Battered & Arrested (Story Here)

by (3 Male) Los Angeles Sheriff Deputies & (2 Male) Inglewood Police Officers in the Early Morning Hours of April 6, 2007 and Then Charged With a Felony for a Crime She Did Not Commit.

After Spending All Day & Evening in Custody, of which the 1st  7 hours she was NEVER told the charges against her,  She’s Released on $25,000 Bail Late that Night.

Listed Below are the 66 Court Appearances Cherise Rogers has had to make so far on this Misdemeanor Case:

May 10, 2007 – Arraignment – No Attorney as of Yet (Bail Still Standing)

May 17, 2007 - Arraignment (The Complaint & Arrest Report Given) – Charges Dropped Down to Misdemeanors - Defendant Pleads Not Guilty to all 5 counts: 2 Counts of Battery on an Officer, 1 Count Resisting Arrest, 1 Count Reckless Driving, & 1 Count of Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana

June 15, 2007 – Pretrial Hearing – Filed Motion to Exonerate Bail – It was DENIED

July 25, 2007 - Pitchess Motion – Matter Continued for Further Investigation by the Prosecutors

August 27, 2007 – Pretrial Hearing (Cont’d)

August 30, 2007 - Pretrial Hearing (Cont’d for Further Pretrial Hearing, Discovery Compliance & Pitchess Motion)

October 31, 2007 - Pitchess Motion (Cont’d)

March 3, 2008 - Pretrial Hearing (Cont’d) – Bail is Still Standing

March 21, 2008 - Further Proceedings

April 2, 2008 – Court Sets the Matter for a Motion to Suppress & a Discovery Motion Date

May 8, 2008 – Discovery Motion Hearing; Made an Oral Motion to Dismiss the Case – Motion DENIED

May 28, 2008 – Pretrial Hearing – Court Orders Immediate Disclosure of All Items Requested by the Defendant by May 29, 2008

June 3, 2008 – Readiness Hearing – The Court Dismisses Counts 1 through 3: Two Counts of Battery on an Officer & Resisting Arrest – Due to the People Failing to Produce Discoverable Evidence

June 6, 2008 – Readiness Hearing on last 2 Charges: Reckless Driving & Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana; The Jury Trial Date is Set (Bail Still Standing)

June 9, 2008 TRIAL #1 BEGINS: Jury Selection Begins with 35 Jurors

June 10, 2008 – Jury Selection

June 11, 2008 – Jury Selection Completed; Opening Statements; First Witness for the People

June 12, 2008 - Second Witness, Deputy Christopher Maurizi

June 13, 2008 - Maurizi Continues Testimony; Defendant Testifies; Closing Arguments

June 16, 2008 - Count 4, Reckless Driving -Acquitted of Charge; Count 5, Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana – Found Guilty – Ordered to Pay Fines (Bail Exonerated)

*June 17, 2008 - Defendant not Present but the People Filed an Appeal on the Dismissed 3 Charges*

July 22, 2008 - Settlement Hearing – Court Orders Transcripts to Complete the Appeal Process

August 25, 2008 – Settlement Hearing – Counsel Receives Transcripts (Cont’d)

September 10, 2008 - Settlement Hearing (Cont’d)

September 17, 2008 - Settlement Hearing – Case sent to Appeal’s Clerk – Proceedings Terminated

March 12, 2009 – Appellant Court

April 21, 2009 – Defendant Requests Community Service Rather than Pay Fine

*May 27, 2009 - The Court of Appeals Orders the Dismissal of Counts 1 to 3 Reversed*

June 15, 2009 – Defendant Given Extension on Community Service Completion

*June 17, 2009Defendant Failed to Appear for Pretrial – Bench Warrant Issued at $10,000*

July 2, 2009 – Bench Warrant Hearing – Court Finds there was Lack of Notice to Counsel of Appellate Court’s Intention and Notice of Appearance on June 17. Court Recalls Warrant

July 17, 2009 – Defendant Files Proof of Completion in Community Service

July 20, 2009 – Appeal Status/Bail on Appeal – Given a Copy of Complaint – Defendant Pleads Not Guilty to Counts 1 to 3: Two Counts Battery on an Officer & One Count of Resisting Arrest

August 18, 2009 - Pretrial Hearing

September 2, 2009 – Pretrial Hearing/Discovery Motion Hearing

October 5, 2009 – Pretrial Hearing – The Court sets the Matter for Trial

October 29, 2009Jury Trial – Discussion on the Date for a Trial Setting Hearing

November 16, 2009Readiness Hearing – The Matter is set for Trial

November 23, 2009 – Jury Trial – Defendants Attorney had a Family Emergency, Matter Continued

December 17, 2009 – Readiness Hearing – Defendants Counsel Files Motion to Continue: GRANTED

January 7, 2010 – Readiness Hearing – Matter is set for Trial

January 14, 2010 - Jury Trial is Set

January 15, 2010 - TRIAL #2 BEGINS:  The People Add a 4th Charge to Rogers Case: Another Charge of Resisting Arrest, Leaving the Defendant with 2 Counts of Battery on Officer & 2 Counts of Resisting Arrest; Jury Selection Begins & Ends

January 19, 2010 – Opening Statements; First Witness for the People: Deputy Chris Maurizi

January 21, 2010 – Maurizi Continues; Second Witness for the People: Deputy Regan Fitzgerald;  Find Out Inglewood Police Officer, Jose Estrada, who was Involved that Night is No Longer Employed by the Inglewood Police Department – He was Fired, Reason Currently Unknown

