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From the Reporter
The Big Picture
San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne, 67, has handled controversies before, as the top cop in Richmond and San Jose. This one is different, though: Lansdowne’s own decisions have contributed to the underpinnings of it.
How He’s Perceived
Lansdowne is widely liked by city officials and officers. Now that trust is being put to the test as the department faces its largest controversy under his watch.
The Underlying Scandal
Allegations against police include three cases of drunken driving as well as excessive force, domestic violence, sexual assault, on-duty rape and other offenses. Five officers have been charged criminally and prosecutors are considering several more cases.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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