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April 4, 1990
The Sheriff's Department has rejected the Pomona City Council's request that it supply an interim police chief and an investigative team to look into allegations of corruption in city government. Undersheriff Robert Edmonds said that lending an employee to head the Pomona Police Department would be disruptive to the Sheriff's Department's own operations. Any corruption investigation, he said, would be "more appropriately" handled by the district attorney.
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March 30, 1990 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pomona City Hall, no stranger to political brouhahas, became the scene for yet another one Thursday, with the City Council asking the county grand jury for a blanket investigation of city government and then asking the sheriff to take over the Police Department. And all that in a meeting that was originally billed by the mayor as a closed-door session to discuss the firing of the city administrator.
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March 14, 1990
Kelson McDaniel, who has served as interim police chief in Pomona since Nov. 15, has resigned effective Friday, City Administrator Julio Fuentes announced Tuesday. Fuentes would not discuss the reasons for the resignation, and McDaniel was unavailable for comment. A former police chief in San Clemente and Los Alamitos, McDaniel had applied for a permanent appointment as Pomona's chief but was rejected.
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January 13, 1990 | JOHN H. LEE and JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Pomona police said Friday they are investigating whether beliefs espoused by the Church of Scientology led a family to confine a mentally disabled woman in a cell-like bedroom at a Phillips Ranch house. While stressing that neither the church nor its beliefs are under investigation, police said they want to know if Scientology practices could explain why the woman was kept in confinement.
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January 8, 1990 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father and stepmother of a mentally ill woman found locked in a cell-like room in the Phillips Ranch area of Pomona lived in the rented house with her and will be questioned as to why she was being kept a virtual prisoner, police said. No charges have been filed against the couple or their two grown children, who also lived at the house, police said.
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January 3, 1990 | SHELBY GRAD
Buena Park's new police chief began work this week, 2 1/2 months after being fired as chief of the Pomona Police Department in a dispute with the Pomona City Council. Richard M. Tefank, 44, said he has spent most of the time since his Dec. 22 selection orienting himself with the 140-person Buena Park Police Department. City officials defended Tefank's selection, noting that he was chosen from a field of 46 candidates judged by a panel of local law-enforcement experts.
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November 17, 1989 | MIKE WARD and WENDY PAULSON
Kelson McDaniel, who was ousted as police chief in San Clemente in 1987 after officers complained about his management style, began work as interim police chief in Pomona last week, praising the attitude of officers he has met and insisting he has no instructions to fire anyone. Pomona Mayor Donna Smith has said the city council, over her objections, fired the former police chief on Oct. 17 because he refused to fire a number of subordinates.
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November 15, 1989
Two Pomona police officers sued in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana Tuesday, accusing a City Council member of violating their civil rights by disclosing confidential information during a council meeting. The suit was filed against Councilman C. L. (Clay) Bryant and the city of Pomona by Sgt. Gary Elofson and Detective Raul Camargo, who is president of the Pomona Police Officers Assn.
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November 2, 1989 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Detective Raul Camargo, president of the Pomona Police Officers Assn., which is backing an effort to recall Councilman C. L. (Clay) Bryant, accused Bryant on Tuesday of invading his privacy by alleging that Camargo has been under psychiatric care. At a City Council meeting that was broadcast on cable television Monday night, Bryant charged that Camargo has cost the city $20,450 "for his regular trips to the shrink in Irvine" and called him "a psychiatric case."
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October 19, 1989
Police Capt. Jack D. Blair has been named acting chief of the Pomona Police Department, replacing Richard M. Tefank, who was fired Tuesday by the City Council after three years on the job. Blair, 53, who joined the department in 1960, had been assigned to the administrative staff services division and was active in gang-prevention programs. He was appointed acting chief by Fire Chief Tom Fee, who is acting city administrator.
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