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FBI-LAPD Homicide Operation Chalking Up Dozens of Arrests

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A joint FBI-Los Angles Police operation aimed a cutting a backlog of gang-related killings is showing some results, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The paper reports that the joint operation, which began in July 1 and ends Sept. 30, has resulted in 43 homicide arrests.

And the paper reported that the effort has just resulted in 11 new murder charges being filed.

Veteran LAPD Det. Sal LaBarbera said he expects the operation to clear more cases in the next 10 days before the Sept. 30 deadline.

 

FBI Joins LAPD to Solve 27 Murders in 3 Months

los anglesBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI teamed up with the police department to help solve 27 murders in the past three months, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The paper reports that under the joint effort, which began July 1, the FBI provided six agents, equipment, crime lab help and money to pay for LAPD detectives’ overtime. One of the unsolved crimes was two decades old.

“I’ve been doing this for a long time and I’ve never seen anything like this,”veteran LAPD homicide Det. Sal LaBarbera told the LA Times. “We were able to clear cases at a pace that we never would have been able to hit. Twenty-seven homicides in three months? That’s unheard of.”

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Defense Attorney Gets LAPD Cop Off on Exporting Gun Charges; Says Laws Confusing

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

An attorney for a Los Angeles cop who was acquitted last week of illegally exporting guns says the laws are so confusing it’s difficult for people to adhere to them all.

“There is so much confusion when comes to these requirements,” Humbarto Diaz, a federal public defender, said in an interview Friday with the Los Angeles Times. “Several federal agencies have oversight of the shipping of weapons out of the country, and there is still information floating around on their websites that contradicts current requirements.”

An LA federal jury last week acquitted Johnny Augustus Baltazar of illegally shipping  a safe packed with firearms and ammunition to Belize in July 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The paper reported that the federal prosecutor Amanda Bettinelli could not be reached for comment.

At trial, Diaz tried to hammer home that the charges against his client involved technical violations of a complex series of regulations.

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DEA and LAPD Raid Michael Jackson’s Doctor’s Las Vegas Home and Office

The investigation is intensifying. Where’s the next raid going to be?

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By The Las Vegas Sun staff
LAS VEGAS — Federal authorities are executing a search warrant today at the Las Vegas medical office and home of Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, as part of a manslaughter investigation into the singer’s death.

Michael Flanagan, assistant special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration office in Las Vegas, said the DEA, Los Angeles Police Department and Metro Police are looking for documents at Murray’s office at 2110 East Flamingo Road. Investigators also were searching his gated west Las Vegas Valley home today.

Flanagan told several reporters outside Murray’s office that the search warrrant is sealed but pertains to Jackson’s death.

“We are looking for documents,” Flanagan said, but didn’t specify what kind of documents investigators were looking for.

Murray was home when investigators arrived. His staff members are cooperating at his office, Flanagan said.

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FBI Investigating LA PD Perjury Allegations

The last thing this police department needs is more bad publicity. The question is whether this probe will have any legs.

By Jack Leonard
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities have launched a civil rights investigation into several Los Angeles police officers accused of lying under oath in a drug possession case that was dismissed last year when a videotape sharply contradicted their testimony.
An FBI agent and a federal prosecutor last week surveyed a Hollywood apartment complex where a security camera documented the 2007 arrest of Guillermo Alarcon Jr. by LAPD officers, according to an attorney who represents Alarcon in a civil claim against the Police Department.
An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the existence of the probe and said that Department of Justice officials in Washington, D.C., would ultimately weigh in on whether federal charges would be filed against the officers.
“We’re investigating allegations that the defendant’s civil rights may have been violated,” said spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. She declined to provide further details.

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