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January 13, 2007 | Matt Lait, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot 13-year-old Devin Brown publicly released transcripts Friday from a meeting in which a disciplinary panel cleared him of wrongdoing. The panel's decision, reached earlier this week, outraged some city leaders because it was made in secret and rejected the civilian Police Commission's finding that the shooting by Officer Steven Garcia was unjustified.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2007 | Matt Lait, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot 13-year-old Devin Brown publicly released transcripts Friday from a meeting in which a disciplinary panel cleared him of wrongdoing. The panel's decision, reached earlier this week, outraged some city leaders because it was made in secret and rejected the civilian Police Commission's finding that the shooting by Officer Steven Garcia was unjustified.
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January 13, 2007 | Scott Glover, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Police Department captain who voted not to discipline Officer Steven Garcia this week in the shooting of 13-year-old Devin Brown had warned him in a previous disciplinary case that one more offense would probably get him fired. Yet that history was ignored in the Board of Rights hearing on Brown's death because LAPD rules typically do not allow an officer's past misconduct to be considered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2007 | Scott Glover, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Police Department captain who voted not to discipline Officer Steven Garcia this week in the shooting of 13-year-old Devin Brown had warned him in a previous disciplinary case that one more offense would probably get him fired. Yet that history was ignored in the Board of Rights hearing on Brown's death because LAPD rules typically do not allow an officer's past misconduct to be considered.
OPINION
April 16, 2006
Re "Accord Reached Over Fatal Shooting," April 13 The shooting of 13-year-old Devin Brown was a tragedy; as a parent of a 12-year-old son, I can empathize with his mother's grief. However, giving her $1.5 million is like rewarding her for being a bad parent. Let's face it -- if the kid was already out drinking and stealing cars at age 13, he was on the fast track to becoming a statistic. I say give the money to Officer Steven Garcia, who shot Brown and will most likely be scarred for life for simply doing his job. WILLIAM WINKLER Sunland
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1985
A border robber was shot and wounded in a scuffle early Thursday between four suspected bandits and a team of law enforcement officers in a remote canyon just south of Otay Mesa Road, a San Diego police spokesman said. Two of the bandits were arrested, while the other two escaped to Mexico, the spokesman said. Booked into County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery were Andres Tapia Valencia, 21, and Emilio Jacabo Campos, 21, both Mexican citizens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2005 | Patricia Ward Biederman, Times Staff Writer
The mother of 13-year-old Devin Brown, who was fatally shot by police after a car chase in February, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Los Angeles and the officer involved. The suit, brought by Evelyn Davis, names Los Angeles Police Officer Steven Garcia in the Feb. 6 slaying of her son. It alleges wrongful death and negligent hiring, training and supervision of Garcia, who allegedly fired 10 shots at the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1985
A three-month investigation of a suspected call-girl ring here ended Wednesday night with the arrest of four suspects, San Diego police said. The ring is suspected of operating for at least a year at the La Jolla Village Tennis Club subdivision and had as many as 10 to 12 females working at a time, police spokesman Bill Robinson said. A search warrant Wednesday night led to the arrest of Christian James Koalani, 36, also known as Steven Garcia, of La Jolla, on suspicion of pimping and pandering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1989
A young man jumping in and out of traffic in the Crenshaw area was shot with Taser electrical darts early Monday and died a short time later, officers reported. Lt. William D. Hall, supervisor of the Los Angeles Police Department's officer-involved shooting unit, said police were told by a motorist just before 4 a.m. that the man was acting in a bizarre fashion and jumping in front of vehicles on Venice Boulevard, just west of Crenshaw Boulevard. Wilshire Division Officers Steven Johnson and Steven Garcia tried to move the unidentified man out of the street, Hall said, but reported that he "appeared to be under the influence of a drug or narcotic."
OPINION
January 16, 2007
Re "Secrecy again a major issue for the LAPD," Jan. 15 It may be convenient and often appropriate to blame the Los Angeles Police Department for keeping information hidden. This time, however, the blame belongs somewhere else. The LAPD was following the advice of the city attorney, who opined that boards of rights hearings are confidential and that disclosure of those proceedings is prohibited. The real story is the power of police unions in Sacramento to defeat police accountability with sweeping protections for officers that go well beyond those required to ensure the safety of officers and their families from retaliation by the bad guys.
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October 18, 2001 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The history of the Marquis de Sade is theatrical enough in its factual form, but it has given writers and directors many chances to enhance the story. A ripe example is the current staging of Doug Wright's drama at Stages Theatre in Fullerton. This version of the noble pornographer's incarceration in Charenton Asylum in the early 19th century flashes across the stage as though seen by lightning bolts, a strong and often funny, often very sad, tormented image of de Sade's final decline.
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November 3, 1987 | PAM LITTLE, Times Staff Writer
Steven Anthony Garcia, one day old today, was born in the fast lane. On Interstate 15. It was 4 a.m. Monday on I-15 north of Rancho Bernardo Road. Marion De Venere of Poway was driving home from paying a telephone bill to study for her Palomar College exams when she saw a woman by the side of the road trying to flag down motorists. De Venere, 45, initially thought it might be a dangerous setup, but said she knew enough to recognize panic and felt the need to help the woman.
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