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June 1, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former San Joaquin County Sheriff T. Baxter Dunn was sentenced Tuesday to six months in federal prison and six months of home confinement on a federal fraud charge stemming from his secret financial interest in a power plant at the Port of Stockton. Dunn, 58, faced up to 24 months in prison but received a lesser penalty because he pleaded guilty in January and cooperated with prosecutors.
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June 1, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former San Joaquin County Sheriff T. Baxter Dunn was sentenced Tuesday to six months in federal prison and six months of home confinement on a federal fraud charge stemming from his secret financial interest in a power plant at the Port of Stockton. Dunn, 58, faced up to 24 months in prison but received a lesser penalty because he pleaded guilty in January and cooperated with prosecutors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors today is to begin discussing criteria for replacing the former sheriff. Sheriff T. Baxter Dunn pleaded guilty last week to one federal count of fraud and agreed to resign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors today is to begin discussing criteria for replacing the former sheriff. Sheriff T. Baxter Dunn pleaded guilty last week to one federal count of fraud and agreed to resign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Jailers' use of excessive force contributed to the death of inmate Mondez Denmon, according to a report by the San Joaquin County coroner. The incident in which officers crowded into Denmon's cell to restrain the violent prisoner "dissolved into a chaotic situation," said Baxter Dunn. Denmon had been arrested in September. Officers were trying to take him to the maximum-security unit when he started resisting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
San Joaquin County employees have ratified a new three-year contract with the county, ending weeks of heated negotiation and rolling strikes. About 1,058 members or 79% of the Service International Employees Union, Local 790 voted this week to approve the contract. County supervisors are expected to vote on the contract Tuesday. The new contract covers about 3,000 county employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Operators of a drug and alcohol treatment center for Native Americans will need to look for a new site after San Joaquin County supervisors rejected a proposal to move to French Camp. Officials of the Three Rivers Indian Lodge near Manteca wanted to move to the 140-acre site to provide treatment and teach farming skills that would help Indians reconnect with the land. But supervisors, who on Tuesday opposed the project, suggested that the lodge move to a nonrural setting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The number of law enforcement officers with Taser stun guns is going up in San Joaquin County, law enforcement officers said, in spite of a nationwide debate over the health risks of shocking suspects. The Tracy Police Department trained half of its force this month on how to use the stun guns, which give victims an electric shock that renders them unable to react for about five seconds. They can be used from a distance of 20 feet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The San Joaquin County courts will investigate conditions within California Youth Authority facilities after a pair of high-profile incidents involving Stockton wards, the presiding Juvenile Court judge said Monday. The decision follows disclosure last week of a videotape showing two employees at Stockton's N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility beating two young inmates even after they were subdued and prone on the floor following a fight allegedly sparked by one of the youths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Nobody votes with the sheer relish of people in San Joaquin County. That's real relish, not the metaphor. The California secretary of state's office reports the county turned in the most food-stained, torn and bent ballots of the state's 58 counties. All told, San Joaquin County received 5,000 mangled ballots on election day. That's 3,400 more than Los Angeles, the state's most populous county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Jailers' use of excessive force contributed to the death of inmate Mondez Denmon, according to a report by the San Joaquin County coroner. The incident in which officers crowded into Denmon's cell to restrain the violent prisoner "dissolved into a chaotic situation," said Baxter Dunn. Denmon had been arrested in September. Officers were trying to take him to the maximum-security unit when he started resisting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The number of law enforcement officers with Taser stun guns is going up in San Joaquin County, law enforcement officers said, in spite of a nationwide debate over the health risks of shocking suspects. The Tracy Police Department trained half of its force this month on how to use the stun guns, which give victims an electric shock that renders them unable to react for about five seconds. They can be used from a distance of 20 feet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The San Joaquin County courts will investigate conditions within California Youth Authority facilities after a pair of high-profile incidents involving Stockton wards, the presiding Juvenile Court judge said Monday. The decision follows disclosure last week of a videotape showing two employees at Stockton's N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility beating two young inmates even after they were subdued and prone on the floor following a fight allegedly sparked by one of the youths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A San Joaquin County correctional officer and a retired sheriff's deputy were indicted and charged by a public grand jury in a San Joaquin County courtroom in connection with the death in September of a 34-year-old jail inmate, attorneys said. Mondez Denmon was arrested on a domestic-violence charge and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail at 1:46 p.m. on Sept. 5. Less than seven hours later, he died of asphyxiation.
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September 25, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Operators of a drug and alcohol treatment center for Native Americans will need to look for a new site after San Joaquin County supervisors rejected a proposal to move to French Camp. Officials of the Three Rivers Indian Lodge near Manteca wanted to move to the 140-acre site to provide treatment and teach farming skills that would help Indians reconnect with the land. But supervisors, who on Tuesday opposed the project, suggested that the lodge move to a nonrural setting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
San Joaquin County employees have ratified a new three-year contract with the county, ending weeks of heated negotiation and rolling strikes. About 1,058 members or 79% of the Service International Employees Union, Local 790 voted this week to approve the contract. County supervisors are expected to vote on the contract Tuesday. The new contract covers about 3,000 county employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A San Joaquin County correctional officer and a retired sheriff's deputy were indicted and charged by a public grand jury in a San Joaquin County courtroom in connection with the death in September of a 34-year-old jail inmate, attorneys said. Mondez Denmon was arrested on a domestic-violence charge and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail at 1:46 p.m. on Sept. 5. Less than seven hours later, he died of asphyxiation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2001 | From Times Staff, Wire Reports
More than 100,000 acres of endangered species' habitat will be protected in San Joaquin County over the next 50 years under a plan approved by state officials. Starting in December, development fees paid to the San Joaquin Council of Governments will be used to pay landowners who agree to keep their property from being developed. That land--most of which will remain privately owned--will be used to protect the county's rarest plants and animals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
San Joaquin County officials are reviewing courthouse and jail security after the second attack on court officials in two days. On Friday, a convicted bank robber allegedly threw a piece of metal at Superior Court Judge Clark Sueyres and tried to attack a lawyer at the courthouse, even though the convict was handcuffed and shackled to a chair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Nobody votes with the sheer relish of people in San Joaquin County. That's real relish, not the metaphor. The California secretary of state's office reports the county turned in the most food-stained, torn and bent ballots of the state's 58 counties. All told, San Joaquin County received 5,000 mangled ballots on election day. That's 3,400 more than Los Angeles, the state's most populous county.
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