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Police release body camera video of shooting allegedly officer, assailant
Authorities last week released a seven-minute graphic video recorded as police responded to a call that turned fatal on May 11, claiming the lives of a Stockton officer and his attacker.
The seven-minute video, which includes an address from Police Chief Eric Jones, audio of the 911 call, and body camera footage of Constable Jimmy Inn and his partner Pancho Freer, is difficult to watch and to hear. Inn was the first on the scene with a domestic violence call; footage shows the moment a door is opened before a gunman opens fire without warning, killing Inn. The assailant, later identified as Lance Lowe, 30, is shown moments later strangling his 8-year-old son before he was approached by a passer-by and then shot dead by Freer.
It has been exactly six weeks since the events of that morning shocked both the Stockton Police Department and the town it serves. Jones said it had been a heartbreaking time, especially for Inn’s family; his wife, Tela, is also a Stockton police officer. âIt was very difficult for her,â Jones said, as well as for the department. âIt has been incredibly difficult for the department, and we will continue toâ¦ talk a lot within the department. We have support, grief counselors, you know, trying to heal everyone, the ability to grieve and be resilient, âJones said. “But never to forget the memory of Jimmy either.”
After:Stockton Police release body camera footage of Constable Jimmy Inn shooting
Bonta: Stockton’s violence prevention programs are ‘a model’ for the state
California Attorney General Rob Bonta made his first official visit to Stockton on Thursday, meeting with city officials to review the efforts of the Operation Peacekeepers and Operation Ceasefire programs to prevent violence in Stockton. Bonta called Stockton a âmodelâ for the rest of the state, and participants noted that the city is at the forefront of exploring ways to prevent violence.
The programs involve community leaders, law enforcement and youth who all work together to tackle violence in the city. âIt’s about changing lives and changing generations to come,â said Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln. This is true for Koron Richardson, 30, who said he has been in the program for almost a year. âThey really get involved with us, they really care about us, they really care about what we’ve been through, they really help us with what we’ve been through, they help us understand our trauma,â said Richardson . âHonestly, it got me out of trouble. Because the time I spend here could have been time I could have spent on the streets.
After:Attorney General Rob Bonta Calls Stockton Violence Prevention Program “Model” for California
SJ parachutist charged with tandem lessons at skydiving center
A San Joaquin County man has been charged and arrested on suspicion of conducting unauthorized tandem skydiving lessons from the Skydive Lodi Parachute Center, which has seen a number of skydiving-related accidents and deaths. Robert Allen Pooley, 46, of Acampo had his tandem examiner notes suspended in 2015, but continued to conduct classes from the center, allegedly using the scanned signature of another examiner who was not even in the country and charging up to $ 1,000 to $ 1,600 for fraudulent attestations. One person he worked with was poorly certified instructor Yong Kwon, 25, of South Korea, who was leading parachutist Tyler Turner, 18, for the first time in a jump on August 6, 2016, when their parachute failed. is not open. The two were killed as Turner’s mother, brothers and others watched in horror. In March, center owner Bill Dause was ordered to pay the family more than $ 40 million. “We hope this will allow us to either close this place or be sold to a responsible owner who can operate it safely,” Turner family lawyer Paul Van Der Walde said after the granting of the damages. Since then, another woman has died in a jump to the center, where a regular skydiving activity still takes place.
After:Acampo paratrooper charged with federal charges over unauthorized tandem instructor lessons
Launch of the SJ Pride Center on a new site
After more than a year of delay due to the pandemic, the San Joaquin Pride Center opened the doors of its new Yosemite Street Village site, with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday as part of the centre’s Pride Week celebrations. The Record has reached out to Pride Center Executive Director Cymone Reyes with a Q&A on the new location, services and upcoming activities, including planning for Stockton Pride 2021, which will take place on September 25, 2021. Do you want to get involved? The best way is to “volunteer your time, money or talents to help us achieve our mission,” says Reyes.
After:The new Pride Center location opens on Friday. Here is what you need to know
âThe biggest parkâ in the city: Collaborating on the future of Van Buskirk
Community members met with city and county leaders on Wednesday evening to learn more and share their hopes for the future of the closed Van Buskirk site. âThis will be the biggest park – or one of the biggest parks – in the city,â said Steve Noll of Design Workshop. Van Buskirk is considered a regional park but will function more as a neighborhood park. The design process that started last December is expected to be completed by 2022. The public can intervene in several ways; a, learn more about the Ask Stockton system and application at stocktonca.gov/AskStockton or stocktongov.com/government/departments/manager/askstockton.html.
The city is also updating the Van Buskirk Reuse project website with updates, documents and details. You can access it online at stocktongov.com/government/departments/communityServices/projects/vbreuse.html.
After:Stockton community meets city planners and planners for Van Buskirk restoration
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