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November 24, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A gang member whose drug conviction was overturned as result of the LAPD's corruptioninvestigation said Tuesday that a lieutenant was present when officers set him up and planted drugs on him. Ruben Rojas, 30, said he has other incriminating information about officers from the Rampart Division, but wants authorities to help lift an immigration hold on him before he provides further details to investigators.
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November 24, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A gang member whose drug conviction was overturned as result of the LAPD's corruptioninvestigation said Tuesday that a lieutenant was present when officers set him up and planted drugs on him. Ruben Rojas, 30, said he has other incriminating information about officers from the Rampart Division, but wants authorities to help lift an immigration hold on him before he provides further details to investigators.
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NEWS
November 20, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dueling theories of jealousy and revenge emerged Friday as motives for the framing of a gang member by Rafael Perez, the former Los Angeles police officer at the center of the department's expanding corruption scandal. Ruben Rojas, who authorities now believe was set up by Perez and his former LAPD partner Nino Durden, said he was targeted by the officers because he was having sex with one of Perez's mistresses.
NEWS
November 20, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dueling theories of jealousy and revenge emerged Friday as motives for the framing of a gang member by Rafael Perez, the former Los Angeles police officer at the center of the department's expanding corruption scandal. Ruben Rojas, who authorities now believe was set up by Perez and his former LAPD partner Nino Durden, said he was targeted by the officers because he was having sex with one of Perez's mistresses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1985
Two men were arrested Thursday morning after the robbery of a First Interstate Bank in Huntington Beach because a tanker-truck driver followed one man out of the bank and gave chase with police officers. "It really worked out neat. They tried to rob a bank, and they just couldn't," said David Carney, 27, a lifelong resident of Huntington Beach.
SPORTS
October 10, 1997
CITY SECTION * TAFT (3-0, 1-0) vs. CLEVELAND (1-3, 0-1) At Cleveland High, 2 p.m. Cleveland Coach Joe Santellano believes tailback Terrence Young compares favorably to Marquis Brignac of Taft. "He's better than Marquis," Santellano said. Young has rushed for 456 yards and averages 8.9 yards per carry. Brignac has gained 502 yards and averages 9.8 yards per carry. Tackle Carlos Meza and linebackers David Melo and Tyler Brennan key the Taft defense. SOUTHERN SECTION * OXNARD (3-1, 1-0) vs.
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.
OPINION
November 28, 1999 | SAMUEL H. PILLSBURY, Samuel H. Pillsbury is a professor at Loyola Law School
It's something you never see on TV: the victims of a police conspiracy pleading guilty to false charges. On TV, the wrongfully accused always proclaim their innocence to a jury. That's the American way. Yet consistent with the general pattern of criminal cases in Los Angeles today, most of the defendants whose convictions have recently been overturned because of corruption in the police department's Rampart Division pleaded guilty. The Rampart cases reveal a sorry truth about L.A.
NEWS
November 17, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles district attorney is expected to seek the release of a third prison inmate on Friday as a result of the unfolding LAPD corruption investigation, and detectives are scrutinizing additional cases that call into question the conduct of more officers, according to sources close to the inquiry.
NEWS
April 25, 2000
March 2, 1998: Six pounds of cocaine is checked out from property room at LAPD headquarters, ostensibly for use as evidence in a drug trial. * March 27: Police officials, concerned that the cocaine has not been returned, launch an internal investigation. * Aug. 25: LAPD Officer Rafael A. Perez is arrested on suspicion of stealing the cocaine. * Dec. 23: Perez's trial ends in a hung jury. * Sept.
NEWS
December 31, 1999 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As former Los Angeles Police Officer Rafael Perez faced his second trial on drug theft charges earlier this year, the confident swagger of the tough anti-gang cop was gone. LAPD investigators, who had been dogging him for more than a year, had come up with new evidence that could put him behind bars for 12 years. He was haunted by his past misdeeds as a cop.
NEWS
March 18, 2001 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day the police planted a gun in his handcuffed hands, Roberto Candido couldn't afford a Happy Meal. Three years and a prison term later, Candido, 26, found himself in the Wells Fargo Beverly Hills branch, about to deposit his share of an $860,000 settlement check from the city of Los Angeles.
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