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Alene Tchekmedyian

Alene Tchekmedyian covers Los Angeles County’s criminal courts. She previously covered breaking news in California. Before joining The Times in 2016, she reported on crime and policing for the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader. She grew up in Huntington Beach.
This attorney once had sex with a client’s daughters. The ACLU wants him off capital cases

The ACLU is taking an unusual step in trying to remove a defense attorney from a death penalty case out of Kern County, arguing his ethical transgressions and years out of practice make him unfit to handle it.

California Air National Guard removes commander over threats against whistleblowers

The move is the third shake-up at the Guard after a Times article this year detailed complaints of reprisals against whistleblowers and allegations of a cover-up of misconduct that reached into the highest ranks of the organization.

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