Record payout approved for Simi Valley man wrongfully convicted of grisly 1978 murders (DNA)


Nearly 40 years later, the 70-year-old man has a slew of powerful voices behind him as he fights to correct the injustice of having spent more than half of his life in prison for a grisly double murder he didn't commit. Feb 15, 2018 For years, from inside a cell at Folsom State Prison, Craig Coley couldn't get anyone to listen. But his message was ...
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Sentencing put on hold for former Tulare PD evidence technician


They say they know of many crimes he committed while working as an evidence technician for the Tulare Police Department. Enter Article DATE HERE VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Gary Coffman case was a frustrating one for the Tulare County District Attorney's Office. They say they know of many crimes he committed while working as an evidence tech...
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California 'weed fortress' had 35,000 marijuana plants inside, cops say


Where do you put it? December 16, 2017 Southern California police seized 35,000 marijuana plants from a weed "fortress" and shut down an operation they believed was bringing in millions of dollars a month. San Bernardino Police said they detained eight people Wednesday when police and federal agents raided a warehouse that was converted into a mult...
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Antioch police say DNA tech helped solve city's oldest open cold case


For nearly four decades Antioch police searched for a 14-year-old girl's killer. The suspect is in custody Monday. Thanks to advances in DNA technology, police say Antioch's oldest unsolved murder has been solved. December 11, 2017 ANTIOCH, Calif. (KGO) -- For nearly four decades Antioch police searched for a 14-year-old girl's killer. The suspect ...
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Orange County probation officer charged with stealing money while executing search warrants


Rodriguez was assisting the team in serving a search warrant at a home on Edinger Avenue in Santa Ana and, prosecutors now say, stole $150 from a victim's wallet while checking for the person's identification. November 30, 2017 ANTA ANA — An Orange County probation officer faces charges because he is suspected of stealing cash while executing searc...
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Former Colorado Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Weapons Theft


A former Colorado police chief has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing weapons from his department and its evidence room and then selling them to pawn shops. December 1, 2017 LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) — A former police chief in a small Colorado town has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing weapons from his department and its evidence room and then s...
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LA County Board Approves $15 Million Settlement in Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit


The settlement is the largest between the county and a single individual in at least the last decade November 21, 2017 The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $15 million payout today -- the largest single-plaintiff settlement in at least a decade -- for a man who was imprisoned for 27 years for a 1984 murder he said he didn't commit...
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Man, wrongly convicted of 1978 killings in Simi Valley, recommended for release from prison


New DNA evidence has cast doubt on the conviction of a man who has spent more than half his life in prison after being convicted in a 1978 Simi Valley double-homicide. November 20, 2017 New DNA evidence has cast doubt on the conviction of a man who has spent more than half his life in prison after being convicted in a 1978 Simi Valley double-h...
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