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Ex-SDPD Officer Who Groped, Detained Women Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail, Probation

Sept. 26
By KPBS , City News Service
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Christopher Hays, 30, pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts of assault and battery under the color of authority by a peace officer.

Alert Issued After Sexual Assault At Cal State San Marcos

Sept. 26
By City News Service
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The sexual assault occurred at a student-housing complex near Cal State San Marcos late last Thursday or early Friday morning.

Last Active Case Against Former SDPD Officer Arevalos Settled For $5.9M

Sept. 25
By Tarryn Mento, City News Service
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Attorneys have revealed details of a $5.9 million settlement reached in a lawsuit filed by one of the victims of then-San Diego police Officer Anthony Arevalos, who was convicted of soliciting sexual favors from women during traffic stops in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Wildfire Victims Might Be Eligible For Quick Tax Refunds

Sept. 25
By City News Service
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Special tax rules allow San Diego County residents who suffered damages in the May wildfires to claim a loss in either the year the disaster occurred or in the prior year.

DNA Test Exonerates CSU San Marcos Frat House Rape Suspect

Sept. 24
By Angela Carone, Tom Fudge
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The Oceanside Police Department say a CSU San Marcos student accused of raping a female student at a fraternity house party has been cleared by a DNA test.

Third Firefighting Helicopter OK'd By San Diego County Supervisors

Sept. 23
By City News Service
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The San Diego County Supervisors authorized the acquisition of a third helicopter to help ground-based firefighters battle wildfires.

Cyberspace: New Frontier Of Civil Rights Movement

Sept. 23
Midday Edition
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In her new book "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace," law professor Danielle Keats Citron says cyber harassment is endemic and offers a set of recommendations for change that she says remain respectful of the First Amendment.

SDSU Student Reports Sexual Assault At Campus Apartment

Sept. 22
By Angela Carone and 10News
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Saturday's reported sexual assault is the third attack involving a San Diego State University student this semester.

New Children's Center Keeps Homeless Toddlers Off San Diego's Streets

Sept. 18
By Susan Murphy
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A new children’s center for homeless toddlers in downtown San Diego means the little ones no longer have to endure tough, long days on the streets.

San Diego Sen. Hueso Offered Plea Deal In DUI Case

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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The Sacramento Bee reported that prosecutors offered to reduce Sen. Ben Hueso's drunken driving charge to a lower-level misdemeanor of wet reckless. He was arrested by CHP officers after driving the wrong way on a downtown Sacramento street.

Man Arrested In Fast-Growing Wildfire In Northern California

Sept. 18
By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA / Associated Press
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A man has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes.

San Diego Cops Want Better Pay To Stay

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told City Council members the department hired 160 officers in the last fiscal year, but lost 162 to retirement or other law enforcement agencies. Officer retention has become a key issue for city leaders.

2 Fires In City Heights Believed To Be Arson

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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Three small fires broke out early Thursday in the City Heights neighborhood, and at least two are thought to be the result of arson.

Border Patrol To Test Body Cameras Amid Criticism Over Use Of Force

Sept. 18
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press
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The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body cameras this year at its training academy as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.

Man Accused In Christmas Eve Triple Murder To Undergo Mental Tests

Sept. 17
By City News Service
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A San Diego judge ordered a mental competency examination for Carlo Gallopa Mercado, who is accused of killing two brothers and the fiancée of one of the men.