Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm, Chinedu Okobi Remembrance Rally led by the San Mateo NAACP, Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, Island United Church, Justice For Chinedu, the families of victims who died at the hands of law enforcement, community leaders and members.
Location: 400 County Center Building, Redwood City, California.
San Mateo County Residents don’t know very much about Chinedu V. Okobi’s Homicide, and that is exactly what the Government wants. When I say government I’m also including the Media/Newspapers.
Chinedu Valentine Okobi, is San Mateo County’s George Floyd, the difference is the world saw George Floyd Murdered because of a very brave 17 year old girl who videoed it and placed it on the internet before Law Enforcement, Elected Officials could get there hands on it. That is what happened in San Mateo County.
First lets start at the Top with Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, He is a LIAR, that is NO SECRET.
Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos Omits Community Service Officer (CSO) Joseph Gonzales name. He was Very Involved.
Chinedu Valentine Okobi, was a 36 year old Father, Son, Brother, Moorehouse College Graduate, who was simply walking on the sidewalk on a sunny afternoon in Millbrae, when SMC Sheriff Deputy Wang got attracted to him.
I will be joining this group of very good humans tomorrow. I remember when I first met them at a Board of Supervisor Meeting, I thought to myself, These are my People.
Yesterday July 20, 2020, 21 months after Six San Mateo County Sheriff Employees Killed 36 year old Chinedu V. Okobi on El Camino Real in Millbrae/San Bruno The Supervisors discussed in Closed Session the progress of the two Civil Lawsuits that the relatives have brought against San Mateo County and a long list of Employees who were involved in the Misinformation aka Lying to the Residents of SMC about what actually occurred on October 3, 2018.
This happens every time Law Enforcement in San Mateo County kills a man or woman. The San Mateo County Media, San Mateo County Counsel, and San Mateo County Supervisors join in the character assassination of the DECEASED.
In Chinedu’s case everyone knows by now that the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has No Plan in place on how to make a Pedestrian Stop. Thats right Chinedu Okobi was simply walking down the sidewalk while Black when Sheriff Deputy Joshua Wang spotted him while he was traveling northbound in his patrol car. He activated his lights which activated his dashboard video camera which shows him making a U-turn.
Within 8 minutes Chinedu was Tased 7 times, struck with extended baton, Dogpiled by SIX SMC Employees and sprayed with O.C. spray in the face at close range while being handcuffed where he died. From that moment on San Mateo County started to promote the false story of “He was breathing and had a pulse when the Sheriff’s Office Employees turn him over to the AMR people.”
Nothing could be further from the Truth.
There is NO EVIDENCE that any of the Six Employees checked Chinedu Okobi’s pulse or provided ANY Life Saving measures after he was handcuffed and approximately 9:30 minutes passed before ARM people touched him.
How much Taxpayer Money has SMC Supervisors approved for this legal action? How much have they spent to date?
Daly City Council and City Manager Shawnna Maltbie What are YOU doing? Roger Allen Homicide by DCPD.
Thank You Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos for finally not Killing a man in San Carlos the other day. What brought your deputies to him in the first place? It seems like he knew his rights and your deputies finally did the right thing and left him alone. It’s a shame you chose not to do that before now.
Yanira Serrano Garcia R.I.P. June 3, 2014 would be alive today if you had a plan.
Chinedu V. Okobi R.I.P. October 3, 2018 would be alive today if you had a plan.
Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. May 5, 2020 would be alive today if you had a plan.
NEWS RELEASE Incident Date and Time: April 30, 2021 @ 2:26 pm
Location: 500 block of Quarry Road, San Carlos Summary: Deputies Added ECIT Resources and Training has Positive Outcome in
Disengagement of Person in Crisis During Welfare Check.
On Friday, April 30, 2021, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 500 block of Quarry Road in San Carlos to conduct a welfare check on an individual who was reported as possibly experiencing a mental health crisis. While enroute, deputies learned the subject was also in possession of a knife. Deputies staged a safe distance away and made phone contact with several parties at the scene, including the individual’s social worker.
Deputies learned the individual did not make any threats, commit any crimes, and no one was being held against their will. The individual had no interest in speaking with his social worker in person or with deputies on the phone. Approximately one hour after arriving on scene, deputies determined it was in everyone’s best interest that they disengage and leave the scene without forcing contact with the individual. Deputies followed-up with the individuals social worker the following day and learned the individual had stabilized and was no longer experiencing a mental health crisis.
