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Burglar Buncher

Investigator Chose FAME

Over JUSTICE

7/15/2012 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Burglar Bunch defendant Roy Lopez Jr. claims the cop who investigated him in the Paris Hilton burglary case sacrificed his credibility for a shot at fame -- by playing himself in the "Bling Ring" movie -- and now, Roy wants his case dismissed.

Roy just filed legal docs in L.A. County Superior Court, asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him because Detective Brett Goodkin appears -- as himself -- in the upcoming movie about the string of celebrity burglaries.

Roy says Goodkin was also paid to serve as a "consultant" on the film.

In the legal docs, Lopez says Goodkin's involvement in the movie "creates an extreme conflict of interest" -- claiming, "To portray himself for the film and recreating his interaction with the defendants is extremely inappropriate and crushes the due process rights of the remaining defendants."

Lopez calls Goodkin's conduct "outrageous" -- and adds, "Any Hollywood embellishing on the part of the Detective as to what the defendants may or may not have done creates extreme credibility issues as to what actually occurred in the case."

Lopez wants all charges dropped against him. A judge has yet to rule.

13 COMMENTS

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1.

What You Really Want To See    

Stupid cop!

745 days ago
2.

Jordan    

What do you expect in Hollywood Cops and DA are always going to take fame over prosecution. The state of california could care less about celebrity crime. That is why you only see celebritiy crime in california where it is pretty much legal.

745 days ago
3.

MrHarrybawls2010    

Just like charlie sheen, all 6 of these people are Winning.

745 days ago
4.

Latch Johnson    

Good luck with that. You were arrested after sneakinging into empty houses. How much could he imbellish on your case? It was uninteresting to begin with!!! Least coolieo's trashy kid held a guy up at gun point.

745 days ago
5.

Superman    

I would agree that is despicable and a conflict of interest. About the only celebrity crime in California is when someone non-famous does something to a celebrity.

745 days ago
6.

Anonymous    

F.U. criminal. As long as he tells the truth on the stand, you still should go to prison.

745 days ago
7.

Jac    

The actions of the cop in question is poor, but the guy was caught red-handed, so he's GUILTY.

745 days ago
8.

Flying Blind    

i vote for "jail".

745 days ago
9.

thestupid    

I hope a prison guard beats the crap out of this taco head for trying to waste more of the courts time.

745 days ago
10.

InTheOC    

Interesting. This cop wouldn't be the first law enforcement official to have portrayed themselves in a film (Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed McDonald in "Goodfellas" for example). No law was broken and certainly no conflict of interest.

Just some low life's attempt in getting out of his legal jam— because he knows the "I didn't do it" defense won't work.

Grabbin' at straws.

745 days ago
11.

john    

Really? Try telling it to your new girlfriend Bubba, you s***bag!!

745 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

Uh, "upcoming" movie??? It was on this past weekend!

743 days ago
13.

Andrea Arlington    

"My Dear Kepler, what do you say of the leading philosophers here to whom I have offered a thousand times of my own accord to show my studies, but who, with the lazy obstinacy of a serpent who has eaten his fill, have never consented to look at the planets, or moon, or telescope? Verily, just as serpents close their eyes, so do men close their eyes to the light of truth."
Galileo Galilei in a letter
to Johannes Kepler ca. 1630

737 days ago

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