Hindi, Awasthi, Sullivan, The Residents want Decency.
It wasn’t that long ago that a group of Foster City residents got together and said Enough is Enough. They organized, collected signatures, put a Recall measure on the ballot, and removed the Vice Mayor, from office, and they were SUCCESSFUL Why? Lack of Decency, that’s why. They wanted their Elected Officials to behave in a respectful and decent manner at all times, especially towards members of the public.
behavior that conforms to accepted standardsof morality or respectability.
The residents of Foster City have demonstrated before their demand for Honesty and Decency.
This story is at the very beginning it is about San Mateo County Politics and Those Who Matter vs. the Residents.
What was so important to remove the Recently Hired City Manager at this moment in time when the Assistant City Manager had just left Foster City 2 weeks ago, and has not been replaced. That equals a Leadership vacuum that was self inflicted by Hindi, Awasthi, and Sullivan. They have caused their City to be missing the two Full time employees who run the City.
Surely they must have a plan that they just haven’t shared yet, and the public looks forward to learning about it.
Imagine being on a 747 flight from SFO to Hawaii and you’ve just been informed that your Pilot and Co-Pilot are No Longer Flying the plane.
I have never seen a better example of this statement, “Just because somebody says something is true doesn’t mean that it is.”
Yesterday August 27, 2021 10 AM Attorney Warren Metlitzky appeared before Judge Susan Illston.
08/27/2021 – 10:00AM
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He made so many False and Misleading Statements to Judge Susan Illston I’m not quite sure where to begin. I’ll start with the VIDEO he mentions so many times. This video was created by unknown people at San Mateo County Government, it was finally launched to the public the same morning San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe held closed to the public Press Conference for Credentialed Media only, I attended. That date was March 1, 2019 148 days after Chinedu V. Okobi was killed by SIX San Mateo County Sheriff Employees in Millbrae, California October 3, 2018.
I’m not sure how many times Warren Metlitzky has watched the video or if Judge Illston has viewed it I recommend that she does, I personally have viewed it over 40 times.
The video starts with Deputy Wang’s Dashcam on, his vehicle is heading north on El Camino Real he is waiting to make a U-Turn. Warren Metlitzky knows that the Dashcam Video is activated by the Bar Lights on top of the vehicle being turned on, which means Deputy Wang was interested in Chinedu Okobi before he stepped off of the sidewalk and was no safety threat to traffic as the Government claims. He chooses not to mention that to Judge Illston.
Warren Metlitzky tells Judge Illston there is NO Evidence that Chinedu Okobi was dog piled by the Five Sheriff Deputies. Of Course Chinedu was dog piled not by 5 but by SIX. CSO Joseph Gonzales can be clearly seen on top of Chinedu Okobi at the 7:05 mark of the video. If anybody has seen a Little League Baseball game or a Soccer Game at the end is often a Dog Pile.
Warren Metlitzky tells Judge Illston there is no Evidence Chinedu Okobi was pepper sprayed in the face by a Deputy. CSO Joseph Gonzales is Not a Deputy watch his right hand at the 7:18 mark and a second later Deputy Lorenzatti yell “Oh Fuck” as she was sprayed in the face with O.C. Spray.
Warren Metlitzky tells Judge Illston there is no Evidence Chinedu Okobi ever said “He couldn’t breathe.” I recommend you listen at the 8:48 mark to Chinedu Okobi’s last sound/word “BREATHE”
9:59 Mark Unknown “Is he still breathing.” That is a Great Question and it would have been nice if one of the SIX County Employees actually checked.
The Governments Official Story has always been the same a Very Large Black Man failed to comply and was Alive and Well “He was breathing and had a pulse at all times while in the Sheriff’ Office Custody and even several minutes after the AMR people took over from the Sheriff’s Office Employees.” This Video shows a completely different story and remember the Government had 148 day to create it.
This video is supposed to be on the District Attorney’s Website the current link doesn’t work here it is below.
The MISSING 3 seconds from 7:02-7:05 Where are they?
October 3, 2018 Chinedu V. Okobi was killed in Millbrae by Six San Mateo County Sheriff Employees.
San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant was not one of those Six Employees involved in the Homicide.
