Santa Cruz Police Release Detailed Timeline Of Rampage That Killed 2 OfficersThe Santa Cruz Police Department has concluded its investigation into the fatal shootings earlier this year of detectives Butch Baker and Elizabeth Butler.
Records: Army Allowed Santa Cruz Police Shooter To ResignRecords show the Army commander of a former soldier who gunned down two California police detectives had allowed him to resign from the military instead of face a court-martial when he was twice accused of rape.
Memorial Fund For Slain Santa Cruz Cops Over $300KIn the weeks since two Santa Cruz police detectives were gunned down last month, a memorial fund for their family members has been growing and currently stands at more than $300,000, a city employee said Friday.
Dropped Rape Cases Against Santa Cruz Gunman Highlight Military IssuesAn Army official said this week there was not enough evidence to proceed with a rape prosecution against the man who killed two Santa Cruz police officers, fueling the debate over how the military investigates sex crimes.
Military Questioned Over Dropped Rape Case Against Santa Cruz GunmanSen. Barbara Boxer questioned Wednesday whether the military erred when it dropped rape charges and discharged a soldier who later shot and killed two police detectives in Santa Cruz.
Rep. Speier Wants Probe Into Dropped Charges Against Santa Cruz Cop KillerA Peninsula congresswoman has called for an investigation into the Army’s dropped rape charges against a man who shot and killed two Santa Cruz police officers.
Thousands Mourn Slain Santa Cruz Police OfficersMourners packed HP Pavilion in San Jose for a memorial Thursday for two Santa Cruz police officers killed in the line of duty last week.
Viewing Held For Slain Santa Cruz Officers On Eve Of MemorialA public viewing was held Wednesday for Sgt. Loran “Butch” Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler of the Santa Cruz Police Department, who were killed by an armed suspect on Feb. 26.
Bay Area Sees Spike In Fatal Police ShootingsAfter two Santa Cruz police officers were killed while on duty last Tuesday, a series of fatal officer-involved shootings occurred throughout the Bay Area.
Man Accused Of Stealing Bouquet From Santa Cruz Officers’ MemorialA man is being held on $250,000 bail after his arrest Friday on suspicion of stealing a large bouquet of flowers from a memorial for two Santa Cruz police officers killed in the line of duty on Tuesday.
Purple Heart Found Pinned To Teddy Bear In Anonymous Tribute For Santa Cruz OfficersA Purple Heart medal was found pinned to a teddy bear as an anonymous tribute to two Santa Cruz officers who were killed in the line of duty.
Investigators Search For Witness To Deadly Santa Cruz ShootoutInvestigators are searching for a woman who may hold clues to the background and history of the man who shot and killed two Santa Cruz police officers on Tuesday before being gunned down in a shootout with police.