Receive a presentation on the report from Councilmembers Jimenez and Rarback, receive public comment, discuss the report, and provide further direction as necessary.
There is no fiscal impact from receiving this presentation. However, the report is comprehensive and would have fiscal impacts on the City if implemented.
This action supports the Healthy Communities and Public Safety elements of the Strategic Plan.
On May 28, 2021, the City Council received a report from resident David Eblovi entitled The Jimenez-Rarback Report on Policing and Public Safety in Half Moon Bay. At its June 1, 2021, Council meeting, Council directed staff to agendize an item for the June 15, 2021 meeting to receive a presentation on the report.
Two guest speakers have been invited by Councilmembers Jimenez and Rarback to discuss the Report and add their voices to the general conversation about public safety in Half Moon Bay. Dr. Greg Woods will focus comments on ethics and accountability in policing, and Sergeant Carl Tennenbaum SFPD (Ret.), will focus comments on the benefits of civilian responders to low-risk calls. Their bios have been provided to the Council under separate cover and are on file with the City Clerk.
At the beginning of the item, staff recommends that the mayor present protocols and an agenda for how the item will go including approximate times for various sections. The item will conclude with Council deliberation and direction.
Thank You Harvey Rarback and Joaquin Jimenez for getting this Important Conversation on the Agenda. It should have been on in 2014 when Yanira Serrano Garcia was killed by a San Mateo Cpinty Sheriff Deputy within 20 seconds of him exiting his patrol vehicle. He had ZERO Plan, He Tampered with the Evidence. That is exactly what happened at the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide May 5, 2020, NO PLAN and Tampering with the Evidence.
Two Council Members are finally doing what every Elected Official in SMC should have been doing for years.
I recommended the City Council of Half Moon Bay file a lawsuit against Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman because they were the only two people refusing to release the Axon Log Records of the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide by Law Enforcement Incident. I informed the council that Candidate for Sheriff 2022 Mark Melville said he would. They chose not to do that for some reason.
Re: Axon Log Records Question for Sheriff Candidate
Somebody has asked me, to ask you and I think you have already answered but this is a little different.
When you are elected Sheriff of San Mateo County will you release the Axon Log Records in the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide right away.
Thank You Michael G. Stogner San Mateo County News.com
The Axon Log Records would confirm or prove false the Story that the Government has told the public.
Why wouldn’t San Mateo County County Counsel Attorney David Silberman want that released?
The Official Story is very different from the Evidence. Several High Ranking Government Officials and Staff are involved in the False Story about the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide on May 5, 2020.
From the Civil Lawsuit: SMCDA Wagstaffe “The Axon Body Worn Camera Logs had NEVER been checked to see if Deputy Dominguez had actually turned the camera on because Deputy Dominguez had been taken at his word on this issue.”
A reasonable person would expect the Sheriff, District Attorney, and County Counsel Attorney to CHECK the Axon Log Records to confirm Deputy Dominguez was telling the truth.
I know for a fact that San Mateo County District Attorney Inspector Rick Decker, asked a woman I was assisting, to take a Polygraph Test after she filed Felony Charges against her ex husband who was a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy. She agreed and passed with flying colors.
Nobody asked San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Dominguez to take a polygraph test when a woman with mental illness was shot in the back three times all fatal with hollow point bullets.
I found it interesting that the City of Half Moon Bay is being represented in the Civil Lawsuit by San Mateo County Counsel. The same Government Attorneys that are refusing to release the AXON LOG RECORDS. Sounds like a conflict of interest.
If you are a San Mateo County Resident and you believe the AXON LOG RECORDS should be made available to the Public, I recommend that you Vote Mark Melville for San Mateo County Sheriff 2022.
I hope Attorney General Rob Bonta is paying attention to “Those Who Matter” in San Mateo County.
