Inglewood police arrest man in 1981 murder of former councilman

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Inglewood police have arrested a man for the murder of former City Councilman William Alberty, who was stabbed to death February 22, 1981. Alberty was found in the hallway of an apartment complex where he was staying.

“The Inglewood Police Department decided to take another look at this cold case, and re-examine some of the evidence,” said Sandi Gibbons, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

Gibbons said police arrested Calvin Miller, 52, in June while he was serving time in state prison on an unrelated charge. Prosecutors revealed the break in the case on Wednesday; Miller is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

Gibbons would not say more about Miller or his motive, nor whether DNA played a role in the arrest.

“We’re not going to discuss the evidence until its actually testified to in court,” she said. “However, there was blood evidence that was recovered at the time of the murder.”

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