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'Raging' Attorney Sentenced for Airport Melee

Former Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Angela West pleaded no contest Tuesday to exhibiting a deadly weapon and battery on a peace officer, following a Christmas Eve ruckus at San Francisco International Airport, where authorities say they spotted the 50-year-old Harvard Law grad using a metal pole to smash merchandise, food containers and other items at a Peet's kiosk.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Crime Scene blog reports that, when officers at the airport tried to speak to West, she "raged" at them and began swinging the 3-foot pole, which she had taken from a janitor's cart.

The blog reports that a San Mateo County Superior Court judge sentenced West to two years but suspended it, giving her credit for time served.

Written by Law.com managing editor Paula Martersteck.

Posted by Laurel Newby on January 27, 2011 at 04:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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