In a ruling that disappointed many Bell city activists and residents, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert H. O’Brien rejected a request by the California attorney general to appoint an official to monitor their scandal-plagued city. The ruling adds a new level of uncertainty in a city where all but one council member faces criminal charges and the city management remains under fire. O’Brien had expressed misgivings about court oversight of a city that has operated independently since the late 1920s.
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