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April 21, 1985 | ROXANA KOPETMAN \f7
Two Fullerton police officers will be in uniform when they assume a new role next September, but they won't carry guns. The officers will become full-time teachers in Fullerton's kindergarten through eighth-grade classes. The lesson: Say no to drugs. A third uniformed officer, who will carry a gun, will be assigned to the high schools and will have a more conventional police role, Lathrop said.
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August 6, 2011 | Steve Lopez
When the phone rang at 3:30 a.m., Ron Thomas knew it had to be bad news. "Kelly's been beaten up," his daughter, Christina, tearfully told him. "It looks like he's going to die. " Ron Thomas, a former Orange County sheriff's deputy, had been expecting such a call for years. He had learned some painful lessons as the parent of someone with a serious mental illness. He knew his son's schizophrenia could be controlled at times but that it wasn't going to go away, ever. And he knew that no amount of love for Kelly could save him. When Ron Thomas got to St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton that morning in early July, he was stunned by his son's appearance.
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March 29, 1989
Two Fullerton police officers captured a suspect as he fled a Home Savings of America office with a bag of money Tuesday, authorities said. Officer Cecil Reece said Thomas Bradford Robinson, 34, of Orange was arrested in the parking lot of the Orangefair Mall following a brief chase on foot. Reece said police had received a call about a suspicious-looking person in front of Gibraltar Savings & Loan in Fullerton at 10:15 a.m.
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October 9, 1989 | JAMES ROBBINS, Times Staff Writer
The warning signs were posted in Fullerton bars and liquor stores all week. Police passed out flyers, got stories published in a local newspaper and got the word out on cable TV: They would be out in force Saturday night, cracking down on drunk drivers. With that kind of publicity, you would have expected Fullerton streets to be empty of anything but teetotalers that night. Not a chance.
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November 4, 2004 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A relative of a La Habra man who allegedly used his bail agency to run a criminal enterprise has accused police of illegally seizing hundreds of thousands of dollars even though he has not been charged by authorities. Hisham Rashid's lawyers filed a motion in Orange County Superior Court to force Fullerton police to return the money -- which he said included his children's lunch money -- and property seized by officers during a search of his home and business in September.
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October 13, 2002 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
An appeals court has ruled that Fullerton police can be sued for allegedly covering up key evidence when a combative man under the influence of cocaine died in their custody. The California Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, did not find that police covered up the death of Max Leyza Garcia. Instead, judges reversed a trial court's decision that Garcia's widow, Rita Garcia, waited too long to sue, alleging a cover-up.
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January 12, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Detectives said they had a message for this city's gangs, and they delivered it just after dawn Thursday by storming and searching 30 homes in the largest police operation in Fullerton history. Fifteen suspects were arrested on suspicion of such crimes as armed robbery and drug possession as 137 officers converged on the homes of suspected gang members.
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July 18, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER and K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fullerton police officials said Wednesday they will launch an internal investigation into the claims of mistreatment made by a 32-year-old man who was arrested as a suspected cop killer and then later released. Sgt. Glenn Deveny, a department spokesman, said each of Young Ho Choi's complaints will be fully investigated, including his claims that officers roughed him up, infringed on his right to contact an attorney, refused to let him use the bathroom and made menacing threats.
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July 17, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY and DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fullerton police fanned out across Southern California on Tuesday, trying to catch the killer of the CHP officer gunned down last weekend, as they tried to explain the mistaken arrest of a man picked up near the officer's abandoned cruiser. Fullerton Police Chief Patrick McKinley interrupted a City Council meeting to announce that police had issued a nationwide bulletin for a new suspect, whom he identified as Hung Thanh Mai.
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September 8, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A homeless man suffered brain injuries, a shattered nose, a smashed cheekbone, broken ribs and severe internal bleeding during a violent altercation with Fullerton police, according to medical records released Wednesday. The family of Kelly Thomas provided the medical records from UC Irvine Medical Center, where the mentally ill homeless man died five days after the violent clash at the Fullerton bus depot. The records show the immediate cause of death was "brain death" due to "head trauma" from the incident.
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