Posts Tagged ‘Taser’

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Atascadero man accused of brutally attacking stranger

Derrick Moore

San Luis Obispo police arrested a 25-year-old Atascadero man for the brutal assault of a 20-year-old woman police found covered in blood Friday morning. Shortly before 7 a.m., the victim was leaving her apartment when she was allegedly confronted by... (Continue reading)

Suspect in Goleta police chase falls on his knife


A Goleta man repeatedly stabbed himself in the chest and neck Thursday, but he survived with help from officers who were trying to arrest him. David Rosales Medina, 37, led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase that began on... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man Tased after threatening cop with shovel

Calvin James Rowan

Officers Tased a man who used a broom and then a deadly shovel to assault a California Highway Patrol officer on Tuesday, according to the Grover Beach Police Department. Around 11 a.m., the CHP officer was working a traffic assignment... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach hit with $2.3 million defamation claim

Grover Beach Police Chief James Copsey

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A former Grover Beach police officer filed a $2.3 million defamation claim last week against the city, Chief Jim Copsey and Commander John Peters. Peters is slated to replace Copsey as chief during a swearing in ceremony Monday... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police tase drunk driver on the run

Richard Leon Zambrano

A Paso Robles man reportedly driving under the influence of alcohol crashed his gold Cadillac Escalade into a street sign and a tree on Thursday and fled by foot before an officer used a Taser to end to the chase.... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man arrested for attempted murder

Grover Beach police arrested a 36-year-old man Saturday afternoon for assault and attempted murder. Shortly after 2 p.m., Grover Beach Police arrived at 1001 Pacific Boulevard to investigate a domestic violence report. A woman told officers Nicolas Joseph Lopez had... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay pays $20,000 to settle taser case

Morro Bay agreed to pay $20,000 to a man who police officers pepper sprayed and repeatedly tasered during an arrest at the Fuel Dock Saloon in 2012. [NewTimes] Officers initially charged Brian Lopez Martinez, 23, with public intoxication, resisting arrest,... (Continue reading)

Judge reinstates Grover Beach officer fired over Taser use

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge has ordered that the Grover Beach Police Department reinstate an officer it fired for using excessive force during a 2010 Taser incident. [Tribune] Santino Lopez responded to a reported kidnapping of 6-month-old baby... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputy assault was family affair

By KAREN VELIE Driving from a celebration at a local church, donning a dress shirt and tie, a 5 foot 3 inch Nipomo man was not worried when a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy pulled behind the car he... (Continue reading)