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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Michael Moore

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The downtown beat

The downtown foot detail typically consists of two officers on an overtime assignment. They walk the neighborhood from 6pm to 11pm almost every Friday and Saturday night from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

Gilroy man charged in fatal crash

Isael Velarde, a Gilroy resident accused of crashing a vehicle and leaving his severely injured passenger to die on the road just north of Morgan Hill on June 6, faces more than 10 years in prison for his involvement in the collision and death, according to authorities.

DA: Gilroy among top ZIPs for crime

More residents of the City of Gilroy are charged with a crime than in almost every other ZIP code in Santa Clara County, according to the District Attorney’s annual report for 2018 released this week.

City settles lawsuit, pays $25K

Both the plaintiff and defendants hailed the settlement as a success.

Mediation fails in Harrell lawsuit

An effort earlier this month to mediate the lawsuit filed by a former public safety dispatcher against the City of Gilroy failed in federal court.

Courts update: Former Hollister cop, MH murder

Dana Stubblefield, a former San Francisco 49er defensive end, is scheduled to be tried before a jury July 8 on charges that he raped a developmentally disabled woman at his Morgan Hill home.

Court to assess rape suspect’s mental health

At the March 14 hearing at the Morgan Hill courthouse, the judge granted a mental competency hearing based on PC1368. The next hearing is scheduled for 9am March 21 at the Hall of Justice in San Jose.

Juarez family sues city for causing death

A lawsuit filed by the family of Steven Juarez claims the seven Gilroy Police officers who chased and subdued him the night...

Excerpts from Steven Juarez Medical Examiner’s Report

Steven Juarez’s body was covered with injuries following the Feb. 25, 2018 struggle with Gilroy police officers that ended in his death...

Family continues to mourn

The attendees reiterated their intent to hold Gilroy police accountable for Juarez’s death, just a couple days after the Santa Clara County district attorney announced his office had completed an investigation that exonerated the officers involved in Juarez’s arrest.