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The Lawson Report, Part 4: How APD was organized and staffed that tragic, fateful night

The Lawson Report, Part 4: How APD was organized and staffed that tragic, fateful night

This is the Fourth installment of the National Police Foundation’s report on the death of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson, and the criminal justice system’s follow-through. So far, no one has been held responsible for his stabbing death.

The Lawson Report, Part 3: About Arcata, where young student Josiah came to learn – and died

Note: This is the third installment of the National Police Foundation’s report on the death of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson, and the criminal justice system’s follow-through. So far, no one has been held responsible for his stabbing death. – Ed. Limitations of this Report While the City of Arcata and APD provided substantial

The Lawson Report, part 2: Methodology

In 2018, the City of Arcata retained the services of the National Police Foundation (NPF) to analyze the APD response to the homicide of Josiah Lawson on April 15, 2017, and the subsequent investigation. The City of Arcata’s administration believed an independent review of the circumstances surrounding the emergency response and the initial investigation of this event would provide lessons learned from the experience and necessary recommendations to improve the APD’s future responses.

Arcata council meeting shut down by Lawson activists

Speakers also harshly criticized Mayor Michael Winkler for referring to opponents of the William McKinley statue as a “lynch mob,” for wildly overestimating costs of statue removal and for his private business entanglements which prevent his participation in city business – including the Creek Side homes development and annexation on the evening’s agenda.

State Attorney General declines Lawson case

Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office News Release On Thursday, Dec. 5, the California Attorney General’s Office informed Humboldt County District Attorney (DA) Maggie Fleming that it would not be assuming responsibility for the prosecution in the David Josiah Lawson homicide. DA Fleming had requested that the California Attorney General’s Office take the Lawson case in

Charmaine Lawson teams with Arcata Police on Public Service Announcement

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASECHARMAINE LAWSON TEAMS WITH APD ON PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Charmaine Lawson and Arcata Police Chief Brian Ahearn teamed up to tape a public service announcement to ask for the public’s assistance in identifying witnesses who were present at a house party the morning of April 15, 2017 when Charmaine’s Son, David Josiah

Still no report on Lawson police response

Steve Robles Mad River Union ARCATA – Despite a a claim by National Police Foundation President Jim Burch at an Arcata City Council meeting in August that a report into the investigation into the killing of David Josiah Lawson would be turned over “within weeks,” that hasn’t happened yet. Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer said

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