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SMC Dishonest Search Warrant, Steve Wagstaffe is going after Jody Loren Williams. Why now?

Has San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office ever been used as a weapon before? Yes of course it has, John Johns R.I.P. and Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez cases are perfect examples, and now, Jody L. Williams. Secret/Hidden Search Warrants

How many Misdemeanor cases from another State with Sealed Police Report and Search Warrant does the DA do per year average?

Jody Loren Williams recently discovered she missed a court appearance and had a warrant for her arrest. Both were News to her and the District Attorney wanted it that way. The DA sent the notice to appear to an address she would not get it, and they sent it by regular mail with no signature required to prove she received notice.

This behavior should come as no surprise to San Mateo County residents Pacifica resident Therese Dyer has notified the San Mateo County Supervisors for over a decade of the Corrupt DA’s Office, The Supervisors refuse to Audit which would stop the corruption on the spot.

4/25/2007 when District Attorney James P. Fox and Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe sent these 2 e-mails which demonstrate the small but very powerful group of “Above the Law” aka “Those Who Matter.” Organized Crime Element.

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Steve Wagstaffe said “remember it will be yesterday’s news and irrelevant by tomorrow”

Now here we are 11 years later and Mr. Wagstaffe charges Jody Williams in San Mateo County Court. Who is Jody Williams? On April 21, 2007 she is the woman who reported that the 25 women and one minor who were Human Trafficked Sex Slaves in Operation Dollhouse did not make it to the Salvation Army Safe House that night where they were to be for 72 hours of safety. How would she know that, She was there to meet them.

Jody Williams is a key witness to what really happened the night of April 21, 2007, and she has confirmed what San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Heinz Puschendorf has stated that Munks and Bolanos were transported from 3474 Eldon Street that night. Here is a quote from Jody Williams on the subject:

“Clearly, someone in ICE, Homeland Security and the trafficking task force had to be involved in this network for it to work. And clearly someone was because not only were the two sheriffs who were on site, and then released, despite the mandatory immigration laws, despite the fact drugs were seized, and also despite a juvenile and a pregnant woman being caught on sight – and frankly, if I hadn’t been chased off the property, discounted, ignored, smeared, and shut out of the process – we could have ended the whole matter and exoronerated both Greg Munks and Carlos Bolanos in one afternoon because I would have asked for either their body camfootage, or I would have asked to see their drivers’ footage.”

Jody Williams is right, FBI’s video, Limo Video. Video from LVMPD Holding cell would solve all of those questions.

 

San Mateo County’s Big Lie, the coverup of Munks and Bolanos at the expense of the victims and the residents of San Mateo County. Here is what they are accusing Jody Williams of:

Case Number 18-SM-009489-A Unauthorized Practice of Law

05/08/2018 BP6126(a) Misdemeanor: Unauthorized Practice of Law

08/13/2018 Notice to Appear deliberately mailed to an address where Jody would not receive it.

09/13/2018 Arrest Warrant Issued by Judge Robert Foiles for Failure to Appear and Bail set $2,500

10/02/2018 Declaration in Support of Criminal Complaint filed.

10/02/2018 Order to seal police report pursuant to PC 964

10/02/2018 Police Report Ordered Sealed

You will notice there is no mention of this Secret Search Warrant issued July 12, 2018 as noted in the above case.

Jody Williams Search Warrant

Jody L. Williams is an Advocate who was helping a Destroyed Father who just wants to get back with his children. The attorney representing his wife in a San Mateo County Family Law case was going to have none of that, and filed a criminal complaint against Jody Williams.

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D.A. Steve Wagstaffe

The above Search Warrant is a Fraud. The District Attorney’s Office would have searched the Fathers e-mails to see the Illegal Crime Unauthorized Practice of Law evidence.

Instead they go after the key witness to Operation Dollhouse. Who would want to do that? Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, Steve Wagstaffe, Karen Guidotti, Morley Pitt, Albert Serrato, John Warren, just to name a few.

By Michael G. Stogner

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SMC District Attorney should have Attorney Barbara Kuehn take a polygraph. Jody Williams case.

The case of Jody Williams should be Audited. This is an out of State case of 1 misdemeanor count of unauthorized practice of law. It has a Secret Search Warrant and the complaint/Police affidavit is SEALED.

I responded to an e-mail I received from Barbara Kuehn

Hello Barbara, I hope this finds you well also. Do I know Jody Williams, as she claims? The answer is Yes, Absolutely.
She has a criminal case now in San Mateo County.
She has identified you as the person who filed the criminal complaint with the DA’S office.
Would you like to comment?
Michael G. Stogner
San Mateo County News .com
“As for comments regarding what she is talking about, no comment.  My policy my entire career in dealing with the media, and it applies to my entire staff as well, has been, is and will always be, no comment.”
Best regards.

According to Jody Williams it all started with attorney Barbara Kuehn as a protected informant for some reason.

I know for a fact that the DA’s Office recently asked a single mother of two who reported a criminal act by her ex husband a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy to take a polygraph. She jumped at the chance, after she passed she learned that the DA did not ask the Sheriff Deputy to take one and they closed the case.

Now we have the secret Search Warrant which has placed several victims lives in danger because of Barbara Kuehn contacting the DA’s Office with a criminal complaint. The least Steve Wagstaffe, Karen Guidotti & John F. Warren could have done was ask her to take a polygraph test before they filed for the Secret Search Warrant. Hon. Judge Gerald J. Buchwald signed the Search Warrant which was subject to an order delaying notification for up to 90 days from the issuance of the warrant. This is for a single count of prating law without a license a misdemeanor. What on earth was the Judge thinking?

Especially knowing the history of Barbara Kuehn

From the State Bar.

September 17, 1999

BARBARA JEAN KUEHN [#152283], 47, of Burlingame was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with a one-year actual suspension, and was ordered to take the MPRE. Credit toward the actual suspension will be given for an interim suspension which began Dec. 5, 1998. The order took effect Sept. 17, 1999.

Kuehn represented a woman in a dissolution in which the family home was sold, profits were to be split 50-50 after payment of debts, and Kuehn was entrusted with the proceeds of the sale.

She distributed more than $6,000 of the entrusted funds to herself without obtaining the court’s authorization. As a result, she was charged with, and pleaded no contest to, embezzlement. She agreed to cease practice for one year, home detention for six months, a fine of $3,750, three years of probation and 200 hours of community service.

Kuehn was placed on interim suspension last December.

