Escondido Police

Suit claiming wrongful shooting filed against city

ESCONDIDO — Family members have filed a lawsuit against the city over the fatal shooting of their relative Pedro Campos Martinez by two Escondido police officers on May 4.

Severance of former Escondido Police Chief withheld

ESCONDIDO — Speaking publicly for the first time since his sudden retirement last year, former Escondido Chief of Police Jim Maher issued a statement claiming that he was forced to retire and that the city is withholding half of his severance payment.

Kirk Effinger: Who’s minding city’s pocketbook is real issue

While attending a small gathering the other day I had occasion to briefly visit with Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and, engaging in a bit of political small talk, asked him how he thought his reelection campaign was going.

Former Escondido Police Chief’s severance deal released

ESCONDIDO — Former Escondido Police Chief Jim Maher’s sealed severance package contained a $150,000 payment and strict confidentially rules prohibiting him from speaking about his sudden retirement and from participating in city affairs.