DA Denies Sheriff's Accusation That Office Refused to Enhance Charges in LAPD Officer Murder
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office denied Friday it had been asked to consider filing criminal charges in the robbery and murder of off-duty LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos, who was shot to death during a gunfight with alleged gang members Monday in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.
The DA's Office said in a email that it was never consulted on potential criminal charges before the LA County Sheriff's Department, which investigated the murder, presented its evidence to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which announced Thursday the four people arrested in the case would face federal racketeering allegations which could lead to death sentences.
“It was indicated to us that the case was referred to Federal authorities, who filed charges. As such, we did not have an opportunity to review the …
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