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Judge Scorches DA in Racial Bias Lawsuit Over Ed Buck Prosecution

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Ed Buck in Court on September 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Daily Beast) — A federal judge on Monday grilled lawyers representing Los Angeles prosecutors about whether racial bias was a factor in the decision not to prosecute politically connected activist Ed Buck in the 2017 overdose death of a black man.

The pointed questioning came during a hearing in a lawsuit filed by the family of Gemmel Moore, who died in Buck’s home, against District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Assistant District Attorney Craig Hum, and the County of Los Angeles.

After Moore overdosed on methamphetamine, his family provided authorities with substantial evidence, including the names of several other victims, that Buck engaged in a pattern of drugging, video-taping, and sexually assaulting black men.

In July 2018, Lacey and her colleagues declined to prosecute Buck. Six months later, after another man, Timothy Dean , died in […]

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Police Oversight

Ex-LA Sheriff Baca to Serve 3-Year Prison Term for Corruption

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca Thursday was ordered to begin serving his three-year prison term early next month for his 2017 conviction for obstructing an FBI investigation into a large-scale corruption scheme in the county jail system.

Federal Judge Percy Anderson ordered the 77-year-old Baca to report to prison on Feb. 5 after the U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to hear his appeal requesting to overturn his conviction.

Baca, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, ran the nation’s largest sheriff’s department for more than 15 years.

On March 2017, Baca was convicted on federal charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice and […]

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Lakewood Felon Charged With Shooting Dog, Fleeing Police

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LOS ANGELES — A Lakewood man was charged Jan 14 with six felony counts, including animal cruelty, in connection with the fatal shooting of a dog, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Shane Michael Dubyak faces one count each of cruelty to an animal; fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly; possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, heroin and a revolver; and unlawful possession of ammunition as well as two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.

The case includes an allegation that Dubyak used a revolver in the commission of animal cruelty.

Arraignment is scheduled Jan 14 in Department 5 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Downey Branch.

On Jan. 5, the defendant reportedly shot a 15-year-old terrier named Artie that was left under his care, in the 16400 block of Phoebe Avenue in La Mirada, prosecutors said. On Jan. 10, police spotted Dubyak and he fled when they attempted to detain him, prosecutors added.

According to ABC “Detectives launched an investigation after the incident was captured on surveillance video, showing someone shooting the dog Sunday before driving off.”

Prosecutors are requesting the defendant be held with no bail for violation of probation terms in which Dubyak pleaded no contest to one felony count of identity theft with a prior.

If convicted as charged on the current case, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 14 years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Norwalk Station.

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Ret. LAPD Officer Accused Of Revenge Porn Facing Extortion, Assault Charges

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Retired LAPD Officer Accused of Revenge Porn By Ex-Girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Criminal charges have been filed against a retired Los Angeles Police Department officer whose ex-girlfriend alleged in a civil lawsuit that he sent nude photos of her to their coworkers.

That retired officer, Danny Reedy, is now facing nine charges in connection with that relationship including extortion, assault, violating a restraining order and possession of a firearm by a person under a temporary restraining order.

Reedy has previously admitted to having had a relationship with Det. Ysabel Villegas that began back in 2013.

According to a lawsuit against Reedy and the LAPD filed by Det. Ysabel Villegas, that romantic relationship became physically abusive. When she ended the relationship, she alleged that Reedy threatened to share nude photos of […]

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