Daily Archives: September 28, 2013

City pays $795K to victim of predator cop

City pays $795K to victim of predator cop


arevalosSAN DIEGO — A woman who said a San Diego police officer sexually assaulted her in the back of a car during a drunken driving arrest reached a $795,000 settlement with the city Friday.

The woman, identified as “Jane Roe,” received the largest out of a total of $2.3 million given so far to victims of former Officer Anthony Arevalos, who is now imprisoned.

The settlement was approved in federal court by U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo, said the woman’s attorney, Mary Frances Prevost.

“This is going to allow a severely damaged woman to put her life back together,” Prevost said about the settlement. The agreement still needs final approval by the San Diego City Council.

Ten other lawsuits have been settled, and one remains unresolved. The last case could cost millions of dollars if the city doesn’t settle, said the lawyer, who does not represent the remaining plaintiff.


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High School wrestling coach facing 50 years to life if convicted of murder

High School wrestling coach facing 50 years to life if convicted of murder


NEEDHAM COURTSAN DIEGO, CA – The part time high school wrestling coach police say gunned down a man in Bay Park Tuesday was in court for the first time.

Jeret Needham is currently in jail on murder charges, he remains behind bars pending one million dollars bail.

42-year old Needham, a part time wrestling coach at Madison High School is facing 50 years to life in prison if convicted in the shooting death of 45 year Robert Howard Colegrove.

“Mr. Needham enters a plea of not guilty,” said his attorney Kerry Armstrong, “he denies all charges.”

Needham is accused of murder with special circumstances. The shooting happened Tuesday at a home in the 2200 block of Denver Street in Bay Park.  Needham was arrested after a three hours standoff at his home in Clairemont Mesa.  Friends of the victim told FOX 5, Needham and Colegrove got into a fight over Colegrove’s…

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Coastal Commission staff rejects Convention Center expansion plan

Coastal Commission staff rejects Convention Center expansion plan


SAN DIEGO — California Coastal Commission staff Friday recommended commission members vote against the proposed San Diego Convention Center expansion next month.

San-Diego-Convention-CenterCommission staff said the expansion would result in “significant impacts to views, visual quality and coastal recreation through the substantial loss of already limited waterfront area and open space.”

Construction would also impact the existing accessway and lead to the sense that the shoreline was part of the convention center, they said.

Despite the negative recommendation, Port of San Diego officials said they would remain committed to the expansion, and their project team would continue working with Coastal Commission staff to address their concerns.

“This project is highly deserving of California Coastal Commission approval,” Port Commissioners Chair Ann Moore said.

“The Convention Center Expansion will enhance access to the waterfront and add a signature five-acre rooftop park for visitors to enjoy, while creating thousands of jobs and boosting…

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