LA City Attorney outraged by Hilton's release

The Los Angeles City Attorney has publicly blasted the city's sheriff's department over its decision to reassign Paris Hilton from prison to house arrest. "Today I was extremely troubled to learn that the Sheriff's Department has decided to release Ms. Hilton from custody just three days after she was admitted to county jail," Rocky Delgadillo said in a statement earlier today. "Had we been provided with the proper notification, we would have opposed the decision on legal grounds." Delgadillo described the decision as "puzzling" given that LA county jails are "well-equipped" to deal with any medical situations that may arise. "I am also concerned that the judicial process may have been improperly circumvented in this case. I have directed my criminal branch to immediately explore all possible legal options to ensure that the law is being applied equally and justly in this case. If law enforcement officials are to enjoy the respect of those we are charged with protecting, we cannot tolerate a two-tiered jail system where the rich and powerful receive special treatment. We must ensure that in our city, in our nation, and under our Constitution, justice remains blind."

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