Daily Archives: February 10, 2014

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 10, 2014

A San Diego Police officer is behind bars and accused of groping female suspects. 30-year-old Officer Christopher Hays turned himself in at around 1:30 Sunday afternoon. Hays was booked on two counts of felony false imprisonment and three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. According to San Diego Police Hays could face 7 1/2 years in prison.

San Diego’s City Council is talking about an Open Data amendment to the City Charter this afternoon at 2:00. The plan is meant to give better public access to the city’s information. If enacted it will require periodic reviews of city policies that restrict access and force the City Council to openly support these limitations on access. The amendment was introduced by Councilman and mayoral candidate David Alvarez. However Councilman and mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer supports it as well.

Also on the council’s docket this afternoon is the Barrio Logan zoning plan. This is a divisive issue for the mayoral election. Alvarez is supporting the new zoning rules … he says it’s what the residents of Barrio Logan want. While Faulconer doesn’t think the plan is right for the port businesses in Barrio Logan and could cost San Diego jobs.

Today is the last day of campaigning before tomorrow’s special San Diego mayoral election. Both the candidates are out for their final push. David Alvarez is talking to voters while riding the trolley’s Orange and Blue Lines this morning starting at 6:00 AM. Kevin Faulconer is waving at morning commuters from the corner of Sunset Cliffs and Nimitz Boulevard.

At 11:00 AM San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officially opens a new station in Rancho San Diego. The new 27,000-square-foot station cost 17.5 million dollars and will be home to just about 100 employees.

And finally tonight at 5:30 Reverend Dennis Morgan Brown is reenacting speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. at the Oceanside Public Library. It’s all in honor of Black History Month.

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President Obama endorses David Alvarez for mayor

President Obama endorses David Alvarez for mayor


[trib_ndn vid=25604001]SAN DIEGO – As the final stretch of the mayor’s race got underway Saturday with Councilmen David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer crisscrossing San Diego in search of votes, Alvarez’s campaign got a boost with an endorsement from President Barack Obama.

Alvarez was set to begin his day at 9 a.m. by launching a precinct walk at Parkside Community Park in Paradise Hills.

David-AlvarezHe was scheduled for a similar walk in San Ysidro an hour later.

His schedule also included visiting a supermarket in Mira Mesa, attending a Chinese New Year celebration in the Gaslamp Quarter and going to a farmer’s market in University Heights. Alvarez also picked up Obama’s endorsement Saturday.

“As a native San Diegan, David Alvarez has been a fierce advocate for his city, and on the Council, has led efforts to build a strong middle class, put neighborhoods first and expand opportunities for kids in and…

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Officer arrested on sexual battery, false imprisonment charges

Officer arrested on sexual battery, false imprisonment charges


[trib_ndn vid=25605627] SAN DIEGO – A San Diego Police officer was booked in jail Sunday afternoon on charges of false imprisonment and sexual battery, officials said.

Patrolman Christopher Hays, a four-year member of San Diego Police Department, turned himself into authorities around 1 p.m. following the announcement of an investigation into his alleged behavior while on duty, Police Chief William Lansdowne said.

Hays faces several charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment with violence, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

“I’m always distressed when something like this happens,” said San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne.

He was being held on $130,000 bail and he bailed out of jail the same day.

Hays is accused of groping four women while detaining them for various reasons on separate occasions last year, SDPD officials said Thursday.  Since the initial report, two additional women have come forward.

The first allegation arose in late December…

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