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February 2, 1991 | MARK PLATTE and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The district attorney cleared law enforcement officers in two of San Diego County's most controversial shootings Friday by concluding that officers in both cases were legally justified in shooting to death their unarmed victims. Dist. Atty. Edwin Miller said reserve Sheriff's Deputy John S. Wickham would not be held criminally liable for fatally shooting 21-year-old Jeffrey Bray in the back of the head in Vista last May as Bray shifted his truck into reverse and collided with a patrol car.
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September 12, 2009 | Tony Perry; Mark Medina, Staff And Wire Reports
No charges will be filed against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman for an incident last weekend involving reality TV actress Tila Nguyen , San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis announced Friday. "Our office has determined there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that any crime was committed," Dumanis said in a statement. "This case is now closed. No further comment will be made." Nguyen, also known as Tila Tequila, had signed a citizen's arrest form that said she was choked and restrained by Merriman at his home in Poway early Sunday.
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June 4, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since 1971, Los Angeles County has had five district attorneys, Orange County two, and San Francisco three. San Diego County has had Edwin L. Miller Jr. Miller, 68, has the longest tenure of any district attorney in the state's 58 counties. Only the D.A.s in rural Stanislaus and Sonoma counties even come close. In four of his five reelection campaigns he ran unopposed.
NEWS
February 26, 2000
Police were justified in using deadly force against an ex-convict who led authorities on a three-hour freeway chase through four counties, San Diego County Dist. Atty. Paul Pfingst said Friday. The Nov. 26 incident, broadcast live to much of Southern California by TV news helicopters, ended with Michael Thayer, 49, being struck by 17 bullets fired by San Diego police and California Highway Patrol officers. Thayer's car became disabled after running over a spike strip on Interstate 805.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1987
The San Diego County district attorney will not file perjury charges against sheriff's deputies who investigated a murder case involving a former Vista crime commissioner charged with killing her brother. Steve Casey, a spokesman for Dist. Atty. Edwin Miller, said Wednesday that a review of the Evanna Cavanaugh murder investigation found "no substance to an allegation of perjury" against detectives involved in the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1988
Six Mexican citizens jailed for up to two months in connection with the alleged rape of a 15-year-old Poway girl filed multimillion-dollar claims Friday against San Diego County, their attorney said. Edmundo Espinoza, a San Diego lawyer who represents the six, said that each claimant is seeking $1 million in damages for wrongful arrest and associated mental stress.
NEWS
March 27, 1997
"This is a Jonestown." --Paul Pflingst, San Diego County district attorney * "He drove up, he noticed that the house appeared to be completely secured, all the blinds, windows, doors seemed to be closed. He did find one of the side doors opened, and he made entry. He walked up the stairs, and the first thing he [saw] was 10 bodies that appeared to be dead." --Sheriff's Dept. Cmdr. Alan Fulmer, on the first officer's arrival at the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1985 | BARRY S. SURMAN and PHIL WILLON, Times Staff Writers
An Ohio man, imprisoned for attacking a woman last year in San Diego's Balboa Park, died after he was severely beaten by a fellow inmate, the Riverside County coroner's office reported Wednesday. Ronald Fast, 30, of Lakemore, Ohio, had been in custody at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco for five months, said Capt. Arnold St. Peter, a spokesman for the medium-security state prison. Fast was serving a six-year sentence for assault with intent to commit rape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1988 | ANTHONY PERRY
The hot news in Orange County is that four judges in the Harbor Municipal Court in Newport Beach are being investigated by the state Commission on Judicial Performance in a case involving X-rated plea bargaining. Two judges allegedly sought to swap sex for leniency in prostitution cases, and two others allegedly pressured Newport Beach officials to stop police from investigating their two colleagues. The latter charge involves an allegation that Judge Selim S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dianne Jacob, who challenged Santee Mayor Jack Doyle in an aggressive and sometimes bitter campaign, appeared headed to an overwhelming victory Tuesday night for one of two seats on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Jacob looked like an easy winner for the District 2 post being vacated by her former boss, retiring board chairman George Bailey. A 17-year member of the Jamul-Dulzura School Board, Jacob clung to the mantle of "fiscal conservative" and accused Doyle of being the opposite.
