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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in SCV area; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
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[KHTSlogo-lacodistrictattorney – Kimberly Beers] Former Sheriff’s Department Deputy Sung Jin Pak pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of negligent discharge of firearm Thursday, said Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Gootman.

Pak, 48, of Stevenson Ranch, was accused of shooting his gun in the air near a group of children who repeatedly rang his doorbell was sentenced to probation, six months of Alcoholics Anonymous classes and five days of community service, officials said.

Pak also was ordered to not possess any firearms, according to a representative from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

On Oct. 12, 2013, Pak allegedly chased after a group of children who played a prank known as “ding-dong-ditch” at his home and Pak fired his gun into the air, the prosecutor said.

“They came back a second time and (Pak) followed them on foot,” says Steve Whitmore, former spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Pak apparently caught up to three of the teenagers.

When it looked like a few of the older ones were going to confront Pak, he identified himself as a sheriff’s deputy, pulled out his service revolver and fired a round into the air as a warning shot, Whitmore said.

He was arrested on May 16, after the crime was investigated by sheriff’s officials. He was then relieved of duty and suspended with pay while the investigation was being conducted.

Pak has since retired.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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9 Comments

  1. Teri Cuadros says:

    I got more community service for a traffic violation

  2. He retired? Not fired immediately? Really?

  3. Disgraceful. Our justice system needs a real over haul when it comes to punishing bad cops. Relieved of duty with pay? Really. Then retires, suppose we’re paying him retirement benefits while he laughs his way thru 1 week of what he was being paid to do, community service. Probation, yeah right how long did he get for that-another week. Is it formal probation? Or just a term to make it sound like a punishment. AA meetings? So was he drunk or drugged when he committed the crime that the rest of us would be doing serious time for? What a friggin joke.

  4. Kim Sloan says:

    Isn’t that special.

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