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Members of the Racial Justice Coalition of San ...

San Diego Racial Justice Group Gets Zoom Bombed While Calling For End To Neck Restraints

May 29
By John Carroll

The Racial Justice Coalition's virtual news conference was suddenly interrupted by racist comments.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer at the May 29, 2020, news...

San Diego Mayor Condemns Minneapolis Officers Over Police Custody Death

May 29
By City News Service

Faulconer began his daily news conference, which has typically provided updates on the region's COVID-19 situation, by calling George Floyd's death "a tragedy" and saying he stood with the San Diego Police Department in condemning the officers' actions "in the strongest possible terms."

San Diego County Sheriff William D. Gore at the...

Sheriff Gore Denounces Minneapolis Police Custody Death

May 29
By City News Service

In his online statement, Gore said his agency's employees "work every day to build trust with the communities we serve."

An undated mug shot of Michale James Poulsom.

Sex Offender To be Released To Jacumba Hot Springs Within The Next Week

May 29
By City News Service

Michael James Poulsom's release was approved by a judge earlier this year amid opposition from the District Attorney's Office, county Supervisor Dianne Jacob and residents of the rural East County region.

A still from a video of Amaurie Johnson being d...

La Mesa To Launch Investigation After Video Shows Officer Detaining Black Man

May 29
By City News Service

Investigators Friday were looking into a La Mesa police officer's use of force while detaining a black man at a trolley station on Wednesday, after video of the incident was widely circulated on social media.

Former San Diego County sheriff's Deputy Richar...

Richard Fischer, Ex-Sheriff's Deputy Who Assaulted 16 Women, Freed From Jail

May 28
By City News Service

Richard Fischer was freed only months into his nearly 4-year term after a Superior Court order on May 15 said Fischer had custody credits that shortened his sentence.

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit speaks wit...

Nisleit Offers Condolences Over Protested Minneapolis Police Custody Death

May 28
By City News Service

"Our profession must do better," Nisleit said of the Memorial Day death of 46-year-old George Floyd, who was handcuffed and repeatedly protested that he could not breathe during the ordeal.

Restaurant workers in Old Town San Diego wear f...

Police Have Cited Just One Person In San Diego County For Not Wearing Face Covering

May 27
By Claire Trageser

A countywide order requiring face coverings began on May 1 — but the lone citation came from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Tease photo for SDPD's Rape Kit Backlog Testing Under...

SDPD's Rape Kit Backlog Testing Underway

May 25
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

A state audit mandated by a 2018 law found that the San Diego Police Department had the most untested rape kits of any large California police department — 1,627. The department says testing is in progress, and the first results are expected this week.

A California Highway Patrol car is pictured in ...

CHP Reports 25 DUI Arrests In SD County for Holiday Weekend

May 25
By City News Service

The California Highway Patrol is conducting a statewide "maximum enforcement" operation during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, in which all available officers will crackdown on traffic violators.

A San Diego police officer talks to an employee...

Pacific Beach Bar Closed For Violating Health Order Hours After Reopening

May 22
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

A short video clip played at Friday's news briefing taken at El Prez, a popular Pacific Beach sports bar and restaurant, and showed dozens of people in close physical contact without face coverings standing at the bar.

A San Diego police car parked in downtown San D...

San Diego County Property Crime Rate At 40-Year-Low, Violent Crimes Also Down

May 19
By City News Service

Property crime in San Diego County reached a new 40- year low in 2019, according to a report released Tuesday.

El Centro Mayor Efrain Silva

El Centro Mayor Describes 'Totally Surreal' Coronavirus Challenge In Imperial County

May 18
By Bennett Lacy

El Centro Mayor Efrain Silva tells KPBS about the process of reopening the economy in Imperial County and the challenges of being an elected official during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The seawall between the spent nuclear fuel stor...

Rare Whale Washes Up At San Onofre State Beach With Bullet Hole In It

May 18
By City News Service

The discovery of the nearly nine-foot whale happened on Friday when a lifeguard spotted the creature lying on the rocks.

San Diego lifeguards rescuing migrants suspecte...

Panga Boat Washes Ashore Near Point Loma; 15 People Found On Beach

May 18
By City News Service

Lifeguards responded shortly before 8 a.m. after receiving reports of a vessel in the surf south of Point Loma Nazarene University.

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