Conviction Overturned


Conviction Reversed In 2007 Family Killings

An appellate panel has reversed the conviction of a man in the killing of the father and sister of his friend’s ex-girlfriend in a fiery attack on their Orange County home.


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Wrongly Convicted Woman Declared Innocent, Set To Collect $600K From State

A woman who spent 17 years in a California prison for a murder she didn’t commit was declared factually innocent Friday, clearing the way for her to collect about $600,000 in compensation from the state.



Conviction For San Diego Triple Killing Overturned

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction and death penalty of a man for three San Diego murders, saying he was denied a chance to argue the trial was tainted by racial prejudice.


Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley, who professed to fear for his life at the hands of some Compton Police officers, adjusted his glasses as he gave his annual "state of the city" address February 15, 2000 in Compton, California. Bradley had arrived to the previous week's City Counsel meeting with four civilian bodyguards to protect him from police. The Compton Police Officers Association has called for Bradley's recall and he has accused the police of corruption. (credit: David McNew)

Compton’s Former ‘Gangster Mayor’ Omar Bradley Wants His Old Job Back

Nine years ago, Omar Bradley was convicted of corruption and sentenced to three years in prison. The California Supreme Court overturned that decision six months ago and Bradley now wants his old job back.