Clark Baker is a former Los Angeles police officer who was fired in 1991 after being convicted of battering a jaywalking immigrant. The conviction was later overturned on appeal—not on the facts of the case but on grounds of prosecutorial misconduct. Baker has since worked as a licensed private investigator, often, he says, without pay. Baker has a few blogs and websites where he posts his own reactionary opinions as well as pieces by other conservative conspiracy theorists.
After being accused of extortion of witnesses in the bankruptcy judge made a criminal referral to the US Attorney asking them to look into Mr. Baker’s behavior.
After ordering a number of sanctions against Baker the Judge in the case asked a forensic expert to examine his computers.
That expert found child pornography on his computer, and the Los Angeles Crimes Against Children Task Force opened an investigation of Clark Baker.
In November of 2018, a search warrant was executed at Mr. Baker’s home on the 2600 block of Greenvalley Drive in Los Angeles as part of the investigation. Mr. Baker was arrested on April 10 and charges were filed against him by the Los Angeles County District Attorney:
At his arraignment on May 1, 2019, the District Attorney said that the police recovered more images of child pornography on his devices that they seized during the search warrant, and their investigation into him is ongoing with more charges possible.
Immediately following his arraignment, Clark Baker was detained by the US Marshal Service. Apparently the Federal Judge in his bankruptcy case issued a federal warrant for his arrest after he failed to comply with at least 7 of her orders over the course of a year. Mr. Baker was immediately handcuffed and driven away from the Courthouse by federal agents.
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