NEWS
March 27, 1997
"This is a Jonestown." --Paul Pflingst, San Diego County district attorney * "He drove up, he noticed that the house appeared to be completely secured, all the blinds, windows, doors seemed to be closed. He did find one of the side doors opened, and he made entry. He walked up the stairs, and the first thing he [saw] was 10 bodies that appeared to be dead." --Sheriff's Dept. Cmdr. Alan Fulmer, on the first officer's arrival at the scene.
NEWS
June 4, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since 1971, Los Angeles County has had five district attorneys, Orange County two, and San Francisco three. San Diego County has had Edwin L. Miller Jr. Miller, 68, has the longest tenure of any district attorney in the state's 58 counties. Only the D.A.s in rural Stanislaus and Sonoma counties even come close. In four of his five reelection campaigns he ran unopposed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dianne Jacob, who challenged Santee Mayor Jack Doyle in an aggressive and sometimes bitter campaign, appeared headed to an overwhelming victory Tuesday night for one of two seats on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Jacob looked like an easy winner for the District 2 post being vacated by her former boss, retiring board chairman George Bailey. A 17-year member of the Jamul-Dulzura School Board, Jacob clung to the mantle of "fiscal conservative" and accused Doyle of being the opposite.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1991 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was last New Year's Eve when Fred Ferrazzano lost his cool and demanded that state Fish and Game Department officials stop developers from burying his stream. "That was the day that the bulldozers moved over on my property and started building a dam," Ferrazzano said. "I'm not against development, but I am against raping the land."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1991 | MARK PLATTE and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The district attorney cleared law enforcement officers in two of San Diego County's most controversial shootings Friday by concluding that officers in both cases were legally justified in shooting to death their unarmed victims. Dist. Atty. Edwin Miller said reserve Sheriff's Deputy John S. Wickham would not be held criminally liable for fatally shooting 21-year-old Jeffrey Bray in the back of the head in Vista last May as Bray shifted his truck into reverse and collided with a patrol car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1988 | ANTHONY PERRY
The hot news in Orange County is that four judges in the Harbor Municipal Court in Newport Beach are being investigated by the state Commission on Judicial Performance in a case involving X-rated plea bargaining. Two judges allegedly sought to swap sex for leniency in prostitution cases, and two others allegedly pressured Newport Beach officials to stop police from investigating their two colleagues. The latter charge involves an allegation that Judge Selim S.
NEWS
February 26, 2000
Police were justified in using deadly force against an ex-convict who led authorities on a three-hour freeway chase through four counties, San Diego County Dist. Atty. Paul Pfingst said Friday. The Nov. 26 incident, broadcast live to much of Southern California by TV news helicopters, ended with Michael Thayer, 49, being struck by 17 bullets fired by San Diego police and California Highway Patrol officers. Thayer's car became disabled after running over a spike strip on Interstate 805.
SPORTS
September 12, 2009 | Tony Perry; Mark Medina, Staff And Wire Reports
No charges will be filed against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman for an incident last weekend involving reality TV actress Tila Nguyen , San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis announced Friday. "Our office has determined there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that any crime was committed," Dumanis said in a statement. "This case is now closed. No further comment will be made." Nguyen, also known as Tila Tequila, had signed a citizen's arrest form that said she was choked and restrained by Merriman at his home in Poway early Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1988
Six Mexican citizens jailed for up to two months in connection with the alleged rape of a 15-year-old Poway girl filed multimillion-dollar claims Friday against San Diego County, their attorney said. Edmundo Espinoza, a San Diego lawyer who represents the six, said that each claimant is seeking $1 million in damages for wrongful arrest and associated mental stress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1987
The San Diego County district attorney will not file perjury charges against sheriff's deputies who investigated a murder case involving a former Vista crime commissioner charged with killing her brother. Steve Casey, a spokesman for Dist. Atty. Edwin Miller, said Wednesday that a review of the Evanna Cavanaugh murder investigation found "no substance to an allegation of perjury" against detectives involved in the case.
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