The earlier post is at: http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2012/03/da-overreaching.html
From today’s Daily Bruin:
The formal reading of felony charges in relation to the 2009 death of a UCLA staff research assistant has been postponed for a third time. UCLA chemistry Professor Patrick Harran, the UC Board of Regents and the Los Angeles County District Attorney were represented at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon to hear the charges against Harran and the regents. Charges were first filed against Harran and the regents on Dec. 27, 2011 in connection to a lab fire in 2008 that resulted in the death of UCLA staff research assistant Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji. They are charged with failing to provide proper chemical safety training, to provide procedures for correcting unsafe work conditions in a timely manner and to require clothing appropriate for the work being done, according to the felony complaint…
Full article at http://www.dailybruin.com/index.php/article/2012/04/court_approves_third_delay_of_formal_reading_for_chemistry_professor_patrick_harran
Has someone at the DA been listening to too many old radio shows?
Update: The LA Times version of the story suggests that plea bargaining is occurring: