Officer's work on celeb burglary film scrutinized
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man accused of burglarizing Paris Hilton's home is asking a judge to dismiss the charge because the investigating officer was paid to consult on a film about the case.
An attorney for Roy Lopez Jr. contends the $12,500 paid to Los Angeles Police Officer Brett Goodkin taint his credibility and warrant a dismissal.
The motion will be argued Friday in Los Angeles.
Goodkin consulted on the Sofia Coppola film "The Bling Ring" and appears in the movie as well. Prosecutors contend he hasn't done anything that warrants a dismissal of the case against Lopez or two other remaining defendants.
Lopez is facing trial on a felony residential burglary charge and has pleaded not guilty.
The 30-year-old was one of six people arrested and accused of burglarizing celebrities' homes.
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