19 days later on October 22, 2018 he filed a Police Report Falsely claiming he ordered Deputy Alyssa Lorenzatti to remove the handcuffs from Chinedu Okobi and he further claims Deputy Alyssa Lorenzatti did that. Why would he be willing to jeopardize his career at SMCSO and make this False Statement?
The Truth and Fact is Chinedu V. Okobi was given Chest Compressions for 10 minutes while he was handcuffed.
Did SMCSO Sergeant Zaidi create this False Story on his own?
San Mateo County there is reason for hope in the Law Enforcement Homicides of Errol Chang, Yanira Serrano Garcia, Chinedu V. Okobi, Sandra Lee Harmon and Roger Allen. Did San Mateo County Grand Jury ever convene for any of the above homicides? I don’t think so, Why not? Even if they did A.G. Rob Bonta just proved why they are not that important.
Independent and thorough review of the evidence and the law. That has always been what is important.
Salvador Sanchez, 32 former Los Angeles police officer was arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter and two counts of assault with a firearm, according to a criminal complaint.
The A.G. has filed these charges after the Riverside grand jury heard evidence in this matter and concluded there was no basis for any criminal issues. This is the problem with Grand Jurys, the public rarely knows what evidence was presented to the jury.
“Where there’s reason to believe a crime has been committed, we will seek justice,” California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta said in a statement. “That’s exactly what these charges are about: pursuing justice after an independent and thorough review of the evidence and the law.
Last year, LAPD Chief Michel Moore and the city’s civilian Police Commission ruled Sanchez’s actions were out of policy and were weighing whether he should be fired.
“The decisions and actions of this officer cannot be justified and are inconsistent with the department’s core values, training and expectations of every member of this organization,” Moore said last year.
Salvador Sanchez killed 32-year-old Kenneth French and wounded his elderly parents during a brief confrontation inside a Costco in Corona in June 2019. French, who lived with his parents, had the mental capabilities of a teenager, according to relatives.
Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation: C.M.O., a minor, by and through her Guardian ad Litem Mi’Trease Johnson v. County of San Mateo, et al. United States District Court -Northern-Case No. 3:19-cv-02992-JCS Consolidated with: Maureen Okobi v. County of San Mateo, et al United States District Court -Northern-Case No. 3:19-cv-03002 Conference with Legal Counsel
The reason I’m asking is this, every one of the above mentioned people knew or should have known shortly after October 3, 2018 at 1:30PM that Unarmed 36 year old Chinedu V. Okobi was killed by SIX San Mateo County Sheriff Employees. After he was tased 7 times, struck with extended Baton, Dog Piled by all six employees, sprayed in face at close range with O.C. spray, Handcuffed, spoke his last word and was sat up on El Camino Real, Millbrae/San Bruno and was not offered ANY medical Life Saving measures for the next 9 minutes by any of the SIX SMC Employees. Does that sound familiar. It didn’t take long for the Government conspiracy to be formed. “He was breathing and had a pulse while in the Sheriff’s Custody” The simple truth is that is a LIE. All of the above named people Know that or should know that.
It has been 2 years and 9 months since the Chinedu V. Okobi Homicide by Six SMCSO Employees. What was Maureen Okobi mother of Chinedu and Mi’Trease Johnson mother of Chinedu’s daughter asking for San Mateo County in order to settle this on the very first CLOSED SESSION MEETING?
San Mateo County just agreed to pay $11.4M for a Whistleblower case where nobody was KILLED.
San Mateo County get good humans in the elected positions. Settle these cases, and stop killing innocent civilians.
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?
As some of you know Harvey Rarback and Joaquin Jimenez are doing their best to protect the residents of their community.
They both brought to the attention of SMC the NEED for a Chief of Police in Half Moon Bay. Captain Saul Lopez has that title but it turns out to be a pretend title. The Same is true for San Carlos, Millbrae and every city and town patrolled by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
Yanira Serrano Garcia was killed by a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy within 20 seconds of him getting out of his patrol vehicle. He was responding to a Non Emergency 911 call. He tampered with evidence at the scene. There were false statements made by both the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office.
If that sounds familiar it should the Homicides of Chinedu Okobi and Sandra Lee Harmon both had the same results. There were false statements made by both the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office.
