Category Archives: Police Department

Fullerton police chief on paid leave pending investigation of off-duty incident at concert

From KABC-TV Channel 7: The chief of the Fullerton Police Department is on paid administrative leave following an off-duty incident involving EMTs. Irvine police said the incident involving Chief David Hendricks and another officer happened Saturday at the Five Point … Continue reading

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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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California government turns on traffic court rules

By James Poulos, CalWatchdog | In a matter of weeks, all three branches of California government have turned against the state’s widespread traffic violations bureaucracy. The system, which subjects rich and poor alike to spiraling penalties, fees and surcharges, has … Continue reading

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Fullerton police union is first (and only) to go negative in city council campaign

From the Fullerton Rag: “Until late last week, 2014’s City Council campaigns had been refreshingly free of negative campaigning, but the Fullerton Police Officers Association simply has too much money not to spend it slinging mud at its chosen targets. … Continue reading

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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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