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Drugs in Holiday Bread!! Really?!

Police investigating after drug-laced holiday bread sickens dozens of Southern Californians SANTA ANA, Calif. – Investigators were trying to determine how a synthetic drug made its way into holiday bread that sickened dozens of people in Southern California. Police were called in because the Rosca de Reyes bread was made at the local Cholula’s Bakery, […]

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OCDA Says You Have the Right to Self-Incrimination

By R. SCOTT MOXLEY , OC Weekly Despite competing tasks, Orange County prosecutors and public defenders routinely engage in cordial backslapping. They’ll chat about their personal lives, tell jokes and share lawyerly gossip during court breaks. Defendants sometimes wonder if that coziness means the trial that left them convicted wasn’t genuinely adversarial. But a huge, […]

Talking to People as They Get Released from OC Jail at Midnight

By Gustavo Arellano OC Weekly At 12:05 every morning, Santa Ana Central Jail releases its first inmates of the day from the Intake and Release Center out to the gates that open up to W. Sixth Street, to free bed space for incoming prisoners. “As soon as midnight hits we can kick them out the […]

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens’ Plan to Monitor Non-violent Felons Gets the Silent Treatment

By Matt Coker OCWeekly A plan by Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to relieve jail overcrowding by sending some felons home with electronic monitoring devices received a lack of support from the county Board of Supervisors this week. The sheriff’s department, which already uses home monitoring for some misdemeanor offenders, hopes to do the same […]

Jury Begins Kelly Thomas Deliberations; DA Calls Police Violence “Unconscionable”

By R. Scott Moxley (OCWeekly) Orange County’s suburban juries are often dominated by unswerving, pro-cop biases, so District Attorney Tony Rackauckas had to be careful today when he asked a panel of eight women and four men to use “common sense” and hold two Fullerton police officers criminally liable for the 2011 beating death of […]

Fake Cops and Utility Reps in Irvine, Anaheim and Santa Ana Have Something in Common

By Matt Coker (OC Weekly) Irvine Police detectives are dealing with an unusual case: a kidnapping where two men impersonated police officers and threatened a local resident with arrest if he did not pay back taxes via a Green Dot MoneyPak cash card. Meanwhile, Anaheim Police are dealing with scammers posing as Public Utilities representatives […]

Winter Holiday DUI Campaign Update – DUI Arrests Down & No DUI Fatalities

SANTA ANA, California – The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special ‘Avoid the 38’ DUI Task Force deployments over the weekend in Orange County. From 12:01 a.m. on Friday, December 13 through midnight Sunday December 15 officers representing 38 county law […]

DA Tony Rackauckas Battles Cops In Court & Opens Second Front Against News Media

By R. Scott Moxley OC Weekly Tony Rackauckas’ Orange County District Attorney’s office didn’t just battle two feisty defense lawyers yesterday during opening statements in a case against two former Fullerton cops accused of wrongly beating a homeless man to death in 2011. Behind the scenes, Rackauckas’ office clashed with The Radio & Television News […]

Bail revoked for professor charged with old murder

BY AMY TAXIN Associated Press SANTA ANA, CALIF. — A psychology professor was handcuffed and taken to jail Thursday after rejecting a plea deal from prosecutors who claim she had a role in killing a man she says raped her as a college student in 1995. Norma Esparza proclaimed her innocence in an unusual news […]