The L.A. Times reported yesterday that the LAPD has known for months that officers had been disabling the antennas which provide audio for the in-car video cameras. The antennas pick up the feed from the microphones on the officers’ belts so that audio is recorded with the video up to several hundred yards from the vehicle, said Sgt. Dan Gomez, a department expert on the recording devices.
The abuse seemed … Read More
Last night more than 250 people packed into the Bell Community Center for a hearing about the new Immigrant Driver’s License law to go into effect next year. State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and DMV officials, including Assistant Chief Counsel Brian Soublet, answered public questions about the new law.
Some of the questions posed involved the proof DMV will require for an immigrant license, noting that in many cases … Read More
DMV reminds us of several laws that took effect in January. Most notable is that it is now illegal for teens to text while driving, even on a hands-free device.… Read More
By Richland County DUI Task Force
“What’s the big deal..I’ve driven home lots of times drunk, nothing has ever happened.” Just because you’ve done it before doesn’t mean you will be able to do it safely again. Ask anyone who has been charged with a DUI, with a DUI crash involving damage, injuries, or deaths…or ask the families of loved ones who have been injured or lost due to a … Read More
Jim Camden The Spokesman-Review
OLYMPIA – Drunken drivers could face prison on their fourth conviction if the Legislature can find a way to pay for the extra burden on state prisons and county jails.
One possible source of money: taxes the state currently collects on alcohol, and some of what it expects to collect for legal marijuana.
With victims recounting stories of devastated families and law enforcement officials asking for … Read More
The Orange County Crime Lab admitted yesterday that a second machine was improperly calibrated, resulting in an underestimation of BAC in about 100 cases. The lab plans to request a state audit to review its standards and procedures.… Read More