What did Half Moon Bay City Manager Bob Nesbit and Deputy City Manager Matthew Chidester and SMCSO Chief Saul Lopez do to make sure the Official Government Statement from Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos his Public Information Officer Rosemary Blankswade, Lieutenant Stephanie Josephson and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe “Sheriff Deputy David Dominguez did Not turn on his Body Worn Camera,” was in fact a TRUE Statement?
The sad answer is very little. The question is Why? Why aren’t they as interested as Concerned Citizens?
It’s really SIMPLE, the AXON LOG RECORDS will verify the Government’s official statement. Who is obstructing the release of the AXON LOG RECORDS? Answer San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman. Why?
Below the Video created by Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos that was made public 41 days after the Homicide of Sandra Lee Harmon this False statement is made, The incident involved a woman, armed with a shotgun, who fired at a deputy. When did she fire? Where was she when this occurred? How many shots did she fire?
There is no mention of the Three Fatal Shots into Sandra’s back, the fact that she was shot at while unarmed and hands were above her head while her back was facing Deputy Dominguez, or the fact that Three shell casings were moved to support the governments official story.
A reasonable person would know that those are important facts the public should have been told by Sheriff Bolanos.
“Our goal in releasing these videos, while still early in the investigation, is to provide our community with as much information as possible when we have a tragic incident such as this,” Bolanos said.
Is that a true/honest statement? Remember the Video was released 41 days after Sandra L. Harmon was killed.
It was the City Attorney Rosemarie Labog Zimmerman who finally released the names of the Four Police Officers Involved In the Homicide of Roger Allen who was killed on April 7, 2021. Her Press Release dated April 29, 2021 that’s 23 days after the Homicide by the Daly City Police Department. Who authorized the City Attorney to release the names? District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said that Police Chief Patrick Hensley could release the Officers names anytime, but is that true? He is an At Will Employee he might not be authorized to release those names. Who is his boss? Is it Shawnna Maltbie the City Manager? Lets see his employment contract.
An administrative investigation by an impartial outside investigator will also be conducted. Nobody is asking for an Administrative Investigation. Everybody knows an Administrative Investigation is useless.
City Attorney Rosemarie Labog Zimmerman, City Manager Shawnna Maltbie, Mayor Juslyn Manalo, are all responsible for withholding the names of the four Police Officers for 23 days. Why? What was gained by that? Did it create more or less Public Trust with the residents?
Here are the names: Officer Rosa Brenes, Lieutenant Michael Brennan, Officer Nicholas McCarthy and Officer Cameron Newton.
The naming of Police Officers involved in a Critical Incident is the absolute Minimum Standard San Mateo County Residents should accept from all Law Enforcement. That should happen within 24 hours.
Do Police Officers and top Law Enforcement Officials in San Mateo County lie to the Public? Of course they do. Do they always trash the memory and reputation of the person they just killed? Of course they do.
Chinedu V. Okobi Killed by Six San Mateo County Sheriff Employees on El Camino Real in Millbrae less than 8 miles from where Roger Allen was Killed. Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos lied about Chinedu within a few hours and left the lies on SMC Website for 5 months. SMCSO Sergeant Irfan Zaidi filed a completely False Police Report lying about ordering the removal of the handcuffs before the 8 minutes of chest compressions took place on the deceased.
Sandra Lee Harmon Killed by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Dominguez, District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd received the unedited BWC Video within 24 hours of the Homicide. Boyd went along with the lies Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe promoted. What they all knew was Sandra was shot 8 times, 3 fatal shots in her back, She was shot at while she was unarmed and her hands were above her head. 3 of the 14 shell casings were moved (Evidence Tampering). Sheriff Bolanos, D.A. Wagstaffe, The Investigators, County Counsel David Silberman, were all ok with the above facts by omitted from the Government story and the unverified statement that Deputy Dominguez turned off his BWC before the homicide occurred.
From the bottom Ms. Zimmerman’s Press release: As reported previously, the City requests that anyone with information relevant to this incident to please call the District Attorney’s Office, Chief Inspector William Massey at (650) 363‐4883.
I would just like to point out that William Massey is Not San Mateo County District Attorney Chief Inspector.
