Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring's New Aide: Dirty Ex-Cop Steve Lodge
Updated: Aug 27
After "thoughtful consideration," Anaheim councilwoman Lucille Kring (and Scariest People 2014 inductee) plans to hire two-time failed council candidate (and Scariest People 2012 inductee) Steven "Chavez" Lodge as her new council assistant. It's a match made in hell. Kring once wrote that the fatal police shooting of Robert Moreno Jr. by Anaheim police in 2014 "saved us a trial," comments for which she later apologized. Lodge wishes he got saved a trial in 1990 when a federal jury ruled he used excessive force against an Iranian immigrant while on-duty with the Santa Ana Police Department. A Republican judge in the case admonished him for telling "bald-faced lies" on the stand. None of that matters to Kring, a veteran three-time councilwoman with little need for a novice like Lodge. The appointment is better served for him to learn the ways of City Hall should he decide to run again.
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