November 15, 2012

Headlines 11/15/12

*Lawyers for Anaheim, Chief John Welter and Anaheim Police Officer Nick Bennallack, who allegedly fired the fatal shots have reportedly told Orange County Federal James V. Selna that killing 24-year-old Manuel Diaz was just OK because he was a parolee who "willfully, maliciously, unlawfully and wrongfully interfered with the lawful orders of a police officer and purposefully resisted detention." [OC Weekly Blogs]

**BP is agreeing to plead guilty to 11 felony charges and take responsibility for the workers' deaths, admit to obstructing a Congressional investigation and plead guilty to two misdemeanors related to the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 that killed 11 workers and caused the worst U.S. offshore oil spill ever. BP will pay $4.5 billion.
[Thompson Reuters News & Insight]

**10 Los Angeles County Courthouses are going to close, including Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Malibu, Avalon, Huntington Park, Whittier, Pomona and San Pedro. [ Los Angeles Times | Local]

**Michael Schroeder, former California GOP chairman and political adviser to Orange County’s district attorney, married to the district attorney’s chief of staff, Susan Kang Schroeder, was arrested early this month for DUI in Orange County. [The Orange County Register]

ICYMI**UCLA filed an appeal with the NCAA on behalf of freshman Shabazz Muhammad who has been declared ineligible to play basketball by the NCAA. The NCAA ruled Muhammad had received improper benefits such as lodging and travel expenses for unofficial visits during the recruiting period. [ESPN LA]
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