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SO7-12-05-08 CPT.SUP.JW.Complaint.pdf

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Harold P. Sturgeon’s Complaint for Declaratory & Injunctive Relief against City - Harold P. Sturgeon initiating complaint.
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BC484190
Assignedto:CaseNo.
COMPLAINT
FOR
DECLARATORY
ANDINJUNCTIVERELIEF
Plaintiff,Defendants.
SUPERIORCOURTFORTHESTATEOFCALIFORNIACOUNTYOFLOSANGELES
v.
HAROLDP.STURGEON,
Attorneys
for
Plaintiff
SterlingE.Norris,Esq.(SBN40993)JUDICIALWATCH,INC.22540HuntingtonDrive,Suite20ISanMarino,
CA
91108}Tel.:(626)287-4540Fax:(626)237-2003
15
4
5
6
78910
11
14
18
12
13
20
21
))))
THE
CITY
OF
LOSANGELES,amunicipal)corporation;RICHARDE.DROOYAN,in)
16
hisofficialcapacityasPresident
of
theLos)AngelesBoard
of
PoliceCommissioners;)17
JOHN
A.
MACK,
in
hisofficialcapacityasVicePresident
of
theLosAngelesBoard
of
)PoliceCommissioners;ROBERTM.)SALTZMAN,inhisofficialcapacityasa
19
member
of
theLosAngelesBoard
of
Police)Commissioners;
ALAN
J.SKOBIN,inhis)officialcapacityasamember
of
theLosAngelesBoard
of
PoliceCommissioners;and)
DEBRAWONG
YANG,
in
herofficial)capacityasamember
of
theBoard
of
Police)Commissioners;andCHARLIEBECK,
in
hisofficialcapacityas
Chief
of
Police
of
theLos)AngelesPoliceDepartment,and)
))
----------)
23242522262728
ComplaintforDeclaratory
and
Injunctive
Relief
Page1
 
expendituresissmallorthattheillegalproceduresactually
permit
asavings
of
taxfunds."
Id.
whichprovidesasfollows:gounchallengedinthecourtsbecause
of
thestandingrequirement'[citationsomitted]."undersection526a."TheCourtalsodeclaredthat
"it
isimmaterialthattheamount
of
the
illegal
INTRODUCTIONJURISDICTIONANDVENUE
Plaintiff,ataxpayerandresident
of
theCity
of
LosAngeles,seekstoenj
oin
DefendantsJurisdictioninthiscaseisfoundunderCalifornia
Code
of
CivilProcedure
§
526(a),In
Blair
v.
Pitchess,
5Cal.3d258,267-68,96Cal.Rptr.42,48-49(1971),
the
SupremeIn
Blair,
5Cal.3dat
268,96
Cal.Rptr.at49,theSupremeCourt
of
Californiaalso
1.
2.
3.
4.
An
actiontoobtainajudgment,restrainingandpreventinganyillegalexpenditureof,wasteof,orinjuryto,theestate,funds,orotherproperty
of
acounty,town,city
or
cityandcounty
of
thestate,
may
bemaintainedagainstanyofficerthereof,
or
anyagent,
or
otherperson,actinginitsbehalf,eitherbyacitizenresidenttherein,orbyacorporation,whoisassessedfor
and
isliabletopay,or,within
one
yearbeforethe
commencement
of
theaction,haspaid,ataxtherein.Department("LAPD")
on
April10,2012
and
whichbecameeffective
on
Apri122,2012.
Plaintiff
alsootherwisecarryouttheprovisions
of
SpecialOrder7,which
was
issuedbytheLos
Angeles
PoliceConstitutionandCaliforniaVehicle
Code
§
21,andthereforeisunlawfulandvoid.seeksadeclaratory
judgment
thatSpecialOrder7ispreemptedbyarticleXI,section7
of
the
Californiafromexpendingtaxpayerfunds
or
taxpayer-financedresourcestoimplement,enforce,maintain,
or
1909,isto'enablealargebody
of
thecitizenrytochallengegovernmentalactionwhich
would
otherwiseCourt
of
Californiastatedthat"[t]heprimarypurpose
of
thisstatute[Section526a],originallyenactedinperformingillegalandunauthorizedactsconstitute[
s]
anunlawfuluse
of
fundswhich
could
beenjoineddeclaredthat
"the
mereexpending[of]thetime
of
thepaidpoliceofficers
of
thecity
of
Los
Angelesin
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2
3
4
5
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141516171819
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2627
28
ComplaintforDeclaratory
and
Injunctive
Relief
Page
2
 
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2
3
4
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78910
11
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232425
2627
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PARTIES
5.
PlaintiffHaroldP.Sturgeonisaresidentandtaxpayer
of
theCity
of
LosAngeles.PlaintiffhaspaidtaxestotheCity
of
LosAngelesintheone-yearperiodpriortocommencement
of
thisaction.6.DefendantCity
of
LosAngeles
is
amunicipalcorporationorganizedandexistingunderthelaws
of
theState
of
California.7.DefendantRichard
E.
DrooyanisthePresident
of
theLosAngelesBoard
of
PoliceCommissioners("Board
of
Commissioners").DefendantDrooyanisbeingsuedinhisofficialcapacity.
8.
DefendantJohnMackistheVicePresident
of
theBoard
of
Commissioners.DefendantMackisbeingsuedinhisofficialcapacity.9.DefendantRobertM.Saltzmanismember
of
theBoard
of
Commissioners.DefendantSaltzmanisbeingsuedinhisofficialcapacity.10.DefendantAlanJ.Skobinisamember
of
theBoard
of
PoliceCommissioners.DefendantSkobinisbeingsuedinhisofficialcapacity.11.DefendantDebraWongYangisamember
of
theBoard
of
PoliceCommissioners.DefendantYangisbeingsuedinherofficialcapacity.12.DefendantCharlieBeckisthe
Chief
of
Police
ofthe
LAPD.Defendant
Beck
isbeingsuedinhisofficialcapacity.
STATEMENT
OF
FACTS
13.TheCharter
of
DefendantCity
of
LosAngelesestablishestheLAPDto
"enforce
thepenalprovisions
of
theCharter,Cityordinancesandstateandfederallaw"andspecifies
that
"members
of
thedepartmentshallhavethepowersandduties
of
peaceofficersasdefinedbystate
law."
These
ComplaintforDeclaratoryandInjunctive
Relief
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