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DDA Ben Blumenthal refuses to answer questions about him prosecuting Jody Williams. Depositions will be exciting.

There is a new Policy at San Mateo County’s District Attorney’s Office since the July 2, 2018 Zain Jaffer case being plucked/extracted from the legal process. DDA Sharon Cho answered several reporters questions about that case. Now Nadia and Ben have both given me the exact same response ask Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti.

 

 

This is who Jody Williams is, She needs to be Protected.

October 11, 2018

JODY WILLIAMS C/O
SEX WORKERS ANONYMOUS, SWAN, AND TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION SERVICES UNDER UMBRELLA OF OMNI-SCII 501C3 5516 BOULDER HIGHWAY, SUITE 2F378 LAS VEGAS, NV 89122 WWW.SEXWORKERSANONYMOUS.NET WWW.SWAN-FELLOWSHIP.US MSJODYWILLIAMS@GMAIL.COM
(702) 488-1127 TELEPHONE

 

John Walsh and Nancy McBride
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® Charles B. Wang International Children’s Building 699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175
Fax 703-224-2122
NMCBRIDE@ncmec.org

Re: CRISIS REGARDING JUVENILE SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMS ANONYMITY

Dear Mr. Walsh and Ms. McBride:

I’m sure you each know Lois Lee founded Children of the Night’s hotline, and program, in 1979. The reason why she did was the same reason I created the first safe house for adult sex trafficking victims in 1984 – that was in response to a “perfect storm” of events which were targeting men, women and children who were involved in the sex industry. She however created her program for juveniles, while I tried to help adults in the best way I could.

For me, that was to create the first screening service for prostitutes which I marketed around to the madams, as well as individual escorts, who were trying to protect themselves. Not from arrest mind you – but from the very real fact we had a record number of serial killers targeting prostitutes in LA back then. A situation that was created by the flooding of cocaine into the state because of what we now know as Iran Contra. Combined with the invention of cell phones, and beta, and then VCR’s, which allowed men to stay up all night in their homes smoking crack and watching hard core porn which frankly made them all either nuts and/or violent or both.

On top of this, I was dealing with the very real fact we had men like Chuck Barris producing the “Dating Game” which was nothing more than a cover for him to get American women onto planes voluntarily, to then go to countries they’d never heard of before – many of who were never heard from again. Try taking that to the local police station and see how far you get talking about a top producer in town marketing women all over the world using their audition tapes like a catalog and try to convince them to follow up on why Janie didn’t come back from her date to some country you can’t pronounce.

Further, try and convince the police that our own CIA agents are the ones bringing in boat loads of cocaine into LA and only using the gang members as “cover” while forcing them to be their “distribution” network so as to keep their hands clean. Not only keep their hands clean, but go on and on about the “gang crisis in the media to get grants coming to build CRASH units – who then use those CRASH units to further intimidate men into

 

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turning their 10 year old sons into drug mules because juvenile courts no longer prosecute juveniles for drug trafficking.

Then try and get the police to help you stop diplomatic planes who have drugged up prostitutes on board who are being taken to some country that sells us oil because some sultan has a thing for “white girls”, while the CIA man explains she’s “doing this in service of her country because she’s a worthless piece of shit otherwise”. To top it off, you learn that there’s not one single law against the trafficking of American women. That if these victims do make it to an American embassy – they’re refused any help because they’re “criminals” after all as “prostitutes”.

So while Lois was handling the juveniles, I was handling helping adults WHEN NO ONE ELSE WOULD. It’s why I took a warehouse I had da leave on I didn’t need anymore because I was no longer working as aprostitute, and turned it into a safe house. The only one in the country for adults. Not even the Mary Magdelene Project would take in someone who was (1) escaping a pimp and needed security, (2) had any mental health issues, (3) had any felony convictions, (4) had any children or pets, (5) had any assets, (6) had used drugs in the last 90 days, (7) had any pending warrants, and/or (8) if they were victims of organized crime’s sex trafficking. Meaning that essentially the Mary Magdalene Project would take in about 4 women who didn’t really need any help and let them stay in the house while they went to school.

What about the rest? That’s why I had the warehouse. Only a lot of people weren’t happy about the fact once we got them into the warehouse, they were never heard from again. Including LAPD who had tried unsuccessfully to plant drugs on me a few times. So our warehouse had not only beds, a TV, and a kitchen, but also high security with bars on the windows, as well as a closed circuit TV which would broadcast back to me at home what was going on outside the warehouse. Which was useful when these men would try and storm the place by climbing up to the second story on ladders to try and break in – which is what happened more than once.

To shut me down, I was framed. So I’m very sensitive to that issue. I’ve had LAPD try and plant drugs on me that weren’t mine. Thank God my mother believed me that the pound of cocaine she found under my bed one day wasn’t mine, and she flushed it before the cops could get there with a search warrant. Thank God the heroin that was put into my car’s glove compartment she found before the cops released me to get into that car,only to stop me searching for that heroin so they could arrest me. In desperation, they got a junkie on probation to lie and say I was “pimping” her out of the warehouse. She called me up black and blue asking I take her away from the pimp. Which I did, and then the cops arrested me for pimping her.

Without one shred of evidence, I could have beat the cast. But they took a photo of my mother handing me a bucket of chicken and me handing her a $20 bill, and for that, they charged my disabled mother with pimping me. Then told me if I didn’t agree to take a plea, they’d charge her with pimping me. I thought the photo was silly and certainly a jury would acquit us. So they then threatened to arrest my 70 year old grandmother for the washing machine I’d bought her the year before, showing the receipt as proof she was guilty of “receiving earnings from a prostitute”. Needless to say, to protect my grandmother, and mother, I played ball somewhat.

The warehouse was shut down. Clearly having a safe house wasn’t going to work for those reasons. Since the truth about Iran Contra, and Chuck Barris, and everything else I was dealing with back then didn’t come to the light of day for years and years, it was the right decision for that time. But by 1986, we had a full blown AIDS epidemic on our hands. Why? Because with all the crack downs on prostitutes LAPD had been doing, no one was thinking about doing any type of outreach to us about the disease. With prostitutes afraid to carry condoms because they were used as “evidence against them of prostitution”, LAPD made the problem worse.

