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August 29, 1990 | LAUREN LIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a top-level shake-up at KCBS-TV Channel 2 on Tuesday, Jose Rios was named news director, making him the first Latino to hold that position at the CBS owned-and-operated station as well as any other of the major VHF outlets in Los Angeles. The move becomes effective Tuesday.
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December 18, 2008 | Associated Press
The city of San Jose will pay $70,000 to the family of a man who died after police used a Taser stun gun on him. Officers said 38-year-old Jose Rios defied repeated attempts to subdue him when they responded to a domestic dispute in November 2005, prompting them to strike him with batons and shock him with Tasers. Rios' family said officers continued stunning him even after he was subdued. He later was pronounced dead at a hospital. The coroner found that Rios died of a heart attack from a combination of the violent struggle, cocaine and the Taser.
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January 25, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Jose Rios, who was demoted from his post as news director at KCBS Channel 2 three weeks ago, has jumped ship and will join KTTV Channel 11 as managing editor beginning Feb. 10, a KTTV spokesperson said Friday. Rios, a 13-year veteran of the Channel 2 newsroom, became the only Latino news boss at any local VHF station when he took over the news operation at KCBS in August, 1990. After 16 months on the job, however, Rios was removed to make room for John Lippman.
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October 1, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 22-year-old man was shot to death Friday by police officers who say the man aimed a shotgun at them, but their account was disputed by a family member who said he witnessed the incident. Two uniformed officers riding in an unmarked car heard gunshots about 8 p.m. and drove into an alley off Jacquelyn Lane, where they saw Jose Manuel Rios, 22, walking with the weapon in his hand, police said. He turned around and pointed the shotgun at the car, Lt. Dan Johnson said.
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January 30, 1993
I am a Vietnam veteran and not easily shocked. I am a children's social worker at the Child Abuse Hotline and hear many horrible stories and am not easily shocked. I was shocked to see the killing of Maritza Martin Munoz. But what really shocks me is the statement by Jose Rios, news director of KTTV-TV Channel 11, that "it was interesting because it was a part of real life," "it wasn't gory," "it was a bit more sanitized." What next? A question was asked of a U.S. senator on TV once, "Have you no decency?"
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December 18, 2008 | Associated Press
The city of San Jose will pay $70,000 to the family of a man who died after police used a Taser stun gun on him. Officers said 38-year-old Jose Rios defied repeated attempts to subdue him when they responded to a domestic dispute in November 2005, prompting them to strike him with batons and shock him with Tasers. Rios' family said officers continued stunning him even after he was subdued. He later was pronounced dead at a hospital. The coroner found that Rios died of a heart attack from a combination of the violent struggle, cocaine and the Taser.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 22-year-old man was shot to death Friday by police officers who say the man aimed a shotgun at them, but their account was disputed by a family member who said he witnessed the incident. Two uniformed officers riding in an unmarked car heard gunshots about 8 p.m. and drove into an alley off Jacquelyn Lane, where they saw Jose Manuel Rios, 22, walking with the weapon in his hand, police said. He turned around and pointed the shotgun at the car, Lt. Dan Johnson said.
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May 20, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Newsmaker: Jose Rios, managing editor at KTTV Channel 11, was upped to news director for the station on Tuesday. The veteran Los Angeles journalist joined KTTV in February, moving over from KCBS-TV, where he worked for 13 years and also served as news director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1998
A burglar who forced a 20-year-old man back into his bed with his wife and then shot him in the head was sentenced to death Friday. Miguel Angel Martinez, 28, of Paramount was also sentenced by Norwalk Superior Court Judge Michael Cowell to consecutive life terms, plus an additional 55 years, for crimes he committed while he was a fugitive after the killing. Martinez, together with Jose Espinoza, broke into the Downey home of Jose Rios and killed him in July 1994, Deputy Dist. Atty. Lawrence C.
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January 30, 1993
I am a Vietnam veteran and not easily shocked. I am a children's social worker at the Child Abuse Hotline and hear many horrible stories and am not easily shocked. I was shocked to see the killing of Maritza Martin Munoz. But what really shocks me is the statement by Jose Rios, news director of KTTV-TV Channel 11, that "it was interesting because it was a part of real life," "it wasn't gory," "it was a bit more sanitized." What next? A question was asked of a U.S. senator on TV once, "Have you no decency?"
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Jose Rios, who was demoted from his post as news director at KCBS Channel 2 three weeks ago, has jumped ship and will join KTTV Channel 11 as managing editor beginning Feb. 10, a KTTV spokesperson said Friday. Rios, a 13-year veteran of the Channel 2 newsroom, became the only Latino news boss at any local VHF station when he took over the news operation at KCBS in August, 1990. After 16 months on the job, however, Rios was removed to make room for John Lippman.
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August 29, 1990 | LAUREN LIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a top-level shake-up at KCBS-TV Channel 2 on Tuesday, Jose Rios was named news director, making him the first Latino to hold that position at the CBS owned-and-operated station as well as any other of the major VHF outlets in Los Angeles. The move becomes effective Tuesday.
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