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Use of Drunk Driving Suspect’s DNA Not a Search

  Monday, October 31, 2011   Page 1   Use of Drunk Driving Suspect’s DNA Not a Search, C.A. Says   By KENNETH OFGANG, Staff Writer   Police who used a drunk driving suspect’s DNA sample to tie him to a string of burglaries did not violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches […]

Convicting an officer is a tough challenge, experts say

Jurors are usually sympathetic toward police officers and even when prosecutors get a conviction, the sentence may be reduced. By Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer Murder charges against on-duty police officers — such as the one announced by Orange County prosecutors in the Fullerton beating case — are rarely filed, and successful prosecutions in such […]