January 22, 2010 – Fitzgerald Continues; Defendant Testifies; Closing Arguments Begin

January 25, 2010 –  Conclude Closing Arguments; Jury Deliberates

January 26, 2010 – Deliberations Continue; Jury Keeps Coming Back with Questions

January 27, 2010 - Jury Deliberates; 2nd Closing Arguments Provided by Counsel; Jury is Deadlocked and the Court Declares a  Mistrial - Hung Jury; Matter is set for a Re-Trial Hearing

February 1, 2010 – Jury Trial (Re-Trial) – Matter is set for a Trial Setting Hearing

March 5, 2010 – Readiness Hearing – Matter is set for Trial

March 10, 2010 - Defendant’s Counsel Files Motion to Appoint an Expert & Prepare Transcripts: GRANTED

March 25, 2010 - Jury Trial ( Re-Trial) – Court is Dark for a Week so Matter Rescheduled

April 5, 2010 - TRIAL #3 BEGINS:   Jury Trial Begins; Jury Selection begins with 45 Prospective Jurors

April 6, 2010 – Jury Selection Completed

April 7, 2010 – Opening Statements; First Witness for the People: Deputy Chris Maurizi

April 8, 2010 – Maurizi Continues; Second Witness for the People: Deputy Regan Fitzgerald; Third Witness for the People: Expert Deputy Cory Silverman; Defendant Testifies

April 12, 2010 – Expert for Defendant Testifies (Partially Until Disqualified as an Expert); Defendant Resumes on the Stand to Testify

April 13, 2010 – Closing Arguments; Jury Deliberation Begins

April 14, 2010 – Jury Resumes Deliberation; Verdict Reached: Hung Jury on the 2 Battery on Officer Counts & Found Guilty on the 2 Resisting Arrest Counts

May 5, 2010 - Probation & Sentencing Hearing – Defendant Placed on 3 Years Summary Probation & Sentenced to 60 Days in Los Angeles County Jail  & Ordered to Pay Monetary Fines; Per the Judge: 1) The Court Finds that the Defendant Characterized Herself as the Victim in this Matter and She’s Not, 2) The Court Believes that the Defendant Caused the Escalation of this Incident Herself 3) The Court Finds the Defendant Perjured Herself While Under Oath, 4) The Court Finds the Defendant Misused Her Position with LAPD to Elicit Preferential Treatment; Defendant Files a Notice of Appeal;

For Sentencing, the People (via D.A. Patrick Carey)  Requested the Defendant Serve 90 Days in the County Jail, Pay a $1,000 Fine, Serve 1 Year of Anger Management; Take down the Batteredbypd Blog due to what is on the site: ie. Posts about Steve Cooley, Jan Maurizi & the District Attorney’s Office, Write a Letter of Apology to Deputy Chris Maurizi & Serve 3 Years Probation -Request Not Granted

May 7, 2010 – Notice of Appeal Filed

May 18, 2010 – Surrender Date – Defendant’s Counsel Makes an Oral Motion to Stay the 60 Days of County Jail During Appeal Process; Surrender Date Extended

June 4, 2010 – Surrender Date - SHANNON K. COOLEY Represents the People – Defendant’s Counsel Files Motion Requesting that Bail be Set in the Matter but the People are Not Prepared & Ask for a Continuance – GRANTED

June 7, 2010 – Matter is Called for the Defendant’s Motion to Set Bail; Defendant’s Motion is Granted and Set at $10,000 and the Defendant is Remanded into Custody until Bail is Posted. Defendant Turns Herself in and Spends about 3 Hours in Custody. Defendant Ordered back to Court September 7, 2010 for a Progress Report.

September 7, 2010 – Progress Report; Court Makes Sure the Defendant Posted Bail and Has Started the Appeal Process & then sets another Progress Report Court date for January 14, 2011; Today the People came ready to Argue as Usual.

January 14, 2011 – Progress Report; The Court asked for an update on Defendants appeal as to which she Informed them it is still ongoing & can take up to 6 more months per her Appellant Attorney; Court then got continued until April 28, 2011.

April 28, 2011 – Progress Report; The Court asks for the status update of the Defendants appeal as to which she informed them it is still ongoing and can take 4 to 5 more months per her Appellant Attorney; Court then made the next court date for July 26, 2011.

July 26, 2011 – Progress Report; The Court asks for the status update of the Defendants appeal as to which she informed them she had an appeal hearing date on July 28th and should be receiving a final decision on the case within 2 to 3 months per her Appellant Attorney; Court then made the next court date for January 25, 2012.

This is What Your Tax Dollars are Going To.

The County of Los Angeles is Broke Yet The District Attorney’s Office Will Spend Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Trying to Maliciously Prosecute Innocent People on Misdemeanor Offenses!


***Hopefully You Noticed Above that on June 4, 2010  Steve Cooley’s Daughter, Shannon Cooley, came to the Court to Represent the People.  Isn’t it Strange that Out of All the Cases Going on in Los Angeles County, Cooley’s Daughter Appears on Behalf of the People on this Particular Case?  It was Already Stated on the Record by the People at the May 5, 2010 Hearing that the Defendant Felt the District Attorney’s Office was Full of Corruption, when Referencing the Batteredbypd Blog & Then Magically Steve Cooley’s Daughter Appears a Month Later as if to be Sending a Personal Message.  If You Put that Together with the Fact that the Main Deputy Involved in this Case has a High Ranking District Attorney for a Mother who is Close Partners with Steve Cooley, it just puts the Icing on the Cake.***