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L.A. City Attorney "Extremely Troubled" by Paris Decision

6/7/2007 5:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rocky & ParisAnother official is blasting the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department over the decision to reassign Paris Hilton to house arrest.

In a statement to TMZ, Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said:

"Today I was extremely troubled to learn that the Sheriff's Department has decided to release Ms. Hilton from custody just three days after she was admitted to county jail.

My office was not advised of this action. We learned of it this morning through news reports, just like everyone else. Had we been provided with the proper notification, we would have opposed the decision on legal grounds.

News reports indicate that the Sheriff's Department released Ms. Hilton to house arrest due to a medical condition. This explanation is puzzling. Los Angeles county jail medical facilities are well-equipped to deal with medical situations involving inmates.

I am also concerned that the judicial process may have been improperly circumvented in this case. Ms. Hilton was incarcerated as a condition of her probation. As a result, the judge retained jurisdiction over her case and only the judge has the power to modify these conditions of probation. If Ms. Hilton's medical condition truly warranted a change in her circumstances, what should have happened is the following: Ms. Hilton's legal counsel should have filed an emergency application with the court and provided my office with the opportunity to respond, and then the court could have held a hearing on the matter to consider whether there was sufficient justification to change the terms of his original order. I have directed my criminal branch to immediately explore all possible legal options to ensure that the law is being applied equally and justly in this case.

If law enforcement officials are to enjoy the respect of those we are charged with protecting, we cannot tolerate a two-tiered jail system where the rich and powerful receive special treatment. We must ensure that in our city, in our nation, and under our Constitution, justice remains blind."

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;)    

you know she narked to get out of jail.

glad i'm not her friend!!!!

2602 days ago
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;)    

you know she narked to get out of jail early.

her friends should be scared!

2602 days ago
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Ra    

If the judge would only throw her back inside
I'd vote for him for President in '08

2602 days ago
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rachel    


I hope she gets PUT BACK in jail, if enough people get mad.

Like most everyone on the planet.....

2602 days ago
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lindaandemily    

Richard A. Hutton -Attorney-MaleDr.Charles Sophy-Psych-MaleSherriffLee
Baca-MaleALL MALE DIRTY DOGS!The 3 Stooges. You are the men thathave
used the wrong equiptment when judging Paris Hilton.Your ParisPussy
Whipped! If she was mentally unstable, then you should haveput her
in a more lenient mental facility to finsih her sentence. She has
learned nothing from this, except that she can continue toact like a
slutty, sexual call girl and she knows she can manipulateyour private
parts.What if she killed one of your family members orfriends driving
drunk? She still may if she continues on the paththat she is going.
She hasn't even taken any classes on thismatter.I'm sure tonight the
three of you will have creamy dreams. Maybe you got some
kickbacks$$$. Sleep well tonight and when shegets back on the road,
you better pray she doesn't
drivedrunk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!----------------------------------------------

2602 days ago
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catheadmoon    

prison hilton plays chess, donate to chess in prison...

2602 days ago
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catheadmoon    

prison hilton plays chess, donate to chess in prison...

2602 days ago
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Annaland    

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE tell me heads will roll. I can't believe I side with Al Sharpton on this one.

2602 days ago
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liliana    

i hope they send her ass back.. !! this is outrageous

2602 days ago
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mickey    

what is all that blabber! its a done deal -- she is out! nobody stopped it -- sure as hell nothing will be done about it! blah blah blah all you want....

2602 days ago
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d    

was there ever any doubt she would not have to follow the same system as everyone else ?

2602 days ago
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nonikkifannemore    

Paris looks like Big Bird.
With her money, she REALLY should get a nose job.

2602 days ago
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Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

I smell PAYOFF to the County folks. What a crooked organization!

2602 days ago
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;)    

her friends better be getting rid of their stashes

2602 days ago
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Ra    

Throw that bastard sheriff in jail too

2602 days ago
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