San Diego Will Rescind Parking Tickets To Marine Mourners
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Credit: Associated Press
San Diego's mayor is promising to rescind dozens of parking citations issued to people who gathered to honor a Marine killed in a helicopter crash.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported 35 tickets were issued Tuesday morning to people who lined the funeral route of Gunnery Sgt. Derik Holley. He was one of four Marines killed in an April 3 helicopter crash near El Centro.
The city said nobody notified authorities of the procession from Miramar National Cemetery or the city would have found a way to accommodate it.
After a backlash erupted on social media, Mayor Kevin Faulconer tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the tickets will be rescinded. Two vehicle owners who already paid $65 fines online are expected to receive refunds.
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