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September 27, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Los Angeles police detective charged in a federal lawsuit Tuesday that Chief Bernard C. Parks and other department officials thwarted his efforts to investigate widespread corruption in the Rampart Division. Russell Poole, who resigned after 19 years with the LAPD, said he was subjected to harassment and ostracism after he drafted and sent a 40-page report to Parks describing the dimensions of the problems at Rampart.
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September 27, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Los Angeles police detective charged in a federal lawsuit Tuesday that Chief Bernard C. Parks and other department officials thwarted his efforts to investigate widespread corruption in the Rampart Division. Russell Poole, who resigned after 19 years with the LAPD, said he was subjected to harassment and ostracism after he drafted and sent a 40-page report to Parks describing the dimensions of the problems at Rampart.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1988
The body of a 36-year-old man found shot to death in a public restroom in Balboa Park this weekend has been identified as Brian Russell Poole, address unknown, according to San Diego County Deputy Coroner Robert Engel. A late-model sports car with Connecticut license plates was parked outside the restroom where Poole was found late Saturday. Police reached Poole's parents, who live in Connecticut, to notify them of their son's death, Engel said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2001
A confidential informant has filed a $5-million lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department and Rolling Stone and New Yorker magazines after being named in recent articles detailing police corruption in Los Angeles. Kevin Raymond Hackie, a former bodyguard for Death Row Records, filed a 166-page lawsuit this week, accusing the defendants of intentional invasion of privacy and conspiracy to breach a confidentiality agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2000
Police Chief Bernard C. Parks has denied a former detective's accusation that he tried to thwart a probe of Rampart Division officers in 1998. Russell Poole, a former member of the LAPD's Robbery Homicide Division, made the allegation in a lawsuit filed last week in federal court. Poole, who was assigned to investigate an excessive-force complaint against a Rampart officer, said that during a briefing in the fall of 1998 he told Parks, "You've got a group of vigilante cops at Rampart Division."
OPINION
October 1, 2000
Re "Suit Says Chief Blocked Early Rampart Probe," Sept. 27: Now we learn that Chief Bernard Parks stopped an early investigation of the Rampart scandal and destroyed the career of an elite detective. What was Parks trying to hide? Parks ought to resign immediately. If not, the City Council ought to make his ouster its primary objective. Parks is the problem, or at least one of the primary ones, at the LAPD. Los Angeles will have a decent police force only when Angelenos demand an end to the corruption and brutality that envelop the LAPD.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1990
Mary Elizabeth Poole, a former teacher who was active in many community organizations, has died at a Woodland Hills hospital. She was 65. A longtime resident of Granada Hills, Mrs. Poole died Oct. 10 of cancer, said her husband, John Poole. Born Mary Elizabeth Burfening on Aug. 21, 1925, in Fargo, N. D., she graduated from North Dakota State University and moved to the San Fernando Valley in 1952.
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October 29, 2004 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
The mother of late rap star Notorious B.I.G. has decided to dismiss from a wrongful-death lawsuit the man she accused of shooting her son, raising new questions about theories surrounding the entertainer's slaying seven years ago. In her suit, Voletta Wallace had named Southland resident Harry Billups, also known as Amir Muhammad, as the triggerman who ambushed her son on March 9, 1997, in the mid-Wilshire district.
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August 30, 1994 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tenants entering 722 S. Ardmore Ave. on Monday were reminded of what happened to Daniel Kim. Glass doors to the street were shattered. An apartment door was battered. And on the sidewalk outside was a small plant tied with a pink ribbon, a memorial to the building manager who was beaten to death by a horde of gang members over the weekend.
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March 2, 1994 | SHAWN HUBLER
A 17-year-old member of a teen-age graffiti tagging crew was identified Tuesday by Los Angeles police as the prime suspect in two killings and two attempted murders. Police said they are seeking David Askew--whose spray-paint-wielding clique goes by the initials "W.D.C" for "We Don't Care"--in the four attacks, which occurred over the last four months. The crimes include the murder of a 70-year-old Los Angeles man who was gunned down at his front door. "David, . . .
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June 24, 2005 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police detective who headed the investigation into the murder of Notorious B.I.G. testified Thursday that Death Row Records honcho Marion "Suge" Knight -- and not a rogue cop -- was the No. 1 suspect in the rapper's 1997 slaying. Retired Robbery-Homicide Det. Fred Miller told a six-man, three-woman federal jury that detectives combed through more than 400 clues after the slaying of the rapper, born Christopher Wallace, but couldn't close the case.
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