CA Police Officers Face Prison For Threatening Homeless Man FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Mon, 18 May 1998 00:43:24 -0700 (PDT)


http://www.latimes.com:80/CNS_DAYS/980514/t000045447.html
FWD Los Angeles Times - Thursday, May 14, 1998


CHP OFFICERS FACE PRISON FOR THREATENING HOMELESS MAN
                    
   
Two California Highway Patrol officers could face up to four years in
prison for illegally imprisoning a 52-year-old homeless man and making
threats against him.

Temujin Louis Jones, 32, and Edward Allen, 26, are scheduled for sentencing
July 3 in Los Angeles Superior Court. They pleaded no contest Tuesday to
three counts of false imprisonment and making terrorist threats against the
man, who washed windshields in Culver City, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Gary A.
Nielsen. Jones also pleaded no contest to one count of illegally using
pepper spray.

They remain free on $100,000 bail pending sentencing.

The CHP has put the officers on administrative leave and is in the process
of dismissing them, a spokesman said Wednesday.

The homeless man, who has asked not to be identified, has said the officers
picked him up on several occasions between December and March, doused him
with pepper spray and dropped him off about 15 miles away.


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