Tony Saavedra, O.C. Register

Tony Saavedra

O.C. Register

California, United States

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Recent:
  • O.C. Register
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Whittier Daily News
  • Daily Breeze
  • The Press-Enterprise
Past:
  • Daily Bulletin
  • East Bay Times
  • Pasadena Star News
  • ChicoER
  • LakeCountyRecordBee
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • L.A. Daily News
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • SGV Tribune
  • and more…

Recent articles by Tony:

Ex-Orange County jail inmate gets $500,000 for work assignment injury

James Spring, 63, was excused from having to work at Theo Lacy jail because of a hernia, but a nurse failed to give him a written work release to show deputies. → Read More

Alleged California church shooter apparently sent documents to newspaper

A lawyer for the World Journal says documents from a David Chou were received Monday. Police are aware of them but have not obtained them, he said. → Read More

Alleged Laguna Woods church shooter apparently sent documents to newspaper

A lawyer for the World Journal says documents from a David Chou were received Monday. Police are aware of them but have not obtained them, he said. → Read More

Man pummeled by OC sheriff’s deputy to get $250,000 settlement – Orange County Register

The case led to the revelation that the Sheriff’s Department investigates only 2% of the thousands of use-of-force incidents involving its deputies. → Read More

Alleged police gang activity in Santa Ana focus of independent probe

Police Chief David Valentin calls for the outside investigation after internal probes found that misconduct allegations against the elite Major Enforcement Team were “baseless.” → Read More

Mater Dei athlete told police that teammates sexually assaulted him

Incident detailed in a Santa Ana Police Department report is the latest in a series of allegations involving misconduct by Mater Dei football players in the school’s locker room → Read More

Mater Dei athlete told police that teammates sexually assaulted him

Incident detailed in a Santa Ana Police Department report is the latest in a series of allegations involving misconduct by Mater Dei football players in the school’s locker room → Read More

Election 2022: DA incumbent Todd Spitzer battles 3 challengers calling for reform

Candidates detail their views about mass incarceration, charging juveniles as adults, the D.A.’s controversial DNA database and other potential reforms for Orange County’s prosecutors o… → Read More

State orders investigation of alleged hazing at Golden West police academy

Former training officer alleges “improper, cruel and punitive” treatment of police recruits, but the academy insists it is preparing them for “physically, mentally and emotionally… → Read More

Defense lawyer in UCI fraternity death case accuses DA Spitzer of racial bias

Deputy public defender contends the district attorney singled out a Black former UCI student for criminal prosecution in alcohol poisoning. → Read More

Feds charge 7 suspected Orange County drug dealers in fatal fentanyl overdoses

The defendants are suspected of causing 10 overdose deaths and face a minimum sentence of 20 years in federal prison if convicted, prosecutors say. → Read More

Head of OC’s law enforcement watchdog agency to leave for Los Angeles DWP – Orange County Register

The departure of Sergio Perez leaves a large hole in the Office of Independent Review, with county supervisors to decide how to fill it. → Read More

DMV hearings on DUI license suspensions violate civil rights, court rules

Appellate court ruling potentially affects tens of thousands of cases for those who appeal their driver’s license suspensions. → Read More

Embattled DNA expert worked on some of Southern California’s most high-profile murder cases

Known as Orange County’s “cold case closer,” veteran forensic scientist Mary Hong helped convict some notorious killers, but now finds her DNA work challenged. → Read More

Embattled DNA expert worked on some of Southern California’s most high-profile murder cases

Known as Orange County’s “cold case closer,” veteran forensic scientist Mary Hong helped convict some notorious killers, but now finds her DNA work challenged. → Read More

Embattled DNA expert worked on some of OC’s most high-profile murder cases – Orange County Register

Known as Orange County’s “cold case closer,” veteran forensic scientist Mary Hong helped convict some notorious killers, but now finds her DNA work challenged. → Read More

OC Sheriff’s Department to make landmark changes to its jails for LGBTQ inmates – Orange County Register

A lawyer for Disability Rights California says the jail system is “taking steps that, if successful, would separate them from the pack.” → Read More

State inspectors say OC sheriff not serving moldy lunch meat to jail inmates

Unannounced state inspection found that food served at the Orange County jail system was fit for human consumption. → Read More

Mater Dei boys water polo subject of police hazing investigation

Santa Ana Police Department investigation is the latest probe in recent months into alleged violence by Mater Dei athletes → Read More

OC prosecutors allegedly knew months ago of flaws in DNA expert’s analysis – Orange County Register

Prosecutors were warned in August that their case hinged on tainted testimony from their DNA expert, Mary Hong. → Read More