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Zain Jaffer ex Vungle CEO has Preliminary Hearing Transcripts SEALED.

Why? Seven months after the alleged hearing, the reason I say that is there is no record in the court files of the Preliminary Hearing on January 31, 2018. I had to ask Deputy Chief Karen Guidotti if it in fact took place. Here is her response e-mail.

Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
To:Michael Stogner Jul 24 at 1:35 PM

January 31, 2018.

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:33 PM
To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
Subject: Zainali Jaffer Preliminary Hearing date

Hello Karen.

Can you please tell me the date the preliminary hearing was held in the Zain Jaffer case?

Thank You

Michael G. Stogner

www.sanmateocountynews.com

We now know that District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe sent this e-mail to the Palo Alto Daily Post Reporter on the day of the Preliminary Hearing. To my knowledge the Newspaper did not print this information.

From: Steve Wagstaffe
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:01 PMTo: Emily Mibach
Subject: People v. Jaffer

Hi Emily,

Here is the description of the testimony by the instructor:

DEFENSE THEN CALLED MARTIN ROMUALDEZ, D’S JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR FOR 6 MTHS PRIOR TO INCIDENT, AND THEN CALLED OFC REY. MR. ROMUALDEZ TESTIFIED THAT WHAT HE OBSERVED ON THE BODY CAM FOOTAGES WAS THE DEF PERFORMING A JIU-JITSU MOVE THAT HE HAD BEEN TRAINED IN (ARM BAR/TRIANGLE). MR. ROMUALDEZ ADMITTED HOWEVER THAT IN THE NUMEROUS PRACTICE SESSIONS WHERE D AND HIS SON JOHN DOE WERE INVOLVED THAT D WAS NEVER NAKED, THAT IT DID NOT RESULT IN ANY SCREAMING ON THE PART OF JOHN DOE, THAT JOHN DOE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE IN PAIN, THAT JOHN DOE WAS NEVER INJURED OR TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. INSTRUCTOR FURTHER ADMITTED THERE IS NO JIU-JITSU MOVE THAT INVOLVES INSERTING FINGERS INTO ONE’S ANUS OR SELF-STIMULATING IN THAT MANNER, AND THAT THE PRACTICE SESSION S WITH D AND HIS SON NEVER INVOLVED ANY KIND OF TRASH TALK OR LANGUAGE SUCH AS “PUSSY.”

John Ullom Co-owner of Citizen Access TV and a very good concerned citizen of San Mateo County inquired about the price of the Transcripts. He learned today from San Mateo County Counsel attorney Dan Valim that the Transcripts he was interested in have been Sealed this week by Mr. Jaffer’s attorney. Why?

The readers should know there were 5 victims, 2 children, a grandfather, Police Officer and another professional. So there is 2 Child Abuse, & 1 Elder Abuse.

History: October 15, 2018 Zain Jaffer was arrested at his home in Hillsborough California at 4 AM charged with 7 felonies including Attempted Murder of his 3 year old son.

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe was quick to dismiss the Attempted Murder Charge.

The Charges that remained up until July 2, 2018:

Charge #1 Attempted Oral Copulation or Sexual Penetration with a Child 10 years of age or younger. PC 664.288.7(b) Felony

Charge #2 Forcible Lewd Act Upon Child, PC288 (b) Felony

Charge #3 Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, PC 245 (A) Felony

Charge #4 Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, PC 245 (A) Felony

Charge #5 Child Abuse, PC 273 (A) Felony

Charge #6 Child Abuse PC 273 (A) Felony

Charge # 7 Battery Upon a Peace Officer & Designated Person, PC 243 (b) Misdemeanor

July 2, 2018 The entire Criminal case was plucked out of the legal process by San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Deputy Chief Karen Guidotti, Sean Gallagher, and Deputy DA Sharon Cho, Could not have been done without Hon. Judge Stephanie Garratt, a former prosecutor for Wagstaffe, approving the motion to dismiss. The entire process from arrest to entire case dismissed 8 months.

San Mateo County has Failed to protect the Children and the Elder.

The Zain Jaffer case should be audited.

Update – Here is the motion filed:

Z.J. Prelim Hearing Transcript 1Z.J. Prelim Hearing Transcript 2

Update: 8/6/2018 The signature is that of Hon. Judge Stephanie Garratt The same judge that granted the motion to dismiss the entire case on July 2, 2018.

