In a recent bill signed by the governor, some sex offenders in California will no longer be listed on the sex offender registry for their entire life. This will remove an estimated 90 percent of offenders from the current registry—a significant change after 70 years of keeping an offender on the registry for their lifetime.
It is about an hour and a half drive from Manhattan Beach to Valley Village. The Los Angeles neighborhood is where the brother of the Las Vegas mass shooter was recently arrested on suspicion of child porn possession, law enforcement officials said.
There is an old adage that things are always more complicated than they seem. Like so many familiar sayings, that one has an element of truth to it. Consider, for example, the often complex issues lurking behind incidents and allegations of domestic violence.
Last week a county sheriff’s office in another state ran a week-long sting to target sex trafficking and online prostitution. The week resulted in arresting almost 300 people from various states and a broad age range between 16-74 years old. Their backgrounds varied as well, including teachers, military members both active and retired, and one of their own—a police officer.
It takes about a full work day to make the drive north from Manhattan Beach to the modest Northern California city of Rocklin. The Placer County site is where a police officer was arrested on accusations that he beat a drunk driving suspect with a baton.
The initial allegations against a Los Angeles police officer could hardly be more serious. He was recently arrested for allegedly driving while drunk and crashing his vehicle into a car holding three family members -- all three died after their vehicle caught fire.