Kelly Davis, Los Angeles Times

Kelly Davis

Los Angeles Times

San Diego, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kelly:

Doctor, nurse face preliminary hearing in jail-death case

Relatives of Elisa Serna, who plan to attend the multi-day proceeding, say more people should have been charged in the woman's death at Las Colinas jail. → Read More

Federal judge orders San Diego County sheriff to release internal records on jail deaths

The San Diego County sheriff must turn over the reports within a week, so lawyers for the Union-Tribune and other news outlets can develop privacy protocols. → Read More

Executive wants greater oversight powers for civilian board amid jail deaths — including over medical staff

Top Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board officials scheduled a special meeting to consider a host of changes, including one that would eliminate a one-year limit on the board's authority to investigate misconduct complaints. → Read More

How to keep people from cycling in and out of jail? Make it easier to get services, many say

The 87-page study sets the foundation for a final report that is expected to provide recommendations on how the San Diego region can do a better job of diverting people from jail without impacting public safety → Read More

San Diego County settles with Frankie Greer over jail injury

But the settlement with Frankie Greer does not resolve a broader dispute over the release of internal sheriff's records. → Read More

Days before he died in juvenile detention, 16-year-old Alan Arguelles had already overdosed there, suit says

After he obtained the fentanyl that would kill him, more than 10 hours passed before he was found dead. A doctor said his autopsy report suggested a “somewhat protracted overdose.” → Read More

County looks to keep jail population numbers low by exploring alternatives to incarceration

Following two community listening sessions, the San Diego Association of Governments is preparing to present a report on ways to keep county jail incarceration levels for low-level offenders at a minimum → Read More

San Diego sheriff should release internal reports on jail deaths, civilian oversight board says

'The families of the folks who have died are certainly not seeing the CIRB reports,' the oversight board's executive officer said. 'Nobody is getting those reports.' → Read More

Civilian review board will consider asking sheriff to release internal records on jail deaths

Kelly Martinez last year publicly said the internal reviews would be made public “in the near future.” To date, her department has released details of just two cases, though 20 people died in custody last year. → Read More

One year after scathing review of jail deaths, new sheriff issues self-assessment on progress

The update was released the same day relatives of people who died in custody demonstrated alongside community advocates outside Sheriff’s Department headquarters. → Read More

Relatives of people who died in San Diego County jails seek joint meeting with sheriff

Loved ones say they still have questions about the deaths and their concerns are not being heard → Read More

Newly seated for six-year term, sheriff reverses course on pledge to release internal records

As acting sheriff last year, Martinez said findings from the Critical Incident Review Board would be made public. A spokesperson now says the department will release summaries of the review board findings — not the actual findings themselves. → Read More

Sheriff's Department rejects recommendation to drug-scan everyone entering county jails

Last year, the agency's civilian oversight board sought stricter rules to combat overdoses among incarcerated people — advising that everyone be screened for drugs whenever they entered a county jail. → Read More

CLERB blames death on sheriff not keeping drugs out of jail

The review board also voted to forward a recommendation to the department to ensure that safety checks of detainees are conducted hourly, as required under state standards. → Read More

CLERB wants more safety checks to stop San Diego jail deaths

The recommendations were prompted by the review board’s newly completed investigations into two men’s deaths in county jails last year. → Read More

Lawsuit challenging sheriff's handling of COVID-19 in county jails moves toward trial

Plaintiffs are seeking improved public health standards amid outbreak affecting 21 detainees and 42 sheriff's employees → Read More

San Diego homeless outreach workers underpaid, study finds

A study finds that San Diego ranks 14th out of 18 cities — all selected for having a high cost of living — when it comes to pay as a percentage of a living wage. → Read More

Lawsuit underscores power discrepancy in San Diego jails

Plaintiff says he spent nearly a week in solitary confinement after he complained about the circumstances of his arrest and then about being denied a video visit. → Read More

Doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in Elisa Serna's jail death

Elisa Serna, 24, died after having a seizure and hitting her head on her cell wall. In her medical chart, Dr. Friederike Von Lintig had accused her of faking her illness. → Read More

San Diego jails' medically vulnerable get health monitoring

The goal of the pilot is to reduce in-custody deaths, which have plagued the department for years. A state audit released in February found that San Diego jails had the highest mortality rate among California’s largest counties. → Read More