Scott Schwebke, O.C. Register

Scott Schwebke

O.C. Register

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Scott:

Turf war brewing between OCFA and county over medical calls, grand jury says

Distrust and poor communications are causing problems for agencies that respond to emergency calls, according to a report, which recommends protocols be updated. → Read More

DA Gascón calls on politicians to end hateful rhetoric in wake of Laguna Woods shooting

The district attorney called out politicians and news commentators who embrace “hateful, racist rhetoric” for triggering recent gun violence. → Read More

California church shooting suspect called ‘too radical’ for Chinese communist group

David Wenwei Chou, who authorities say holds a grudge against Taiwan, was seen in a photo with a banner demanding ‘the annihilation of separatist demons.’ → Read More

Laguna Woods church shooting suspect called ‘too radical’ for Chinese communist group – Orange County Register

David Wenwei Chou, who authorities say holds a grudge against Taiwan, was seen in a photo with a banner demanding ‘the annihilation of separatist demons.’ → Read More

Laguna Woods church shooter bounced between security jobs, had license to carry a gun

David Wenwei Chou, 68, of Las Vegas worked as an armed guard and was described by a neighbor as a ‘grumpy landlord.’ → Read More

Popular Seal Beach pickleball courts taken over by councilman’s nonprofit

Councilman Mike Varipapa recused himself from the vote turning over operation of the Seal Beach Tennis and Pickleball Center to his organization, but conflict-of-interest claims persist. → Read More

Embattled DA Gascón reverses course on controversial zero-bail policy

Facing an aggressive recall campaign, the district attorney has rescinded one of his most controversial policy directives. → Read More

State Bar begins notifying individuals identified in massive data breach

Executive Director Leah Wilson says contacting those affected is the “right thing to do.” → Read More

Armored car company back in business after resolving lawsuit with San Bernardino County sheriff

Sheriff’s Department says both sides were acting in good faith and have “come to an understanding” that will allow them to move forward amicably. → Read More

Sexual harassment audit of CSU system requested by state lawmaker

Widespread sexual harassment allegations in the CSU system and payouts to executives are unacceptable, says Assemblyman Rudy Salas. → Read More

DA Gascón won’t bargain because of recall support, prosecutors union says – Press Telegram

The first-term district attorney is engaged in anti-labor activity, according to the Association of Deputy District Attorneys → Read More

Was Army Ranger from Huntington Beach assaulted before he was fatally struck by a car?

Stephen Broadus, 25, told friends he suffered a concussion when he was ‘jumped twice,’ and his sister believes he was disoriented. → Read More

Racial bias a problem for San Bernardino police, LA County Sheriff’s Department, state audit says – Press Telegram

Racially and ethnically biased social media posts, unlawful arrests among incidents cited in report. → Read More

Father alleges LAPD, DCFS negligent in mom’s alleged killing of 3 children – San Bernardino Sun

In a wrongful death lawsuit, Erik Denton says that repeated warnings about Liliana Carrillo’s deteriorating mental state were ignored. → Read More

Riverside Unified settles sex abuse lawsuit with 10 children for $13.7 million

The victims were students at Liberty Elementary school from 2014 to 2017 when they allegedly were abused by a former technology aide who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. → Read More

Orange County jury awards $1.5 million to family in coroner’s body misidentification case

Jurors decide the Orange County Coroner’s Office engaged in negligence and intentional misrepresentation when it told a Wildomar man that his son was dead even though he was still alive. → Read More

Family deserves compensation for coroner’s mix-up in body ID, attorney tells jurors

Attorney for a Wildomar man who buried a stranger thought to be his son said the family deserves more than an apology for misidentifying the body. → Read More

DA Gascon derailed veteran prosecutor’s career amid media storm over rapist’s bid for early release

Jodi Link says she was removed from her job with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s Sex Crimes Division for following George Gascon’s policy directive on prison sentences. → Read More

Feds agree to return $1.1 million in pot proceeds seized by San Bernardino County deputies

Empyreal Logistics claimed it was the victim of “highway robbery” when cash was confiscated from its armored vehicles in 2021. → Read More

DA Gascon finds it’s still tough to prosecute police for fatal shootings despite changes in state law – Press Telegram

The district attorney said his decision not to prosecute officers for controversial fatal shootings in Pasadena and Inglewood was “excruciating,” but insisted the burden of proof remain… → Read More