Daily Archives: February 27, 2014

SDPD names Shelley Zimmerman as new police chief

SDPD names Shelley Zimmerman as new police chief


[trib_ndn vid=25663754]SAN DIEGO — Shelley Zimmerman, a three-decade veteran of the San Diego Police Department, was named Wednesday by Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer to be the city’s next police chief.

Zimmerman, currently an assistant chief, will succeed William Lansdowne, who this week announced his resignation, effective Monday. She will be the first woman ever to serve in the post.

Shelley-Zimmerman-named-new-police-chiefThe appointment will go before the City Council next week.

“The San Diego Police Department needs leadership now,” Faulconer said during a late-afternoon briefing in front of downtown SDPD headquarters. “Chief Zimmerman is a 31-year veteran, and she’s ready to lead.”

Faulconer described Zimmerman as a law enforcement leader who “understands clearly what will be acceptable in this department and what will not be.”

The agency’s public image has been compromised in recent months by allegations of sexual misconduct and other wrongdoing by a handful of officers. A longer-term challenge has been…

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Chief Lansdowne talks retirement, job offers

Chief Lansdowne talks retirement, job offers


Watch the full interview with San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne, who sat down with Fox5’s Raoul Martinez Wednesday to discuss his announcement to retire and much more.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 27, 2014

An agitated and possibly suicidal 62-year-old man raised a rifle at San Diego Police officer forcing them to shoot and kill him. Yesterday morning at around 10:30 police got a call about a man with an AR-15 in an upstairs apartment between 9th and 10th avenues on Broadway in Downtown. Police say “Initial responding officers as well as emergency negotiators tried to communicate with the suspect, to no avail”. Police go on to say that the suspect was agitated and acting despondent when he raised the weapon at the officers. Then the veteran officer of 22-years fired about dozen shots at the suspect, killing him. The officer is on administrative leave pending the investigation.

San Diego’s politicos have a packed morning.

At 9:00 AM Council members from San Diego and Tijuana are meeting for a bi-national conference about our shared political and economic issues.

Interim Mayor Todd Gloria is giving his final press briefing this morning at 10:00. The new mayor, Kevin Faulconer, takes over on Monday.

At 11:00 AM the city of San Diego is celebrating Black History Month at the City Administration Building. Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and Councilwoman Myrtle Cole are leading the party.

And a Campaign for reusable shopping bags is the subject of Councilwoman Sherri Lightner’s 11:30 news conference.

In court there are two sentencings and two arraignments all at 1:30 this afternoon.

In San Diego’s courthouse Jason Arringdale will hear his fate for threatening a woman and baby with a knife in a department store bathroom

Then Ahmad Abassi is also in San Diego’s courthouse being arraigned and accused of threatening someone with a gun on campus at University of California San Diego.

Up north in Vista’s courthouse Michael Young is being arraigned and accused of beating his brother to death, reportedly in a fight over the noise at their father’s house.

And also in Vista … Agustin Garcia Morales is being sentenced for vehicular manslaughter. He was driving a car that hit and killed a toddler in Encinitas.

Tonight at 7:00 the San Diego Democrats for Equality is picking why they’ll endorse for district attorney.

And finally tonight at 5:00 the 125th Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Champions tennis tournament will take to the courts at the La Jolla Beach and tennis Club. Starting the tournament … college doubles.

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