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Plot thickens in Rialto police sex club case

November 18, 2010 |  8:48 am

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f4fedafa970b-piPLOT THICKENS: The attorney representing a strip club employee accusing Rialto police officers of wrongdoing claims her law office was broken into last week. She says her desk was ransacked and credit cards stolen. Police are investigating. The attorney also noted that her client's home was broken into earlier. "The facts are that the attempted break-in at my client's home happened the day after she reported the police misconduct in this case. Curiously, the break-in at my office happened within days of the filing [the] lawsuit making the papers," Danuta W. Tuszynska told the San Bernardino Sun. In the suit, she claims Rialto police officers had group sex with employees of the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club at the police narcotics office and the police union headquarters.

DRUG MONEY: About 48 of the more than 1,730 California doctors who received money from pharmaceutical companies over the last 21 months have been the subject of disciplinary action, according to a San Francisco Chronicle review of a Pro Publica database. (Run your doctor's name through the database).

FIXING IT UP: More improvements are planned to Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House in Hollywood. (Curbed L.A.)

GREEN SPACE: Proposed pocket park in Echo Park moves a step closer (Eastsider L.A.)

PARKING IN SOUTH PARK: If an NFL stadium is build next to Staples Center, where will football fans park? (Streetblog L.A.)

LA NOIR: L.A. crime writer James Ellroy gets his own TV show. (LA Observed).

GETTING HIP: A once-dreary stretch of Highland Avenue is getting hip. (Melrose Village).


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