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June 1, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writer
Sagon Penn, twice acquitted in the shooting of two San Diego policemen and a civilian ride-along in a racially charged case that sharply divided the community, was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of attempted murder. Penn, 27, was taken into custody without incident by two police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call. Penn allegedly had tried to strangle the boyfriend of Donna Parks, Penn's former girlfriend. Penn was held in the downtown County Jail, where he was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, burglary and misdemeanor vandalism.
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July 5, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who killed one police officer and wounded another in 1985 in an incident that led to substantial changes in the Police Department's approach to the black community was found dead Thursday after an apparent suicide overdose, officials said. The body of Sagon Penn, 40 was found by his mother on the floor of an apartment they shared in the suburb of Spring Valley.
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December 12, 1992
Sagon Penn, who gained notoriety for fatally shooting a San Diego police officer, admitted Friday that he violated probation stemming from another case in a move that could lead to a state prison term. Penn, 30, was convicted just over two years ago on felony charges of falsifying court documents related to a temporary restraining order preventing him from seeing his former girlfriend. After being sentenced to five years of probation, Penn agreed to stay out of trouble.
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December 12, 1992
Sagon Penn, who gained notoriety for fatally shooting a San Diego police officer, admitted Friday that he violated probation stemming from another case in a move that could lead to a state prison term. Penn, 30, was convicted just over two years ago on felony charges of falsifying court documents related to a temporary restraining order preventing him from seeing his former girlfriend. After being sentenced to five years of probation, Penn agreed to stay out of trouble.
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January 11, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Meecee Parks, formerly known as Sagon Penn, was taken into custody Thursday after being sentenced to 360 days in County Jail for his conviction on a battery charge and for violating probation. Parks gained notoriety in 1985 when, as Penn, he fatally shot a San Diego police officer and wounded another officer and a civilian participating in a "ride-along" program during what was characterized as a racially motivated police stop at two widely publicized trials.
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January 16, 1988 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writer
Ruling that Sagon Penn now holds no "valuable asset" in a proposed TV movie series, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the man twice-acquitted of killing a police officer does not have to reimburse the county more than $420,000 in court and legal costs. The ruling by Judge Terry B.
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March 15, 1987
The retrial of Sagon Penn is now under way, and while this second version is likely to seem less sensational until the verdicts are in, its ultimate impact on the community could be at least as divisive as the first. More than any other violent case in many years, the Penn case forces people to take sides, and, worse, divides them to a large extent along racial lines.
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March 13, 1990 | YOLANDA RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sagon Penn, twice acquitted in the 1985 slaying a police officer, was booked on suspicion of assault on a spouse, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest, officials said Monday. He was being held in County Jail in lieu of $17,000 bail. Dave Cohen, a spokesman for the San Diego Police Department, said a police officer and a reserve officer responded to a domestic violence call about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 3800 block of Caminito Aguilar in Clairemont.
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March 13, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
Police Agent Donovan Jacobs, in the second day of his testimony in the retrial of Sagon Penn, said Thursday that using racial slurs or excessive force in police work is completely "out of line" with his character.
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March 26, 1990
Sagon Penn was released from Sharp Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning after a suicide attempt. A hospital spokeswoman said that Penn, 28, was released at 3:50 a.m. after being brought in semi-conscious, reportedly from taking a combination of sleeping pills and alcohol. Penn's girlfriend, Annilie Carmichael, summoned paramedics to her home on Caminito Aguilar in Clairemont about 7 p.m. Saturday. Carmichael said that Penn had attempted suicide.
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March 23, 1991 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what sheriff's deputies heralded as "a show of good faith and openness to the community," the San Diego County Sheriff's Department arranged a press conference Friday inside the Vista jail for Meecee Parks, formerly Sagon Penn, to air his allegations of abuse at the hands of deputies.
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January 11, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Meecee Parks, formerly known as Sagon Penn, was taken into custody Thursday after being sentenced to 360 days in County Jail for his conviction on a battery charge and for violating probation. Parks gained notoriety in 1985 when, as Penn, he fatally shot a San Diego police officer and wounded another officer and a civilian participating in a "ride-along" program during what was characterized as a racially motivated police stop at two widely publicized trials.
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January 11, 1991
Meecee Parks, formerly known as Sagon Penn, was taken into custody Thursday after being sentenced to 360 days in County Jail for battery and violating probation. Superior Court Judge Herbert J. Exarhos sentenced Parks to 180 days each for the misdemeanor battery conviction and for violating probation for a prior conviction on malicious mischief. The judge also sentenced Parks to five years' probation.
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December 8, 1990
Meecee Parks, formerly known as Sagon Penn, was back in court Friday as the defendant in another Superior Court criminal trial. Parks is charged with two counts of altering a court-issued temporary restraining order to make it appear that the fiance of his ex-girlfriend was forbidden by court order from seeing the woman. Parks is also charged with one count of battery on the man, who is now married to the former girlfriend. Deputy Dist. Atty. Stephen Anear presented his case to the jury Friday.
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November 22, 1990
Appearing in Municipal Court for a hearing to review the status of his probation, Sagon Penn was ordered to find another psychological counselor after it was revealed that he was "suspicious" of his current therapist. Penn was ordered to undergo counseling as part of his probation in a 1989 case in which he was convicted of vandalizing a motorcycle belonging to a friend of his ex-girlfriend. After reviewing a letter from Penn's psychologist, Municipal Judge William H.
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November 22, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a deadlocked jury and without a verdict, the double-murder trial of La Jolla socialite Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick leaves an emptiness hard to describe, a juror in the case said. "I'm disappointed it ended the way it did," with two jurors seeking a manslaughter conviction and 10 urging a murder finding in the killings of Broderick's ex-husband and his second wife, juror Michael A. (Mickey) Byrd, 39, of Rancho Bernardo said after a mistrial was declared in the case Tuesday.
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January 14, 1989 | H. G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
Thomas Penn, father of Sagon Penn, was arrested Friday by federal undercover agents after allegedly agreeing to sell them 3 pounds of rock cocaine for $54,000. Special Agent in Charge Charlie Hill, who heads the San Diego office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, said Penn, 50, was arrested outside his Logan Avenue apartment when he demanded the money from agents sitting inside an unmarked car.
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August 12, 1987 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
The former head of the Sagon Penn Legal Defense Committee said Tuesday she was harassed last weekend by two San Diego police officers who took her to jail on suspicion of driving under the influence even though a breath test revealed only a trace of alcohol. Reiko Obata, 31, a San Diego legal secretary, said the officers were clearly upset about what they repeatedly described as her "attitude" toward police. "It was obvious to me they knew I was with the Sagon Penn thing," Obata said.
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March 26, 1990
Sagon Penn was released from Sharp Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning after a suicide attempt. A hospital spokeswoman said that Penn, 28, was released at 3:50 a.m. after being brought in semi-conscious, reportedly from taking a combination of sleeping pills and alcohol. Penn's girlfriend, Annilie Carmichael, summoned paramedics to her home on Caminito Aguilar in Clairemont about 7 p.m. Saturday. Carmichael said that Penn had attempted suicide.
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March 13, 1990 | YOLANDA RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sagon Penn, twice acquitted in the 1985 slaying a police officer, was booked on suspicion of assault on a spouse, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest, officials said Monday. He was being held in County Jail in lieu of $17,000 bail. Dave Cohen, a spokesman for the San Diego Police Department, said a police officer and a reserve officer responded to a domestic violence call about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 3800 block of Caminito Aguilar in Clairemont.
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