I was unable to determine which Judge signed this order, The Judges name and Dept should be printed below every signature. I asked the top 2 at the District Attorney’s Office to identify the Judge. Here are the e-mails

Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>

To:

Michael Stogner,

Steve Wagstaffe

Sep 4 at 9:02 AM

Mr. Stogner:  I do not know who signed the order.  As you stated, there is no name typed below the signature, and the signature does not clearly show the judge’s name.

 

Karen Guidotti

 

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 8:03 AM
To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>; Steve Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org>
Subject: Name of Judge who sealed PH of Zain Jaffer

 

Good morning Karen and Steve

 

Please tell me the name of the judge who signed the Seal order. I am unable to recognize it from my copy.

 

We have compared it to the entire rooster, It would be nice if the name was printed below the signature.

Thank You

Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County News.com

SMC Judges Roster See if you can tell which Judge signed the above Court Order?

DIRECTORY OF JUDGES

Effective July 30, 2018

Hon. Susan Irene Etezadi, Presiding Judge
Department 18, Courtroom 2L
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5118

Hon. Jonathan E. Karesh, Assistant Presiding Judge
Department 20, Courtroom 8C
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5120

Donald J. Ayoob
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5127
Dept. 27
Courtroom 7B
Trial Judge, Appellate Judge, Grand Jury Judge
Hugo Borja
Southern Court, Traffic Annex 500 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5131
Dept. 31
Courtroom D
Traffic, Small Claims and Family Support, Term Court Commissioner
Gerald J. Buchwald
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5110
Dept. 10
Courtroom 8D
Trial Judge
Danny Y. Chou
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5122
Dept. 22
Courtroom K
Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Clifford V. Cretan
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5106
Dept. 6
Courtroom 2K
Trial Judge
Sean P. Dabel
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5126
Dept. 26
Courtroom 6A
Family Law Judge
Leland Davis, III
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5101
Dept. 1
Courtroom 4C
Criminal Supervising Judge, Appellate Presiding Judge, Trial Judge
Marta S. Diaz
Juvenile Court 222 Paul Scannell Dr. San Mateo
(650) 261-5105
Dept. 5
Courtroom B
Juvenile Court Judge
Richard H. Du Bois
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5116
Dept. 16
Courtroom 7A
Trial Judge
Susan Irene Etezadi
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5118
Dept. 18
Courtroom 2L
Presiding Judge
Nancy L. Fineman
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5104
Dept. 4
Courtroom L
Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Jeffrey Finigan
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5124
Dept. 24
Courtroom J
Supervising Judge of the Northern Branch, Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Robert D Foiles
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5121
Dept. 21
Courtroom 2J
Trial Judge
Mark R. Forcum
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5108
Dept. 8
Courtroom 2H
Bridges Program Admitting and Review Judge, Pathways Mental Health Court Judge, Drug Court – Prop 36 Judge, Multiple DUI Court Judge/PC 1370 Court/ Trial Judge
Don R. Franchi
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5115
Dept. 15
Courtroom 7C
Family Law Judge
Stephanie Garratt
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5109
Dept. 9
Courtroom 2A
Criminal Presiding Judge
John “Jack” L. Grandsaert
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5111
Dept. 11
Courtroom 2D
Veterans Court Judge, Military Diversion Court Judge, Settlement Judge/Case Management Judge, Trial Judge
Susan Greenberg
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5103
Dept. 3
Courtroom 2B
Family Law Supervising Judge, Law and Motion Judge
Elizabeth M. Hill
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5112
Dept. 12
Courtroom 7D
Family Law and Domestic Violence Judge
Rachel Holt
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5132
Dept. 32
Courtroom 4A
Traffic, Small Claims and Family Support Court Commissioner
Susan Jakubowski
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5107
Dept. 7
Courtroom 4B
Trial Judge
Jonathan E. Karesh
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5120
Dept. 20
Courtroom 8C
Assistant Presiding Judge, Commissioners and ProTems Supervising Judge, Trial Judge, Bridges Program Review Judge
Elizabeth K. Lee
Juvenile Court 222 Paul Scannell Dr. San Mateo
(650) 261-5117
Dept. 17
Courtroom A
Juvenile Supervising Judge
Cristina Mazzei
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5133
Dept. 33
Courtroom 2M
Traffic, Small Claims and Family Support Court Commissioner
George A. Miram
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5128
Dept. 28
Courtroom 2F
Probate Judge, Lanterman – Petris – Short Act Proceedings Writs, Receivers and Preliminary Injunctions, Alternate Appellate Judge, Case Management Judge
Lisa A. Novak
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5113
Dept. 13
Courtroom 2C
Trial Judge
Joseph C. Scott
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5125
Dept. 25
Courtroom 2G
Trial Judge, Alternate Appellate Judge
V. Raymond Swope
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5123
Dept. 23
Courtroom 8A
Trial Judge, Appellate Judge
Marie S. Weiner
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5102
Dept. 2
Courtroom 2E
Supervising Judge of Civil, Case Management and ADR Programs, Complex Civil Litigation Judge