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By 1986, with talk of quarantining us on an island, the state was willing to talk to us about a solution for the first time in history. I sat down in 1986 with California’s Attorney General, Edwin Meese, Mayor Tom Bradley, Sheriff Block and Chief Gates to come up with a solution. They were the ones who sold me on all the advantages of what we could accomplish by forming a 12 step program. By 1987, I had put everything together to launch the first hotline for adults to call for help when leaving any part of prostitution, for any reason (we didn’t have the term “sex trafficking even invented back then), and the related 12 step program which allowed us to provide alternatives to incarceration as well as diversion programs for the first time in history.

To date, I’ve answered over 500,000 calls on that hotline. Many of those calls were from juveniles as you know. Juveniles who I’ve always promptly turned over to Lois Lee to handle. I was trained in how to answer this hotline by the domestic violence people, the suicide hotline, the rape crisis hotline, and even the Narcotics Anonymous hotline. So I knew what the laws were regarding when I had to report incidents of child abuse, as well as when a child was in danger of being harmed. In the 32 years now I’ve answered this phone, not one lawsuit by the way, nor has anyone even filed a complaint of a problem connected to our hotline.

In fact, in 1995, we went onto a Sally Show about a mother I had helped to rescue her daughter by suggesting she dress up like a hooker to try and find her when the police refused to provide any help. Using my methods of obtaining intelligence, she found her daughter. She also was able to get the pimp arrested who had murdered two other women. Once the show was taped, producers came down to sign contracts with us to make a movie.That film was “Fighting for my Daughter” with Lindsey Wagner. This was about the 5th movie made about my work by then, on top of the three documentaries I’ve had made about us, and who knows how many talk shows.

While I don’t go out of my way to target juveniles, and I don’t allow them into our 12 step meetings, I do come across situations where children are involved from time to time. Which is why when I was targeted and recruited by a trafficking operation who employed sheriffs, cops, judges, private investigators, 911 operators, guards, etc., and I identified also they were targeting young women for this who were as young as 12 years old, I tried to do something to get those women, and their children help.

The only problem was many of them were being held in private homes, and we couldn’t get at them in the “usual” stings. Like with the mother in Canada, she pretended to be a prostitute until she found her daughter. Once she found her daughter, she was lucky enough to be able to call the local police to go and get her out of the hotel room. HOWEVER, in some cases we’ve found there are some officers on the police force who are actually part of the traffickers. In those situations, we can’t just call the local police. A mistake I made when I went to the Chief of Police for Las Vegas in 2006, Chief Gillespie.

When I turned the file over to him with names, addresses, descriptions of people, explanations of how everything operated, etc., and specifically asked him to help us get at a young 16 year old girl who was being pimped out by a service called “Pretty Maids”, as well as told him about other locations that were full of“minority” women, such as the house with nothing but Hispanic women, and the house full of Asian women – all that happened was every single shred of evidence onto what I’ve provided him was cleaned up down to the bleach on the floors.

Now I had consulted with other police officers about the houses that comprised “Operation Dollhouse” back then. I was brushed off with them saying, “Without probable cause, we can’t get a search warrant”. Only the only clients these houses would admit were men who had flown into the airport speaking Mandarin with tickets showing they had arrived from China. Metro didn’t have any undercover officers, male or female, who spoke Mandarin. So I’ve ALWAYS attempted to work with the authorities the best way that I can all these years.

 

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Which is why I appealed to the Salvation Army, as well as Melissa Farley. We needed resources. I needed translators. I needed someone willing to arrest another cop/sheriff. We needed an office – not me calling from my mobile home I lived in at that time. During that time, I was caring for my dying mother who was in ICU and my young daughter. I was recovering from a major stroke, so we needed man power also.

All of which I was promised. Melissa promised we could launch NCAST – IF and I say IF I agreed to let her do a report on our work for the State Dept., so they could give us a grant. The Salvation Army agreed to give us $1,000,000 to open ATLAS, with me as the director. Because Terri Miller had no experience with prostitutes or trafficking, I was supposed to train her and then let her take over so I could work part-time to care for my mother and focus on taking care of my own health issues.

The ONLY catch was NO ONE was believing me about cops being involved. It was only a few years before that the G Sting arrests had gone down. To think that the city council, the strip club owner, and celebrities like George Clooney, Robert DeNiro, etc., were involved in not only this prostitution network, but arms dealings reaching down into San Diego – well at least Daniel Boden had gotten involved and gotten that case prosecuted. But that was only a few years before this story was coming up.

Realize that 2006-2007 was BEFORE Chris Butler had been caught and exposed to the press. Lots of people knew about what he was doing, but no one was prosecuting him over it. So please put into perspective that I’m talking about cops putting drug evidence into their cars, and then driving them to illegal brothels, where they’re the ones pimping these prostitutes – ALL BEFORE CHRIS WAS EXPOSED for what he was doing. Then you have an idea how absolutely out of my mind I sounded to a lot of people talking about this in 2006.

Only the Salvation Army said they believed me, and if we could “get an arrest” and “some kind of evidence”, then they’d put even more into helping these victims. Okay, how do we do that? I know where the victims are. But the cops aren’t going to arrest anyone BECAUSE THEY’RE THE ONES INVOLVED. The other cops aren’t going to touch the case because they don’t want to expose their buddies, or themselves for that matter. Look at Norman’s story where he says he was being “blackmailed” by Butler.https://abc7news.com/archive/9110103/ He wasn’t alone.

When I had gone to Gillispie, an 8 month old pregnant woman showed up at my mom’s house asking for refuse. She was worried with them “cleaning house”, they’d leave her in the desert somewhere, so she’d run to me forhelp. This woman was 20 years old or I would have called Lois for help. But she tells me there’s others who are pregnant, and “even a kid” referring to those houses where the women were in what was later called “Operation Dollhouse”.

To make matters more urgent, I had women coming to me talking about a string of prostitute murders. Jesse Foster was not unique in 2007. There were about 7 other women who had gone missing, each in connection with Peter Todd. So on top of hearing about a lot of women disappearing, I’m also getting calls about a man who had just moved into Summerlyn who was also getting involved in organ trafficking. I had verified this man was not only living in that very expensive house by the hospital, but that he was in fact licensed and set up as a medical equipment sales representative who actually was selling the equipment used in organ transplants.

This same guy owns a movie company that’s advertising in China about the movies being made in Las Vegas so that many of these Asian women, who don’t know any better that these movies aren’t real, so some of these women were coming to Vegas in the first place thinking they were here to make a movie. Then winding up in a brothel, and apparently some of them were wanting a profitable way to dispose of the bodies. I have relayed all of this information to Melissa Farley, and we agreed that we needed to “move fast” to do something to break up this operation.

