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Bell city officials arrested

Police arrest a suspect.
Police arrest a suspect.
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Eight current and former Bell city officials were arrested this morning, charged with misappropriation of $5.5 million in public funds stemming from the city’s ongoing salary scandal. L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley held a press conference where he announced the arrests and charges filed against former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo and seven other Bell officials. AirTalk host Larry Mantle spoke with KPCC’s own Frank Stoltze, who was at the press conference, and Richard Winton, a reporter from the LA Times who has been covering the story.


Frank Stoltze, KPCC reporter

Richard Winton, LA Times crime reporter covering the arrests