Last Update: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Former Officer to Reimburse City For Expenses After Hoax PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:55

VAN NUYS (CNS) – A former Los Angeles school police officer convicted of faking his own shooting near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills will pay $309,000 to reimburse the city of Los Angeles for expenses related to the bizarre hoax, authorities said.

Jeff Stenroos' lawyer showed up at the Van Nuys courthouse with a check for the full amount but was unable to give it to the city because municipal offices were closed for the Cesar Chavez holiday, Deputy District Attorney Paul Nunez told City News Service.

He said the city would accept the money on Tuesday, March 27.

Stenroos, 31, was convicted on Sept. 12, 2011, of one felony count each of insurance fraud, workers' compensation fraud and preparing false documentary evidence, and one misdemeanor charge of falsely reporting an emergency.

As part of his sentence, he was ordered to pay restitution in installments. But with the lump-sum payment, that will no longer be necessary and Stenroos will be re-sentenced accordingly on April 18, Nunez said.

"He didn't want (the restitution) hanging over his head," the prosecutor explained.

City Councilmember Dennis Zine, who represents the Woodland Hills area, welcomed the payment.

"This sends a strong message that this level of fraud will not be tolerated in Los Angeles," he said.

Stenroos told police on Jan. 19, 2011, that he was shot in the chest while on duty and wearing a protective vest. The shooting prompted a massive police search that dragged on for hours, forcing thousands of students at nine schools to remain locked down in their classrooms – with some forced to use trash cans to go to the bathroom.

"I indeed disgraced the badge and the people who proudly wear it," Stenroos said at his sentencing in December.

Principal Dave Fehte described the day as "horrible" for the students and staff at El Camino Real High.

"We thought something happened, that he had been shot and the gunman was still in area," Fehte said. "We didn't know if there was a gunman on the campus. A SWAT team came in and did a search.

"The Los Angeles school police, LAPD, the Sheriff's department and LAUSD all did an outstanding job in keeping our kids safe. I have nothing but praise for everyone that responded, and helped us in that situation."

Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Richard H. Kirschner sentenced the former officer to five years behind bars, but ruled that he could serve three years of the custody time on supervised probation. With credit for time already served, he was expected to serve about nine more months in custody.

But Nunez said he agreed with the defense that Stenroos would be released later Tuesday, March 27. He noted that the sheriff's department could have released him at any time because he was convicted of nonviolent offenses.

"We felt that his agreement to accept responsibility ... should be reflected in his sentence," Nunez said.

Mike Terry contributed to this report.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 March 2012 03:12

Team members care for thousands of the region's sickest children with heart conditions, including fetuses, newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and adult, long-term patients with pediatric cardiovascular conditions. At Children's families experience coordinated, next-generation care, delivered by a compassionate, multidisciplinary team of leaders in the pediatric cardiology field. One of the largest pediatric cardiovascular programs in the region. Studies have shown that high volumes are associated with high quality and better outcomes, because experience is a major factor in quality of care. Wort was traditionally prescribed in parts of Europe for depression (in addition to use as a general-purpose tea), and Chinese medicine developed elaborate lists of herbs and preparations. With the scientific revolution in Europe and the United States, the use of traditional herbal remedies fell out of favor with the mainstream medical establishment, although a few people continued to use and maintain knowledge of traditional European herblore. In the early 20th century, scientists began reassessing this rejection of traditional herbs in medicine. Vorzüge eines intakten und lebendigen Gemeinschaftslebens bewahren. Dafür sorgen nicht zuletzt gut 120 lokale Vereine. Als wichtiger Faktor im Kulturleben haben sich die zahlreichen Museen und einige Kunstgalerien erwiesen. Descriptive and quantitative transcriptome analyses are important for interpreting the functional elements of the genome and revealing the molecular constituents of cells and tissues. It is known that sperm function can be affected by ASG proteins, including the processes of capacitation and the acrosome reaction, as well as canadian pharmacy accutane sperm motility, DNA integrity and interaction with the oocyte. BSPs (bovine seminal plasma protein, unigene 64,588 and unigene 69,768), fertilin (unigene 17,270 and unigene 27,136), ACE (Angiotensin converting enzyme, unigene 7,164 and unigene 21,069), GPX5 (glutathione peroxidase, epididymal secretory glutathione peroxidase, unigene15860), Spermadhesin-1 (Acidic seminal fluid protein, aSFP). The reproduction-related transcripts identified in the ASG and testis transcritptomes in E. This interaction of PDC-109 with the sperm cell membrane results in an efflux of cholesterol and choline phospholipids, that appears to be important for capacitation. The main changes in spermatozoa that occur during epididymal maturation are the ability to move, recognize and bind to the ZP, and to fuse with the plasma membrane of the oocyte.. Oct 2004, Adelaide, Australia. Ziaian T, Augostinos, M. Relationship Between Acculturation and Mental Well-being Among Young Persian Women Living in Australia. Paper presented at the Educational Research conference, 18th November 2004, Adelaide, Australia. Ziaian T, Stress Management: an introduction of holistic coping strategies. A Four day Course for the higher degree students. Targeted molecular therapy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Minimally invasive surgery for gynecological cancer. Pharmaceutical Sciences from Shizuoka College of Pharmacy (1976, Japan). He has completed his B. Prophylactic removal of nevi without clinically worrisome characteristics is not recommended. The reasons for this are practical: many individuals in these families have a large number of nevi, and complete removal of them all is not feasible, since new atypical nevi continue to develop. In addition, individuals with increased susceptibility to melanoma may have cancer arise de novo, without a precursor lesion such as a nevus. The disadvantages of screening include the limitations of available noninvasive testing methods and the risks associated with invasive screening procedures. ERCP is the gold standard for identifying early cancers and precancerous lesions in the pancreas..