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August 18, 1991 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's Detective Floyd Feese remembers the moment he first suspected that he was tracking a fellow law enforcement officer. It was late July, after the serial rapist whom Feese was hunting had struck the fifth time, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department had begun an elaborate surveillance operation at local beaches, complete with decoy deputies.
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August 24, 2000 | Associated Press
A Border Patrol agent shot and wounded a rock-throwing suspect Tuesday night in the Goat Canyon area near the international border. The agent and his partner had a person in custody about 6:45 p.m. when several suspected illegal immigrants began pelting them with rocks, the Border Patrol said in a statement. In an attempt to defend themselves, one of the agents opened fire and struck one of the assailants in the abdomen, officials said. The others fled.
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December 22, 1988
Two men, believed to be border bandits, were shot to death after they opened fire on police and Border Patrol agents just north of the international border at San Ysidro, authorities said. Other assailants were involved in the shooting, although authorities did not immediately say whether any arrests had been made.
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December 24, 1999 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pedestrian denied entry from Mexico was shot and wounded by two U.S. immigration officers at the San Ysidro border crossing after he allegedly threatened them with a broken bottle, authorities said Thursday. Gerardo Flores Valdivia, a 30-year-old Mexican citizen, was listed in critical condition at UC San Diego Medical Center after the Wednesday night incident. Officials said the shooting was not connected to stepped-up enforcement by U.S.
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January 6, 1989
San Diego police and U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed two suspected bandits and wounded two others after they allegedly tried to rob the lawmen in a canyon, authorities said. Police Sgt. Nate Caplan said that the officers involved in the shooting were members of the Border Crimes Prevention Unit, a joint police-Border Patrol unit that patrols canyons infested with Mexican bandits who prey on illegal aliens slipping into the United States.
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April 16, 1987
San Diego Municipal Judge Frederic L. Link dismissed defense motions to exclude the press and public from the preliminary hearing for Craig Peyer, the California Highway Patrol officer charged with murdering college student Cara Knott, and to delay the hearing for two weeks, brushing aside arguments that publicity could prevent Peyer from getting a fair trial.
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May 23, 1989
San Diego police say they plan to redeploy a controversial anti-crime squad along the U.S.-Mexico border more than four months after the unit was taken out of action after a shooting that left two Mexican men dead and sparked protests. However, police said they will institute several major changes in the unit, and will begin operations without members of the U.S. Border Patrol, whose officers had participated in the unique squad for five years until it was put on hold for "evaluation" after the shootings.
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February 15, 1991 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Border Patrol has recommended disciplinary action--possibly including a suspension--against an agent who last May fired his service handgun into the back of a van filled with illegal aliens, wounding an El Salvadoran woman, 24, and a Mexican boy, 16. Authorities have determined that the agent violated patrol guidelines and should be subject to administrative penalties, which could range from a written reprimand to firing, said Ted Swofford, supervisory patrol agent in San Diego.
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September 20, 1989 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
The Mexican Embassy has filed a complaint with the U.S. State Department, asking for an investigation of two border incidents last month in which one Mexican youth was run over and killed by a Border Patrol vehicle and another was shot and wounded by a Border Patrol agent.
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January 25, 1989 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
The FBI has launched an inquiry into the deaths of two Mexican citizens who were shot earlier this month by members of a special anti-crime squad consisting of San Diego policemen and U.S. Border Patrol officers. Robert Watkins, an FBI spokesman in San Diego, confirmed that the agency had begun a preliminary inquiry into possible civil rights violations in connection with the shootings, which have focused public scrutiny on the operations of the Border Crime Prevention Unit.
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September 3, 1999 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man shot to death this week by a Border Patrol agent during an alleged rock-throwing incident was a legal U.S. resident who suffered from mental illness, Mexican officials said Thursday. San Diego County coroner's investigators identified the man as Raymundo Sanchez, a 30-year-old resident of El Cajon, a San Diego suburb. A spokeswoman at the Mexican Consulate in San Diego said Sanchez was born in Mexicali, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States years ago.
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September 1, 1999 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man Tuesday morning during an alleged rock-throwing incident in eastern San Diego County, authorities said. The shooting occurred near a reservoir in the rugged Cleveland National Forest about an hour after the man allegedly first hurled stones at a water district caretaker and a Border Patrol agent.
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December 13, 1992 | Associated Press
A man who was wounded during a botched drug raid said federal agents were "having fun" after swarming his house and shooting him in the leg, arm and back. Donald L. Carlson, 41, of Poway was shot by members of the multi-agency Operation Alliance on Aug. 25. Speaking to reporters in his attorney's office, Carlson said Friday that the agents "acted like this was a fun event and they were enjoying what they were doing."
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September 17, 1992 | MARK PLATTE and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury has been impaneled to investigate the actions of U.S. agents who shot a Poway man during a botched drug raid late last month and who accused a deputy county marshal of dealing large amounts of cocaine, The Times has learned. In both cases, U.S. Customs agents relied on the word of an informant whom Drug Enforcement Administration officials consider to be untrustworthy. The informant is also under investigation.
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August 18, 1991 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's Detective Floyd Feese remembers the moment he first suspected that he was tracking a fellow law enforcement officer. It was late July, after the serial rapist whom Feese was hunting had struck the fifth time, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department had begun an elaborate surveillance operation at local beaches, complete with decoy deputies.
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August 17, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego Police Officer Henry Hubbard Jr., linked to a series of attempted robberies and sexual assaults at local beaches over the past two months, probably knew about police stakeouts at those locations, a ranking police administrator said Friday. Assistant Chief Cal Krosch said investigators from the Sex Crimes Division were conducting at least five stakeouts at city beaches over that same time, looking for a masked suspect.
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August 19, 1987
A suspected illegal alien was shot and killed by a Border Patrol officer about three miles north of the Mexican border near San Diego during what officials said was a struggle for the officer's gun. Border Patrol spokesman Michael Nicley said the agent, whose name was not released, was driving alone at mid-morning in the Chula Vista area when he spotted Juan Resendiz Hernandez, 42, and attempted to arrest him.
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July 5, 1991 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN and JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The missing accomplice of a San Diego County sheriff's deputy who was killed by a fellow officer as he robbed a home here was one of a team of deputies that had recently searched the house for drugs, the house's owner claimed Thursday. The homeowner, Donald Van Ort, 32, was tied up and beaten by off-duty Deputy Michael Stanewich in the robbery that ended when Stanewich, an undercover narcotics officer, was fatally shot by a colleague and close friend.
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August 16, 1991 | MARK PLATTE and AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An off-duty San Diego police officer, arrested Thursday on suspicion of the attempted rape of a woman and the attempted murder of her two male companions at a state beach, is the prime suspect in a series of robberies and sexual assaults along the coast from Solana Beach to La Jolla. Calling the situation the Police Department's "worst nightmare come true," Police Chief Bob Burgreen announced that Henry Hubbard Jr.
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July 10, 1991 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was the kind of person everyone liked to have around an office--a prankster and joke teller who could dish out a rash of well-meaning jabs as well as take a joke with an easy smile. Looking back, his friends and colleagues say, Detective Michael Stanewich was something of a hero around the Sheriff Department's Encinitas Station. One year, he dressed up as Santa Claus at an office party, hamming it up with fellow deputies, asking what they wanted for Christmas.
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