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Wrongfully Imprisoned L.A. Public Defender Coming Back Home After Prisoner Swap with Venezuela
Eyvin Hernandez, an L.A. County deputy public defender for 15 years, was on vacation last year in Colombia when he joined a friend on a trip to the Colombian-Venezuelan border to resolve a passport issue involving the friend's stay in Venezuela. At the border, Hernandez and his friend were intercepted by what has been described in various reports as either a paramilitary group, a gang, or official Venezuelan forces.
L.A. County to Reestablish $20,000 Reward In Mitrice Richardson’s Disappearance and Death
An exact cause of Richardson's death was never determined, but authorities at the time insisted there was no sign of foul play--a contention challenged by her family, who settled with the county for $900,000 in 2011.
Woman Brings Claim Against City, Alleging Former LAPD Assistant Chief Put Tracking Device on Her Car
While on a trip with friends in September, the plaintiff discovered an Apple Airtag in a black box attached to the undercarriage of her vehicle, the claim states. Her friend scanned the Airtag and found that the serial number and owner information matched the last four digits of former Assistant Chief Alfred Labrada's city cellphone, according to her claim.
Bronny James Cleared To Play Basketball Again By His Doctors
In August, the James family said that after comprehensive initial an follow-up exams, "the probable cause of Mr. James' sudden cardiac arrest has been identified. It is an anatomically and functionally significant congenital heart defect which can and will be treated.
Fake Police Donation Scam Warning Goes Out To Manhattan Beach Residents
The public is being advised to verify callers' identities by asking the person for their name, badge number, and purpose of the call, then hanging up and verifying their identity by calling the official phone number for the MBPD.
Twenty-Four-Year-Old Man Charged in Killing of Former Laker Michael Cooper’s Brother
"We lived 10 houses down (from) here,'' Michael Cooper said. "This is a park where we grew up playing. That's why he felt comfortable and safe here."
Ten Cases of Mysterious Respiratory Disease in Dogs Confirmed in L.A.
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 10 cases of Atypical Canine Infection Respiratory Disease have been received from veterinarians in the county since Thursday.
English Bulldog Stolen from Owner at Gunpoint in West Hollywood
The dog's owner, Justin Garcia, was walking his bulldog named Capone, and while he went to retrieve belongings from his car, the suspects got out of their vehicle and confronted him at gunpoint.
Two SoCal Men Charged with Using Darknet to Sell Meth and Fentanyl
In their plea agreements, co-conspirators Srinivasan and Ta admitted that their drug trafficking activities caused the death of three individuals and that they sold fentanyl-laced pills to two others who died of drug overdoses soon thereafter.
BLM Calls for Justice For Keenan Anderson, as City Commission Set to Evaluate LAPD’s Role In Teacher’s Death In Venice
"What's clear is Keenan Anderson was never anything more than a passive resistor. What's clear is that a less than lethal weaponry like a Taser, when used in the wrong hands, is indeed lethal," a family attorney said.