Carl DeMaio leads a charge to convert San Diego Police Department from pensions to 401(k) retirement
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The San Diego Police Officers Association has its hands full warding off efforts by city councilman and prospective mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio to make the City’s pension plan for cops into a 401(k) retirement system. But judging by its most recent IRS filing, dated June 14, 2010, and covering the 12 months ending in July 2009, the group’s officers haven’t been particularly well paid. Then-president Bill Nemec got $18,611; then-treasurer Rob Lewis collected $5034; and vice president Jeff Jordan made $11,587. The association, involved in a series of lawsuits with the City, paid $443,250 to the firm of Bobbitt, Pinckard & Fields of San Diego and $300,674 to the Irvine firm of Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh. The membership anted up a total of $1,901,429 in dues, and the association reported making an additional $80,078 from advertising.

Compare those numbers to the San Diego–based United Domestic Workers of America, an affiliate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which, according to its website, represents 65,000 workers in 11 California counties, including San Diego.

Members provide home care to aged and disabled individuals, paid for by taxpayers, and the union has been a key lobbyist against proposed cuts to the program. In 2010, according to a recently filed disclosure with the U.S. Department of Labor, the union collected $18,025,405 in dues and agency fees, had net assets of $10,931,118, and spent $1,072,803 on “political activities and lobbying.”

Its highest-paid employee, executive director Douglas Moore, received $225,925 in salary and an additional $17,243 in “disbursements for official business.” Other well-compensated workers included political/legislative director Jovan Agee, with a total of $119,187; director of field and organization Johanna Hester, $116,782; regional field coordinators Donta Harrison ($110, 662), Ricardo Cisneros ($110,040), and Michael Loza ($104,771); and chief negotiator Yvonne Olivares-Maldona, $93,764. The union’s president Laura Reyes received $83,005.

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realnews April 21, 2011 @ 12:27 p.m.

With five arrests on charges involving stalking, battery, and rape, by "Long-time" San Police officer veterans....Gave them nothing until the officers decide to Police Themselves.


monaghan April 21, 2011 @ 4:33 p.m.

Another luxurious trip for Rep. Susan Davis, this time to the Land of the Rising Sun -- with especially fabulous lodging at the Okura Hotel which has the most elegantly minimalist lobby I have ever seen. But Davis keeps her Congressional seat by consistently voting as a conservative Blue Dog Democrat, so it's a stretch to tag her with guilt-by-association because her Japanese host in 1975 sponsored a bunch of Socialists on a visit to our shores. You have to admit that was a long time ago....


Ponzi April 25, 2011 @ 6:44 a.m.

Mayor Sanders says the pensions for police must remain defined benefit to attract “talent.” Judging by the police talent that seems to be spending more time behind the defense desk in our local courts, perhaps his theory is flawed. If sex perverts and corruption is what we get with our present compensation packages, then something begs for change.

I suggest screen better now, pay better now. Don’t offer the gold pensions down the road. Treat the profession with parity to other occupations. If we don’t have to be burdened with unrealistic future liabilities for pensions, we can offer better pay in the here-and-now. That will attract people, because honestly… young people don’t think about the future that much. Give them a 401K and higher pay.


SurfPuppy619 April 25, 2011 @ 12:17 p.m.

Mayor Sanders says the pensions for police must remain defined benefit to attract “talent.”

That is the same whopper they said about 3%@50,about a 4/10 work week, about 6 figure salaries. It was bogus then, it is bogus now.

Cops are hired 90% out of 4 catagories, and it is NOT based on merit;

1- Family (Hi LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and 5 family members!! Hello El Cajon Police Chief Pat Sprecco and son Nick Sprecco!!!),

2- Friends,

3- Civil rights lawsuit consent decree hires for engaging in 1 & 2 above. (Hi LASD, and your female hiring requirement under the Bouman v. Baca Consent Decree!!!).

4- Military workfare hires- who are hired in extraordinary (and out of proportion) numbers.


SurfPuppy619 April 25, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m.

Judging by the police talent that seems to be spending more time behind the defense desk in our local courts, perhaps his theory is flawed.

Yes, this is the "talent" that Sanders is buying, the "best and brightest", and while they were hiring these GED clowns they were washing out good, honest, solid college grads as clean as Windex;

SDPD officer accused in sexual assaults fired FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011 AT 11:25 A.M.

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego police officer facing charges that he sexually assaulted five women during traffic stops has been fired, the department said Friday.

Anthony Arevalos, 40, an 18-year department veteran, was terminated Thursday after an internal investigation into the allegations, Police Chief William Lansdowne said.

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SDPD sergeant faces stalking charge THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 AT 8:52 A.M.

SAN DIEGO — San Diego police sergeant has been charged with stalking and harassment in a case reportedly involving a female officer.

Sgt. Kenneth H. Davis, a 23-year veteran of the department, was arraigned Feb. 10 and charged with one count of stalking and three counts of making harassing telephone calls, police Lt. Andra Brown said Thursday.

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Lawyer expects charges against SDPD officer WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011 AT 9:43 P.M.

A lawyer who represents a San Diego police officer suspected of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a traffic incident in February said Wednesday he expects felony charges to be filed against his client.

Defense attorney Cole Casey said he has been told by prosecutors that felony DUI and felony hit-and-run charges will be filed against Officer David Hall in connection with the incident. Casey said he expects his client to be arraigned in early May . .

L.A. County sheriff's deputy convicted of assaulting ex-girlfriend

April 15, 2011 | 11:40 am A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy faces up to 18 years in prison after an Orange County jury found him guilty of kidnapping, falsely imprisoning and assaulting his ex-girlfriend with a firearm.

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