 

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I want you to understand the urgency that I was feeling when I heard there was going to be a drop in Vegas that weekend that was “Operation Dollhouse”. I had been working on someone within Butler’s operation to go to the press, which succeeded. So it wasn’t that hard to get a reporter to ask to do a “ride along” with Metro on that weekend, knowing we were waiting until someone in uniform showed up and then we could launch the raid.

The plan had already been set up and agreed upon that the victims would be taken to the Salvation Army, instead of the jail, so that they would feel safe enough to talk about what was going on. That was evidenced by the fact the 24 women were taken to the Salvation Army which was what ATLAS and NCAST had been calling upon Metro to do in such a situation.

So you can understand how upset I was when I arrive at the Salvation Army thinking we’re going to interview these women because they’re going to be held 72 hours which was mandatory immigration law to hold them for questioning – but they were released before I could even arrive? I didn’t go to the houses where the raids were because honestly I was afraid if I was there, and anyone connected with the traffickers saw my face and recognized me – they’d bolt. I wanted everyone to be caught “red handed” so they’d believe us as to who and what was involved. Remember, this operation was going on in California, up to Seattle on the west coast, and then up through Las Vegas, then over to Arizona, and on through to the east coast and then back again. I know because I would talk to these men during these “drop and pickups” when they thought they were recruiting me to come to work for them.

Clearly, someone in ICE, Homeland Security and the trafficking task force had to be involved in this network for it to work. And clearly someone was because not only were the two sheriffs who were on site, and then released, despite the mandatory immigration laws, despite the fact drugs were seized, and also despite a juvenile and a pregnant woman being caught on sight – and frankly, if I hadn’t been chased off the property, discounted, ignored, smeared, and shut out of the process – we could have ended the whole matter and exoronerated both Greg Munks and Carlos Bolanos in one afternoon because I would have asked for either their body camfootage, or I would have asked to see their drivers’ footage.

All cabs and limos in Vegas at that time had cameras on 24/7 because of a rash of drivers who were being robbed and burned up. They also had GPS devices on at all times because of the murders. I was demanding the press “check the cameras” and “check the GPS devices” and frankly if someone had listened to me then – we could have exonerated those two sheriffs by now. When I was chased off the property and told to “get lost”, Terri told me she’d “handle it”. If she had, that footage and GPS records would have exonerated those men by now. Also, that juvenile would have received assistance that day.

But because of all this, I knew there was someone higher up involved and there was. Joohon David Lee. Only I had the same problem again – no one was believing me that this guy was going to China on government money and time, flying over victims he was walking right past security, and then taking them right to the brothels to be trafficked – all while not only immune from prosecution, but further while terrorizing an innocent family. I had to endure YEARS of that man trying to tell anyone who listened that “Jody is crazy” until finally Daniel Bogden I know, along with the Office of Professional Responsibility, finally did something to expose him.

What you don’t realize however is how many juveniles call our hotline to talk. There is no other hotline like ours that provides them with another ex-sex worker, who is in recovery, who will answer the phone and talk to them at 2:00 in the morning. Nor one that’s not shut down in a year because of a lack of funding. I have people who have been calling our hotline for 30 years now!

 

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We are LITERALLY the only hotline where a victim of sex trafficking can call us knowing we aren’t connected up to the very people they’re running from, nor that we will give up their information to the very person(s) they’re running from. Do you realize I once had a young lady calling me from the age of 16 years old until she was 18 years old and could legally leave the group home, calling to talk to me about the cops who were trafficking her out in the streets? Yes information I was providing to Lois who was looking into trying to find this girl. The only problem is then what? We found the house who of course was denying everything.

We talk a lot of kids through tough times on the phone who are in horrible group homes, foster homes, etc., but we try and get them emotionally through it. A lot of times these juveniles don’t call Lois or now Rachel Lloyd, because they don’t want to be put into a group home.
My point being that yes we have information in our private email accounts that belongs to juveniles. Juveniles who are like Celeste Guap was before she turned 19 years of age, and who were being blocked from the trafficking outreach projects by their traffickers. Do you grasp that? Her mother was the 911 operators, so these guys had tabs on anyone who called 911. When she came out, the town went through Three Chiefs of Police and STILL couldn’t find someone who hadn’t patronized her. Let’s use the right term – RAPED her. So while she’s being blocked from getting help, trying to protect her mother, and staying put so no one freaks out and harms her mother, who does she have to talk to for support?” I can’t say if that woman called us or not but don’t you think it’s a safe logical bet she would have?

When Nancy O’Malley held an event on juvenile sex trafficking, she asked Lois Lee to speak. Lois asked me to go and speak. I went to Nancy and offered to speak because I wanted to talk about the kids who are afraid to call the local trafficking authorities who were blocking women like her from getting help, to see what could be done about it. She then refused to return my calls, let alone let me talk about the issues? Why? Considering everything, probably to try and protect the county from the lawsuit Celeste filed. But again in the meantime, what about her?

I have all kinds of people contacting me of all ages telling me all kinds of stories. But we provide them with someone again who understand them and empathizes with them. None of which we can do if these same victims are concerned that their emails and calls are going to be turned over to the very people who are trafficking them. If law enforcement needs information from me as to a case they’re working on, that’s what warrants and subpoena’s are for.

But I doubt I’d get calls like I get if those who call me are scared about their confidentiality being violated. Let me give you an example in the Neal Falls case – I get a call from a woman who reports to me she knows the prostitute who shot Neal. Her phone number is showing up as being at Heather’s house where the incident took place. She told me she made the call from the house to show me she was telling the truth.

She told me to verify this so I’d take her seriously. Then she tells me that Neal Falls wasn’t a “john”. That he’d seen that “8 Minutes” show and like a lot of guys who saw it back then, they were trying to go out and “rescue damsels in distress”. Supposedly Neal called her up to try and talk her out of prostitution and offered to help her. That Heather murdered this guy. Not only then did Heather murder this guy, but supposedly when the FBI showed up, THEY decided to change the story and make Heather a “hero” like they did.

This person asked me if there was one shred of DNA evidence showing this guy was tied to any of those murders they laid on him. She also asked me what “prostitute” is immediately credited as a “hero” when the cops come out and find a dead man like was done here? What witnesses were they and why would she go running next door to call for help when she had a phone in the house she could have used. The news said he“had no money in his wallet” but how do we know it wasn’t because she stole that money?

