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The Fullerton Police Department enforces local, state, and federal laws, and provids around-the-clock protection of the lives Fullerton Policeand property of the public. The Police Department functions both as an instrument of public service and as a tool for the distribution of information, guidance and direction.

It is the mission of the Police Department to facilitate and administer the laws of governing bodies, the orders of the courts, and to direct all energies and resources toward maintaining the health, welfare and safety of citizens.


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Statement from Police Chief, Dan Hughes
January 13, 2014
As a result of the verdict, Dan Hughes, Fullerton's Chief of Police, has the following comment:

"We respect the jury's verdict, and appreciate the consideration the jury gave to the evidence. We understand that there may be a wide variety of reactions to the verdict and encourage anybody who wishes to express their feelings to do so respectfully.

Over the course of the past two and a half years the City of Fullerton Police Department has taken significant steps to make it the best department possible. As Fullerton’s new Police Chief, I will make sure those efforts continue so that our police department serves the community with honor, integrity and professionalism."
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Statement from Mayor Doug Chaffee
January 13, 2014
As a result of the verdict, Doug Chaffee, Fullerton's new Mayor, has the following comment:

"Today, the jury has spoken and we respect the verdict. I understand and appreciate how difficult this has been for the Thomas family. We appreciate not everyone may agree with the jury's verdict. But we trust that the community will respect the verdict and the juror’s decisions.

Over the course of the past two and a half years the City of Fullerton has taken the initiative to implement reforms to our police department so it can provide the best possible service to our community. As Fullerton’s new Mayor, I will continue to make certain those efforts continue."


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Fullerton Police Officers Cleared
April 22, 2013The Federal Court trial in the case of Veth Mam vs. City of Fullerton, et al., USDC Case Number SACV11-1242-JST, concluded today in the courtroom of Judge Josephine Staton Tucker. The jury of eight returned with a unanimous verdict in favor of the three Fullerton Police Officers who remained as defendants in the case. The jury found that there was no violation of the plaintiff's First and Fourth Amendment Rights and further that the plaintiff was not maliciously prosecuted for assaulting and battering one of the defendant officers.

Prior to the start of the trial, the court had dismissed other claims against the City of Fullerton and other defendants.
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Fullerton Raised, Dan Hughes, Appointed Chief of Police
January 31, 2013The City of Fullerton is happy to announce the hiring of a new Chief of Police. During the January 15, City Council meeting, Captain Dan Hughes was appointed Chief of Police in a unanimous 5-0 vote. Hughes had been the Acting-Chief the past year.
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Fullerton Police Open House Event
October 3, 2012Fullerton Police Open House
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Fullerton Police Release Identity of Bicyclist Killed in Collision
July 12, 2012The Fullerton Police Department has released the name of the bicyclist killed in yesterday's hit and run collision that occurred at around 10:21am, at Bastanchury Rd and Morelia Street, in the City of Fullerton.

According to Sergeant Jeff Stuart, the cyclist has been identified as Richard Douglas Paine, 41 years of age, of La Habra.

"While we are not at a point to make a determination as to who was at fault, our preliminary investigation suggests that the collision occurred as a result of Paine riding his bicycle into the path of oncoming traffic. Although we can't confirm who had the right of way at this time, our investigation thus far, indicates that vehicular traffic was moving at reasonable speeds for this section of the road," Stuart said.

The hit and run suspect vehicle, described as a small black car, with side or front collision damage, and is still outstanding. Police are asking for the public's help in locating the vehicle and driver. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Fullerton Police Department Accident investigators at (714) 738-6812 or (714) 738-6813.
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Fullerton Police Officer Involved in Kelly Thomas Incident No Longer Employed by City
July 10, 2012

The Fullerton Police Department is confirming that Officer Manuel Ramos is no longer employed by the City of Fullerton.

"While we can not comment as to the specifics of any personnel matter, I can confirm that Officer Ramos is no longer an employee of the Fullerton Police Department, effective July 3, 2012," said Acting Chief Dan Hughes.

Hughes has declined to discuss any proposed discipline or the findings of an internal investigation.

The status of the other officers involved in this incident remains unchanged.


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Update: Critical Missing Adult Aaron Gregory Has Been Located
June 12, 2012This release is a follow-up on the press release put out yesterday, June 11, 2012, regarding critical missing adult Aaron Gregory. According to Sergeant Jeff Stuart of the Fullerton Police Department, Gregory was located earlier this afternoon and was returned home in good condition. It is unknown at this time, why Gregory, who suffers from a brain injury and seizures, left the residence.

The Fullerton Police Department sincerely appreciates the assistance by the media in disseminating yesterday's information to the public. Any further questions regarding this incident can be forwarded to Sgt. Jeff Stuart at (714) 738-6838.
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