CSLEA Legal Victory in “Out-of-Class” Compensation Arbitration

CSLEA Legal Victory in “Out-of-Class” Compensation Arbitration

SACRAMENTO – Three Atascadero State Hospital (ASH) Police Officers (HPOs) will receive “Out-of-Class” compensation dating back to August of 2014, following successful arbitration on their behalf by the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Legal Division.  The arbitration decision, issued by Arbitrator Kenneth Perea on July 11, 2017, represents the binding affirmation by a neutral… Continue Reading

Reedley Gang Member Sentenced to Life for Red Sol Conspiracy Convictions

Reedley Gang Member Sentenced to Life for Red Sol Conspiracy Convictions

VISALIA – On August 14, 2017, Pedro Lopez, 35, of Reedley, was sentenced to 54 years to life in prison for gang crimes related to 2015’s Operation Red Sol gang sweep.  Operation Red Sol was a large-scale wiretap operation conducted by California Department of Justice special agents and local law enforcement agencies.   The operation targeted… Continue Reading

Ventura County: Three Arrested in Overdose Investigation

Ventura County: Three Arrested in Overdose Investigation

THOUSAND OAKS – In early August, three people were arrested in Ventura County for their suspected roles in the July 17th non-fatal overdose of a person in Thousand Oaks.  Following an initial investigation by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit was called to assist. “This unit uses local, state… Continue Reading

Sacramento Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Manufacturing and Selling Assault Rifles

Sacramento Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Manufacturing and Selling Assault Rifles

SACRAMENTO—Special agents in the California Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Bureau of Firearms assisted in an investigation which led to a five-year, six-month prison sentence for a Sacramento man who illegally made and sold firearms, possessed a machine gun and an unregistered firearm. Luis Cortez-Garcia, 44, was sentenced on August 11, 2017.  According to court records,… Continue Reading

CSLEA – FMESA Member Rescues Parapalegic Man From Burning Home

CSLEA – FMESA Member Rescues Parapalegic Man From Burning Home

SACRAMENTO –  Shane Wilson has many titles to his name.  He is a CALFIRE Deputy State Fire Marshal, Chief of the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and its affiliate Fire Marshal and Emergency Services Association (FMESA).  After rescuing a man from a burning home, you… Continue Reading

DMV Releases July DPPP Enforcement Stats

DMV Releases July DPPP Enforcement Stats

SACRAMENTO – On August 11, 2017, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released the results of 24 Disabled Person Parking Placards (DPPP) enforcement operations carried out in July 2017. The enforcement operations targeted those fraudulently using DPPPs throughout the state. “This is just one of the many, very important functions DMV investigators have as… Continue Reading

CSLEA Reaches Out to New CHP Motor Carrier Specialists

CSLEA Reaches Out to New CHP Motor Carrier Specialists

VALLEJO –  On August 11, 2017, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Membership Services Representative Jim Laughlin conducted a New Employee Orientation (NEO) for six new motor carrier specialists at the California Highway Patrol facility in Vallejo. “Motor carrier specialists have the important job of carefully inspecting commercial vehicles and therefore making our roads safer… Continue Reading

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