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Posted on March 5 at 11:14 a.m.

If this is the only booking/ID photo it is a very poor photo of this suspect.. Cops should know better! Photo should be suitable for ID purposes and all the hair in the face and the suspect looking down and not straight into the camera minimizes its future law enforcement value.

On Homeless Man Steals Double Dolphin

Posted on March 4 at 6:24 a.m.

For many, a good place to learn how to be responsible, disciplined and productive citizens. Not all people are geared to academics and there are many skills that can be learned through the military that a person can use to earn a decent income after discharge. It's my understanding there will be a continued demand for welders, electricians, carpenters and other skilled trades that can generate a decent income for a person and their family.

On Military Recruiting On Our Local High School Campuses

Posted on February 27 at 7:43 p.m.

"(Traffic planner Derrick Bailey said 26 pedestrians had been struck by cars coming out of their mid-block driveways since 2000.)"

If you require the hedges to be lowered/removed for pedestrian safety, better start tearing down the buildings separated by a driveway access, i.e., 1st block W. Figueroa Street, north side, next to the bar could be a place to start. I'll agree, this comment is as lame as the argument!

On Shrub Wars

Posted on February 18 at 8:24 a.m.

The president and the people he appoints around him are so inexperienced and incompetent that absolutely nothing is a "no brainer" for them.

On DREAMers Strive for Higher Education

Posted on February 17 at 9:09 p.m.

Does the SBPD union support Aceves, a former member of the PD? If not, why not?

On Fundraising Transparency in 2nd District Race

Posted on February 17 at 9:06 p.m.

How many other countries can a person enter illegally and then expect, or demand, an education, health benefits and an income (without working)? Not many I'm aware of. The exception of course is the country of a failed and lying American president. In the next election, please remember the total incompetence of the current president and all the lies he stated to get where he is now sitting. Your vote against his policies will end his reign of tyranny.

On DREAMers Strive for Higher Education

Posted on February 4 at 2:39 p.m.

Hollywood is simply a maggot. Marriage doesn't change this fact!

On Meet Mrs. Jesse James Hollywood

Posted on January 30 at 8:06 a.m.

It is my understanding civilian employees operate the call (dispatch) center for the police and fire departments. There has been a police supervisor, generally the shift watch commander, in an office not too far removed from the dispatchers in the event of a problem that requires their intervention/guidance. Will a police supervisor be assigned to the new facility in the event they are needed? The need for a larger building for our police department has been known for many years. Why has it taken so long to allocate funds for this project?

On 9-1-1 Call Center Moving to Granada Garage Office

Posted on January 28 at 1:06 p.m.

What is the need for Lance or Genis to "push" anything if they prevailed in their case? Again, I don't believe Lance is required to follow-up on anything he stated since he came out on top of his case. I suspect Lance would have investigated further if he intended on filing a lawsuit against anyone involved. Having read about Lance's background it wouldn't surprise me to learn he knows more than he has reported.

I don't believe it is in the best interest of the PD, the officer(s) involved or the public for the PD/City Hall to remain silent about credibility allegations identified against a police officer. I believe the PD/City Hall have an obligation to let people know they do not condone negative activity as reported and at least indicate why the allegation(s) may not be accurate.

Lawdy. If a prospective juror in a case you knew an officer of questionable credibility was to testify, would you state you could listen to what they had to say and believe them without question or doubt?

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Kasi Beutel

Posted on January 28 at 11:55 a.m.

Why hasn't the question asked by "Poodleguy" quoted below been answered by Chief Sanchez? If the video and description provided by Peter Lance are accurate what action has been taken against Beutel in an attempt to eliminate future problems of this type. If the Lance information is accurate I suspect defense attorney's will have a field day questioning Beutel's credibility as a witness/arresting officer. If the credibility issue was simply a citizens complaint (filed at the PD) and no publicity attached I would not expect to see any public response. But, too much negative publicity about this significant issue not to respond publicly. Where's the leadership?

I would think if the Lance information is not accurate someone at the PD or City Hall would want to comment, refute the allegation and show his comments and the information released are not accurate. If I were Beutel I would definitely want to clear a false claim related to my credibility. Credibility is the foundation for everything a law enforcement officer does, without it they may as well expect problems in all future issues involving testimony and expect their assignments would be restricted.

Quote: How did the SBPD not investigate the fact that what she wrote in a police report was not what happened on video? Off Beutel writes so clearly what she saw and did at the time the drugs were discovered, when the video proves otherwise. Award winning journalist Peter Lance uncovered this, yet the department didn't take action-why?

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On The S.B. Questionnaire: Kasi Beutel

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