By Michael G. Stogner




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San Mateo Daily Journal refuses to post this comment.

Update August 31, 2018 My comment is now online at SMDJ.

I submitted this comment about 7 AM today. If anyone else is being censored by this advertising business send me you comments and I’ll publish here.

Supervisor David Canepa leaves out some important history about Seton funding and staffing the YES on Measure A campaign back in 2012. The 1/2 cent sales tax estimated to produce $60M per year and last for 10 years. It produced over $80M. That was the measure the Grand Jury reported on stating the County Leaders lied to the voters about a deficit that didn’t exist. https://www.sanmateocourt.org/documents/grand_jury/2012/structural_deficit.pdf

Here is todays opinion by San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa. He should also disclose how much money Seton received since the Measure A campaign 2011-12.

https://www.smdailyjournal.com/opinion/guest_perspectives/seton-needs-new-heroes/article_72807cd2-ab1e-11e8-bd4a-f74ea853875b.html

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America must change the Wording of the law. “feared for his life and his partner’s safety.”

“Feared for his life and his partner’s safety.” That is the green light to murder.

LA Times article August 29, 2018

Former cop convicted of murdering Texas teen
Rare guilty verdict follows long series of high-profile acquittals of officers who killed black men and boys.
“I’M JUST so thankful,” said Odell Edwards, the victim’s father, pictured hugging Dallas County Dist. Atty. Faith Johnson after a jury found a since-fired police officer guilty of murder in the death of Jordan Edwards. (Rose Baca Pool Photo) JORDAN EDWARDS, 15, was in a car leaving a party when the officer shot him in the head. (Inform) FORMER Balch Springs Officer Roy Oliver, center, said he fired his rifle in fear for his and his partner’s safety, but video showed the youths’ car was moving away. (Rose Baca Pool Photo)
By Kurtis Lee
A former police officer in Texas has been found guilty of murder in the high-profile shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards — a rare victory for civil rights activists seeking justice for the dozens of African American men and boys who have been killed by police officers in recent years.
As Judge Brandon Birmingham read the verdict Tuesday against Roy Oliver, who worked in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs, sobs came from the gallery of the packed courtroom. The last time an on-duty police officer in Dallas County was convicted of murder was in 1973. Oliver could be sentenced to life in prison.
“I’m just so thankful,” Jordan’s father, Odell Edwards, told reporters. “Thankful, thankful.”
Daryl Washington, an attorney representing the family, said the verdict meant more than justice for Jordan.
“It’s about Tamir Rice. It’s about Walter Scott. It’s about Alton Sterling,” he said, naming victims of police shootings in recent years. “It’s about every, every African American, unarmed African American, who has been killed and who has not gotten justice.”
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted a link to a news story about the conviction, saying that Jordan’s “life should never have been lost.”
On the night of April 29, 2017, Oliver fired an MC5 rifle into a Chevrolet Impala carrying Jordan and others, including two of his brothers, as it pulled away from a high school house party. Jordan, who was struck in the back of his head, was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police initially said the vehicle had backed up toward Oliver “in an aggressive manner,” but body-camera video showed the car was moving away from him and his partner. Days after the shooting, Oliver, who had served in the department for six years, was fired.
Jordan’s stepbrother, Vidal Allen, was driving the car the night of the shooting.
“I was very scared,” Allen testified. “I just wanted to get home and get everyone safe.”
Oliver, 38, has said he feared for his life and his partner’s safety.
“I had to make a decision. This car is about to hit my partner,” Oliver testified in the trial. “I had no other option.”
After a weeklong trial, it took the jury one day to reach a verdict.
Jordan’s death echoes other police shootings involving black boys and men. But no convictions were handed down in most of those cases.
In November 2014, Cleveland police got a 911 call about someone brandishing a pistol near a park — the weapon, the caller said, was “probably fake.” But in an incident captured on camera, a police cruiser pulled into the park and Officer Timothy Loehmann jumped out and opened fire. Within seconds, 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who had a toy gun, was dead.
Even before Tamir’s death, the U.S. Department of Justice had been investigating the Cleveland Police Department. A month after his shooting, it released a report saying Cleveland police displayed a pattern of using unnecessary force.
A year later, a grand jury decided not to indict Loehmann in Tamir’s death, saying the since-fired officer had reason to fear for his life.
In September 2016, in Columbus, Ohio, police shot and killed Tyre King, 13, who was carrying a BB gun while running from police. A grand jury declined to file criminal charges against the officer who killed him.
And in May 2017, an Oklahoma jury acquitted an officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher, 40, as he stood with his hands above his head on a rural highway.
Those cases and others illustrate the difficulty of convicting police officers. The law in most places gives them the benefit of the doubt.
Prosecutors usually have to show that an officer knowingly and intentionally killed without justification or provocation. A fear of harm has been successfully used as the justification for many shootings, even when the victim turned out to be unarmed.
The most recent case that ended in a conviction came last year when Michael Slager, a former officer in North Charleston, S.C., was first tried on murder charges in the April 2015 shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who fled after being stopped for driving with a broken taillight. But after those proceedings ended in a mistrial, Slager pleaded guilty to a civil rights violation and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The last Dallas County police officer convicted for murder while on duty was Darrell Cain, who shot and killed 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez after forcing him to endure a version of Russian roulette while handcuffed inside a patrol car.
There was no immediate reaction to Thursday’s verdict from local or national police groups.
John Fullinwider, a longtime Dallas activist and co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, said Oliver’s conviction came as a surprise.
“I expected to see an angel fly over City Hall before I saw this murder conviction,” he said. “This is a victory, but we really need independent federal prosecutors in all fatal police shootings.”
Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney who represents the Edwards family, said the conviction was justice for the country.
“We’ve seen time and time again, no charges, let alone convictions, in these high-profile shootings,” he said. “It is my hope that this is a turning point in the fight against police brutality against blacks.”
kurtis.lee@latimes.com

