Slain Officer’s Sister Wants Badge Kept Out Of LA Council Race

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(credit: AP)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sister of a slain police officer is calling on Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar to keep her brother’s police badge out of the bitter race for the 14th council district.

Karen Kubly said Thursday that Huizar should have notified her before accusing opponent Rudy Martinez of improperly having the police badge that belonged to her brother. David Kubly was killed in the line of duty in 1979.

A Huizar campaign mailing accused Martinez of lying to investigators about the badge.

Martinez says he’s being smeared and said he didn’t know the badge belonged to a fallen officer.

Karen Kubly recorded a phone message accusing Huizar of using the badge for political gain. She later asked the Martinez campaign to stop the calls because Huizar apologized.

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