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July 14, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 16-year-old girl was shot to death Wednesday by a teen-age male friend in the kitchen of a condominium, authorities said. Police said they did not know what prompted the boy to shoot Jacqueline Ann Reay, of Thousand Oaks in the eye at point-blank range in the 3 p.m. incident. The girl was treated at the scene and taken to Los Robles Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
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August 10, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Oxnard agreed Monday to pay $3.5 million to the widow and two children of Police Officer James Jensen, who was accidentally killed by a fellow SWAT team member during a botched drug raid in 1996. The settlement between the city and the Jensen family is the largest of its kind in Ventura County history, attorneys said. The agreement was finalized during a brief hearing in federal court in Los Angeles.
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November 21, 1996 | SCOTT HADLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A series of mistakes led to the accidental shooting death of Oxnard Police SWAT Officer James Rex Jensen by a fellow team member in March, according to a report made public by the Ventura County district attorney's office Wednesday. The 48-page report faults the SWAT team for shoddy surveillance and poor planning but ultimately puts responsibility on Sgt. Dan Christian, who shot and killed his friend and colleague in the March 13 raid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A "tragic misinterpretation of events" by police officers and "contentious behavior" by Larry Pankey led an Oxnard SWAT team marksman to shoot and kill Pankey outside his home in January, according to a report issued Friday by the Ventura County district attorney's office.
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March 19, 1996 | DARYL KELLEY and JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout the state joined mourners Monday to honor a slain comrade and support the despondent sergeant who fatally wounded his close friend and protege in a disastrous SWAT raid last week. About 2,800 family, friends and fellow officers remembered Oxnard Police Officer James Rex Jensen Jr. as one of the best among them. They also embraced Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Oxnard agreed Monday to pay $3.5 million to the widow and two children of Police Officer James Jensen, who was accidentally killed by a fellow SWAT team member during a botched drug raid in 1996. The settlement between the city and the Jensen family is the largest of its kind in Ventura County history, attorneys said. The agreement was finalized during a brief hearing in federal court in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1996 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN TRACY WILSON and ERIC WAHLGREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Outside the church, the Oxnard Police SWAT team stood in salute, their fatigue-clad bodies in rigid formation. The team was all there--except two. One was leaving the church in a flag-draped coffin. The other was walking behind it. Five days earlier, Sgt. Daniel Christian had mistakenly pumped three rounds of buckshot into his partner James Rex Jensen Jr.'s chest during a predawn drug raid. Now he was plodding behind his protege's casket, tightly clutching the hand of a young widow.
NEWS
March 20, 1996 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting on the front steps of her Ventura home, Jennifer Jensen mindlessly fingered the gold wedding ring that now hangs around her neck and recounted the last morning with her husband. "I wrote him a note before he went to work," she said, remembering how she fastened it to the bathroom mirror so Oxnard Police Officer James Rex Jensen Jr. would find it when he left before dawn for a SWAT team drug raid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A "tragic misinterpretation of events" by police officers and "contentious behavior" by Larry Pankey led an Oxnard SWAT team marksman to shoot and kill Pankey outside his home in January, according to a report issued Friday by the Ventura County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1997
The widow of Oxnard Police SWAT Officer James Rex Jensen Jr., slain by a fellow officer in a botched drug raid, filed a $15-million federal civil rights lawsuit against the department Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. "This is the only way I feel I can get some peace of mind and find out what really happened to my husband," said Jennifer Jensen at a news conference. Her husband was mistakenly shot and killed by fellow SWAT team member Sgt. Dan Christian in the raid last March.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1997
The widow of Oxnard Police SWAT Officer James Rex Jensen Jr., slain by a fellow officer in a botched drug raid, filed a $15-million federal civil rights lawsuit against the department Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. "This is the only way I feel I can get some peace of mind and find out what really happened to my husband," said Jennifer Jensen at a news conference. Her husband was mistakenly shot and killed by fellow SWAT team member Sgt. Dan Christian in the raid last March.
NEWS
November 21, 1996 | SCOTT HADLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A series of mistakes led to the accidental shooting death of Oxnard Police SWAT Officer James Rex Jensen by a fellow team member in March, according to a report made public by the Ventura County district attorney's office Wednesday. The 48-page report faults the SWAT team for shoddy surveillance and poor planning but ultimately puts responsibility on Sgt. Dan Christian, who shot and killed his friend and colleague in the March 13 raid.
NEWS
March 20, 1996 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting on the front steps of her Ventura home, Jennifer Jensen mindlessly fingered the gold wedding ring that now hangs around her neck and recounted the last morning with her husband. "I wrote him a note before he went to work," she said, remembering how she fastened it to the bathroom mirror so Oxnard Police Officer James Rex Jensen Jr. would find it when he left before dawn for a SWAT team drug raid.
NEWS
March 19, 1996 | DARYL KELLEY and JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout the state joined mourners Monday to honor a slain comrade and support the despondent sergeant who fatally wounded his close friend and protege in a disastrous SWAT raid last week. About 2,800 family, friends and fellow officers remembered Oxnard Police Officer James Rex Jensen Jr. as one of the best among them. They also embraced Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1996 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN TRACY WILSON and ERIC WAHLGREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Outside the church, the Oxnard Police SWAT team stood in salute, their fatigue-clad bodies in rigid formation. The team was all there--except two. One was leaving the church in a flag-draped coffin. The other was walking behind it. Five days earlier, Sgt. Daniel Christian had mistakenly pumped three rounds of buckshot into his partner James Rex Jensen Jr.'s chest during a predawn drug raid. Now he was plodding behind his protege's casket, tightly clutching the hand of a young widow.
NEWS
July 14, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 16-year-old girl was shot to death Wednesday by a teen-age male friend in the kitchen of a condominium, authorities said. Police said they did not know what prompted the boy to shoot Jacqueline Ann Reay, of Thousand Oaks in the eye at point-blank range in the 3 p.m. incident. The girl was treated at the scene and taken to Los Robles Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
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