I’m astounded to read that the Daily Journal is endorsing Carlos Bolanos for sheriff (“Carlos Bolanos for Sheriff” in the April 13 edition of the Daily Journal). Are you going to endorse a man that was at the scene of an illegal brothel as a private citizen where FBI sting “Operation Dollhouse” goes down and he says he’s not inside?
Your endorsement article states: “Clearly, there was a significant lapse of judgment.” And somehow you still feel as if you can trust this man’s leadership? Thank you for bringing this issue to light. I was astounded back in 2007 when this incident happened with no repercussions for then-sheriff Greg Munks and Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos.
And these men are there, why? They didn’t know it was a brothel? Are you kidding me?
I’ve heard of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but sometimes you put yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is the man the Board of Supervisors feels is worthy of being the top law enforcement official in the county? Am I missing something here? I’m sorry, but my vote is going to Mark Melville.
Melville has a proven track record and I don’t see any “significant lapse of judgment” in his past. We need a sheriff we can feel confident in their leadership abilities, follows the rule of law and, most importantly, someone we can trust.
CBS 5 Robert Lyles report on Operation Dollhouse