The race to succeed Scott Sherman on the San Diego City Council has gotten more crowded in the wake of sexual assault and sexual harassment accusations against school trustee Kevin Beiser, who was considered one of the leading candidates.Three new candidates have entered the race, bringing the total to nine – seven Democrats and two Republicans. Sherman, a Republican, can’t run for re-election in 2020 because of term limits.Winning the seat could increase the Democrats’ council majority beyond the current 6-2, giving them more power to set the city’s agenda. The council’s ninth member, Mark Kersey, shifted his party affiliation from Republican to independent this week. District 7, which includes Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, Tierrasanta, Mission Valley and Linda Vista, had 33,800 registered Democrats and 23,800 registered Republicans through April 2. Another 27,300 voters are independents. One of the new candidates is Republican Tom Keliinoi, who has … [Read more...] about New candidates enter San Diego council race in wake of Beiser allegations
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Keith Vincent Gill was 58, a former farmer with graying hair and a history of heart disease when he landed behind bars in San Diego County jail for an alleged assault.In jail, he was beaten twice by two different inmates in a 12-hour period in August 2017 and later died, according to a recently released autopsy report. Each inmate was charged with assault.According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, Gill was “repeatedly hit in the face and stomped” during an altercation with an inmate on Aug. 11, 2017.The Sheriff’s Department moved Gill to the infirmary for treatment but soon returned him to his cell, reportedly in good condition, records show. Twelve hours later he was beaten by a different inmate, this time into a coma from which he never recovered. It’s not clear from the documents what jail Gill was housed in or what prompted the attacks. His death remains under investigation by a citizens’ review board.Sheriff’s officials said in a … [Read more...] about San Diego County jail inmate died after being beaten twice on same day, records show
It was the day after Christmas when Mirona Constantinescu decided to take a dockless Bird scooter from a café in Bankers Hill to her home just several blocks away.Cruising in the bike lane on Fourth Avenue, the 32-year-old hit the brakes around Laurel Street — but the scooter didn’t stop. “I pushed the break again, and I heard this beep, and the scooter starts going faster,” she said. “I had to make a very quick decision. I just veered into a parked car.”Constantinescu ended up in an ambulance with a broken wrist and has been doing physical therapy ever since. “It was so very, very scary,” she said, “and it happened in a split second.”This is just one of countless incidents that have resulted from faulty dockless scooters, according to the Consumer Attorneys of California, a trade group representing personal injury lawyers throughout the state. “These are big issues that our members are seeing,” said Nancy … [Read more...] about As concerns mount about injuries from faulty dockless scooters Bird pulls repair in-house
San Diego — San Diego officials are preparing to defend the city against four electric scooter injury lawsuits that claim more aggressive regulation could have prevented collisions with pedestrians.Two suits involve people who were hit by scooters, one is by a person who was injured after her scooter hit a pedestrian and a fourth person was injured when a scooter hit a bike that hit his wheelchair.City Attorney Mara Elliott, who is requesting the cases be consolidated, said in the city’s first legal response that San Diego isn’t liable for the injuries partly because cities can’t be sued for failing to adopt regulations.The city’s response, filed in court this month, also contends that comprehensive scooter rules approved by the state have already established a framework for cities to regulate the increasingly popular devices.Local governments have been trying to strike the right balance between encouraging use of scooters, a new mobility option … [Read more...] about San Diego preparing defense against four scooter injury lawsuits
This is a story about a horrific massacre and a death row inmate's claims of innocence. Kevin Cooper's case has drawn worldwide attention, including from Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian West. The heartbreaking story about the brutal assault that left four dead and one young survivor in Chino Hills, Calif., also raises questions about the initial police investigation, the loss of key evidence, and whether someone else is actually the killer. "Nearly 20 years ago, I got a stack of letters from an inmate at San Quentin Prison," "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports. "His name is Kevin Cooper – and he wrote that he had been framed, as he put it, 'for something that I didn't do.'" Moriarty and "48 Hours" began exploring the case, the investigation, and Cooper's claims of innocence when she got the letters, and her reporting continues to this day. In 1983, someone brutally murdered Doug and Peggy Ryen, their daughter Jessica, 10, and a family friend, Christopher Hughes, 11. … [Read more...] about Kevin Cooper case: Was the wrong man convicted in the 1983 Chino Hills massacre?