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Commission on Judicial Performance vs. State Auditor Lawsuit

This is serious information, get a cup of coffee close the door and take the time to educate yourself. No other News site will offer this information.

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Silicon Valley up to it Worst Tricks. Fires Tim Kentley-Klay.

San Mateo County residents should let all of Silicon Valley know that this behavior is not appreciated.

I think these tweets tell the real story of what a leader is. Foster City should be speaking up.

Tim Kentley-Klay

@TimKentleyKlay

Be full of wonder …

Pinned Tweet

Cheers to the most legendary crew, ever.

  1. “I can’t seem to find the right words for what’s happened. Please know that the impact you’ve had here, on all of us, is incredible and irreplaceable. I’m grateful to know you and to have worked with you. Thinking of you through all of this.”

  2. “Tim, we have been friends since the call from Melbourne and still are in my book. I have worked in an industry filled with so called visionaries for 25 years. The lesson I have learned is there are less than I can count on one hand. You’re on the hand by far.”

  3. “You’ll always be my favourite boss. Even when you’re not my boss.”

  4. “Your firing is shady. I came to zoox because I was thrilled to work on the project you created. I heard you say often: “we are doing it because it’s the right thing to do.” A leader choosing actions that are right instead of easy/cheap is rare and you were an excellent example.”

  5. “It’s weird driving in today remembering that yesterday actually happened. Thank you for treating everyone at Zoox, from coordinators to VPs, as your friend. I’m grateful for having had almost 2 years working for you… this sucks and my heart is breaking”

  6. “Hi Tim, I’m sure you are getting a flood of messages right now. I just want to let you know that I enjoyed every moment of getting to work with you. You are a visionary and the lessons I’ve learned under your mentorship will stay with me for life.“

  7. “Hey Tim. It feels strange to reach out to you like this. I really liked working with you, for Zoox. I would not be here wouldn’t you have had that vision and iron will to make it a reality. It’s you who allowed me to make this amazing journey and change in my life possible.”

