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Obama ordering restrictions on police militarization

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to issue an order Monday banning federal authorities from providing certain types of military-style equipment to local police departments. [New York Times] Obama is expected to prohibit police departments from using federal funds to acquire... (Continue reading)

SLO police catch man who followed tipsy woman home

San Luis Obispo police have arrested a 29-year-old Santa Maria man, who they say walked an intoxicated woman into her home last month. Around 2:30 a.m. on April 18, Derek Ryan Roden was waiting outside a home in the 900... (Continue reading)

Gesell lawyers up for employment dispute with SLO

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell, who is currently on paid administrative leave, has retained a Pismo Beach lawyer who is arguing the city has no good cause to terminate Gesell’s contract. On Friday, City Manager Katie Lichtig placed... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo City Council to negotiate Gesell’s payout

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo City staff placed an item on Tuesday’s agenda late Monday afternoon that appears to be about Chief Steve Gesell’s separation from the city. Gesell is currently on paid administrative leave. During a special SLO... (Continue reading)

Did illegal ticket quotas hasten Gesell’s exit?

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell’s command staff initiated an illegal ticket quota scheme with pizza as a reward, emails obtained by CalCoastNews show, an activity that may have contributed to Gesell’s being... (Continue reading)

SLO police to stake out bicyclists who break rules of the road

San Luis Obipso police will seek out and ticket bicyclists who violate traffic laws, as part of a traffic enforcement operation taking place Monday. Police have mapped out where bicycle crashes and collisions involving pedestrians have have frequently occurred over... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief facing administrative leave

By CalCoastNews Staff San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell will be placed on paid administrative leave by the end of the work day, today, Friday, May 8, sources say. It is the first step in what reliable and informed... (Continue reading)

Transient smacks SLO business owner in the face

A 39-year-old man allegedly struck a business owner on the 600 block of Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo Tuesday afternoon. Shortly before 3 p.m., Benjamin Mich Strickland allegedly hit the business owner in the mouth. The attacker then fled... (Continue reading)

Bomb squad removes pressure cooker from SLO sidewalk

The San Luis Obispo Police Department called in the bomb squad Saturday night to remove a pressure cooker someone left setting in front of the Del Monte Café on Santa Barbara Street. At about 8:30 p.m., a passerby spotted the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student reports sexual assault

A Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student told police she was sexually assaulted early Saturday morning, police said. At about 1 a.m., the unnamed student was walking near the Grand Street entrance to Cal Poly when a white car pulled... (Continue reading)



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