Most of Perez’s Allegations Are Confirmed, Panel Told

Rampart: Testimony in another officer’s hearing says 70%-80% of informant’s charges have been corroborated. By SCOTT GLOVER, MATT LAIT, Times Staff Writers Investigators on the Los Angeles Police Department’s corruption task force have corroborated 70% to 80% of the allegations of police abuse leveled by former police officer Rafael Perez, according to testimony at a [...]

28 Rampart Officers Named In 108 Civil Suits

Lawsuits Allege Beatings, Chokings And Planting Drugs LOS ANGELES, Updated 5:50 p.m. PDT June 1, 2000 The 28 officers publicly implicated in the Los Angeles Police Department’s corruption scandal have been named in at least 108 lawsuits brought against the city over the years, the Los Angeles Daily Journal reported. The lawsuits accuse the officers [...]

Perez Transcripts Implicate 28 Officers

D.A. Says More Names May Be Coming LOS ANGELES, Updated 10:09 a.m. PDT May 20, 2000 – Names of 28 police officers implicated in crimes connected to the Rampart corruption probe have been turned over to public defenders, along with 3,242 of pages of transcripts from disgraced former officer Rafael Perez. Four of the named [...]

First Three Rampart Officers Plead Innocent

Stand Accused Of Framing Reputed Gang Member LOS ANGELES, Calif., Updated 1:26 p.m. PDT May 15, 2000 – The first three Los Angeles police officers prosecuted in the Rampart corruption scandal pleaded innocent Monday to framing a reputed gang member. Sgts. Edward Ortiz and Brian Liddy and Officer Paul Harper are accused of conspiring to [...]

3 Rampart cops plea innocent

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler turned down requests by defense lawyers representing Sgts. Edward Ortiz and Brian Liddy and Officer Paul Harper to ban cameras from the courtroom. The judge also rejected the prosecutor’s request for an informal gag order. Sgts. Edward Ortiz and Brian Liddy, and Officer Paul Harper are accused [...]

Perez Errors Raise Questions on Credibility

By SCOTT GLOVER MATT LAIT , Times Staff Writers The credibility of ex-officer Rafael Perez, the main informant in the Los Angeles Police Department’s corruption scandal, has been further undermined by his testimony in several internal affairs investigations in which three officers accused of crimes or misconduct were found not guilty or the charges were [...]

DNA Evidence in 4 Drug Cases Refutes Officers

LAPD: Examination of saliva on rock cocaine allegedly spit out by suspects contradicts policemen’s testimony in arrests in Rampart, two other divisions. By SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, Times Staff Writers April 26, 2000 Bolstering allegations of widespread misconduct and corruption within the Los Angeles Police Department, DNA analysis in four different drug cases contradicts [...]

Genesis of a Scandal

Turning Points March 2, 1998 Six pounds of cocaine missing from Rampart property room. August 1998 Rampart Officer Rafael Perez arrested in missing cocaine case. Sept. 15, 1999 Perez implicates himself and another officer in shooting of unarmed man. Corruption scandal then quickly widens. April 24, 2000 Criminal charges filed against three officers for their [...]

First Arrests of Officers Expected in Rampart Probe

Corruption: Two sergeants are among those to be taken into custody and charged in the alleged planting of a gun to frame a suspect, sources say. By SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, Times Staff Writers April 24, 2000 In the first prosecutions arising from the ongoing Los Angeles Police Department corruption scandal, the district attorney [...]

LAPD: 71 Convictions To Be Overturned

All Convictions Are Misdemeanors LOS ANGELES , Updated 5:27 a.m. PDT April 18, 2000 – At least 71 more criminal convictions, all of them misdemeanors, may be overturned because of the ongoing scandal within the Los Angeles Police Department , Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times reported. The cases, which involve a number of drug and weapons [...]

Posters Plaster City With Rampart Protest

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Street display: Robbie Conal and 40 helpers mount signs reading ‘Dis Belief’ in public places across L.A. By MONTE MORIN, Special to The LA Times Sunday, April 2, 2000 A controversial political artist and dozens of cohorts staged an early morning assault Saturday on city bus shelters, utility boxes and construction walls, plastering the objects [...]

Rampart Scandal Dominates 1st Mayoral Debate

Friday, March 31, 2000 – LA Times Politics: Hahn, Villaraigosa and Wachs repeat calls for independent panel. Soboroff, in a shift, appears to agree. By JIM NEWTON, Times Staff Writer Sharing the same stage for the first time in the 2001 Los Angeles mayoral campaign, four influential politicians and one well-connected outsider maneuvered Thursday to [...]

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