Grover Beach church leaders accused of misappropriation

A group of parishioners fighting to retain control of Bethel Baptist Church in Grover Beach has accused a former pastor of misappropriating church money. They say that Ronald Kennedy used church money to pay off personal credit card debt and gave more than $20,000 to a defunct nonprofit corporation while saying that the church needed to be dissolved because it was in financial trouble. Read More …

SLO County’s tarnished brass

Officer Trevor Shipman kept his job with the Fresno Police Department after he shot and killed a man during a traffic stop over a seat belt violation. The family of the deceased man then filed a lawsuit for excessive use of force and Shipman left the department. He then applied for a job with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department, and was hired. Read More …