  8. “I am not sure how I am supposed to work for a company where my creative mentor for 3 years, no longer works.”

  9. “Tim… Its been just a few months since I joined the Zoox family… Honestly, you don’t know how much you’ve inspired me just with your talks.. Especially after listening to you during Zoox connect, I strongly believed. I sincerely wish you’re back with us to keep inspiring us“

  10. “Tim, I’m not done making magic. Let me know when it’s time for the next adventure. I’ll follow you into battle anywhere.”

  11. “W T F — B.L.”

  12. “So grateful to having been at leastpart of the ride🙏🏼 I have huge respect for you. You are a truly visionary, not on par with obviously the part of the company that could make such decision. Sending you lots of supporting energy💙🙏🏼✨💫💛

  13. “Hi Tim, I am deeply shocked about the news at Zoox. Sadly people making this decision are not acting from their heart or passion, but exactly like you said, from fear. So sorry for the rest of the awesome crew and for the future if Zoox.”

  14. “Dude I still can’t believe that happened today. My thoughts are with you man, this really bites. I’m still in shock. I’m really sorry to see it play out this way”

  15. “Horrified at the news tim. We’re here if you need us. You are the core of Zoox. Madness.”

  16. “I still remember the day when you interviewed me on the park benches next to the firehouse. You have been an inspiration and a positive force in my life. Please let us know if you need anything.”

  17. “Tim…. Its been a total joy working with you! I’ll keep pursuing your vision 100%. It and you are the reason I joined and continue to work my ass off. Keep on keeping on, brother.”

  18. “It’s been a pleasure working with you, I was enamored by the idea of Zoox and it was why I chose to join the wild ride”

  19. “Hey Tim, I was shocked to hear the news, I can’t imagine what it must feel like. I’m certain you will land on your feet – your vision, intellect, and determination got you and us this far.”

  20. “Well that’s a load of cosmic rubbish. Sometimes I hate Silicon Valley.”

  21. “Could the board rehire you in three months because they can’t do Zoox without you? Could you change your last name again, wear a different hat, then you submit your application and resume to talent@zoox.com?”

  22. “Glad you’re ok and surrounded by your followers. Nobody will ever replace you.”

  23. “TIM!! 😭😭😭 I’m so sorry. I’m in shock. I can’t even imagine how things are for you. I hope you are ok. Please let me know if I can do ANYTHING!”

  24. “My dear son, no matter what happens I am so proud of you and so honoured that you are my son. I am 100% rock solid with you and for you. With all my love, Daddo xxx”

  25. “Please let me know if I can do anything for you! I will not be able to believe it! I am sorry! We are on the way!”

  26. “Sad news – it was your vision that attracted everyone and made Zoox what it is.”

  27. “Crew’s on their way. I’ll head back up this evening and come by… where ever you’ll be at.”

  28. “I have no words. Just got off the call. You dreamed up this company, you built this company, you brought me into a role that was super close to you and trusted me to see it through. The creative team is your family and I’m here to chat, drink, etc with you when you’re ready.”

  29. “Hi, I’m sorry about what is happening, I wish I could be there with you. I’ll be back in town Sunday, let me know when you want to catch up soon.”

  30. “There is no point in putting a disco ball in the elevator now. If you’re not the CEO of Zoox – nobody will have as much fun. I am in complete shock and sad. Are you ok?”

  31. “Would love to grab a beer with you at any time Tim. You are a true visionary. A sad day for sure.”

  32. “For what it is worth, you were the reason I came to Zoox. I would love to work with you again. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do or help with in the future.”

  33. Drinks at my house 5:30pm team.

    By Michael G. Stogner

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San Mateo County Sheriff Lt. Andrew Armando to Testify.

Real life is much more exciting then reality t.v. Please join me.

Update: Continued to October 3, 2018

Hon. Judge Mark Forcum continued this motion for the third time which makes the 4th time it has been continued since filed May 1, 2018. He claimed his court had a murder trial going in it. The Lopez Motion will not take very much time at all 2 hours max and most likely 30 minutes should do. One star witness SMCSO Lt. Andrew Armando he will either take the fifth or testify he committed a Felony. Those who Matter don’t want that to happen before another case set for September 10, 2018 goes to trial, reason being as soon as Lt. Armando has his day in court the other case gets DISMISSED. It’s not good when Search Warrants are obtained by a criminal act.

