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Still no report on Lawson police response

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

DA: no charges will be filed in Lawson killing

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office announced today that following a review of evidence, including testimony from witnesses, a criminal grand jury has declined to file any charges in the April 15, 2017 killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office press release March 13,

Additional resources for Lawson case

Mad River Union ARCATA – Detectives are re-investigating every lead previously brought forth in the stabbing death of David Josiah Lawson on April 15, 2017, and they’re pursing new leads as well. Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer outlined the Arcata Police Department’s ongoing efforts to solve the homicide case in a memorandum recently provided to

Arcata to Tom Parker: cease, desist, refrain and give us back your Lawson case files

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – While many at Wednesday’s City Council meeting demanded that ex-FBI agent Tom Parker be rehired to investigate the killing of David Josiah Lawson, chances of that happening appeared to dim Thursday with the revelation that Arcata City Attorney Nancy Diamond had sent him a cease and desist

The Lawson case: Council may bypass APD, Parker told to stop talking, Rossbacher ‘troubled’

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council voted 4–0 Wednesday night to look at options other than the Arcata Police Dept. for investigating the unsolved killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. The decision followed demands of multiple speakers who reviled the city, the council and Arcata Police for

Crises of confidence envelop City Hall – staff loss, stark allegations and public pushback

Police chief resigns, APD volunteers quit, Lawson killing unsolved as ex-FBI investigator rips police ineptitude, statue petitioners defy council Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A bittersweet life celebration for David Josiah Lawson, killed April 15 of last year, offered a moment of shared loss Sunday night at the D Street Neighborhood Center.

City Council responds to Lawson investigator’s allegations

 PRESS RELEASE  Statement from the Arcata City Council: April 16, 2018  Most importantly, the City’s commitment to solving David Josiah Lawson’s case has not waivered.  The City is concerned about how the timing of Tom Parker’s departure from the case coincides with the filing of a claim by Attorney Shelley Mack and their multiple interviews

Arcata gets a State of the City report card

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – How is Arcata doing? Depends on whom you talk to – or who has the microphone. The civic temperature-taking took place the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 7. The “State of the City” event was hosted by the Minor Theatre and the Arcata Chamber of Commerce. After filling

A turbulent NextGen succession at City Hall

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s new mayor is Sofia Pereira, and Brett Watson is vice mayor. The two were elected, both by unanimous votes of the council per the Arcata Municipal Code. Their ascendance represents a generational change of leadership on the council after years of domination by what might be

Lawson’s loss marked in march, silent protest

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Exactly seven months after the violent killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson, a phalanx of silent marchers walked from the university to City Hall, where the City Council was meeting. The marchers paused outside the City Manager’s Conference Room, where the council had been meeting

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