LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles City College Coach Mike Miller, who gained fame as the most winning college basketball coach in the country from 1997-2006, with a winning percentage of .885 and a record of 241-38, was found not guilty by 12-0 vote in a jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court; announced the California Basketball Association (CBA).
Coach Miller coached Los Angeles City College to a national record 14 straight conference championships from 1993-94 to 2006-07. This amazing record of excellence is highlighted by legendary Division I coach Bill Self and his University of Kansas Jayhawks who just tied LACC and coach Miller’s long standing record of consecutive conference championships by the same coach.
Coach Miller scored his biggest victory off the court when a jury unanimously found him not guilty in a three week long jury trial in Department 54 of the Los Angeles Superior Court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles. Coach Mike Miller was aggressively prosecuted and charged with 13 misdemeanor counts by the Los Angeles City Attorney Chadd Kim, who waited almost an entire year to bring the misdemeanor charges in case number 4CA00067 on November 17, 2014.
Because of Coach Miller’s past successes as a college basketball coach and a noted author, the case received major media attention, specifically from KTLA Channel 5 News who falsely reported that Coach Miller was the owner of a Prep School and that he ran it out of his house as well as going to great lengths to detail the accusations made against Coach Miller. Neither Channel 5 News nor the L.A. Times bothered to provide further updates, nor subsequent articles on the outcome of the matter.
After a three week jury trial, commencing on June 8, 2015 and ending on June 30, 2015, the jury unanimously found Coach Miller not guilty of the serious charges of (i) Penal Code Section 243.4(E)(1) (i.e., the sexual battery claim against Miller) and (ii) four counts of Penal Code Section 242 (i.e., the battery claims against Miller). The court also dismissed all eight counts of Penal Code §647(J)(3)(A) (i.e., the claims that Miller used a concealed camera to view a person’s body in a private room) in the furtherance of justice.
The Los Angeles Times article and KTLA Channel 5 news stories read in a vacuum and without further context of Coach Miller’s resounding exoneration, is ultimately misleading to the public about the truth of the matter.
“Sex crimes are very easy to make up and very hard to defend,” stated Former Prosecutor and Miller’s defense attorney Joe Weimortz.
Throughout the proceedings Coach Miller steadfastly maintained his innocence and reflected on the absurdity of the charges: “This was like an abnormal psychology text book coming to life.”
Miller stated in a recent exclusive interview on his own TV show: “It was like she (L.A. City Attorney Chadd Kim) didn’t want to prove I was a vegetarian, she just wants to prove I don’t eat meat.”
After his new experience in the criminal justice system, Coach Miller is currently writing a book highlighting the insanity of the criminal justice system and in some cases the abuse of power that occurs by police and prosecutors.
The following is the search result of case number 4CA00067 and is found online at: http://www.lacourt.org/criminalcasesummary/ui/.
Count Charge Section Charge Statute Plea Disposition Disposition Date
01 647(J)(3)(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 06/09/2015
02 647(J)(3)(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 07/22/2015
03 647(J)(3)(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 06/09/2015
04 647(J)(3)(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 07/22/2015
05 647(J)(3)(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 06/09/2015
06 647(J)(3)(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 07/22/2015
07 647(J)(3)(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 07/22/2015
08 647(J)(3)(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 06/09/2015
09 243.4(E)(1) Penal Code Not Guilty Acquitted 06/30/2015
10 242 Penal Code Not Guilty Acquitted 06/30/2015
11 242 Penal Code Not Guilty Acquitted 06/30/2015
12 242 Penal Code Not Guilty Acquitted 06/30/2015
13 242 Penal Code Not Guilty Acquitted 06/30/2015
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