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    Officials in Orange County, Calif., are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to intervene in the case of a “dangerous” sex offender who was released from a state mental hospital after more than 20 years when the hospital allowed his hold expire on Saturday, reports said. Cary Jay Smith, 59, of Costa Mesa, Calif. has been living in state hospitals since 1999 when his then-wife gave authorities a note he wrote about sexual acts he wanted to commit against a 7-year-old boy...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer and county Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel want Gov. Gavin Newsom to intervene in the release of a man they say is a sexual predator. (credit: OC District Attorney) Cary Jay Smith, 59, is scheduled to be released in Orange County this week. He was sent to Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino in 1999 after describing in a letter the sex acts he wanted to perform on a...
    Orange County prosecutors will not file charges against a Fullerton police officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old girl last year. The decision by the Orange County district attorney’s office, detailed in a 12-page letter dated June 22 and released publicly Tuesday, came after a legal review determined that the actions of the officer, Scott Flynn, “were objectively necessary, reasonable and justified under the circumstances.” “Although the incident is deeply saddening, resulting in the death of a minor with mental...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The family of an assistant Allegheny County District Attorney confirms he is in critical condition after contracting COVID-19. But after contracting the disease, KDKA has learned Russ Broman filed a complaint with OSHA and complained to friends and colleagues of dangerous conditions at the Allegheny County Courthouse Broman is in his 60s and suffering from COVID-19 but told friends and colleagues this did not have to happen. KDKA’s Andy Sheehan spoke with one of those friends on...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The North Hills School District will resume sports practices and other activities on Monday. No more than fifty people will be allowed at outdoor events. A maximum of twenty five people will be allowed at indoor events. These restrictions are being put in place in accordance with Allegheny County guidelines. Parents are being asked to drop off their children for practice, but not to stay and watch. In addition, anyone who has traveled to 20 states, including...
    By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nine Nevada legislators who also work in state and local government jobs are violating a provision of the state constitution separating powers, a conservative think tank argued in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit, which names Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson among the nine lawmakers, says that its a conflict of interest for the lawmakers to also hold government jobs. “Allowing those tasked with carrying...
    The identity has been released of the neighbor shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in the Hudson Valley. The incident happened in Orange County at around 11 p.m. Monday, July 6 during a reported dispute between the two near their homes on Main Street in Cornwall. The victim has been identified as Erick Gilmore. The Orange County District Attorneys office declined to reveal his age or the nature of the dispute. Earlier Report: Off-Duty Police Officer Fatally Shoots...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Three members of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office have tested positive for coronavirus. BREAKING: Three members of the Allegheny County District Attorneys Office have tested positive for Covid19. @KDKA Live reports coming up. pic.twitter.com/3w6ZGsWrFU — Andy Sheehan (@AndySheehankdka) July 6, 2020 This comes as the Allegheny County court system is already reporting six cases of coronavirus. In the Allegheny County Courthouse, which will remain open, two employees have COVID-19. The rest of those...
    Jacob Daniel Carothers (Courtesy of the Orange County District Attorney’s office)  A veteran firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service is facing criminal charges after police allege he inappropriately grabbed a 12-year-old girl and had a “significant amount” of child pornography. Jacob Daniel Carothers, 38, of San Jacinto, has been charged with a felony count of possession of child pornography and two counts of committing lewd acts with a child under the age of 14, according to an Orange County District...
    VALLEJO (CBS SF) — Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams announced Thursday afternoon that her office will recuse itself from reviewing the deadly police shootings of Willie McCoy and Sean Monterrosa and, instead, kicked the cases back to California attorney general Xavier Becerra. “Since June 2 … there have been city, county, state elected officials, numerous community members and the media calling for an independent investigation into these cases,” Abrams said in a post to the department’s YouTube page. Abrams...
    Less than a week after video surfaced of a Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee into the neck of George Floyd, the man challenging Jackie Lacey for the office of Los Angeles County district attorney attempted to connect the tragic case to her record of failing to prosecute killings by police. By late June, after weeks of unrest and protests over Floyd’s death that included demands for her resignation, Lacey joined other L.A. County law enforcement leaders in calling for...
    WILKINSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — The family of a 15-month-old boy who died in a shooting is demanding change. Marcus White, Jr. was shot and killed while he was at a picnic with his family in East Hills in 2013. Twenty-two-year-old Gregory Parker was taken into custody on Saturday afternoon and is accused of having pulled the trigger. (Image Provided By Family) On Tuesday, the attorney for the family says the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office knew for years who killed...
    One of the top prosecutors in Houston is being heavily criticized after sharing a post on Facebook equating Black Lives Matter protesters with Nazi jewelry plunderers during the Shoah. Harris County District Attorney’s Office chief trial lawyer Kaylynn Williford shared the controversial meme earlier this week. The image in the meme shows a person’s hands and a box full of stolen rings. The caption above the photo reads: “Wedding bands that were removed from Holocaust victims prior to being...
