A San Diego police officer's pursuit of a suspected drunk driver reportedly ended in tragedy earlier this week. Instead of apprehending the DUI suspect, the officer crashed into a pedestrian who was not involved in the police chase, ultimately causing his death.
The family of a man who died while in police custody has filed a lawsuit against the police department, alleging that it was the arresting officers' use of a Taser on the man that ultimately caused his death. The police department denies that it Tased the man, and states that the cause of his death remains unknown.
The widow of a fallen police officer has filed a wrongful death against two California cities and another police official, claiming that they are responsible for the death of her husband. The cities have already denied claims filed by the widow under a legal rule which she claims is inapplicable and outdated.
After a San Diego man died while in police custody, his family asked police and other county officials why their brother and son passed away so suddenly and whether he was mistreated in the hours before his death. But although the incident occurred more than three months ago, the family is still waiting for answers. They are now considering a wrongful death lawsuit, hoping that it will compel authorities to give them the information they are looking for and that it will bring them closure.
A member of the San Diego Police Department was killed during a four-accident chain on a California freeway earlier this month. The officer, who was off-duty at the time of the auto accident, was struck while attempting to help a woman who had been involved in the first of the four crashes. Both the officer and the women were killed when they were hit by an oncoming vehicle.
A San Diego police officer and father of two was badly injured in a traffic accident last week while riding his motorcycle to work. The 47-year-old officer, who has worked with the San Diego police force since the early 1990s, was broadsided by the driver of a 2000 Honda Civic at the intersection of Palo Alto Court and Borden Road.