Arrest Leads to Dismissed Court Case

In the article “Crimes on Cal Lutheran campus,” published on Nov. 5, 2014, the Echo reported student athlete Ephraim “EJ” Edinburgh was arrested at California Lutheran University on Oct. 15, 2014.

Edinburgh’s case was dismissed in pursuance of California Penal Code 1385 on March 20.

According to the California Legislative Information website, Penal Code 1385 states “the judge or magistrate may, either of his or her own motion or upon the application of the prosecuting attorney, and in furtherance of justice, order an action to be dismissed.”

According to police records, Edinburgh was in possession of hydrocodone pills, which were not prescribed to him.

Edinburgh’s court hearing was held at The Superior Court of California – County of Ventura.

In a recording from the court hearing, a representative from the District’s Attorney’s Office said, “People are moving to dismiss this case in the interest of justice.”

The Echo contacted the District Attorney’s Office and a representative said, “For one reason or another it [the arrest] was not worth pursuing. He is not to be prosecuted on these charges.”

The representative was not able to comment on the details of Edinburgh’s case.

The Echo reached out to Edinburgh for a comment, but he did not respond.

Rikke Bovre
News Editor and Managing Editor
Published April 15th, 2015