LA City Attorney asks judge for hearing on Paris Hilton reassignment
UPI News Service, 06/07/2007
The Los Angeles City Attorney, saying he was "extremely troubled" by Paris Hilton's home monitoring, has asked the court to consider returning her to jail.
In papers filed Thursday, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo asked Judge Michael Sauer to hold a hearing for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to demonstrate why it shouldn't be held in contempt for "violating Judge Sauer's May 4, 2007, order, which expressly stated 'no electronic monitoring,'" TMZ.com reported.
A hearing is scheduled for Friday. Sauer has ordered the socialite to attend in person, the celebrity news Web site reported.
The sheriff's department, citing an undisclosed medical condition, Thursday reassigned Hilton to monitored house arrest to complete the original 45-day sentence she received for driving with a suspended license. Her jail sentence later was reduced to 23 days, of which she served three in Century Regional Detention Facility, an all-women's jail in Lynwood, Calif.
Delgadillo said he was concerned the judicial system was circumvented in the case.
Hilton, through her attorney, thanked the sheriff's office and the facility's staff for treating her "fairly and professionally."