 

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When I asked her why she was telling me this, she told me she was afraid for Heather’s life. Supposedly women from Relativity Media and SWOP had shown up with cash and drugs. Offered her $17,000 to sign a contract giving up the rights to her name and image, as well as an NDA. They had promised her a movie and book deal about the whole thing IF she agreed to lie and say she “murdered him in self defense”. Gave her drugs to keep her from talking to the press, and then checked her into treatment somewhere that no one was being told where she was. This woman expressed fear something had been doin

Now mind you, I have all of this on tape. I asked her why she was calling me. She tells me that Heather has“disappeared” and she’s worried she was murdered to keep her quiet about Neal Falls. Why would someone murder her? If you looked at the TV special put out by Relativity Media, they were laying a lot of murders onto Neal Falls without one shred of DNA evidence or an eye witness. Great way to wrap up a bunch of unsolvedcases about prostitutes in Las Vegas doesn’t it? I looked into her story and found out it was true. On top ofthis, when I tried to identify where “Heather” was, she was nowhere to be found. When I pushed harder, I started getting threats to “back off”. To make things more interesting, I contacted the Chicago police and the ones there and there’s no one drop of DNA evidence anywhere showing anything that ties Neal to any of the murders. Including no blood on any of the new tools in his car. Now let me ask you, what serial killer operates out of his car and takes in stray dogs? I’ve never heard of one that’s for sure. In fact, his personality doesn’t fit that of a prostitute killer at all.

Would this person call the National Trafficking Hotline at midnight to unload? I doubt it. But I now had a tape that could have been, in fact might be, important in a murder case, or even multiple cases. I don’t know, but I did what I’m supposed to do and I turned over the tapes of the calls to the authorities to investigate further, and told them if they had questions to please call me again. For all I know, the caller was under 18 years of age. I don’t know because I can’t tell an age over the phone. But what if this was a case involving a missing juvenile?

What if whoever got into my emails got information on where a juvenile is and that juvenile is murdered? It happens. Think it doesn’t – think again. For that matter, no one has seen “Heather” since that first rash of news reports.

Because what just went down against me was staged from the gate. In April, I get a call from a guy telling me he’s an alcoholic who wants help to get his buddy sober. Of course I’m going to try and help the guy. I literally spent a month trying to help him track down his “homeless buddy” who was in Colorado, and to get him into some kind help to get into treatment.

After I helped this guy get connected to another “old timer” in AA in that city, this guy continued to talk to me about his divorce. He was asking me to work on his divorce as a paralegal. I kept refusing. I told him he could afford an attorney and to go get one. When I refused to help him, he insisted on coming to Vegas to meet with me in person. Of course I didn’t meet with him, and that’s when he increased the ante. He starts talking about he can “help me build a business” and about how he can get me 100 clients a month, and yada yada yada – but he “needs to have a business meeting with me to go over the details”. I still refused.

Mind you, I know that these pimps will use ANY type of a ruse to get close to me in order to find out where their victims have run off to – so this guy was just making me suspicious. He could afford an attorney if he could fly to Vegas, so why was he chasing me? Then he offered to “open a real estate business” with me – but we “needed to meet”. That’s when I really smelled a rat and refused to meet with him. He kept insisting he “had to show me his divorce papers” and then I’d “know I needed to help him” because of what a “monster his ex-wife’s attorney was”. Fine I told him – drop off the papers at my box and I’ll look at them. But he wouldn’t because he kept insisting he “needed to hand them to me”. Now I really won’t meet this guy.

 

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HE STAYS OVER TWO MORE DAYS trying to convince me to meet him. I refuse. Politely, but I refused. Understand this, he left Las Vegas on July 10th finally. On July 12th , this bogus search warrant was issued against my personal email – not for “business emails” or “excluding personal emails”, but ALL emails. I’m not going to go into whose emails were in there, but know this – there were SWA members and reporters emails in that email during the dates my emails were seized by this DA in San Mateo County.

Here’s something else to consider – George Knapp had just uncovered that maybe Alisha Grundy had been forced to lie about Ray Sharpe by Chris Baughman. An FBI investigation is supposedly going on reviewing the case. I have Ray telling me she lied as well as Gena telling me she lied on the stand. I also have a hand-written letter supposedly from Alisha to the judge saying she lied. If she lied, it was because she was scared into it by Chris Baughman, a Metro cop, or the DA, who was his wife.

If this case is like the Celeste Guap case, how do we know if she wasn’t coerced or threatened into lying? She has a juvenile daughter and that’s a real easy way to threaten someone. When I had information on Jessie Foster’s murder and I was trying to get Terri Miller to take that information and look into it, and she refused, I went to the FBI. There an agent threatened me with a 5150 charge, and then taking my kid if I didn’t “drop it. I dropped it. So a kid is a real good way to threaten someone. Or a mother like my case. If Celeste hadn’t gone to the media, do you think we’d be talking about her story today?

But what if Alisha did lie? Is she going to be able to stay clean with a man in prison for life on her shoulders?She’s going to need someone safe she can talk to who understands what she did. A therapist? That’s not up to us to decide. It’s not up to the government to decide. It’s up to HER to decide if she needs to talk to someonelike us about what happened in order for her to heal and move on with her life. Maybe she needs to make an“amends” and come clean. I don’t know but we won’t know will we unless we can offer Alisha complete 100% confidentiality when she does come to talk to us about her situation, if that’s what she choose to do.

How can I encourage her to do that knowing that San Mateo County’s DA has now gotten into our emails illegally? I say “illegally” because I was never served with this lawsuit so a seizure warrant on my emails unedited like this should never had been signed by a judge. I say that because there was no complaint filed by a victim against me. Without a complaint, how do we know it’s even me and not some other Jody Williams? There was no police report. How does a seizure warrant get executed when there was no police report? How does it get sealed? How does a search warrant get executed and sealed on 7/12/18, when the bench warrant for my non-appearance wasn’t even executed until 8/8/18?

This whole case is a setup. While the “complaint” isn’t signed by anyone, and the witness is sealed, the signature matches the signature on the legal documents this guy from San Mateo County sent me about his divorce. So I know who signed this “complaint”. It was the attorney Barbara Kuehn. So an attorney who is involved in a divorce case, for which I’m not a party, went to the DA and got all this done and sealed and why? Because she thinks I was “practicing law without a license”? Okay, why not just do discovery for the guys’ emails instead? Simple. Cheap. Not invading my privacy or my other private emails. So why didn’t the DA do this?

