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Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies, Julio Cesar Martinez and Anthony Manuel Paez, are in hot water after they were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary in 2011 in order to make arrests.
According to reports, both deputies left the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office in early 2013. Their leaving was described the office as “separation” following an administrative investigation.
According to the LA Times, the pair not only are alleged to have planted two firearms at the scene, but also to have disabled security and surveillance equipment:
In court documents filed last week, prosecutors said that on Aug. 24, 2011, the pair shut off electricity and a video surveillance system inside the dispensary, then planted the weapons. Martinez and Paez were patrolling West 87th Place that day when Martinez said he saw a man with a gun in his shorts pocket take part in a drug deal, the felony complaint states.
A report from the state Attorney General's Office called an August drug sting that resulted in the fatal shooting of an alleged drug dealer "ill-conceived," but said the officer who fired the fatal shot will not face any criminal charges.
A 44-page report released Wednesday said the AG's Office was unable to determine if the conduct of Officer Nicholas Nadeau was justified when he shot suspected heroin dealer Alex Cora deJesus, 35, of Manchester at Lanctot's Plaza parking lot on Route 114 in Weare.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man is hospitalized from a stabbing at a restaurant in Springfield early Sunday morning.
According to Springfield Police Lieutenant Thomas Maccini, just before 2:30 Sunday morning, police were called to Piccolo Restaurant at 304 Worthington Street for a fight.
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