Tell that to the Family and loved ones of Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. Killed less than 8 hours later.
San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos is reading a prepared speech for the Supervisors to get them to approve a no bid contract with Axon Enterprises Inc. The same company that supplied the equipment on October 3, 2018 the day Chinedu Okobi was killed by SIX Sheriff Employees. San Mateo County Deputy Coroner Heather Diaz ruled his death was a Homicide.
The short list of who knows it was a Homicide is Supervisors Carole Groom, Don Horsley, Warren Slocum, Dave Pine and David Canepa, County Manager Mike Callagy, County Counsel John Beiers, Deputy Counsel David Silberman, and most all of the 800 Sheriff Deputies, and the District Attorney’s Office entire management staff with John Warren, Jamie Draper at the top.
You will see Supervisor President Warren Slocum describe Chinedu Okobi’s Homicide as “Following the Unfortunate Incident a couple of years ago” at the 4:08:10 mark. He is responding to my public comment.
I think that most reasonable residents of San Mateo County would agree that a Homicide by Six Sheriff Employees is more than Unfortunate. Unfortunate is if someone took your parking spot.
Agenda Item #9 starts at 3:38:00 Waiving competitive bid $922,110.83 Axon Enterprise Inc. Sheriff Bolanos describes PERT TEAM, Less Lethal Measures etc.
Sandra Lee Harmon 56, a Mother and Wife was killed by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies less than 8 hours later at 845 Main Street, Half Moon Bay California.
San Mateo County Release the Videos, Audios Today. Identity the Deputies involved. It’s been 7 days since she was killed.
At 3:52:22 My public comment was read by Suki into the public record.
Michael Stogner <firstname.lastname@example.org>May 5 at 8:11 AM
To:Sukhmani S. Purewal
Cc: Jeff Regan, Dave Pine, Don Horsley, Dave Canepa, Carole Groom and 1 more…Tue,
Dear Supervisors, I recommend you Not approve this contract until AXON and Sheriff Bolanos explain how this happened. Until AXON can explain why the MAV videos from Sheriff Patrol cars failed to download on October 3, 2018 according to Statement by #80205 Jamie Draper 10/23/2018
“Sheriff Office IT Technician Johnson Hang responded to the scene and was able to allow me to view the videos on the small in car display from each of the vehicles still at the scene and was able to retrieve the videos from the vehicles driven by Deputy Lorenzatti and Deputy Watt without issue. Hang was unable to retrieve the videos from the vehicles driven by Deputy Wang and Sergeant Weidner at the scene.” Axon can also explain why all Interviews recorded (using an AXON product) conducted by Menlo Park Police Officer Joshua Russell failed to download that same day October 3, 2018 at the same crime scene.
Thank You Michael G. Stogner
No need to read below just for reference. Joshua Russell MPPD 10/16/2018My interviews conducted during this investigation were recorded using my VieVu digital video recorder. When I returned to the police station at the end of my shift I attempted to download the recorder but encountered problems with the recorder’s connection to my desktop computer. When I returned to work on 10-16-2018 I again attempted to download the recorder, and only five video recordings from 10-03- 2018 were downloaded, all of which were from contacts made prior to my involvement in this investigation. I have contacted the information technology specialists employed by the City of Menlo Park for assistance in locating the missing videos. I will update this case with a supplemental report if or when the videos are recovered. As of 10-31-2018 the videos I recorded during the course of this investigation have not been recovered. The technology department of the City of Menlo Park has attempted to locate the videos and have been in contact with the body-camera company, Vie-Vu, as part of their efforts to see if the videos could have been lost either on the device or during the download process. Vie-Vu has stated that because recordings from earlier in the day downloaded correctly, there appears not to be a problem with the camera. All videos downloaded by all Menlo Park Vie-Vu cameras for the date of 10-03-2018 have been checked, and none of the downloads are of my interviews in this case.
