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Judge dismisses case against L.A. County sheriff's deputy accused of filing false police report
A judge has dismissed a perjury case this week against a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy after a jury deadlocked over whether the deputy filed a false police report. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge C.H. Rehm dismissed the case Wednesday against Gregory Rodriguez, who was charged last...
63 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Jury Constable Sheriff Judge Legal professions Scots law Los Angeles County California
Rape accused cleared as woman didn't cry
A judge in Turin, Italy acquitted a man of sexual violence charges because the woman he allegedly attacked did not cry out or "[betray] emotion" during the assault.
34 points by CNN | Scots law Acquittal
Juror in first Etan Patz trial still says killer not guilty
The lone holdout in the first Etan Patz trial is standing his ground after 23 other jurors decided the guilt of the now convicted killer.
13 points by Daily News | Jury Not proven Verdict Etan Patz Scots law Law Hung jury Voir dire
Geneseo man pleads not guilty to couple's kidnapping
MORRISON, Ill. (AP) - A Geneseo man has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of breaking into a couple's home and kidnapping them. Sauk Valley Media reports ( ) 40-year-old Chad Schipper entered the plea Monday to four felony counts. The father of six young children is being held ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Police Sheriff United States Viscount Constable Coroner Scots law Bailiff
A final round of legal sparring as Baca's retrial nears
With his retrial on obstruction of justice charges scheduled to begin next week, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca lost several judicial rulings Monday in a final round of pretrial legal jockeying. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson ordered Baca not to wear a lapel pin that is a replica...
13 points by Los Angeles Times | Jury Scots law Obstruction of justice Trial Court United States Voir dire Grand jury
Paxton prosecutors want change in venue
Special prosecutors assigned to Attorney General Ken Paxton's criminal securities fraud case asked the court for a change in venue Thursday, arguing the general's communication team has spent the better part of two years tainting the jury pool.
20 points by The Houston Chronicle | Mass media Jury Judge Scots law Law Tort law Crimes Jury trial
Utah man convicted in deputy's death after second trial
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man has been found guilty in the death of a sheriff's deputy's death after he testified it wasn't him but the officer's brother who pulled the trigger. A federal jury handed down the verdict Tuesday in the second case filed against 44-year-old Roberto ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Murder Criminal law Assault U.S. state Salt Lake City Scots law Utah Jury
Threat closes Lake County Government Center in Crown Point
A threat has closed the Lake County Government Center in northwest Indiana until further notice.
13 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Coroner Sheriff Constable Northwest Indiana Legal professions Scots law Lake County Indiana
Federal trial set to begin for leaders of standoff at Oregon wildlife refuge
A federal trial will soon begin for six men accused of taking part in an armed standoff with federal agents not far from Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property almost three years ago. Jury selection begins Monday in Las Vegas for the initial trial, which predate the eventual federal prosecution of Bundy and sons Ammon and...
8 points by New York Post | Jury Prosecutor Nevada Scots law Legal procedure English-language films Prosecution Court
Baltimore officer says custody death charges surprised her
BALTIMORE (AP) - One of six Baltimore police officers once charged in the death of a black man fatally injured in a police van says she was surprised to hear her name when charges were announced. Sgt. Alicia White, the first accused officer to speak publicly, said in interviews with ...
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Baltimore Police officer found guilty in shooting to be sentenced Friday
A former Baltimore Police officer who was convicted of assault in August and faces at least five years in prison is scheduled to be sentenced Friday. Wesley Cagle, 47, was found guilty by a jury of first-degree assault and a handgun charge for the shooting of Michael Johansen at on Dec. 2014 an...
1647 points by Baltimore Sun | Not proven Mandatory sentencing Crime Jury Murder Scots law The Wire Assault
Prosecutor: Wayne deputy charged with criminal sexual conduct
A deputy with Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputy is facing charges of criminal sexual conduct.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Scots law Prosecution Judge Lawyer Viscount Jury
Man charged in South Dakota reservation crash acquitted
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A federal jury has acquitted a Texas man facing an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from a crash on the Rosebud Indian Reservation last summer. The office of U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says 29-year-old Daniel York, of Fort Worth, Texas, was acquitted Thursday. Court records show prosecutors ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Manslaughter English-language films Washington D.C. United States Jury Legal terms Scots law Lawyer