PRESS COVERAGE

2017–06-07 Did Councilperson Jeannine Pearce get VIP Treatment from the LBPD? | Beachcomber
2017–06-07 Did Councilperson Jeannine Pearce get VIP Treatment from the LBPD? | Beachcomber
2017–06-07, Confrontation with Long Beach councilwoman leads to arrest of her former staffer, Press-Telegram
The former chief of staff of Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce was arrested early Saturday morning after a confrontation with the councilwoman in front of her home, according to a statement released Wednesday by Long Beach police. Devin Cotter was a
2017–06-08, Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce Detained, Ex-Chief of Staff Arrested After Weekend Incidents; LBPD Investigation Ongoing, LBPost.com
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2017–06-08, Did Councilperson Get LBPD VIP Treatment? | Beachcomber
On June 7 the Beachcomber broke an online story that exposed the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) questionable handling, release and special treatment of Councilperson Jeann
2017–06-09, City severed ties between Long Beach councilwoman and staffer months before arrest, Press-Telegram
Months before Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce’s former chief of staff was arrested in an early-morning incident outside her home, Devin Cotter was placed on paid leave and told to avoid Pearce in the weeks leading up to his resignation. Cot
2017–06-10 Editorial: Where is the LBPD POA When the Rank and File Needs Them? | Beachcomber
On May 31 an email blast was sent to the rank and file from the Long Beach Police Officers Association (POA) headquarters announcing that Steve James, their president, will retire in October, and praised the 17 years he has been their elected president, boasting that he “became a leading vo
2017–06-10 What Happened In Predawn Hours of <nobr>June 3</nobr> That Led LBPD To Administer Field Sobriety Test To Long Beach Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce — That LBPD Says She Successfully Completed — After Detaining Her And Her Former Chief Of Staff (In Car She Drove), Then Released Them But Later Arrested Him For Outstanding DUI-Related Warrant And Alleged Public Intoxication? Was Any Domestic Violence Alleged And If So Against Whom?, LBReport.com
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2017–06-10, City severed ties between Long Beach councilwoman and staffer months before arrest – Press Telegram
2017–06-22 CHP Was On Scene Of Pearce-Cotter Incident (Shoreline Dr.) With LBPD For Roughly 90 Minutes, CHP Recs Indicate, LBReport.com
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2017–06-22, Long Beach needs answers in Pearce-Cotter probe
The situation involving Long Beach Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce and her former chief of staff, Devin Cotter, is a
2017–06-27 Open Letter to LBPD Regarding Councilwoman Pearce Cover-up | Beachcomber
https://lbpost.com/news/city/2000011113-second-district-councilwoman-says-she-is-a-victim-of-domestic-violence-weeks-after-run-in-with-autho
2017–06-27 UPDATE: With Both Sides Lawyered-Up, Councilwoman Pearce Alleges She Was A Victim Of Domestic Violence; Her Former Chief of Staff Cotter Says He Wasn’t Perpetrator Of That Conduct, LBReport.com
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2017–06-27, Pearce Says She Has Been Victim Of Domestic Violence | News | gazettes.com
Second District Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce released a statement today, Tuesday, through her attorney that she has been the victim in an active, ongoing case of domestic violence.
2017–06-27, Second District Councilwoman Says She is a Victim of Domestic Violence Weeks After Run-in with Authorities
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2017–06-29 City Hall Stonewall on Councilwoman Pearce Hardens | Beachcomber
Long Beach City Hall information surrounding the alleged DUI/domestic violence incident involving Councilwoman Pearce and her former Chief of Staff Devin Cotter, following their discovery in Pearce’s vehicle by the CHP at 2:35 a.m.