This response highlights the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office’s Enhanced Crisis Intervention Training program (ECIT) and how our crisis response has aligned with recent law changes (California AB-392) as well as community expectations. Unless there is imminent danger or threats to others, deputies will conduct pre-assessments, gather as much information as possible, and form a plan for de-escalation prior to attempting contact with individual in crisis.
We understand the mere presence of uniformed deputies can escalate situations, and we will utilize time and distance whenever possible to assess the best course of action for each situation. In cases like this, by modifying our response and not making immediate contact to check the welfare of an individual in crisis, we maintain the option to disengage, which in some cases, provides the individual the opportunity to self-de-escalate.
In many cases where mental illness is involved, crisis communication and verbal de-escalation can prove to be challenging because their disability may affect their ability to understand or comply with commands from deputies. For this reason, disengagement in these cases is sometimes the best de- escalation option. Deputies can then refer the case to the Sheriff’s Office Psychiatric Emergency Response Team, who will then form a plan to contact the subject at a later time if appropriate, to assess for resources.
Release Date: May 11, 2021
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER • DETECTIVE ROSEMERRY BLANKSWADE • 650-363-4800 • PIO@SMCGOV.ORG400 COUNTY CENTER • REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 • 650-599-1664 • https://www.smcsheriff.com
San Mateo County Voters can elect Mark Melville as Sheriff in 2022 and several things will change for the better the first day he is in office. These two gentleman will be removed from involvement of the Sheriff’s Office.
He has promised to release the Axon Log Records involving the May 5, 2020 Homicide by Law Enforcement of Sandra Lee Harmon. Currently there is only one person who is obstructing those records being made public. That person is San Mateo Counsel Attorney David Silberman. Why are those records important, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos told the world that Sheriff Deputy David Dominguez did Not turn on his Body Worn Camera, He is the Deputy who fired 11 shots at Ms. Harmon including while she was unarmed with her hands above her head with her back towards the deputy. Ms. Harmon received 3 FATAL SHOTS to her back. Has Sheriff Carlos Bolanos ever lied to the residents of San Mateo County before of course he has too many times to mention here. The release of the Axon Log Records would VERIFY Sheriff Bolanos’ statement “Sheriff Deputy David Dominguez did Not turn on his Body Worn Camera” Who would object to that except David Silberman, Why?
I recently asked Candidate Mark Melville for San Mateo County Sheriff 2022, When he is elected Sheriff will he be replacing David Silberman as the attorney for the Sheriff’s Office? His short answer was Absolutely.
Michael, My short answer to your question is, absolutely. I know County Counsel is in place to “Protect” the County. I don’t believe the Sheriff’s Office is being well represented by Mr. Silberman. But then again, I have no idea what information he is being fed by Sheriff Bolanos. I believe in 100% transparency. If you are telling the truth, there is nothing to hide. You owe it to all the constituents of the County to properly identify the situation / incident and you tell everyone what it is you are going to do to rectify it. And, I might add you do it in a timely manner..!! Mark——
I can not think of a more impactful vote then the next Election for Sheriff of San Mateo County 2022.
You put in one good human being at the top and everything changes. Imagine that.
The City Manager is responsible for the Police Departments behavior. She is also responsible for the Agenda Items on council meetings and when Public Comment takes place during the meetings etc. Most cities in San Mateo County have the Public Comment at the beginning of the meeting and the time allowed to speak is in some cities is 3 minutes. There is a Zoom link for the meeting and that is published on the City Website for everyone interested to use. At the time of the meeting the Concerned Citizens simply go to that Zoom link and they are in the meeting.
Shawnna Maltbie likes to have a little more control on the Concerned Citizens speaking their minds. She makes them register in advance for a Public Meeting including giving your home address? That’s got to give most people that welcoming feeling, that Government really wants to listen to you. Also she likes the Public Comment to be at the END of the council meetings, that really helps in having fewer comments to have to listen to. Council meetings last for hours. April 26, 2021 for example had over 130 Concerned Citizens who pre registered to speak about Roger Allen’s Homicide.
