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I received a second beanie ticket from Deputy Porche 6 months after his first was dismissed at arraignment and "Indexed Briefing 96-2" was issued county-wide. This time I filed a complaint directly with Sheriff Sherman Block and utilized the help of the Office of the Ombudsman, Rudy DeLeon. This office was establised as an interface between the public and law enforcement. Rudy is a retired LAPD Captain and one hell of a guy! He listened to my complaint and supported me by contacting Sheriff Block and Captain Odenthal of the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station.

The Captain set up a meeting with me and Paul Lax and couldn't have been more understanding and fair. The deputy was repremanded and the Captain prevailed upon the Court to dismiss my case in the "Interest of Justice."

Arrow Down As "Indexed Briefing 96-2" already was issued and was now violated, he issued a "Watch Briefing" to the Hollywood Station to make certain that helmet law would be properly enforced.


WEST HOLLYWOOD STATION

WATCH BRIEFING

INDEXED ( )

NON-INDEXED ( )

FROM: SGT. VINCE CALLIER

DATE: 06/05/97

BRIEF UNTIL: 06/12/97

TO: ALL PATROL DEPUTIES

SPCL. ATTN: TRAFFIC DEPUTIES

APPROVED BY:______________

SUBJECT:"HELMET LAW"

There has been some recent uncertainty in the California courts on the helmet law (27803 (b), 27803 (c) cvc). This station has taken a position of not citing a driver or passenger of a motorcycle if they are wearing a helmet. Even if the helmet appears to be in non-compliance with "DOT" Standards.

If the driver or passenger of a motorcycle do not have any helmet on or if the helmet is not fastened, then you may cite or warn the driver.

More: L.A. Sheriff, Indexed Briefing 96-2

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