2017–06-30, Former Long Beach staffer charged with public intoxication in Pearce case, Press-Telegram
A former city hall staffer has been charged with public intoxication stemming from his June 3 arrest near Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce’s home, the city prosecutor’s office said on Friday. The Long Beach Police Department also conf
2017–07-07, Former Long Beach City Hall staffer arrested hours after ‘heated argument’ with city councilwoman – LA Times
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s former campaign manager was arrested Saturday for public intoxication and an outstanding warrant
2017–07-07, Where’s the LBPOA When Needed? | Beachcomber
On May 31 an email blast was sent to the rank and file from the Long Beach Police Officers Association (POA) headquarters announcing that Steve James, their president, will retire in October, and praised the 17 years he has been their elected president, boasting that he “became a leading vo
2017–07-13, Councilwoman Pearce, Former Chief Of Staff Target Of Two Investigations | News | gazettes.com
The Long Beach Police Department has given the district attorney results of investigations into Second District City Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce and her former chief of staff, Devin Cotter, that could
2017–07-14, DA Investigating Allegations of “Inappropriate Behavior” and “Potential Conflicts of Interest” Involving Councilwoman Pearce, Ex-Chief of Staff, LBPost.com
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2017–07-14, Domestic violence probe into LB councilwoman, ex-employee widens to other alleged misconduct, Press-Telegram
An investigation into accusations of domestic violence between a Long Beach councilwoman and her former chief of staff sparked a second investigation related to “inappropriate behavior and potential conflicts of interest,” according to t
2017–07-14, Sustained pain – LB Councilmember Pearce’s allegations of domestic violence involve threats and harassment | Signal Tribune Newspaper
2017–07-14, Transparency Breeds Trust | Beachcomber
The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) announced that police investigators presented their criminal investigation into the June 3 allegations of domestic violence between Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce and her former Chief of Staff Devin Cotter to the Los Angeles Country District Attorney (DA
2017–07-25, Stephen Downey Updates Us On The Jeannine Pearce Case That He Broke – Long Beach Local News
2017–07-26 City Prosecutor Haubert Cites Need To Avoid Possible Appearance of Conflicting Interest (Since Council Votes On His Office Budget) In Handing Matter Involving Councilwoman Pearce Back To D.A. For Possible Misdemeanor Consideration, LBReport.com
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2017–07-26, Long Beach City Prosecutor Turns Pearce Domestic Violence Case Back To DA | News | gazettes.com
City Prosecutor Doug Haubert said today, Wednesday, that misdemeanor review of the domestic violence case involving Second District Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce would be handled by the Los Angeles County District
2017–07-26, Long Beach prosecutor turns Pearce criminal case back to D.A., citing potential conflict, Press-Telegram
The Long Beach prosecutor recused himself from a criminal case involving Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce related to an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of June 3, his office announced on Wednesday. City Prosecutor Doug Haubert was
2017–08-01, Long Beach councilwoman paid former staffer for work after he was terminated, records show, Press-Telegram
Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce hired her former chief of staff for consulting work immediately after he was let go from the city amid turmoil between the two, documents show. Campaign finance paperwork filed Monday shows Pearce paid Devin Cotter
2017–08-02, Second District Residents Mulling Recall Of Councilwoman Pearce Amid Ongoing Investigation, LBPost.com
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2017–08-07, Long Beach councilwoman drank before driving; police said it wasn’t a DUI. Were they right?, Press-Telegram
Was it special treatment when Long Beach police cleared a city councilwoman of driving under the influence on the 710 Freeway and let her get a ride home with a friend afterward?Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce registered a .06 blood-alcohol level
2017–08-18, Has the Pearce Cover-up Been Put to Rest? | Beachcomber
On Aug. 7 the Press-Telegram (PT) published an article by reporter Jeremiah Dobruck headlined, “Long Beach councilwoman drank before driving; police said it wasn’t a DUI. Were they Right?”
