Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Police Called After Judge Fails to Appear for Court
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Law enforcement was alerted yesterday after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Linda K. Lefkowitz failed to appear for court, Presiding Judge Lee S. Edmon told the MetNews.
Edmon declined to provide details, but said the matter was being investigated by the Los Angeles and Santa Monica police departments and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Judicial Protection Unit. She provided a phone number for an LAPD spokesperson, but he did not return a phone call by press time.
Spokespersons for the SMPD and LASD said they were not familiar with the investigation. An LASD spokesperson said he would take a message to pass on to the judicial unit.
Lefkowitz, 71, has been a judge since 1993, when she was appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court. She had previously served as a Los Angeles assistant city attorney, and before that as a Superior Court research attorney.
She was elevated to the Superior Court in 1996 and is a former West District supervising judge. She is assigned to the Santa Monica courthouse, hearing civil cases.
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