Despite warning signs, city officials entrusted the historic ship’s future to a firm that wasn’t up to the job. Now millions of dollars in public money will be needed to clean up the mess.
The school board’s unanimous decision to fire the officer days after the shooting was “the right thing to do,” Superintendent Jill Baker said.
He worked short stints as a police officer in Los Alamitos and Sierra Madre shortly before becoming a Long Beach Unified school safety officer.
“I just want justice for my sister,” said Mona Rodriguez’s brother Oscar Rodriguez. “No family should ever have to go through this.”
Long Beach Unified bars its school safety officers from shooting at moving vehicles or at someone fleeing—both of which happened in this case, an attorney for the woman’s family said.
Police said a school safety officer shot an 18-year-old woman who was a passenger in a gray sedan near Millikan High School.
Long Beach Councilman Roberto Uranga and his wife, Tonia, were accused of severely neglecting their two German shepherd dogs last year, resulting in one dog’s death.
The Queen Mary is expected to remain closed into 2022 as the city works on urgent repairs.
The move is the next step as the city considers the Queen Mary’s future and how to fund millions of dollars in critical repairs for the historic ocean liner.
A North Long Beach Samoan church lost three of its younger members within two weeks this summer, highlighting the dangers of COVID-19 for region’s Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community.