Government (I mean Shawnna) does not like the public to criticize how things are going or to ask the obvious questions. Like why 4 Daly City Police Officers were at a disabled truck with a flat tire in the first place.
“Hello we are the Daly City Police Department we are here to assist you.”
When did DCPD start competing with AAA?
Shawnna Maltbie has refused to inform the public, Who was the first Officer on the scene?
Who was the Officer that allegedly reached into a vehicle and wrestle with Roger Allen R.I.P.?
How many shots do you say were fired?
Who did you communicate with to determine your actions to withhold all of the Transparency in this Homicide?
Was it your husband Jeff Maltbie City Manager of San Carlos? Was it your Father in Law John Maltbie former San Mateo County Manager? Your sister in law Jayme Ackemann (Maltbie)?
Daly City Government is a perfect example of the Maltbie Family 101 How to run SMC Government.
It has been 34 days since Roger Allen R.I.P. was shot and killed in the passenger seat of a disabled truck in the afternoon in Daly City.
That is all San Mateo County Residents know to this day, we do know the names of the four Officers involved, Big deal.
By the time I had received these documents 11 years ago, I had already arrested a prominent Attorney on the 7th floor of the Courthouse and turned him over to the San Mateo County Sheriff Office April 3, 2002 9:05 AM, Don Horsley was Sheriff and Greg Munks was the UnderSheriff at that time. In March of 2007 I had personally requested Sheriff Greg Munks and Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos to resign for being caught and detained by the FBI inside a single family residence that had Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including a minor inside. The house was located at 3474 Eldon Street, Las Vegas, Nevada. The FBI Sting was named Operation Dollhouse. The date was April 21, 2007. I’ve served as a jury foreperson in San Mateo County where the District Attorney’s Office Falsely charged a Marine with a crime they knew there was No Evidence that he committed such a crime. What would allow the D.A. to do such a thing? It’s simple San Mateo County Residents don’t know about it the Newspapers don’t think that is Newsworthy. Even if they did know and they were outraged, What could they do about it.
Eliminating Corruption in San Mateo County should be pretty simple right? “See Something say Something” That is the Government’s Message. Say something to Who? Then what happens?
What happens when SMC Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos Lies? Currently Nothing.
What happens when District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe Lies? Currently Nothing
What happens when the Sheriff PIO issues a False Press/News Release? 10/03/208 Currently Nothing
What happens when SMCSO Sgt. Irfan Zaidi filed a false police report dated 10/22/2018 in the Chinedu V. Okobi Homicide? Currently Nothing.
What happens when SMCSO Sgt Michael Otte committed Perjury in Rachel Amanda Quintana of HMB criminal case in front of Judge Lisa Novak? Bolanos let him Retire. Did the City Managers and City Council know what he did? Were they informed by the Chief, Sheriff Bolanos, SMCCC Attorney David Silberman, Judge Lisa Novak? They all knew he committed a crime.
What happens when the District Attorney’s Office uses its power and authority as a Weapon, Destroy somebody Financially, Emotionally or even causing Death. X Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez Case is in court on May 11, 2021 He was arrested in 2014 remember Smuggling a Cellphone and Drugs to and inmate. Those charges were False, what happens….Nothing that’s 6.5 years of not being able to be employed plus cost to defend.
What happens when Barbara Bonilla Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos’s Employee, his 2018 Political Campaign Manager was escorted out of her office as the Executive Director of SAL Sheriff Activities League. She was Investigated for Embezzlement and Money Laundering at SAL. Did any of the Elected Officials who knew say a word Nope. I was the first to report about it by 30 days. Why? Hint “Those Who Matter” She is being charged by the A.G. Office.
I recommend replacing all Elected Officials and Staff who are on the “Those Who Matter” TEAM with Good Human Beings. A Countywide Public Data base where anyone can report misconduct or criminal behavior by Those Who Matter.
Daly City’s recent Homicide by Police of Roger Allen on April 7, 2021 is a perfect example of City Manager Shawnna Maltbie failure. A perfect example of the Maltbie Family Government Management 101 I’m not surprised. Keep the public in the dark.
