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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.

National Police Foundation report on APD’s Lawson response released

City of Arcata The National Police Foundation (NPF) has completed its independent review of the Arcata Police Department’s (APD) response to the homicide of David Josiah Lawson and released its final report. “The NPF review and analysis took a considerable amount of time, and the recommendations contained in the report will draw new attention to

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.

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

Fleming responds to Charmaine Lawson’s statement

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – District Attorney Maggie Fleming has responded to a press statement issued Thursday by Charmaine Lawson, mother of slain Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. In the response, Fleming expands on some of Lawson’s points, clarifies evidentiary procedures, responds to Lawson’s demand for a Grand Jury transcript and defends the DA’s

Calls for DOJ to take over Lawson case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Citizens took to the mic at the public lectern during last week’s City Council meeting to decry a decision by a Humboldt County Grand Jury not to press charges in the April 15, 2017 killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. After reviewing evidence

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