One thing has changed The City of Half Moon Bay asked Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman to provide to the public the AXON LOG RECORDS for the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide to verify the Governments Story that she fired first and Deputy Dominguez did not turn on his Body Worn Camera. That seems like a simple straight forward request. They both declined to do so.
The City of Half Moon Bay then sent a letter to the Attorney General of the State of California requesting an Independent Criminal Investigation of the Investigators.
One good way to reduce the public attendance is to Notice late and put Public Comment at the end of the meeting.
Receive a presentation on the report from Councilmembers Jimenez and Rarback, receive public comment, discuss the report, and provide further direction as necessary.
There is no fiscal impact from receiving this presentation. However, the report is comprehensive and would have fiscal impacts on the City if implemented.
This action supports the Healthy Communities and Public Safety elements of the Strategic Plan.
On May 28, 2021, the City Council received a report from resident David Eblovi entitled The Jimenez-Rarback Report on Policing and Public Safety in Half Moon Bay. At its June 1, 2021, Council meeting, Council directed staff to agendize an item for the June 15, 2021 meeting to receive a presentation on the report.
Two guest speakers have been invited by Councilmembers Jimenez and Rarback to discuss the Report and add their voices to the general conversation about public safety in Half Moon Bay. Dr. Greg Woods will focus comments on ethics and accountability in policing, and Sergeant Carl Tennenbaum SFPD (Ret.), will focus comments on the benefits of civilian responders to low-risk calls. Their bios have been provided to the Council under separate cover and are on file with the City Clerk.
At the beginning of the item, staff recommends that the mayor present protocols and an agenda for how the item will go including approximate times for various sections. The item will conclude with Council deliberation and direction.
Thank You Harvey Rarback and Joaquin Jimenez for getting this Important Conversation on the Agenda. It should have been on in 2014 when Yanira Serrano Garcia was killed by a San Mateo Cpinty Sheriff Deputy within 20 seconds of him exiting his patrol vehicle. He had ZERO Plan, He Tampered with the Evidence. That is exactly what happened at the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide May 5, 2020, NO PLAN and Tampering with the Evidence.
Two Council Members are finally doing what every Elected Official in SMC should have been doing for years.
He might consider working for the Chamber of Commerce, he is Hosting a Big Party June 15th in Colma.
I recommend that he name the Daly City Police Officer that killed Roger Allen on April 7, 2021 that would be more inline with what a Supervisor should be doing for his constituents. He could take a stand of Demanding Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and County Counsel Attorney David Silberman releasing to the Public the AXON LOG RECORDS of the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide on May 5, 2020 in Half Moon Bay.
Since everyone knows San Mateo County has an International Airport within a couple of miles from this party, maybe it would be a better communication to warn about the Delta Variant also known as B.1.617.2, was first identified in India but has since been found in 60 countries, including the U.S. and United Kingdom, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, said.
The Delta variant is believed to be even more transmissible than the Alpha variant, or B.1.1.7, which was first identified in Britain and has become the dominant strain in California and the U.S.
Another option would be to explain the County’s Involvement in the 9 month study in 2019 called the Crimson Contagion Exercise of 2019.
As a Private Victim’s Advocate in San Mateo County for the last 21 years. This 12 page Defendants Reply below by San Mateo County’s Finest is why I recommend whenever asked by a loved one or family member who has just lost a relative to a Homicide by San Mateo County Law Enforcement. First I say I am Not an attorney, then I say before you do anything else start interviewing a Law Firm to represent you. Don’t wait to grieve take this action first, then start crying and asking all the normal questions.
Missing from this filing is San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman, Why? He and the San Mateo Counsel are responsible for refusing to provide the Public with the AXON LOG RECORDS in the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide in Half Moon Bay May 5, 2020. Also missing is San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy, he was called twice from the crime scene that night for some reason. I’ve never seen that before.
It is because of this exact type of misbehavior by Government that HMB Council Members Harvey Rarback and Joaquin Jimenez Report on Policing and Public Safety in Half Moon Bay is on the agenda for the June 15, 2021 meeting by ZOOM. No other Elected Officials in all of San Mateo County have stood up to protect the Residents of their community like these two are doing right this minute.