Examiner January 2, 1981
Investigation of officer in prostitution case
By Patricia Klein
Herald Examiner staff writer
A Los Angeles police sergeant who faces departmental charges of
and confidential information to the subject of a narcotics investigation
be investigated by the county grand jury on charges related to organized
authorities have disclosed.
Deputy District Attorney Gil Garcetti, head of the district
investigations division, said yesterday the grand jury will be convened
the next two weeks to hear testimony concerning Hollywood Division Sgt.
N. Ingram, 34, a 13-year police veteran.
Ingram reportedly is being investigated on charges he was involved in
prostitution activities, including training prostitutes how to elude
declined, however, to detail the new allegations and refused to comment
that two pimps and a prostitute are among those subpoenaed/
Ingram was relieved of duty Oct. 31 and faces a departmental hearing
counts of serious misconduct, including accepting a "$1,000
from a suspected cocaine dealer in return for confidential information,
an undercover officer in danger; being present when cocaine was being
using cocaine himself.
The hearing, delayed because Ingram was recuperating from a bullet
the back of the shoulder, reportedly will begin Tuesday. Ingram was shot
driving to the Police Academy Sept. 22, the same day he learned of the
Department's internal affairs probe, his lawyer, Bob Lowe has said.
a sniper was responsible for the unsolved shooting.
Last November, Garcetti's unit concluded there was "insufficient
to prosecute Ingram on any of the previous misconduct charges, charges
were in retaliation for his client's past representation of officers in
Lowe said the Ingram's superiors erroneously "inferred"
accepted a $1,000 bribe because he sold the suspected cocaine dealer a
Mustang for $4,000 while the department considers the car worth only $3,
Garcetti said the grand jury won't be asked to decide whether to file
charges but is merely being used to gather information.