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Appeals court upholds former Compton mayor’s conviction

COMPTON — A state appeals court panel has upheld former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley’s conviction for misappropriating and misusing taxpayer funds. In a ruling released late May 6, the three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected Bradley’s contention that insufficient evidence and incorrect jury instructions mandated reversal of his July 2017 conviction Read More…

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Maywood teacher faces misdemeanor charge for hitting student

EAST LOS ANGELES — A Maywood high school music teacher who was caught on widely circulated cell phone video punching a 14-year-old student during a classroom argument has been charged with a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a child. Marston Riley, 64, of Anaheim, is accused of hitting the boy during the Nov. 2 Read More…