Do you have any idea how many women leaving prostitution wind up divorcing not only their pimps, but their kids’ father? You mean all the pimps’ attorney needs to do is to go to the DA, and they can go yank my emails between me and his ex-wife and find out where she’s gone with the kids and there’s nothing I can do about it?

I don’t think so and all this does is keep me going back to the fact Greg Munks and Carlos Bolanos were never investigated nor exonerated about why they were there in that house that day. WHAT IF, and just hypothetically, WHAT IF those men WERE the “drop off team” sent there by the ring that Chris Butler was apart of?

 

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Now what if, those men, concerned that I might be talking to a witness against them, as well as Chris Baughman, worried I’m talking to Alisha Grundy – what if they wanted to get into my email to get at information on a victim who could testify against them? What if they wind up dead tomorrow? There’s a reason why things like getting emails out of my private account are done a certain way. I’m suing Google so how do I know that any emails they produce aren’t planted? If LAPD can plant drugs on me, so too can Google for that matter. On me, or on the victims who are emailing us back and forth.

In this case, I know this man was sent in as a plant. It’s clear they bought by me not knowing about the warrant, I’d be arrested, then plead guilty to get out of jail, and those sealed records would be then destroyed on a closed file. Only I thwarted their plans by finding out about the warrant in time to do something about the situation before they could do this. Another reason I know it was staged and planned is because on 8/11/18, two days after the warrant was issued, I got a call from a woman saying she was Alisha Grundy to try and lure me into a meeting. Again, that was to get ahold of me in the car and have me pulled over and arrested. If I had gone to the meeting, that’s probably what would have happened. That date, combined with the date of 7/12/18, being just two days after he went back to San Mateo County and he hadn’t met me in person where I could be probably served with that case, aren’t all of it either.

In August of 2017, I was also illegally arrested. The court told me if I plead guilty, I’d be released that day. If I plead innocent, I’d be held over three weeks. Needless to say, I pleaded guilty and got back to my disabled daughter’s care. Part of that plea bargain was I had to agree to pay $100 a month for six months. I paid that off in February. I have the receipts I paid it all off, and I recorded the call where the clerk told me I was “paid all up and off probation”.

Only on October 11, 2018, I got a call from the court advising me I was “in warrant” with them, and that I owed $300.00. If I had been driving while arrested, I sure wouldn’t have had proof on me that’s not true – which is how this started to begin with. Back in August, my papers to prove my innocent back then in California. It shows me the intent was to pull me over in Vegas, arrest me, than extradite me to San Mateo County – where frankly I’m not sure I would leave there alive. Again, if this was about admissible evidence, it wouldn’t have been handled this way. One year is a mistake, but Nevada has been coming up with phony warrants against me every year since 2009.

Enough is enough. That’s why I’ve filed one lawsuit already you can read at http://www.williamsvsusa.com because I’m having Google, Facebook, etc., try and stop our outreach. Now this? I’m preparing to file against the state of Nevada and San Mateo County for invasion of privacy and abuse of process. I’m hoping you’ll understand why I’m doing this and if not support us outright to protect the voices of survivors, then to understand what we’re trying to do here. Not everyone wants to be a Dr Ford. Sometimes I think even she doesn’t want to be Dr. Ford!

Thank you for listening. Sincerely,
Jody Williams

Cc: Megan at Polaris
Lois Lee at Children of the Night Covenant House
GEMS
President Trump

 

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San Mateo County Sheriff’s in Custody Death, Tased multiple times, Maced and jumped 5 Deputies on leave.

What evidence is there that Chinedu Okobi assaulted a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy besides the Sheriff’s Office saying so? Release the dash camera video now. The SMCOSO and the DA’s Office always make the deceased victim look like he deserved to be killed. What this death in custody shows is the Sheriff’s Office under the leadership of Carlos Bolanos is incompetent in handling the very basic Mental Health call. Stop using Tasers they kill people.

This is how San Mateo County Law Enforcement handles Mental Health Issues.

October 3, 2018 approx 1PM Chinedu Valentine Okobi 36 died on the street in Millbrae after being tased multiple times and having mace sprayed in his face then brought to the ground by a group of San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies. The reports will say he was pronounced dead at hospital which is true but most likely he was also dead at the scene.

Mr Okobi was reported to be walking in and out of traffic on El Camino Real. He did not comply with law enforcement commands and now he is dead.

This is the same actions/result that Redwood City resident Ramsey Saad 55  R.I.P. August 13, 2018. Resisted Tased multiple times, Jumped, Dead at scene.

All Law Enforcement Officer in San Mateo County should be wearing Body Cameras.

There should a Countywide Policy on how to respond to Mental Health Issues.

Yanira Serreno Garcia R.I.P. was shot and killed by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy within 20 seconds of arriving on scene. June 3, 2014, at 9:20 p.m It was a non emergency mental health call.

Errol Chang Shot and killed by Swat.

Update LATIMES  OCSO Deputy files false police report.

