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Yearly Archives: 2009

By PORAC | July 1, 2009 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Fresno Detective Acquitted

Posted by Terry Lynn Bowman Paul Cervantes knows what it is like to chase crooks, make felony car stops, and work undercover narcotics. He also knows what it is like to be falsely accused and criminally prosecuted. Decorated Officer: Cervantes’ career as a police officer began in Dinuba, where he […]

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By PORAC | May 1, 2009 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Trust Your Lawyer

Posted by Andy Schlenker For the benefit of the client, each attorney/client relationship must be built upon trust and confidence. In the absence of such, the attorney’s job becomes much more difficult to carry out. Imagine that one day you begin your shift by responding to a burglary. Upon arrival, […]

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By PORAC | April 1, 2009 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Qualified Immunity

Posted by Michael P. Stone Marc J. Berger Government officials, including peace officers, are shielded from federal civil rights liability for their discretionary official acts by a doctrine known as qualified immunity. Under this doctrine, government officials cannot be held individually liable for federal civil rights violations unless their conduct […]

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By PORAC | March 1, 2009 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Terminated Officer Reinstated

Posted by Lauro A. Paredes Vital moments in a career often happen when you are about to go off duty, and sometimes when you are wearing a Santa hat. On Dec. 24, 2006, San Joaquin County Correctional Officer Juan Barragan had worked his regular shift and a mandated overtime shift. […]

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