Monday August 27, 2018 9:00AM Courtroom 2H Hon. Judge Mark Forcum will preside in the former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case which is approaching 4 yrs in SMC’s criminal justice system. You might recall District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe holding a press conference charging Deputy Lopez with smuggling a cellphone and drugs into the jail to a gang member inmate. Mr. Wagstaffe did not hold a press conference when a judge who finally heard the DA’s case threw out those charges, the DA and the Sheriff’s Office knew there was no evidence that connected Juan P. Lopez to those charges. That didn’t stop them or even slow them down. You would think that would cause a normal person to review/audit their own work to answer the question, How did we get it so wrong? Not the case.

Lt. Andrew Armando has been promoted twice since he obtained the Search Warrant to get his hands on Deputy Juan P. Lopez’s cellphone. He was Detective on the date he committed perjury to Hon. Judge George Miriam. After that he was promoted to Sergeant and a short time later promoted to Lt. now in charge of Internal Affairs.

Juan P. Lopez and his supporters knew from the very beginning that Armando’s sworn statement to the judge was a lie. 4 years later he will be on the witness stand.

The residents of San Mateo County should ask how many Search Warrants was SMCSO Detective Andrew Armando and District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd involved in since 2013. I know of one case 80 Search Warrants were issued. Think about that when an entire case is started with a lie, the amount of suffering caused and many guilty pleas to end the nightmare of the legal process in SMC.

May 1, 2018 Filing with perjury allegations.

By Michael G. Stogner

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Redwood City Police Domestic Violence call turns deadly. Ramsey Saad R.I.P.

Update: The PADP reports “The officers spent a few minutes struggling with the man.” That man’s name was Ramsey Saad R.I.P.

August 13, 2018 A neighbor called 911 at 7:20 PM to report an alleged assault and threat to kill an 83 year old woman. When police arrived at 523 Lanyard Drive Redwood Shores, they saw neighbors restraining Ramsey Saad 55 the son of the alleged victim. A total of 4 police officers arrived and arrested Ramsy Saad, during the arrest he was tased 3 times and he stopped breathing at the scene. It’s not clear if he ever started breathing again from that moment. The District Attorney’s office said he was pronounced dead at a unnamed  hospital which could be true but it looks like he was dead at his home. Timeline still to be determined how many minutes from officers arriving on scene to Mr. Saad stopped breathing? It should be noted that no weapon was mentioned in this case.

His 83 year old mother was not seriously injured.

“This was an individual who had been suffering mental health problems,” Steve Wagstaffe,

Officers Oscar Poveda, Matthew Cydzik, Brian Simmons and Daniel Di Bona were placed on administrative leave until the DA’s Investigation is complete.

Update: August 7, 2018 Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti ” NO Charges have been filed yet.”

Redwood City Police had another Domestic Violence 911 call on August 9, 2018 involving a retired RWCPD Officer named James McGee, The call at 2:00AM a female victim was found in the front yard of his home on Windsor Way, and she was taken to the hospital. Here is where the story is very different, The Police and Swat Team waited over 17 hours for James McGee to come out of his home. He was only arrested for one felony count of D.V. The District has not filed any charges yet, Chief Deputy Karen Guidotti expects to have charges filed by Sept. 7, 2018. His next court appearance is Sept. 12, 2018

Update: As of Sept 10, 2018 The District Attorney’s Office has file ZERO Charges against James McGee.

I’ve reported about the April 22, 2018 Redwood City Police Department receiving a 911 call for Domestic Violence in the San Mateo County Sheriff Lt. Kristina Bell case. They did not arrest her or search home for guns and after being at her home for hours just walked away, and she went back to work the next day as if nothing had happened. That is a Violation of the Domestic Violence Protocol by the RWCPD.

SMCSO Lt. Kristina Bell D.V. 911

Domestic Violence calls are very dangerous, San Mateo County has a D.V. Protocol in place and all Police Departments have signed on to it.

These three case should be Audited, the Mayor of Redwood City and the City Manager should demand it. Compare each with the County Domestic Violence Protocol.

SMCDV Protocol

RWCPD does not wear body cameras, they should, body cameras are a win/win for the public and the police officers.

San Mateo County District Attorney has History of Blaming the DEAD man.

By Michael G. Stogner

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