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January 18, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Milton Bradley arrested in Los Angeles on a “criminal threats” charge

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This story is still breaking, but I’ve had two police officers from the LAPD confirm for me in the past half-hour that Milton Bradley has been arrested on a charge of making a criminal threat. No other details yet, except that I’m told it was California Penal Code section 422 that is the violation at play here.
The charge is potentially serious, especially if filed as a felony. It involves threatening to kill or injure somebody and for the target of the threat to take it seriously. Here’s a website that gives an interesting primer on the whole thing. This section used to involve making so-called “terrorist threats” but has been changed to “criminal threats” (likely because of increased awareness about terrorists since 9/11 and not wanting people to confuse this with somebody threatening to hijack an airplane).
I’m waiting for some further details on the case. When I get them, you’ll be the first to know. The Mariners, I’m told, have yet to contact Bradley or his agent, despite attempts to do so.
In other words, I don’t know what this means for his contract. Too early to get answers on that at the moment.

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