May 5, 2020 Sandra Lee Harmon a Mother and a Wife who suffered from Mental Health Issues was shot and Killed by Sheriff Deputies in Half Moon Bay, California. That we know, and that’s about all we know.
There is NO reason for the residents of SMC to trust anything Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos an Elected Official says after the October 3, 2018 Homicide of Chinedu Okobi by six San Mateo County Sheriff Employees. Sheriff Bolanos issued 2 News Releases that day, both contained False Statements. He issued a 3rd News Release March 1, 2019 which contained even more False Statements.
All Five San Mateo County Supervisors are OK with all of the False Statements by Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos mentioned above.
If the Videos and Audio from AXON actually contained the evidence that confirms what Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos says happened, you can bet he would have made it public on May 5th and there would be no reason to have to trust him, it would answer all the questions. A simple video of her firing her Shotgun at Deputies first and Life Saving efforts provided after she was shot multiple times while reaching for her shotgun that somehow was on the ground.
That would go a long way for Public Trust and Confidence in Law Enforcement. A Citizen Oversight Committee with Subpoena power would be an improvement also a County Wide Policy to make Videos and Audios from remote Mic. public within 24 hours of all Deaths by Law Enforcement.
What time was the SMC PERT TEAM dispatched?
What time did the SMC PERT TEAM arrive on scene?
Release the videos and audio Now.
This what happens when The Sheriff’s Office, The District Attorney’s Office have 5 months to edit and add suggestive captions. Notice they only mention 5 Sheriff Employees instead of the 6.
PIO is Public Information Officer San Mateo County Sheriff Detective Rosemerry Blankswade is the Spokesperson for Sherif Carlos G. Bolanos. She must be extremely busy, doing something more important than Informing the public.
Public Information would include Press Releases to inform the Public.
May 5, 2020 Half Moon Bay about 7:40 PM in the parking lot of the Pasta Moon Restaurant San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies Killed Sandra Lee Harmon a 56 year old mother who was suffering with mental health issues according to her daughter.
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has issued only a simple tweet so far,
Public Trust is earned, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and Detective Rosemerry Blankswade can not be trusted to tell the truth. Chinedu Okobi Homicide by Law Enforcement October 3, 2018 is a perfect example.
The names of the Deputies should have been made public that night, the Videos and Audios should be released to eliminate any false narrative. Some print media has already started, Shootout, Shotgun Wielding etc.
San Mateo County Residents know this is Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos Mental Health Policy.
Update: The Sheriff Office has just produced a Press Release after my article. As you can see it’s dated 5/7/2020
Tonight a woman was shot and killed by the San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies who responded to a report of a woman walking on Main Street with a long gun. She was transported to Stanford Hospital were she was pronounced dead. The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Sandra Lee Harmon, 56.
The first story/report made public is always in favor of Law Enforcement because it comes from them. Now within 21 hours we hear from a woman saying she is her daughter and sharing with us that her mother suffered from mental health issues. That sounds more like it.
Willow Grace Gatliff: That woman was my mother. She was unbelievably sweet just suffered from mental health issues. Never would she have intentionally hurt anyone. Please forgive her for any scare she may have caused. She was suffering and wasn’t thinking clearly at all.
What was the Sheriff’s Office plan on this call?
The Body camera videos and patrol car videos should be made public ASAP. So far no report of Deputies injured.
San Mateo County District Attorney Chief Inspector John Warren is in charge of the Investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office has refused to respond/answer questions in e-mail.
From: Michael Stogner <email@example.com>
To: Public Information Officer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6:13:57 AM PDT
Subject: Names of Deputies on leave.
Good Morning, Could you please tell me the names of the Deputies involved in the call that resulted in the death of a women behind the Pasta Moon Restaurant in Half Moon Bay last night May 5, 2020 What is the name of the law firm representing them? Did they (Deputies) refuse to provide blood last night? Was there any malfunction in the downloading of the Videos, Audios or any other device manufactured by AXON?