Posts Tagged ‘Garr Nielsen’
Eureka City Manager Dave Tyson won’t be getting off so easy.
A court ruling dismissing Tyson from a major harassment lawsuit against him and the city has been appealed by attorneys for former EPD dispatcher Tawnie Hansen. The appeal was filed Thursday.
Humboldt County Superior Court judge John Feeney dismissed Tyson from personal liability in the case in January, but cleared the way for Hansen’s case to proceed against the city.
The lawsuit is based on an anonymous blog allegedly run from inside the Eureka Police Dept. that peddled salacious gossip about an alleged affair between Hansen and Police Chief Garr Nielsen. Both have denied the rumors.
Hansen alleges that Tyson failed to prevent the workplace harassment by pursuing an over-broad “global investigation” that effectively buried her complaints, and that Tyson aided and abetted the harassment. She is seeking $1.4 million in damages.
An earlier lawsuit was settled when another former dispatcher, DeeDee Wilson, agreed to pay Hansen $10,000 following allegations of libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen on Tuesday released the names of the officers who were involved in the deadly force incident last Thursday that took the life of a 25-year-old Eureka man, David Sequoia.
Two Eureka police officers fired their weapons in the exchange Thursday that left 25-year-old David Sequoia dead Thursday morning, Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen said Saturday.
Following several recent assaults on police officers the Eureka City Council passed a resolution Tuesday encouraging the District Attorney to prosecute such assaults to the fullest extent of the law.
Eureka City Councilman Larry Glass introduced the resolution, which passed unanimously. Councilman Frank Jager said he supported the resolution and added that assaults on officers should not be subject to plea bargains.
District Attorney Paul Gallegos did not attend the meeting.
Glass said the resolution was meant to support progress by EPD, which is following a policy of minimal force during arrests. The positive changes have come under the leadership of chief Garr Nielsen who took over the department in the wake of several officer involved shootings in 2006.
An opinion piece by Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen garnered some controversy on the Times-Standard website last night when a nearly identical op-ed was discovered in the Fresno Bee. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer’s op-ed was published on Dec. 8 while Nielsen’s piece hit the T-S on Dec. 16.
A letter from Eureka Chief of Police Garr Nielsen titled “Public safety is an investment, not a cost” is included on Homepage of “unofficial” website of the CCC, which we believe stands for California Correctional Centers. We are unsure of the Chief’s involvement with the site, or his input into it, but cartoons and comments like those to the left are sure to raise more than a few eyebrows. Most of the letter (and much of the website) is dedicated to stopping the State of California from releasing thousands of inmates due to a court order that cites prison overcrowding.