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March 23, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The mayor and other city officials are set to formally announce Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to their request to perform a management practices audit on the Police Department. The audit is meant to "help restore public trust" in the department following two recent cases of allegations that officers assaulted women while on duty. One officer has been charged, a second is being investigated. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Atty. Jan Goldsmith and Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman are set for a news conference at the U.S. attorney's office to discuss the audit, which was first requested by Zimmerman's predecessor, Bill Lansdowne.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 17-year-old student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making threats against a charter-school teacher in Point Loma and a middle school in Clairemont via social media. The boy was taken to Juvenile Hall on a possible charge of making a terrorist threat after the postings were discovered by authorities. A search of his family's home found no weapons, the San Diego Police Department said. The nature of the threats was not disclosed. ALSO: Rizzo gets 12 years in prison, must pay $8.8 million in Bell scandal Jay Z, Mayor Eric Garcetti expected to announce music festival Top Centinela official says FBI probing superintendent's high salary tony.perry@latimes.com Twitter: @LATsandiego
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April 24, 1999
David Bejarano, 42, a 20-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, has been nominated to be the force's next chief, officials said Friday. He would become the first Latino to hold that position. Bejarano, a former Marine, was an assistant chief under Jerry Sanders, who retired April 16 after six years to become executive director of the local United Way chapter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The mayor and other city officials are set to formally announce Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to their request to perform a management practices audit on the Police Department. The audit is meant to "help restore public trust" in the department following two recent cases of allegations that officers assaulted women while on duty. One officer has been charged, a second is being investigated. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Atty. Jan Goldsmith and Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman are set for a news conference at the U.S. attorney's office to discuss the audit, which was first requested by Zimmerman's predecessor, Bill Lansdowne.
NEWS
April 2, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the state's largest city erupted in violence and destruction, the state's second most populous city did not. San Diego not only escaped riots such as those in Los Angeles after the verdicts in the Rodney G. King beating case, it avoided the level of street fighting, confrontations and property damage that the verdicts provoked in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, Omaha, Atlanta, Tampa, Pittsburgh and Toronto.
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June 28, 1990 | RICHARD SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police Chief Bob Burgreen has detached the second-ranking officer in his department to determine whether any police officers were involved in the mysterious and brutal slaying five years ago of Donna Gentile, a prostitute and police whistle-blower. In an unprecedented move, Burgreen has assigned Assistant Chief Norm Stamper to review the Gentile murder case, which is being investigated along with 40 other killings by the joint city-county Metropolitan Homicide Task Force.
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September 16, 1990 | BOB SIPCHEN, Bob Sipchen is a Times staff writer.
SMURF C WAS MAD-DOGGING the witness, disrespecting him with the sort of stare that might make a person permanently lose his train of thought. But this witness wouldn't be dis'd. Instead, Kevin Glass rocked calmly in the witness chair and told the court how on Dec. 27 of last year he allowed detectives to strap a small recorder to his back and then strolled into San Diego's most dangerous gang turf, where he purchased two chunks of rock cocaine from Smurf C, also known as John Coleman Clark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A veteran police officer was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of having sex with a 17-year-old girl, officials said. Cedric Green, 44, a 21-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, was assigned to its juvenile services team.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1991
Two people were shot to death late Tuesday in Southeast San Diego, police said. One person was dead at the scene and the other died moments later at a hospital, authorities said. The shootings happened in the 200 block of North Euclid Avenue, but no other details were available late Tuesday, a spokesman for the San Diego Police Department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 14-year-old Manhattan Beach girl who went missing over the weekend was found in San Diego after police released photos of the man she was last seen with. Leah Kritzer was found around 5:45 p.m. Thursday after someone called the San Diego Police Department to say that the missing girl was at her home.   San Diego authorities determined that Kritzer was with a 24-year-old man who told them that he drove to Manhattan Beach on Sunday after meeting the girl through an online dating website, where she had allegedly posed as a 19-year-old woman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer said Wednesday that he plans to name Assistant Chief Shelley Zimmerman to succeed Chief Bill Lansdowne, who is set to retire Monday after 10 years heading the San Diego Police Department. Zimmerman, 54, has been with the San Diego department for 31 years. She is a graduate of Ohio State University. She will be the first woman to be chief in department history. Her selection was immediately praised by Acting Mayor Todd Gloria, Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A 31-year-old convicted felon is in San Diego County jail on suspicion of shooting a San Diego police officer Thursday while attempting to avoid arrest, according to jail records. Ignacio Canela is being held on multiple charges of possession of drugs, possession of burglary tools, being a felon with a firearm, evading arrest and attempted murder. There is no bail listed. Canela is suspected of shooting the officer in an attempt to keep from being arrested on a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A San Diego police officer was shot four times -- in the chest, arm and leg -- after chasing a felony suspect, police said Thursday evening. "It's very likely the ballistic armor [vest] saved his life," Capt. Terry McManus said. The suspect, a gang member wanted on a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon, was taken into custody by other officers, McManus said. San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne went to the hospital where the officer was undergoing surgery. Lansdowne said doctors predicted the officer would make a full recovery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A City Council committee Monday will review ex-Mayor Bob Filner's use of a city credit card and his trip to Paris, where he was accompanied by two San Diego police officers. At the recommendation of City Atty. Jan Goldsmith, the council's audit committee is expected to request a review by city auditor Eduardo Luna to determine if Filner improperly spent public money. That could lead to legal action - either civil or criminal - against the ex-mayor. "This public discussion is one of the first steps in beginning to restore trust at City Hall," said Councilman Kevin Faulconer, chairman of the audit committee and now a candidate in the Nov. 19 special election to succeed Filner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Famed attorney Gloria Allred is set to hold a news conference Monday with an alleged victim of sexual harassment by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner . Allred, in an announcement to reporters, said that both she and her client, who is a city employee, will answer questions at the 12:30 p.m. news conference. She said a lawsuit against the mayor and the city will be filed. Meanwhile, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department has received allegations of sexual harassment against Filner on a hotline established Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego police officer early Saturday shot and killed a woman suspected of attacking her two sons and her boyfriend, authorities said. The woman, whose name and age were not disclosed, charged at the officer with a knife held above her head, according to Lt. Jorge Duran of the San Diego Police Department. The officer, a five-year veteran whose name was not released, had responded to an emergency call after midnight in the Bay Terraces neighborhood. The woman was suspected of stabbing her 9-year-old son with a knife and hitting her 15-year-old son in the head with a vase, Duran said.
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