    A new employee who will later become the countys assistant district attorney was welcomed to Rockland County during a swearing-in ceremony. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II welcomed Rosibel Ventura Almonte as she was sworn in by the Honorable Roselina Serrano, Village of West Haverstraw Justice on Wednesday, June 24, at the Rockland County Courthouse. Almonte was hired as a legal assistant, and after passing the BAR exam and admission to practice law, she will serve as an assistant district attorney, Walsh...
    A 55-year-old San Francisco man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly threatening to shoot a family wearing Black Lives Matter shirts, prosecutors said Wednesday. The family of five — including 7-, 5-, and 2-year-old children — were eating at Flights Restaurant in Burlingame after attending a Black Lives Matter protest when the man approached them, yelled “Blue lives matter,” and pushed their table, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office. When the father told the...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Washington County board of commissioners voted Tuesday to authorize a $625,000 payout to settle a lawsuit brought by a man whose skull was fractured in what appears to have been an unprovoked attack by a county sheriff’s deputy in the jail’s booking area in 2018. In a prepared statement, the board condemned Washington County sheriff’s deputy Rian Alden’s conduct that “needlessly injured” and traumatized Albert Molina, 45. The settlement was reached days before the county...
    SAN JOSE — Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen has withdrawn a whistleblower complaint against deputy public defender Sajid Khan over his fiery blog posts demanding sweeping criminal-justice reform, which touched off a nationally watched dispute in which Rosen saw Khan’s words as a threat and others saw it as a textbook exercise of free speech. Word of the whistleblower complaint drew scrutiny — most prominently in a Washington Post commentary piece Friday — due largely to the optics...
    VALLEJO (CBS SF) — Protesters gathered outside the offices of Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams Monday, demanding she recuse herself from investigations of officer-involved shootings. They say they are angered because charges are seldom filed against officers in the cases. “Recently you expressed interest in commissioning a Black Lives Matter mural, but the community is not interested in pandering, we are interest in prosecution,” the protesters, including family members of those killed in officer-involved shootings, said in a statement....
    BURBANK (CBSLA) — Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank announced on Saturday that he no longer endorses Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey in her bid for a third term this November. Schiff said in a tweet, “This is a rare time in our nation’s history. We have a responsibility to make profound changes to end systemic racism and reform criminal justice.” He continued, “(43rd District California Assemblymember) Laura Friedman and I no longer feel our endorsement of Jackie...
    Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) has withdrawn his endorsement of Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey ahead of a contentious November election, when she will seek a third term in office. In a tweet Saturday morning, Schiff alluded to recent protests and calls for criminal-justice reform after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody. “This is a rare time in our nation’s history,” Schiff wrote. “We have a responsibility to make profound changes to end systemic racism & reform...
    A man was killed in a police-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon in Morris County, authorities said. A 911 call reporting a domestic incident brought police to Fairchild Avenue in Morris Township around 4:20 p.m., when the shooting occurred, state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said. The suspect was taken to Morristown Medical Center in traumatic arrest with two gunshot wounds in the torso, responders said. The officer was OK, they said. Following standard procedure, the New Jersey Attorney Generals Office is reviewing the...
    ALLEGHENY CO., Pa. (KDKA) — School districts across the state are working to develop health and safety plans for if students return in the fall. “I really feel like we have an obligation to try someway to get them back here as quickly as we can, but it may not be Aug. 25,” said Penn Hills Superintendent Nancy Hines. It’s a real challenge for school districts across Allegheny County to plan for the return of students and staff amid the...
    There are over 25,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County, California. That’s more than 19 U.S. states. It’s more than all of Japan. Twice the count of South Korea. And yet, on Monday evening, the Orange County Board of Education met and, by a 4-1 vote, put forward a plan to reopen schools without requiring masks or enforcing any form of social distancing. That proposal doesn’t just violate the guidelines for school reopening set by the CDC, it goes against...
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Brian McDonald recommended Tuesday that campuses in the district remain closed for the beginning of the school year due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County. McDonald said the district’s 23 schools will begin instruction on Aug. 17 with a 100% distance-learning model. “All of us would like to see students back in school when it’s safe to do so. But Los Angeles County has recorded a surge...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNS) -- Officials with the Santa Ana Unified School District said Tuesday that they will pivot entirely to distance learning to start the upcoming school year in August due to the worsening coronavirus pandemic.During these challenging times, the safety of our school community continues to be our top priority. While we hope at some point to have our students attend our schools alongside their classmates and teachers, now is not the time, Superintendent Jerry Almendarez said. Meanwhile,...