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Donna Deiss facing 'resisting arrest' charge; all other charges dropped
by Becky Johnson (becky_johnson222 [at] hotmail.com)
Wednesday Jun 25th, 2008 11:18 PM
On the first real nice day of the year, a peaceful gathering occurred in Three Trees parking lot on W. Cliff Drive. Within minutes, SCPD Officer Christian LeMoss had broken Donna Deiss' arm, arrested her, and charged her with battery on a peace officer, possession of marijuana, and resisting arrest. Today only the resisting arrest charge remains.
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Santa Cruz, Ca. --- HUFF member and vehicular dweller, Donna Deiss, who had her right humerus bone fractured by Officer Christian LeMoss on May 9th, 2008 at the Three Trees parking lot on W. Cliff Dr. has had all charges but one dropped. She now faces a single charge of 148 (a) PC or resisting arrest. Misdemeanor charges of battery on a police officer and possession of marijuana have been dropped without explanation. Deiss is still scheduled for arraignment on July 2nd at 8:30AM on the lone remaining charge of 'resisting arrest.' "I plan to plead 'Not Guilty' and seek a jury trial," she told HUFF members.

The Santa Cruz Police Department had issued a press release three days after the incident in which they claimed "When the officer attempted to detain Ms. Deiss she threw a cup of hot liquid onto his face. Despite being burned, the officer was able to control and eventually take Ms. Deiss into custody ." Deiss claims the officer never properly detained her, was not in uniform, did not identify himself as a police officer, and had no reason to detain her, much less grab her violently, spin her onto a parked car, cuff her, then throw her on the ground breaking her arm. The cup of coffee she had been holding in her left hand spilled everywhere including on Ms. Deiss. No marijuana was found on Ms. Deiss at the time of her arrest.
§Donna Deiss recovering
by Becky Johnson Thursday Jun 26th, 2008 1:40 AM
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Donna Deiss gives an accounting of her experiences.
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DEISS not asked for medical marijuana cardDonna Deiss YovinoFriday Aug 29th, 2008 1:49 PM
ACLU contacted about DEISS caseDonna Deiss YovinoFriday Aug 29th, 2008 1:39 PM
The Police do not have to ask if you have a card to arresst you under LawTim RumfordFriday Jul 25th, 2008 6:37 AM
But did she have a card?BradleyWednesday Jul 23rd, 2008 8:53 AM
Measure K and SB420Tim RumfordTuesday Jul 22nd, 2008 6:57 PM
No one has ever said Donna has a cardBradleyTuesday Jul 22nd, 2008 8:09 AM
WHAT A WASTEWasted of timeSaturday Jul 19th, 2008 8:46 AM
not legitimate at allnoFriday Jul 18th, 2008 7:47 PM
Donna Deiss UpdateRobert NorseThursday Jul 17th, 2008 2:27 PM
None of the above.Option CFriday Jul 11th, 2008 9:45 AM