Deputy is recorded punching a suspect
O.C. officer said man had assaulted him, but attorney says footage contradicts that claim.
By Hannah Fry
An Orange County Sheriff’s Department dashcam video shows a deputy repeatedly punching a motorist in the face while arresting him for misdemeanor public intoxication this year, an action the man’s attorney calls excessive force.
Mohamed Sayem is facing a felony resisting arrest charge over a confrontation with Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies Michael Devitt and Eric Ota that turned violent in the early hours of Aug. 19. He has pleaded not guilty, according to court records.
Devitt claimed in an incident report and in an interview with his supervisor following the scuffle that Sayem assaulted him after the deputies found him intoxicated in his Jeep in a Stanton parking lot. Devitt’s accounts of the incident are contradicted by footage recorded on police dashboard cameras, Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders alleged in a motion seeking the deputies’ personnel files.
A statement Thursday from the Sheriff’s Department said “a review of the full video indicates that the deputy made every attempt to deescalate the situation and provide the subject multiple opportunities to simply provide his identification. The subject refused to do so and attempted to physically engage the deputy, during which the deputy used force appropriate for the situation.”
Neither Devitt nor Ota could be reached for comment.
The encounter unfolded when the deputies woke Sayem and and asked for his identification, which he didn’t provide. Sayem appeared to be intoxicated, was slumped over in the driver’s seat and gave “a number of partially understandable answers, statements, and insults — often chuckling and falling in the car as he delivered them,” according to court records.
Devitt placed his hand on Sayem in an effort to keep him in the vehicle after Sayem put his left leg out of the car, apparently in an effort to get out. Sayem yelled at the deputy not to touch him and tried to pull away. That’s when the scene took a violent turn.
Devitt grabbed Sayem by the left arm and pulled him out of the vehicle. The horn sounded as Sayem clung to the steering wheel with his right hand as Devitt lobbed several blows at his face.
During the third or fourth punches, Sayem lost his grip on the steering wheel and fell to the ground. After the scuffle, Sayem asked the deputies if they were going to shoot him. Devitt responds “no,” while Ota said he’d “like to.”
Sanders alleges that Devitt fictionalized key details, including Sayem’s violence, in order to justify using force to his supervisor and in a subsequent report. Details of his story also change between the first interview and the report, Sanders said.
Devitt told his supervisor that he planned to charge Sayem with felony resisting, which requires a threat or violence, because “he tried to bear hug on me.”
In his report, he doesn’t mention the bear hug. Instead, he alleges Sayem grabbed his vest and pulled on it.
“I used my left hand and pushed his face in an effort to create some space between us,” Devitt wrote. “He did not let go of my vest and continued to physically struggle. Due to his aggressive demeanor, and the fact he was already resisting, I believed Sayem was going to continue to try and physically assault me.”
The second dashcam video shows the deputies talking with supervisor Sgt. Christopher Hibbs about the incident. Devitt doesn’t mention this version of events to Hibbs, who interviewed him minutes after the incident, Sanders said.
“He unjustifiably used very significant violence against my client, and he knew he did it without justification,” Sanders said Thursday. “His answer was to make my client a felon for the rest of his life, so he doesn’t get held accountable for his act of violence.”
Sanders also questioned whether the Sheriff’s Department handled the incident properly, noting that Hibbs was charged in 2009 with felony assault and battery and felony use of a Taser for shocking a handcuffed man sitting in the back of a police car. That case eventually ended in a mistrial and was dismissed. According to reports at the time, prosecutors blamed the result on a “code of silence” among testifying deputies. Hibbs could not immediately be reached for comment.
“I think that this agency believes they have impunity,” Sanders said Thursday. “Folks are not standing up to them, and they’re not being punished. They’re completely fearless. There’s something at the core that’s very wrong with what’s going on here.”
hannah.fry@latimes.com
Twitter: @Hannahnfry

By Michael G. Stogner

 

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Congresswoman Anna Eshoo – Kavanaugh Appointment.

Anna Eshoo
Eerily reminiscent of the Ford-Kavanaugh matter, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo had brought yet another allegation of sexual misconduct by an official forward, one in which republican sheriff Greg Munks and his underboss, undersheriff Carlos Bolanos, had been caught and detained by the FBI, in a human trafficking investigation -the two were found at an illegal Las Vegas (Clark County) brothel, one trafficking underaged indentured sex slaves and controlled substances -Ecstasy. They were there as customers.

At the time, Eshoo had called for the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to sanction Munks and Bolanos, but they had refused to address the matter. In fact, current San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe had gone so far as to excuse the duo’s behavior, consoling Munks, telling him it would soon be yesterday’s news, and saying he was “a man of integrity, such that it would not in any fashion affect his office’s ability to enforce the laws of the state of California”. On its face, such a comment could only be characterized as laughable, had the persons and conduct involved not been so serious. Not to mention DA Wagstaffe’s apparent dismissive attitude towards the abuse of women, by “Those Who Matter.”

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Munks went on to issue a press release, saying he had thought he had been going to a legitimate business, only to find out “It was not”, with Bolanos, to answer questions about the matter. A strategy which had worked, with the media/press and the board of supervisors not pursuing the matter further.

Congresswoman Eshoo is to be commended. I only hope her efforts, in the Kavanaugh matter, won’t be met with a similar fate -speaking truth to power is often an uphill battle.

By Michael G. Stogner

 

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Few reports against police upheld, You can interchange Judges, District Attorneys,Prosecutors,CPS,Probation Officials & Those Who Matter.

 

This is a very good article, Thank You LATIMES,

My recommendation is to stop reporting privately and before you report a Corrupt San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy and the alleged crimes his has committed against his children, his ex wife, and the Court (photos to CPS and filed with the family law court), The purpose to harm the mother, First of all you would be Stupid to report this crime to San Mateo County Sheriff Office under the leadership of Carlos Bolanos. He has a history of protecting Corrupt Deputies. SMCSO Lt. Andrew Armando is a current example. So before you report to the A.G. or the Feds you must cover your bases and give the District Attorney’s Office a chance to prove that they are opposed to a Sheriff Deputy filing false documents to CPS and the Court. You would also hope they would acknowledge the obvious conflict of Interest the current girlfriend of the Deputy works for the DA’s Office. After you go twice to report the criminal acts of (your ex) the SMC Sheriff Deputy, The DA finally takes the complaint they hate that you force them to do what they have sworn an Oath to do. Don’t be surprised when they recommend that YOU take a polygraph test and you agree to it and pass with flying colors. What did that have to do with the Deputy committing Felonies you might ask? Nothing, but if the DA was more interested in attacking the single mother/victim then prosecuting the Sheriff Deputy. Now after passing that test you would hope the DA invited the SMC Sheriff Deputy to take the same polygraph test, they choose not to and closed the criminal investigation. This lack of action only emboldens the dishonest Sheriff Deputy to once again report child abuse to the Redwood City Police Department where he has several personal friends.

San Mateo County Residents can thank the entire District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office for this.

9/23/2018 LATIMES

Few reports against police upheld

Across California, complaints of officer misconduct are often rejected and inquiries kept from public view.

By James Queally

Angry that she had been falsely accused of a drug crime, Tatiana Lopez filed a complaint against a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who had arrested her on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.

But when Lopez met with a sheriff’s lieutenant to discuss her accusation, he urged her to drop her complaint, she said.

After a preliminary investigation, the Sheriff’s Department ruled the deputy had done nothing wrong, without giving her any explanation.

It would take years of legal battles before a judge exonerated Lopez and a new internal investigation led the department to fire the deputy for lying about her arrest.

Lopez is one of nearly 200,000 members of the public who filed a complaint against California law enforcement officers in the last decade. Her initial complaint ended the way most did — with police rejecting it without saying why.

A Times analysis of complaint data reported to the California Department of Justice shows law enforcement agencies across the state upheld 8.4% of complaints filed by members of the public from 2008 to 2017.

