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Sheriff John Duffy

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1989
I'm amazed by elected officials who fail to understand basic concepts of our constitutional government. Sheriff John Duffy complains about the media being big business. Of course the newspaper and television companies are out to make money. We call it free enterprise. Government leaders open their lives to public scrutiny, that's a decision they make when they run for office. When they excel, their performance makes good reading. When they fail, their performance makes good reading--the idea is to have responsible leaders working hard in office to avoid the latter.
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December 1, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A San Diego County Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing The Times from publishing any information about security measures installed at the home of Sheriff John Duffy. The unusual court order, signed by Judge Jeffrey Miller, states that The Times is prohibited from publishing any information regarding the "nature, layout, or configuration of security measures in" Duffy's home, or any information about the address of the house.
NEWS
February 15, 1989
Sheriff John Duffy and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department were cleared of criminal wrongdoing in an FBI investigation of 70 cases of alleged civil rights violations stemming from several beatings and deaths suffered by inmates while incarcerated in the county jails. However, U.S. Atty. William Braniff said that his office and FBI investigators are still reviewing two cases to determine if criminal prosecution of deputies or other jail personnel is warranted.
NEWS
November 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Orned Gabriel, a martial arts expert whose complaints about inmate abuse at a San Diego County jail exposed the so-called "Rambo Squad," has won a $40,000 settlement from the county for what he said was a severe beating at the jail by sheriff's deputies three years ago.
NEWS
September 9, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A task force investigating the slayings of 43 women has confiscated 750 videotapes from the home of a broadcast personality who once produced a variety-type show that included law enforcement officials. "Shotgun" Tom Kelly, who has been an announcer and host of the "Kids Club" show on KUSI-TV, said he was not a suspect in the case. "They think I have tapes leading them to a suspect," Kelly said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1985
Regarding Tom Greeley's Feb. 9 article on San Diego County Sheriff John Duffy's policy to distribute post cards to the public from sheriff's substations with the rationale that it is an "educational" rather than political act: I would prefer that the sheriff and his deputies focus on providing better public safety, which is their assigned responsibility instead of spending their time and efforts in passing out post cards against someone with...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1990
Richard A. Serrano, a Los Angeles Times staff writer, won two San Diego Press Club awards--including "Best of Show"--for his investigative reporting last year on Sheriff John Duffy, the club announced at a ceremony Tuesday night. Times theater critic Nancy Churnin also won an award at the ceremony, held at the San Diego Hilton on Mission Bay.
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