Civil Rights & Official Misconduct

Case Summaries

Hon. Howard L. Halm


Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court (Ret.)


Mediator  •  Arbitrator  •  Referee

  • False arrest of student leader at local college.

  • False arrest of civil rights attorney.

  • Constitutionality of higher witness fees for peace officer witness.

  • Shot fired through window after 20 mile high speed chase.

  • Excessive force requiring disabled, senior citizen to retrieve rubbish from dump site.

  • Free speech claims involving picketers protesting use of underpaid garment making employees.

  • Wrongful death of victim buried under earth slide due to police failure to do proper investigation.

  • Defamation and false arrest action by lawyer against court personnel for accusation that lawyer made criminal threats.