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  • Costa Mesa police cleared in man's shooting death

    Costa Mesa police officers were cleared Thursday of criminal wrongdoing in a deadly encounter last year with a man who prosecutors say had caught authorities' attention because he tried to blackmail his girlfriend's ex-husband during a custody dispute.
  • Commentary: Police shootings are a reminder of need for less-lethal force

    "You have the right to remain silent." That opening line from the Miranda warning is mostly common knowledge, and the motto of law enforcement we are most familiar with is "To protect and serve" the public. Has law enforcement consistently stuck to...

    Can you help ID gunman wanted in 3 robberies at Costa Mesa drive-up ATM?

    Can you help ID gunman wanted in 3 robberies at Costa Mesa drive-up ATM?
    Three times in the past two months, a robber has held drivers at gunpoint and forced them to withdraw cash from a drive-up ATM in Costa Mesa, according to police. Authorities are asking for help in identifying the man. Police said the robber,...

    Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police

    Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police
    A Costa Mesa city councilman is drawing ire from some members of the Police Department for planning to host a wake for a wanted man who died in a shootout with local officers. The event at Skosh Monahan's, a restaurant owned by Councilman Gary Monahan,...

    Police: Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa officers

    Costa Mesa police shot and killed a man in an exchange of gunfire while officers were trying to arrest him Tuesday night, according to authorities. Police said two officers arrived at an apartment in the 3000 block of Jeffrey Drive about 10:40 p.m. to...