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December 13, 1991
A key prosecution witness in the civil rights trial of six Los Angeles County narcotics officers testified Thursday that he lied in 1987 when he told his attorney that one of the defendants struck him with a flashlight during a jailhouse interview. Ricky Donnell Ross, a convicted drug dealer, had accused Los Angeles Police Detective Stephen W. Polak of hitting him in the head.
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November 12, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plea bargain has ended a drug money-skimming case against a former Los Angeles police officer that had proved frustrating for federal prosecutors. After two fruitless attempts to secure a conviction of retired policeman Stephen Polak, originally involving 13 felony counts carrying 36 years of possible prison time, the government Oct. 20 allowed him to plead guilty to two misdemeanors involving a tax charge and a money-skimming charge.
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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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September 20, 1994
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles announced that they will try for a third time to convict former Los Angeles Police Officer Stephen Polak in the drug money-skimming case that has resulted in convictions of 26 former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. Assistant U.S. Atty. Mark A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1994
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles announced that they will try for a third time to convict former Los Angeles Police Officer Stephen Polak in the drug money-skimming case that has resulted in convictions of 26 former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. Assistant U.S. Atty. Mark A.
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March 26, 1992
A federal judge reinstated three corruption charges against a sheriff's deputy and a police officer, but dismissed another charge against the deputy, prosecutors announced Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Robert Takasugi filed an amended order reversing his oral decision to throw out conspiracy and false arrest charges against Deputy Robert Tolmaire, and false arrest and false testimony charges against Los Angeles Police Officer Stephen Polak.
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August 31, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors have won 26 convictions of former sheriff's deputies for skimming of drug monies while serving in elite anti-narcotics units. But so far they have not succeeded in convicting a former Los Angeles police officer who worked with them, Stephen Polak, or his former wife, onetime Deputy Christina Townley. In fact, it is the prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office who have been thrown on the defensive while going after Townley and Polak.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plea bargain has ended a drug money-skimming case against a former Los Angeles police officer that had proved frustrating for federal prosecutors. After two fruitless attempts to secure a conviction of retired policeman Stephen Polak, originally involving 13 felony counts carrying 36 years of possible prison time, the government Oct. 20 allowed him to plead guilty to two misdemeanors involving a tax charge and a money-skimming charge.
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.
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January 25, 1992
Reversing his earlier decision, a federal judge has barred prosecutors in the civil rights trial of six Los Angeles County narcotics officers from telling jurors about a 13-year-old excessive force case against one defendant. U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi said government attorneys could not refer to the 1978 brutality incident that led to a 30-day suspension for Los Angeles Police Detective Stephen W. Polak.
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August 31, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors have won 26 convictions of former sheriff's deputies for skimming of drug monies while serving in elite anti-narcotics units. But so far they have not succeeded in convicting a former Los Angeles police officer who worked with them, Stephen Polak, or his former wife, onetime Deputy Christina Townley. In fact, it is the prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office who have been thrown on the defensive while going after Townley and Polak.
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March 26, 1992
A federal judge reinstated three corruption charges against a sheriff's deputy and a police officer, but dismissed another charge against the deputy, prosecutors announced Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Robert Takasugi filed an amended order reversing his oral decision to throw out conspiracy and false arrest charges against Deputy Robert Tolmaire, and false arrest and false testimony charges against Los Angeles Police Officer Stephen Polak.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1991
A key prosecution witness in the civil rights trial of six Los Angeles County narcotics officers testified Thursday that he lied in 1987 when he told his attorney that one of the defendants struck him with a flashlight during a jailhouse interview. Ricky Donnell Ross, a convicted drug dealer, had accused Los Angeles Police Detective Stephen W. Polak of hitting him in the head.
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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.
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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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