases against five Los Angeles County sheriff's narcotics officers and a Los Angeles Police Department detective. The panel of appeals judges, Harlington Wood Jr., Stephen Reinhardt and Pamela Ann Rymer, remanded the case to U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1993
Two ex-sheriff's deputies were found not guilty Tuesday of charges that they stole a trash bag full of cash during a 1989 search at an Inglewood storage facility. After deliberating for 45 minutes, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury acquitted Steven B. Gibbs, 44, and Roger R. Garcia, 47, on single counts each of grand theft. The men were charged with stealing $62,000 in cash during a 1989 search of a storage locker in Inglewood, the day after the defendants got a warrant to open it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1991
A half-dozen Los Angeles County narcotics officers pleaded not guilty Monday to 34 counts of money-skimming and civil rights violations that allegedly took place during drug raids from 1985 through 1988. The five sheriff's deputies and one Los Angeles Police Department detective entered their pleas in federal court in Los Angeles. U.S. Magistrate George King tentatively scheduled their trial to begin March 5. Deputies John L. Edner, Roger R. Garcia, Edward D. Jamison, J.C. Miller and Robert S.
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May 21, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
Because prosecutors failed to bring the case to trial within the 180-day limit, a federal judge dismissed criminal charges Friday against five sheriff's narcotics officers accused of skimming drug cash, beating suspects and planting phony evidence. However, U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi agreed to give federal prosecutors six months to seek re-indictments of Robert S. Tolmaire, John L. Edner, Stephen W. Polak, J.C. Miller and Roger R.
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January 30, 1992 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six Los Angeles County narcotics officers, who once worked together on an elite anti-drug team, were "crooked cops" who hid behind their badges as they beat suspects, stole cash and valuables and planted drugs on suspects, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. "These men would go out and steal anything from dirty underwear . . . to mink coats and thousands of dollars," said Assistant U.S. Atty. Thomas H. Bienert. "They did not steal with a gun or a knife. . . . What they did was worse.
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January 23, 1992 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors in a civil rights case against six Los Angeles County narcotics officers could introduce evidence that one defendant had been suspended for using unnecessary force and lying about an incident 13 years ago. But U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi said that if prosecutors use that evidence against Los Angeles Police Department Detective Stephen W.
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February 5, 1992 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Closing arguments in the corruption trial of six Los Angeles County narcotics officers ended Tuesday with a federal prosecutor urging the conviction of "dirty cops" who allegedly violated the civil rights of suspects with beatings, thefts and planted drugs. Defense attorneys, however, said the government's case is built on the tainted testimony of convicted drug dealers and a former sheriff's sergeant with an admitted history of misconduct.
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