In a state with some of the strictest police privacy laws in the country, those who make complaints against officers are entitled to learn little more than whether their allegations were found to be true or not. They are given no other explanation about how a final decision was reached, what was done to investigate their allegation or whether an officer was disciplined.

A bill that cleared the state Legislature last month would begin to address the issue by opening up records from internal investigations into shootings by police officers and other major force incidents, as well as cases where officers were found to have committed sexual assault or lied on duty. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said whether he will sign the measure, Senate Bill 1421.

But even if he does, records from the vast majority of internal affairs investigations would remain secret.

The Times’ analysis of complaint data found several of California’s largest police agencies sustain complaints at a lower rate than the state average, including the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles and Oakland police departments.

Police officials argue that a large number of the complaints they receive are frivolous, filed by people they have arrested or others who have an ax to grind. Some said the proliferation of body-worn cameras among California police agencies has helped disprove a larger number of allegations about interactions between police and the public.

In Los Angeles, police said the low rate of upheld complaints was due, in part, to the department’s commitment to accepting a wide array of allegations. The LAPD received 25,006 complaints from the public in the last decade, according to state records. Officials concluded there was evidence proving 1,360, about 5.4%.

“We take every single complaint on the planet,” said Josh Rubenstein, the LAPD’s chief spokesman. “When you open yourself up to that wide a spectrum, you are going to get a high number of complaints that are not legitimate.”

Cmdr. Michael Hyams, who heads the LAPD’s Internal Affairs division, said that by examining even the flimsiest of allegations, the department has proved it will heavily scrutinize its own officers. He noted there has been a dramatic drop in citizen complaints against LAPD officers. State records show the number fell by roughly 67% from 2008 to 2017.

At the Sheriff’s Department, internal investigators upheld only 69 of 15,661 complaints made by members of the public in the last decade, less than 1%, according to figures the agency reported to the state.

Nicole Nishida, a department spokeswoman, said the agency had under-reported the number of sustained complaints to the state. By the department’s own accounting, roughly 8% of all public complaints were upheld from 2004 to 2016, she said.

Peter Bibring, director of police practices for the American Civil Liberties Union of California, said that a low rate of sustained complaints does not necessarily mean a department is doing a poor job of policing itself, but the lack of information disclosed about those investigations is a significant problem.

“If their complaint is rejected, they are not told why,” he said. “That lack of transparency prevents the public from having any faith that the process is working.”

California law requires police departments to report the number of citizen complaints and the outcome to the state’s Department of Justice, but no agency audits the data to ensure the figures are accurate. A Justice Department spokeswoman said the agency is not required by law to conduct audits and hasn’t been given funding to do so. The state has gathered such data since 1981 and expanded the database to include information about racial profiling complaints in 2016.

Wayne Fisher, a former deputy attorney general in New Jersey who helped set the state’s guidelines for monitoring internal affairs complaints, said it was pointless to collect the data without checking to see whether some agencies are rejecting an abnormally large number of complaints and deserve more scrutiny.

“It acts as a pointer system to certain other areas that are screaming for analysis,” said Fisher, who now leads the Rutgers University Policing Institute.

Francine Tournour, a civilian watchdog for the Sacramento Police Department, agreed. Police departments need to be more open about their investigations into complaints about officers if they want the public to trust the results, she said.

“Part of this is customer service. Part of this is the relationship building,” she said. “If you have a process where people make complaints … and there’s no feeling that the complaint was taken seriously, you may see people stop bringing things to the department.”

In Sacramento, a city with a population of nearly 500,000, police reported only 18 complaints to the Department of Justice last year. Det. Eddie Macaulay, a department spokesman, said the agency did not include an additional 301 informal “inquiries,” a label used when department officials believe it was clear that an accusation did not amount to a violation of policy or crime. Had the department included those inquiries in its reporting to the state, its rate of sustained complaints would have plummeted.

Tournour, who heads the Sacramento Office of Public Safety Accountability, warned that handling such complaints informally can distort the history of documented allegations against individual officers — and a department as a whole.

In 2016, Jasmine Abuslin accused more than a dozen Oakland police officers of having sex with her, sometimes in exchange for information about prostitution raids. Her accusations — including that the misconduct began when she was underage — sparked a scandal that made national headlines and led to the firing and prosecution of several officers.

During her first contact with an internal affairs investigator, Abuslin said the police official seemed uninterested in her allegations.

“I felt like she wasn’t taking me seriously,” she said.

She also accused internal affairs investigators of threatening her for coming forward and of allowing her to delete text messages that could have proven her allegations.

Members of the public have filed 16,345 complaints of misconduct against Oakland police officers in the last decade, according to the state data. Only 1,073 of those complaints, roughly 6.5%, were sustained.

Oakland police did not respond to requests for comment.

In recent years, police agencies in California have had to report more details about citizen complaints and their outcomes, including how many they decided were false, involved conduct that did not amount to a policy violation or could not be proved or disproved. Last year, police agencies statewide concluded that 28% of complaints were false.

In Fresno, Chief Jerry Dyer said he has sought more thorough investigations and urged his internal affairs department to revisit investigations where it could not prove or disprove a misconduct allegation.

Fresno has one of the highest rates of sustained complaints among California’s largest cities. The department upheld 325 out of 1,332 citizen complaints in the last decade, roughly 24%, according to the state data. Last year, the agency reported it couldn’t prove or disprove less than 6% of complaints made by the public, compared with the statewide average of 25%.

The push for more conclusive results better serves the community, said Dyer, adding that he supports releasing more information about the way complaints are reviewed. The current process, which sees citizens simply receive a form letter announcing a complaint’s disposition, “raises a lot of concerns on the part of those voicing the complaint,” Dyer added, though he said he does not support making individual officer disciplinary records public.

For Lopez, the shortcomings of the internal investigation into her complaint about L.A. County sheriff’s deputies destroyed her trust in law enforcement.

The Downey woman was a college student with no criminal record in 2009 when three deputies trained their guns on her in a gas station parking lot. Deputy Francisco Enriquez alleged he found several bags of methamphetamine in his cruiser after she rode in its back seat. He said they fell out of her pocket.

Lopez’s attorney, Thomas Beck, later obtained sheriff’s radio transmissions proving Lopez was never in Enriquez’s car.

Lopez said the ordeal had a lasting effect.

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San Mateo County Sheriff Lt. Andrew Armando to Testify.

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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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