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Topic - David Shepack
Rip Torn's request for a probation program was rejected Wednesday by a judge who kept criminal charges in place against the Emmy-winning actor, who is accused of breaking into a bank while drunk and armed in January.
Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped a felony burglary charge against actor Rip Torn, clearing the way for him to seek special probation that might settle charges that he broke into a bank while drunk and armed in January.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown is defending a law enforcement policy that allows police to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested on felony charges, regardless of the outcome of their cases.
"There's some indication here that even when supervised, alcohol is still a problem," Litchfield State's Attorney David Shepack said as Mr. Torn, who did not speak, sat quietly with his attorney in the mostly empty courtroom.