Category Archives: Police Department

July 4th and 5th: A tale of two anniversaries

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Sean Paden delivered the following comments at the June 17th Fullerton City Council meeting during public comments.] By Sean Paden | There are two anniversaries coming up between now and the next City Council meeting on July 15th. … Continue reading

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A post mortem on the AJ Redkey arrest . . .

. . . and how our FPD and our police chief Dan Hughes handled it By Barry Levinson| The police are paid well to serve and protect. An innocent man, Kelly Thomas, was brutally beaten to death by 6 officers, … Continue reading

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June 3 Fullerton Council Meeting: The People’s Trial of Police Chief Dan Hughes

I REPORT, YOU DECIDE. By Barry Levinson | There are many people who are upset about the Fullerton Police Department (FPD) sending six (6) police officers and several vehicles all the way up to Pasadena for a half day just … Continue reading

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Acquited ex-Fullerton cop Cicinelli receiving $40K-a-year pension from LAPD

RT | One of the two former Fullerton, California police department officers acquitted this month in the brutal 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas has for years been receiving a $40,000 annual pension from the city of Los Angeles. Before … Continue reading

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None dare call it madness

“Over the course of the past two and a half years the City of Fullerton Police Department has taken significant steps to make it the best department possible. As Fullerton’s new Police Chief, I will make sure those efforts continue … Continue reading

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‘Not guilty’ verdict in Kelly Thomas beating trial is a cause for cynicism

Actions of officers, police department called into question By Steven Greenhut | I’ve always taken comfort in comedian George Carlin’s quip that “scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist.” It’s not that cynics want the world to … Continue reading

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Fullerton’s ‘$100,000 Pension Club’ continues to grow

A searchable database recently posted by the Orange County Register on its website reveals that the number of retired Fullerton public employees collecting pensions of $100,000 per year or more has continued to grow. The latest total is 62 — … Continue reading

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Fullerton settles sexual assault suit against former police officer for $350,000

Orange County Register | The city will pay a total of $350,000 to two women who say they were sexually assaulted by a Fullerton police officer, the city attorney announced Tuesday night. The officer, Albert Rincon, is no longer employed … Continue reading

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An interview with Bruce Whitaker on the issue of who controls the police

Full Disclosure Network interviews Fullerton City Council Member Bruce Whitaker, who describes how his efforts were stonewalled by the city bureaucracy when he sought to get to the truth regarding the death of Kelly Thomas, who was beaten to death … Continue reading

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KTLA: Council member Whitaker says police chief violated his contract by living in San Clemente

Chief Michael Sellers, who is currently on medical leave, never moved to Fullerton as required by his employment contract. KTLA’s David Begnaud’s filed this report Thursday night: SAN CLEMENTE — Fullerton Police Chief Michael Sellers, who has been on medical … Continue reading

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