Bradley Stewart Wagner–the prize embarrassment of the Anaheim Police Department for using his badge to violently sexually assault three women he believed were illegal immigrants near Disneyland–is baaaaaaack.
Well, to be precise, Wagner–who was sentenced to a 4-year prison term in December–actually never left.
That's right, folks. The dirty 34-year veteran cop who managed to repeatedly delay justice for five whopping years has also managed to do what other criminals just can't easily pull off: He's avoided the bus trip to a California prison even though a judge sentenced him to that fate on Dec. 16 or, for illustrative purposes, more than 2,472 hours ago.
Wagner's stint in the local jail reduces the amount of time he has to spend in the state slammer.
Officials interviewed by the Weekly haven't been able to explain on the record why Wagner seems to have received a special favor. Indeed, his official criminal file doesn't explain why a judge's order was not executed. But, yet, as of today, the Orange County Jail continues to list him as “in custody” there.
R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.