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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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91.

yenny    

If Ms. Hilton was sick, mentally or physically, and the jail medical staff were unable to treat her, she should have been transported by correctional officers to the hospital and treated until stablized then returned to the jail. My question for the sheriff's office is what is the % of inmates that have been afforded this home monitoring option in the past?

2508 days ago
92.

john mitchell    

shank that bitch!

2508 days ago
93.

Jane    

Put her back in jail. Now. And while they are at it, fire the sheriff and put him in jail too for being bribed.
My daughter was put in jail for, get this, failure to neuter a pet. She was preggers and bleeding (@ 12 weeks). Did they show her any compassion? No. They didn't give a damn, kept her in a booking cell. No bed, just a bench for 24 hours. Nice huh? Where was her opportunity to have a leg bracelet and home detention?

2508 days ago
94.

Mr Biggs    

I guess it does pay to be white and rich!

2508 days ago
95.

Janet    

Hit the Hilton's where it hurts....their pockets. Boycott the Hilton hotels!!

2508 days ago
96.

lauren    

You'd think at the very least they'd make her pick up trash on the side of the freeway like all of the other DUI offenders NO!! For the next 40 days and 40 nights, she can work on her tan and throw an endless amount of parties. What a joke!!!!

2508 days ago
97.

YumYum    

Oh- and btw, plenty of rich people have gone to jail and done their time. Look at Martha Stewart, Andy Fastow, etc. She got out of this because she is a CELEBRITY not because she is rich. Believe me, money can't buy anything but bail.

2508 days ago
98.

What a Trash Can    

LA District Attorney for Governor (once Arnie tires of the job, that is). Seriously, that was a KICK ASS statement he released to TMZ. KICK (PARIS) ASS!!!!

2508 days ago
99.

The Wonderer    

Is anyone else wondering if the whole Paris going to jail thing was a publicity stunt for her reality show The Simple Life, of is it just me?

2508 days ago
100.

ziggy    

If the woderful DA is serious about his comments, and not just looking for his 15 min. of fame, here is his email address. Let him know he is now being listened to and needs to act on his comments and not just blowing hot air to get attention.

Rocky.Delgadillo@lacity.org

2508 days ago
101.

clairem    

so how come yesterday her own LAWYER said she was doing VERY WELL and suddenly this morning she's on her way home to essentially a luxury resort. Such crap.

So far, Hilton has had just two visitors: Hutton and her psychiatrist, Dr. Charles Sophy. Only professionals are allowed to see inmates during the week; visiting hours for family and friends begin on the weekend.

Still, says Hutton: "She's doing very well under the circumstances."

2508 days ago
102.

LovingItAll    

We all like watching a train wreck. Hell...that is half the fun of NASCAR, seeing someone crash; wondering if they will walk away..or not. We loved it with Anna Nichole Smith...and her son. I only wish that a camera crew could follow Paris Hilton 24/7 so we won't miss the moment when she too hits the wall.We can then have it on film to send to her parents, whom are the ultimate enablers. Then we can start looking for the next one..for there will always be another one.

2508 days ago
103.

lisa    


Paris as skank is not new.
Paris as coward is totally funny, who new

lisa

2508 days ago
104.

Cmymalaise    

I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO PISSED OFF !!! PARIS SHOULD REMAIN IN JAIL AND FINISH HER "REDUCED" SENTENCE!!! LA SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHOULD BE ASHAMED THEY LET THIS LITTLE PARASITE OUT!!! PARIS IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW AND IS NOT BETTER THAN THE ANY OTHER PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OF THE SAME OFFENSE!!! THERE NEEDS TO BE A PUBLIC OUT CRY!!! PARIS IS A NOTHING BUT A STUPID RICH SLUT, WHO IS FAMOUS FOR MAKING A PORN VIDEO!!! HER PARENTS SHOULD BE EMBARRESED THEY RAISED SUCH A USELESS LITTLE TRAMP!!!! "OH WAIT", THEY ARE THE REASON SHE FEELS ENTITTLED TO SPECIAL TREATMENT...WHAT A WASTE !!! SOMEONE PLEASE THROW HER BACK IN JAIL AND IF SHE HAS MEDICAL ISSUES, SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE HOSPITAL , THAT THE COUNTY JAIL HAS TO OFFER JUST LIKE ANY OTHER INMATE!!! PARIS IF YOU READ THIS, DO US ALL A FAVOR AND "KILL" YOURSELF!!! YOUR WORTHLESS ANYWAY...

2508 days ago
105.

ilona    

HOW MUCH DOES A "GET OUT OF JAIL" CARD COST ANYWAY

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