By Scott Glover and James Wagner - LA Times
After a 16-month investigation that revealed "gross misconduct and widespread abuse" at the Maywood Police Department, California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he would seek a court order to impose reforms on the troubled force.
His comments coincided with the release of a 30-page report that detailed the findings of the investigation into the tiny department, which polices the densely populated cities of Maywood and Cudahy south of Los Angeles.Read more
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California Sues Bush EPA to Comply With Year Old Supreme Court Ruling on Regulating Greenhouse Gases
By Frank D. Russo
A year after the US Supreme Court ruled in Massachusetts v. EPA, a case in which California was a lead plaintiff, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must regulate greenhouse gas emissions, and facing defiance, delays, and stonewalling from the Bush administration in complying with that decision, California Attorney General Jerry Brown went to federal court yesterday to force the EPA to release a court-mandated determination that greenhouse gases endanger public health or welfare.Read more