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Videos Released By El Cajon Police Show Fatal Shooting Of Alfred Ol...

Videos Released By El Cajon Police Show Fatal Shooting Of Alfred Olango

Sept. 30
By KPBS , City News Service

El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said the decision to release the video was unanimous among city and county leaders, including San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

Sept. 30
By KPBS News

Alfred Olango was in distress, acting erratically. When the police arrived, he pointed an object at them and was shot and killed. These are the bare bones of a familiar and sad story which begs for clarification and analysis.

Gov. Brown OKs Plan For Earthquake Early Warnings

Gov. Brown OKs Plan For Earthquake Early Warnings

Sept. 30
By Associated Press

Californians will begin getting warnings of impending earthquakes through their cellphones, radios and other devices within the next year or two as the state ramps up a lifesaving early warning system.

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.

Alpha Project Proposes Plan To House 800 San Diego Homeless

Alpha Project Proposes Plan To House 800 San Diego Homeless

Sept. 29
By Susan Murphy

The soaring homeless street population has reached a crisis level, so Bob McElroy of the Alpha Project is proposing a plan to take as many as 800 people off the streets.

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.

El Cajon Police Shooting: Protests Erupt; Man Fatally Shot Identified

El Cajon Police Shooting: Protests Erupt; Man Fatally Shot Identified

Sept. 27
By Erik Anderson, Andrew Bowen, Ebone Monet, Claire Trageser, Steve Walsh

The man fatally shot by police in El Cajon has been identified as Alfred Olango, a refugee from Uganda.

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.

Infrastructure That Supports Response To 911 Calls Is Getting An Up...

Infrastructure That Supports Response To 911 Calls Is Getting An Upgrade

Sept. 27
By Brooke Ruth, Alison St John

The update will allow the system to accommodate more users in a disaster and improve coverage.

San Diego Remembers The Missing People In Mexico

San Diego Remembers The Missing People In Mexico

Sept. 26
By Jean Guerrero

Two years after 43 students disappeared from southern Mexico, San Diego residents stand in solidarity with the families of the missing.

First Person: Why I Became A Police Officer

First Person: Why I Became A Police Officer

Sept. 26
By Marissa Cabrera

Kofi Agyeman, 30, shares his experience as a young black police officer in San Diego County.

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