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Records: SDPD Officer Accused Of Sexual Assault Resigned And Never Charged

Aug. 15
By Claire Trageser

The records, which relate to allegations that a San Diego Police officer sexually assaulted a woman in his custody in 2013, raise questions as to why he was never charged with a crime.

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A Mother Rides A Rollercoaster Of Hope While Her Son Sits In Jail

Aug. 9
By Claire Trageser

Shawn Khalifa was sentenced for murder even though he was outside when his friends broke into a Riverside County home and killed a 77-year-old man. A new law could reduce his sentence — but that law is being challenged.

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Hundreds In San Diego Hoping For Reduced Sentences For Murders They Didn't Commit

Aug. 8
By Claire Trageser

This year, California became one of the few states in the country to pass legislation limiting felony murder convictions. But the law change has powerful opponents who are challenging it in court.

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Details Of Midway Police Shooting Remain Under Wraps Despite Transparency Law

July 15
By Claire Trageser

A new state law aimed at opening up police investigations is not helping in the case of an officer killing a man armed only with a pen.

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District Elections Could Mean A New Crop Of Candidates In November 2020

June 28
By Claire Trageser

Across San Diego County, there's a push to find and draft local city council candidates, especially candidates that come from minority communities.

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District Elections Supposed To Increase Diversity; So Far, San Diego Results Are Mixed

June 27
By Claire Trageser

Since 2012, all but five cities in San Diego County have switched to district elections for their city councils with the intention of increasing diversity. But so far, that hasn't always happened.

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KPBS Lawsuit Reveals Unanswered Citizen Complaints Against Sheriff's Department

June 3
By Claire Trageser

KPBS filed a lawsuit for the records after multiple women said they reported a Sheriff's deputy for sexual misconduct but never received a response.

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Newly Released Internal Report Details La Mesa Police Deadly Standoff In 2017

May 20
By Claire Trageser

Records have been released under a new state law requiring law enforcement agencies to make internal reports about officers who shoot someone or commit sexual assaults public.

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How Police Departments Are Disclosing Records Under SB 1421

May 6
By Claire Trageser

Cities in San Diego County are taking different approaches to their release of past records of police shootings, use of force and sexual assault, and cities aren't necessarily releasing records of recent police shootings first.

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National City Releases Records Of Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Man

April 5
By Claire Trageser

National City released an internal report on Thursday about an officer who shot an unarmed man in 2001.

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San Diego Police Misconduct, Use Of Force Records Can Now Be Released

April 1
By Claire Trageser

The public should now be allowed to see past records of police shootings, use of force and sexual assault after a lawsuit in San Diego County held up their release.

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Where Can You Get A Wheel Cramping Ticket In San Diego? (Hint: Almost Anywhere)

March 25
By Claire Trageser

More than 1,000 parking tickets a month are written in San Diego for drivers who didn't "cramp their wheels," or turn their wheels toward a curb when parked on a hill.

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Two Councilmembers Call For Independent Investigation Into Death Of Aleah Jenkins

March 19
By Matt Hoffman

Two San Diego City Council members are calling for the state attorney general to look into the treatment of a 24-year-old woman who became unresponsive while in police custody. Aleah Jenkins later died at the hospital.

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Dr J's Part 6: What's Next For The Community 16 Years After The Shooting

Feb. 27
By Claire Trageser

More than 15 years after the Dr J's shooting, a lot of people are thinking about what's next. Southeast San Diego residents want the government and police to change, and they want their communities to change for the better.

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Dr J's Part 5: The Use Of Informants In The Shooting At Dr J's Liquor

Feb. 26
By Claire Trageser

After the shooting at Dr J's, police and prosecutors looked for informants who would trade information for reduced sentences and money to move away from San Diego. One informant in particular shows what a difficult decision that can be.

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