Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

SDPD Chief Lansdowne to retire

SDPD Chief Lansdowne to retire


SAN DIEGO – San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne has announced Tuesday he is retiring from the department amid various misconduct investigations involving several officers in his department, a police lieutenant said.

Lansdowne, who has been the city of San Diego’s top law enforcement officers since the summer of 2003, will officially retire Monday, March 3, 2014.

On Friday, Mayor Elect Kevin Faulconer met with the chief to discuss the direction of the department in the wake of accusations of on-duty sexual improprieties on the part of several sworn officers.

Though Faulconer did not ask him to resign, Lansdowne “felt it was time to do so,” SDPD public-affairs Lt. Kevin Mayer said.

“The chief absolutely supports the new mayor and believes in his vision and direction for the city,” Mayer said. “This was a difficult decision for Chief Lansdowne to make, as he considers San Diego his home and truly…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 25, 2014

Politicos all across San Diego County are super busy today.

First at 9:00 AM the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting and on the agenda are: The way health risk assessments are taken for deputy sheriffs, Buying the Sheriff’s department a new helicopter, Getting the land for a new Lakeside Sheriff’s substation, and making it easier for venders to sell stuff at farmers markets.

San Diego City Council is meeting this morning at 10:00. The big things on the agenda are: Honoring former fire department Public Information Officer Maurice Luque, And medical marijuana dispensary regulations.

The new group Coalition for Local Education through Accountability of Resources, or CLEAR is hosting their first press conference this morning at 10:20. They want more transparency in San Diego County school districts. Support for their group is coming from the American Civil Liberties Union, Barrio Logan College Institute, League of Women Voters, and Urban League.

At noon the San Diego County Taxpayers Association is talking about new state stormwater regulations in a luncheon panel at the San Diego Foundation.

Tonight at 5:00 the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about: parental involvement in schools, honoring Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, and financial reports on construction bonds.

Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox is giving her “State of the City” speech at 6:00 PM in Chula Vista’s council chambers.

In court two noteworthy things, both at 1:30 this afternoon.

In San Diego’s courthouse it’s the arraignment for one of the male nurses accused of engaging in sex with another male nurse. All while caring for a 99-year-old incapacitated stroke victim.

And in El Cajon’s courthouse the sentencing for Troy Perott for slashing a friend with a box cutter.

And finally … Tonight at 7:00 the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 143’d anniversary.
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