Category Archives: Fullerton Police Department

Former Fullerton cop to serve jail time, but keep full CalPERS pension

An excellent post yesterday by David Curlee on the Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog describes the end result of a plea bargain by former Fullerton cop Miguel “Sonny” Siliceo. It has ensured that his CalPERS pension will be left intact … Continue reading

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Former Fullerton city manager Joe Felz pleads guilty to reckless driving in 2016 election night car crash

By Spencer Custodio | Former Fullerton City Manager Joe Felz pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of reckless driving involving alcohol that stems from his 2016 election night car crash when he ran it up a curb, over a tree … Continue reading

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Police misconduct undermines justice and costs taxpayers plenty

By Steven Greenhut | News reports last week suggest the city of Oakland may be ready to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the teenage woman at the heart of a sex-abuse scandal that rocked Oakland’s and other nearby police … Continue reading

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Fullerton police officer charged with filing false police report

By Kelly Puente, Orange County Register | A Fullerton police officer has been accused of filing a false police report after he stated that a suspect resisted arrest when police body camera footage showed otherwise, authorities said. Miguel Siliceo, 51, … Continue reading

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Fullerton is not alone in its budget squeeze

Fullerton is not alone in its impending financial debacle. Cities ranging from the nearly-bankrupt working-class city of Richmond up north to the well-heeled city of Costa Mesa here in Orange County are experiencing budget crunches, and both of them were … Continue reading

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Troy High School students arrested for alleged school shooting plot

Two Troy High School students were arrested yesterday for allegedly plotting a school shooting that they were overheard describing as “bigger than Columbine,” police said. Read the text accompanying this video report on KABC-TV or read the news story on … Continue reading

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Kelly Thomas case: Feds say no criminal charges against Fullerton cops

By Sean Emery, Orange County Register | Federal prosecutors have decided to not pursue criminal charges against three Fullerton police officers whose violent encounter with Kelly Thomas five years ago resulted in the homeless, mentally ill man’s death. Department of … Continue reading

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Fullerton plunges deeper into controversy over City Manager’s car crash

By Spencer Custodio, Voice of OC | Questions continue to swirl around Fullerton City Manager Joe Felz’s election night car crash, with a councilman and residents voicing their displeasure during Tuesday’s City Council meeting about the city’s lack of transparency … Continue reading

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Fullerton police chief Dan Hughes leaving to work for Disney security

By Chris Haire, Orange County Register | Police Chief Dan Hughes, who emphasized community policing and help bring a calmness to the city in the wake of the Kelly Thomas controversy, is leaving Fullerton after 33 years to become the … Continue reading

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Kelly Thomas remembered nearly 4 years after his fatal beating by Fullerton police

Kelly Thomas, who died during a violent arrest in Fullerton four years ago this July, was remembered Sunday. Elsa Ramon of CBS Los Angeles reports:

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