2017–08-25, Committee Formed Seeking Resignation Or Recall Of Councilwoman Pearce, Says It Will File Paperwork And Begin Fundraising Next Week, Is Working With Experienced LB-Area Political Consulting Firm
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2017–08-25, Committee to Recall Councilmember Pearce Announces Formation | Beachcomber
The Committee to Recall Councilmember Jeannine Pearce was formed today [August 25, 2017] in response to the unethical, extremely inappropriate, and apparently illegal behavior of Councilmember Pearce (City of Long Beach, 2nd Council District) over the last nine months which has been publicly repo
2017–08-25, Effort to recall Long Beach councilwoman over ‘unethical’ behavior moves forward
A group of Long Beach residents have mounted an effort to recall Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce for “unethical” and “extremely inappropriate” behavior stemming from a recent late night encounter with police that resulted in a
2017–08-25, Group of Downtown Residents Form Committee to Recall Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce
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2017–08-25, Recall Effort Formalized Against Long Beach Second Council District Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce | News | gazettes.com
A group of Second District residents announced Friday that they would pursue a recall of Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce if she did not resign.
2017–08-31, Beachcoming (editorial) | Beachcomber
There’s nothing like a good scandal to get the public’s attention. The Jeannine Pearce incident has brought out the dishonesty being perpetrated by Long Beach city leaders and the Long Beach Police Department.
2017–08-31, Long Beach scandal calls for answers, not Pearce recall
A group of Long Beach residents has every right to being angry and frustrated by the recent behavior of Long Beach Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce.But the announcement by some about a recall effort against Pearce is premature.A better use o
2017–08-31, Scrutiny of 2nd District LB councilmember heats up | Signal Tribune Newspaper
2017–09-14, Long Beach Councilwoman Pearce leaves questions unanswered: Guest commentary – Press Telegram
2017–09-22, New documents shed light on relationship between Long Beach councilwoman, former staffer – Press Telegram
2017–10-25, DA won’t charge Long Beach councilwoman, citing self defense, faulty DUI device – Press Telegram
2017–10-25, District Attorney Declines to Prosecute Pearce For DUI, Domestic Assault Allegations
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2017–10-25, View DA “Charge Evaluation Worksheet” With Details Of What CHP, LBPD And DA Found, And DA’s Basis For Declining To Prosecute Allegations Of Domestic Battery And DUI Against Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce ‘
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2017–10-26, District attorney declines to charge Long Beach councilwoman with drunk driving, domestic violence – LA Times
Prosecutors will not bring domestic violence or driving under the influence charges against Long Beach Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce.
2017–11-01, Long Beach Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce will not be charged for domestic violence and DUI charges – Daily 49er
A decision made Oct. 20 by the district attorney not to charge a Long Beach councilmember for driving under the influence on June has raised questions and concern within the community, including a recall effort. Last week the Los Angeles District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, decided not to charge District 2 Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce in a…
2017–11-03, Despite the D.A. declining to prosecute Pearce, a recall committee questions her integrity | Signal Tribune Newspaper
2017–11-13, Long Beach police say they discovered DUI test was faulty after using it on councilwoman – Press Telegram
2017–11-15, Faulty Breathalyzer Leads To Dropped Charges For Councilwoman | The Fix
The breathalyzer had already been flagged by a technician as unreliable and shouldn’t have been in use in the field.
2017–11-16, Fallout From Councilwoman Pearce-Devin Cotter June Incident: Her Former Chief of Staff Devin Cotter Enters Into Plea Agreement w/ City Prosecutor: Admits Probation Violation, Ends Public Intox Case, Must Complete 10 Days Community Service & Remains On Probation ‘
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2017–11-16, Former Second District Chief Of Staff Takes Plea Agreement In Criminal Case | News | gazettes.com
Devon Cotter, former chief of staff for Second District Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce, reached a plea agreement Thursday with the city prosecutor’s office about charges stemming from an incident June 3.
2017–11-24, LB councilmember’s former chief of staff ordered to community service for alcohol-related charges | Signal Tribune Newspaper
2017–12-01, LBPD Releases New Docs And Photos Re Pearce-Cotter Incident ‘
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2017–12-01, LBPD Releases Photos/Narrative of Pearce/Cotter Incident | Beachcomber
The Beachcomber has received the following link from the Long Beach Police Department detailing their investigation into the June 3. altercation between Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce and her former Chief of Staff Devin Cotter:
2017–12-01, Police release videos, detailed reports of roadside altercation involving Long Beach councilwoman – Press Telegram