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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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31.

Gidget    

Yeah, Travis, "made her build a school for dumb girls" ... that's what we all want is the Paris Hilton Academy for Young Women!
It would be great if they had to put her back in and do some spin and damage control. The statement from the LA attorney is sweeeeet.

2664 days ago
32.

tisheepoo    

GOD, this is an outrage! Her condtion was MENTAL nobody likes being in jail. She could of talk to a shrink in jail.. LIKE EVERY PRISONER CAN!

2664 days ago
33.

yeah yeah    

leave Paris alone....if you had the money, you would be doing the same.....TEAM PARIS

2664 days ago
34.

just asking    

STEP ONE. SIGN THE PETTITION TO SEND PARTIS BACK
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/StayInJail/index.html
THEN SEND THE LINK TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW SO THEY CAN SIGN UP

STEP TO EMAIL SHERRIFF LEE BACA BECAUSE HE WAS THE ONE WHO GAVE FINAL APPROVAL
AT THIS LINK
http://www.lasd.org/contact_us/inquiry/SheriffLeeBaca.htm

Posted at 4:40PM on Jun 7th 2007 by SEND PARIS BACK

2664 days ago
35.

;)    

Brenda Bouquet~ You should be her cellmate, you're stupid enough not to understand life.

2664 days ago
36.

ziggy    

I hope all the links people are posting to the IDIOT gov arnold and sherif are making alot of noise..............regardless if #7 and the like believe she belonged in jail or not, the point is she was sentenced by a JUDGE to spend 45 days in jail. Why it was reduced to 23 days is appalling.......but then to have a sherf decide she's to sad to stay there more than 3 nites is beyond disgust!!!!! i guess it pays to be white and rich!!!!!!

2664 days ago
37.

JENNIFER ANNISTON LITE    

PARIS, ONCE AGAIN LUCK HAS SHINED ON YOUR LILLY WHITE A**!!!!!!

INSTEAD OF BEING BORN IN THE TRAILER PARK, YOU WERE BORN INTO YOUR GREAT GRANDFATHERS WEALTY FAMILY.

THEN AS YOU GREW TO 50 FOOT WOMAN HEIGHTS YOU HAD MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND FREE CARS TROWN YOUR WAY JUST FOR SHOWING UP AND SAYING THAT'S HOT WHILE

NOW YOU CAN GO HOME TO YOUR LUXURY HOUSE AND HAVE MANICURES AND MASSAGES AND HAVE THE BEST FOOD THAT MONEY CAN BUY BROUGHT TO YOU WHILE YOU WEAR YOUR NEW ANKLE BRACELET.

YOU ARE ONE LUCKY BITCH!!!

2664 days ago
38.

Linda Bee    

this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo not fair-if she were my kid she'd HAVE to do her time!
Medical condition my butt!!!! We should start a petition to get her back in . Imagine her in her parents sumptuious artartment or house with all its palatial splendor, her TVs, her phones, her computoer. Yeah. Real punishement!

LB

2664 days ago
39.

Leslie    

she gave the sherriff a cop-off and he let her go. Good to see this is going to be viewed just and fair.

2664 days ago
40.

Esq    

Well adjusted parents make for happy, well adjusted children, is the point Dr. Charles Sophy drives home on his blog, " Keep 'Em Off My Couch," where he provides practical answers for solving many of life's biggest problems.



This "doctor" is part of society's problems. Let him know at doctorsophy@yahoo.com

2664 days ago
41.

celebs sux    

I'm so pissed off right now I just kicked my dog in the face!

2664 days ago
42.

travis    

such cry babies you are....get over it people....there is no reason to hate her.....hire a lawyer and you can get out of anything too...i have....maybe you bitch bacause you are poor trash and cant afford it...

i LOVE reading all the bitchy thing on here.....95% are from whiney democrats...aww go tell it to Rosie

2664 days ago
43.

Jim P    

Rocky, Knabe, Sharpton, et al. Who can believe what you have to say? House arrest is what Paris Hilton should have received in the first place. The judge was out of order.

2664 days ago
44.

monique    

He understands the potential legal ramifications on this situation. The sheriff's office obviously doesn't give a damn.

2664 days ago
45.

tisheepoo    

A mental break down in jail ~ THE HORROR.... call the FBI!

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