FROM Matt Lait
The City of LA Pays Millions to Wrongfully Convicted Men The LA City Council has agreed to pay $24 million to settle lawsuits by two men whose wrongful convictions for murder cost them years of their lives in prison. In a memo obtained by the LA Times, the City Attorney’s office called one case "extremely dangerous" and said the other was even "more problematic." Matt Lait is City Editor of the Times and a long-time police and investigative reporter.
Mrs. Delgadillo and Her Outstanding Warrant Michelle Delgadillo, wife of City attorney Rocky Delgadillo , pleaded 'no contest' in court today. For nine years, an arrest warrant has been outstanding for her failure to appear in court on charges of driving without insurance with a suspended license in an unregistered car.
City Attorney Answers Questions about Crash The City of Los Angeles provides a GMC Yukon for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo ’s official business. But the LA Times has reported that the Yukon was backed into a parking structure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on the same day Delgadillo’s wife, Michelle, was there for an appointment. It was later repaired at city expense. After stonewalling reporters for several days since that report, Delgadillo talked about the incident today at a news conference.
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