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August 8, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
With the help of federal money, the Police Department will equip patrol cars with video cameras to increase officer safety. The City Council on Tuesday approved the department's request to apply for a $37,000 grant available under the Local Law Enforcement Block Grants Program. The council also agreed to contribute $4,000. Lt. Robert L. Mosley said that applying for the grant is a formality.
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May 29, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
The City Council has delayed until next Tuesday a decision on whether to reinstate a police motorcycle program halted 14 years ago. Council members postponed a vote scheduled for this month on the matter, saying they want more detailed information first so that they can address concerns about liability and weigh the potential risks. "There's no question that there are benefits to the program," Councilman John J.
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April 18, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
Police Chief Elvin G. Miali urged the City Council on Tuesday to consider reinstating a motorcycle program. Fountain Valley police stopped using motorcycles in 1982 because of liability risks and officer-safety concerns. Only Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos and La Palma do not have motorcycle patrols in Orange County, Miali said. The Police Department has been awarded a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety to pay for four motorcycles, officer training and related equipment.
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April 12, 1996 | DEBRA CANO and MIMI KO CRUZ
Though they describe themselves as ordinary residents, seven people honored by the Fountain Valley Police Department are exemplary citizens who played a significant role in helping nab suspects, officers said.. For their swift actions in reporting crimes in progress, the Police Department the seven "Crimebiter" awards at a recent City Hall ceremony.
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April 5, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
A 16-year-old walked into a liquor store at Brookhurst Street and Edinger Avenue on Wednesday and came out with a pack of Marlboro cigarettes. The same teen then went to a nearby gas station and was successful in buying cigarettes. At his next stop, however, he struck out. The clerk asked for identification and then refused to sell to him. The incidents were part of a Police Department program to discourage businesses from selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors.
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March 26, 1996 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of boxer Ernesto Magdaleno has filed a lawsuit blaming a Fountain Valley police officer, a suspected robber and a car manufacturer for Magdaleno's death New Year's Eve following a high-speed police chase that ended in Huntington Beach. According to the suit filed Friday in Orange County Superior Court, Officer T. Nguyen "failed to activate the emergency lights and siren" during the 100-mph pursuit that resulted in Magdaleno's death.
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February 24, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
To deter crime in the city's industrial area, a donated 34-foot recreational vehicle is being renovated as the Police Department's mobile command center, officials said. The white and navy RV, dedicated at a ceremony Thursday at City Hall, will serve as a police substation in the city's east side when it is not in use for emergency situations or other activities. Lt.
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February 8, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The family of boxer Ernie Magdaleno, killed during a high-speed chase by a Fountain Valley police officer, filed a $25-million claim against the city alleging that the officer failed to turn on the police car's emergency lights and siren. The claim filed Monday alleges that Officer Trung Nguyen was chasing two burglary suspects at speeds up to 100 mph with only his headlights on.
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January 24, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
The Police Department has gone high-tech to help residents stay aware of crime and send tips on cases. Residents with a computer and modem can access the Foot Beat computer bulletin board to offer anonymous tips on crimes and receive information about crime trends, safety precautions and Neighborhood Watch groups. Also offered are disaster preparedness tips and recruiting updates for the department's senior volunteer force and Police Explorers youth group.
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