Mistrial declared in perjury trial of LAPD officer.

After three weeks of trial and four days of deliberation by the jury, a mistrial was declared in the perjury trial of a Los Angeles Police Department Officer. Partner Bill Seki represented Officer Manuel Ortiz, one of three officers charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and perjury associated with a narcotics arrest of a gang member. After four days of deliberation, the jury was unable to reach a verdict only as to Officer Ortiz. A mistrial was declared by the court as to the charges against Officer Ortiz.


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