San Mateo County District Attorney Chief Inspector is John Warren and has been for many years.
John Warren is a 26 year Daly City Police Officer (retired)
So getting back to the Elected Officials and Staff of Daly City, What was their plan and why did they go along with Terrible Idea of not disclosing the names of the Involved officers. The public knows that Police Officers will kill people in the line of duty, that is part of the job. The public expects Elected Officials and Staff to do their job, Not help cover up anything.
What caused 4 Daly City Police Officers to be at a disabled truck (flat tire) in the first place? Who was the first Officer on the scene? Which Officer fired her/his weapon twice into an occupied vehicle? How is it possible this entire event lasted only 16 minutes before the deceased was transported from the scene. That has got to be a Worlds Record.
What we know today 27 days later.
Roger Allen R.I.P. was shot and killed in Daly City by somebody on April 7, 2021
The Attorney General of the State of California Rob Bonta should Investigate this homicide, That’s not going to happen. Daly City has lost all credibility the Staff is Responsible, Look to the City Managers.
Those Who Matter are holding a public meeting to hear your comments about the 4 Unnamed Daly City Police Officers who were Involved in the killing of Roger Allen a 44 year old Black man sitting in the passenger seat of a truck with a flat tire on April 7, 2021. The official statement from Daly City Elected Officials and Staff is that the FOUR Police Officers somehow arrived at the disabled vehicle and offered assistance. The result is at least one of them shot and killed Roger Allen while he was inside the vehicle. There was a female passenger sitting in the back of the truck when the shots were fired into the vehicle. The real question for the Elected Officials and Staff is what caused FOUR Daly City Police Officers to be at that truck on April 7, 2021 in the first place.
You will remember it was the Daly City Swat TEAM that got tired of waiting at Errol Chang’s family home in Pacifica. After being on the scene for a short amount of time, the order came in to finish it. Errol who was the only person inside the small home was not a threat to anybody, the house was completely surrounded, the public was safe. Errol was killed by the DCPD Swat Team minutes later. Who gave the order?
Redwood City Police and San Mateo County Sheriff Swat Teams had a very different result when they surrounded James (Jim) McGee’s home for 17.5 hours. Nobody got a scratch the difference he was a “Those Who Matter” individual a former Redwood City Police Officer.
Yesterday the Showboater found a reporter to make the obvious statement about Body Worn Cameras.
“Make no mistake about it, every city in San Mateo County should have body cameras,” said David Canepa, who represents Daly City and other areas as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. “It’s in the best interest of the community to have the video and it’s in the best interest of the police officers.”
Body Worn Camera Videos can be edited within minutes just ask San Mateo County District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd. When I say edited here are just a few examples, Blurred, Captions and Deleting 2 seconds like what happened on the Chinedu V. Okobi video that was finally released to the Public 5 Months after he was killed by 6 San Mateo County Sheriff Employees. The video starts by listing the Involved Deputies it OMMITS CSO Joseph Gonzales you will see him join at 6:47 mark also note 7:02 he is at Chinedu’s head and next time you see him is 7:05 he is down by legs, what happened during those missing 3 seconds. Why was that cut out?
The real question is why did Those Who Matter Omit his name from being Involved.
Ask Showboater David Canepa President of the Board of Supervisors if he ever watched the Video. I asked all of the County Supervisors that question. Supervisor Dave Pine answered he had 3 times, He was the only one.
This next Video is Highly Edited, Captioned and promotes the False story that Sandra Harmon Fired first, there was a Shootout. There is no mention that the Deputy Fired first, Fired at an unarmed woman with her hands up above her head. No Mention she was shot at 14 times, 3 of which were fatal shots in her BACK. No mention the 3 Shell Casings were moved at the Crime scene. and the Best Part is the Deputy did not turn on his Body Worn Camera. Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Inspector Jordan Boyd responsible for the Editing and Captions of the Video. San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman is responsible for obstructing the public right to get to the truth. The AXON LOG RECORDS would verify the BWC of Deputy Dominguez was turned off during the Homicide. Why is David Silberman taking that position?
