Events in the news this week.
A pilot who flew over former President Reagan’s Bel-Air home, and who claims that he was “tortured” by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy when he landed, faces arraignment Tuesday on a charge of resisting arrest. Doug Davis, 43, of Riverside County was ordered to land at John Wayne Airport last Dec. 28 after he and an aerial-mapping photographer flew over Bel-Air. The airspace was restricted whenever then-President Reagan was home, but Davis said he had received no notice about restrictions that day.
Davis claims that he was mistreated by the deputy who detained him and has filed a $1-million damage claim against Orange County, Sheriff Brad Gates and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The Secret Service determined the flying incident was inadvertent and filed no charges.