Category Archives: Police Department

Why incidents like the Kelly Thomas beating death by Fullerton police won’t go away

The increasing number of suspected police abuse incidents caught on video is becoming a real problem for both our police departments and our society By Barry Levinson | Police Chiefs around this country tell us repeatedly how well-trained the members … Continue reading

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A nationwide excessive force epidemic?

On Tuesday, CNN reporter Susan Candiotti reported on what many perceive to be an alarming increase in the use of excessive force amongst police departments nationwide:

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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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