I have always recommended for Police Officers to be removed from Schools, and I have never supported children being involved with San Mateo County Sheriff Activities League (SAL). If you are a parent of a child or you know one please share this article with them and then at least they can make an informed decision regarding the risk vs. reward for their child being involved with SAL. Also any city council who is contributing to SAL stop ASAP until they get all questions answered.
For those of you who are wondering what did I do with this information. I provided it to a Supervisor of San Mateo County. My main concern was protecting the Female Deputy’s Identity and Career. I think a fair question to ask Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and Supervisor Don Horsley is what happened besides the Sheriff Office replacing the Servers. Nothing
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.
For the last 20 years Iv’e been asking the Supervisors to Make San Mateo County Safer. Make sure the Sheriff and PIO issue honest and accurate Press/News Releases when an In Custody Homicide by Law Enforcement happens. October 3, 2018, Chinedu V. Okobi and May 5, 2020 Sandra Lee Harmon are just two recent examples. When Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos lies about a Critical Incident and more specifically about the person, the human being killed by Law Enforcement, I think that is a bad thing. President David Canepa doesn’t.
Last month on April 7, 2021 Roger Allen was killed by somebody in Daly City that we know for sure. The Daly City Police Department put out an alert. Here is what it said:
·**POLICE ACTIVITY** on the 700 block of Niantic Avenue near Westlake Avenue. Please avoid the area. There is NO threat to the public. We will provide an update later. Thank you.
No mention that Roger Allen was shot and killed, and the entire incident from start to finish meaning his body was transported by ambulance from the Crime Scene in 16 minutes, according to DCPD and SMCDA. That’s Fast.
At the April 20, 2021 Board of Supervisor meeting during public comment at the 8 minute mark in the video of the meeting I asked the entire Board to make a public Statement supporting the Release of Names of the Daly City Police Officers involved and to Support Transparency. They all chose Not to do that.
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.
In 2014 Errol Chang was killed inside his home in Pacifica by two Daly City Police Swat Team Officers. They were both ordered to enter the tiny home by who knows who of the Daly City Swat Command after being on scene for only 6 hours. They entered and assaulted Errol’s space and shot him in the chest 8 times killing him on the spot.
The Pacifica Police on the other hand did everything right. They were first on the scene and were in communication with Errol and his family members and nobody got hurt and they tried to calm him down to get him the help his family was trying to accomplish.
The question I have for Who knows Who in charge of the Daly City Swat Team that night is, What was your hurry?What did you think was going to happen when your two guys broke into the only safe space Errol had? What was your Plan?
Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said:
Officers Mario Busalacchi and Stephen Woelkers “undoubtedly saved the life” of Busalacchi by shooting and killing 34-year-old Errol Chang in the home he shared with his mother at 384 San Pedro Ave.
Daly City’s “Who knows Who,” could have saved Errol Chang’s life by not ordering Busalacchi & Woelkers into the house in the first place.
A special note and commendation for the conduct of Officers Busalacchi and Woelkers must be made. It is our belief that both officers conducted themselves in a professional, reasonable and proper manner and to the last moment sought to avoid the very result demanded by the conduct of Errol Chang. The reaction of both officers to the threat of imminent death to Ofr. Busalacchi is to be commended. Officer Busalacchi faced a remarkably dangerous situation, knowing that an angry, irrational and armed man was now raising the knife to stab him again. When he found it necessary to resort to lethal force, he did so in a manner that probably saved his own life. Ofr. Woelker’s conduct in seeking to prevent further attack and the likely death of his fellow officer was equally commendable. The conduct of the officers in this case can only be described as exemplary and the community was well served by their actions.
Daly City Police Department provided assistance with the investigation. Any reasonable person would know that this is a Bad Idea aka known as a Huge Conflict of Interest.
I hope you noticed what I call Wagstaffe 101 “very result demanded by the conduct of Errol Chang,” Always blame the deceased for his/her own death.
I don’t think Daly City Swat Officers deserve any commendation for following orders they knew meant finish this and kill him. When you put yourself in harms way, and then kill the person I don’t think that is bravery.
This Swat Team assault on the home after only six hours should be compared with the Redwood City Police and San Mateo County Sheriff Swat Teams combined 17.5 hour Standoff of James (Jim) McGee in Redwood City. Totally different outcome. Walked out said hi to his friends he was former RWCPD Officer nobody injured, no doors smashed in you get the picture.