“Those Who Matter” San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe is the source for that term. I remember when I first it, I thought to myself, Steve knows something that most San Mateo County Residents don’t. he was right.
It’s Time for San Mateo County especially Daly City to get on the same page as America is changing. The minimum is to identify the officers involved. The next minimum is to have the Attorney General take over the investigation from Those Who Matter. That will never happen with Daly City’s current Elected Officials and Staff.
The idea that he is the first Law Enforcement Officer Charged in California since the law changed January 2020 should be shocking. San Mateo County has the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide by Deputies, Shot in back three times all fatal, shot while unarmed with hands up above her head. 3 of the 14 spent shell casings moved (Evidence Tampering) because the original location didn’t support the Sheriff’s Office Official Statement, which by the way was supported by the District Attorney’s Office. The Half Moon Bay City Council made a Historical Effort to make an official request to the Attorney Generals Office for a Independent Criminal Investigation of the Sheriff Deputy, the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office Investigation of the Homicide. The City Staff members did everything possible to water down, dilute the request to make sure the A.G.’s office would never open the Investigation of the Homicide of Sandra Lee Harmon on May 5, 2020 in Half Moon Bay.
Aaron Russell, 24 is Charged in the Death of Nicholas Bils, 36,
Former San Diego Sheriff Deputy Aaron Russell is the first law enforcement officer in California to be charged with murder since the state raised the standard January 2020 last year for when peace officers can use deadly force.
Prosecutors contend Russell committed second-degree murder.
San Diego Deputy Dist. Atty. Stephen Marquardt argued that the shooting was not legally justified and noted that no other officers at the scene pulled a weapon.
“The idea that this amount of force was necessary … it’s just not plausible,
This is a first good step in reforming Law Enforcement, Charge those who commit crimes, all of them.
Nobody is above the law, That is what we have all heard all of our lives, now prove it.
This should be the only subject that is Important for the City of Half Moon Bay Public Safety Subcommittee. The Sheriff is the Vendor of Law Enforcement.
Half Moon Bay City Manager Bob Nesbit and Deputy City Manager Matthew Chidester have shown consistently that they have no interest in the truth about Sandra Lee Harmon’s Homicide by San Mateo County Deputies on May 5, 2020 at 845 Main St. Half Moon Bay, California.
They both have been provided a tremendous amount of data by Citizens to know beyond a shadow of doubt that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos is dishonest and they both continue to mislead the subcommittee and the public.
Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos told the public Sandra Lee Harmon was killed in a Shootout with two of his deputies. He said She fired first. His deputies have Body Worn Cameras and that shootout should be simple to verify right? Wrong the Sheriff casually says the one and only BWC that could verify the shootout was turned off at the time of the killing. Sheriff Bolanos knows Ms. Harmon was shot 3 times in the back all 3 shots were fatal, he omits that fact. He knows 3 of the 14 spent shell casings were moved and replaced in a location more consistent with the official narrative. He knows his deputy fire at Ms. Harmon while she was unarmed and her hands were above her head he fails to inform the public of that fact.
The Axon Log Records are the answer. San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman who’s daughter Sara is employed by Sheriff Bolanos has obstructed the release of the Axon Log Records multiple times. Why?
Candidate for San Mateo County Sheriff 2022 Mark Melville has stated “Absolutely he will release the Axon records as soon as he is Sheriff. He said the same thing about all Booking photos.
Bob Nesbit and Matthew Chidester have known this information for a long time and produced this meeting December 10, 2020. There is No Mention of Chinedu V. Okobi Homicide by San Mateo County Sheriff Employees on October 3, 2018 in Millbrae. Why? Chinedu was San Mateo County’s George Floyd, No 911 call, No crime being committed, Sheriff Bolanos Issued 2 False News Releases that remained on the County’s website for 5 months. That is almost identical to the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide.