Judge: Anaheim Council Hopeful Steve Lodge Told "Bald-Faced Lies" in Police Brutality Case
Updated: Aug 28
Steven Chavez Lodge prides himself as the law-and-order candidate in this year's Anaheim City Council race. "I am proud to have served with my brothers and sisters in blue for 28 years," Lodge wrote in a campaign Facebook post. "The rule of law must prevail." Running for District 1 on the city's West Side, the former Santa Ana police officer boasts of a career spanning three decades, including time as a homicide detective tasked with cold cases. Lodge's key endorsements read like a who's who in OC law enforcement, with District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and retired Anaheim police chiefs blessing his bid, along with former Anaheim mayor Curt Pringle and other GOP heavyweights.
But there's a deep tarnish on Lodge's badge.
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