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Olango Family Asks For Release Of Video, Peaceful Protests

Olango Family Asks For Release Of Video, Peaceful Protests

Sept. 28
By Erik Anderson, Jean Guerrero, City News Service, Associated Press

Alfred Olango's mother, Pamela Benge, stood with her family at a news conference in San Diego on Thursday and addressed the fatal shooting of her son.

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

Sept. 28
By Jean Guerrero

Jama Mohamed, who researches mental health issues in San Diego's community of East Africans, says grief, trauma and fear may have collided in an encounter with police.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter Speaks In San Diego

Defense Secretary Ash Carter Speaks In San Diego

Sept. 29
By City News Service

The U.S. aims to continue being the dominant military power in the Asia-Pacific region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday in a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on San Diego Bay.

U.S. Twice Tried To Deport Man Killed By Police In El Cajon

U.S. Twice Tried To Deport Man Killed By Police In El Cajon

Sept. 29
By Associated Press

U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him.

Police Took Over 1 Hour To Respond, About 1 Minute To Shoot

Police Took Over 1 Hour To Respond, About 1 Minute To Shoot

Sept. 29
By Associated Press

The details emerged Wednesday in the shooting of Alfred Olango, who was having an emotional breakdown over the recent death of his best friend, an attorney said.

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Camp Pendleton Brush Fire Burns 190 Acres, Poses No Threat To Structures

Sept. 29
By City News Service

A brush fire burning on the grounds of Camp Pendleton was 30 percent contained Thursday.

El Cajon Officer Involved In Deadly Confrontation Was Sex-Suit Target

El Cajon Officer Involved In Deadly Confrontation Was Sex-Suit Target

Sept. 29
By Associated Press

Mayor Bill Wells identified Richard Gonsalves as the police officer who shot and killed Alfred Olango on Tuesday. Gonsalves was demoted last year amid sexual harassment allegations.

Former SDSU Women's Basketball Coach Awarded $3.3M In Wrongful Term...

Former SDSU Women's Basketball Coach Awarded $3.3M In Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Sept. 28
By City News Service

A jury Wednesday awarded former San Diego State University women's basketball coach Beth Burns $3.3 million in damages on her claim that she was wrongfully fired in retaliation for demanding equal treatment for female athletes.

El Cajon Shooting An Early Test Of Video Release Policy

El Cajon Shooting An Early Test Of Video Release Policy

Sept. 28
By Andrew Bowen

Authorities have video footage showing Tuesday's fatal shooting by a police officer of Alfred Olango. But the video will not be made public because of a countywide policy announced less than two months ago.

Hickey, Elliott Vie To Become Next San Diego City Attorney

Hickey, Elliott Vie To Become Next San Diego City Attorney

Sept. 28
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

In a discussion taped Tuesday afternoon, Hickey and Elliott joined KPBS Midday Edition to discuss their stances on police oversight, the release of body camera footage, ticketing homeless people downtown and how they would keep the office nonpartisan.