Category Archives: #corruptionmatters

Sandra L. Harmon, Andres Gaurdado both Shot in Back with Hands up.

By Michael G. Stogner

What did Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. and Andres Gaurdado R.I.P. have in common. They were both killed by Sheriff Deputies in their counties. Sandra was shot 3 times in the back and Andres was shot 5 times in the back all 8 shots were FATAL. Both Sandra and Andres had their Hands Up above their Heads when they were shot.

Who doesn’t want to get to the truth here? The list is long.

In San Mateo Mateo County the short list is Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Coroner Robert Foucrault, County Counsel John Beiers, Charles Joseph, and David Silberman who’s daughter Sara works for the Sheriff.

The issue is simple Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and others want the public to believe them when they tell lies. I want to believe the highest ranking Law Enforcement Officials in San Mateo County. We all want to believe the highest ranking Law Enforcement Officials in SMC.

They told us there was a shootout, Sandra fired first, the scared for his life deputy returned fire and she died. No mention she was unarmed, she had her hands up above her head with her back to Deputy Dominguez who all by himself fired 11 shots at her. No mention that 3 of the 14 shell casings were moved (Evidence Tampering) That’s a bad thing.

They told us it’s unfortunate but the scared for his life deputy didn’t turn his AXON BODY CAMERA on at the time of the killing.

The AXON LOG RECORDS of the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies on May 5, 2020 in Half Moon Bay belong to the Public. The Public paid for them.

Body Worn Cameras are for the Protection of both Law Enforcement Officers as well as the Public. They provide truth of what really happened that night in the parking lot behind the Pasta Moon.

San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman has a long history of representing Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos interests. Look what he did to former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez, he protected Sgt. Jason Peardon, or for former San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Mike Otte who not only lied, but committed Perjury in Hon. Judge Lisa Novak Court.

David Silberman is standing in the way of the Public verifying what they already suspect. Why?

Mark Melville Sheriff Candidate for 2022 less than 2 years from now has already said several times that he will release to the public the AXON LOG RECORDS that David Silberman is so adamant the Public will never see.

The City of Half Moon Bay should sue San Mateo County for the AXON LOG RECORDS today. They should not hesitate, what the council has done so far with asking the A.G. to Investigate the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide is Historical, and they have requested from Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos the AXON LOG RECORDS, that Mark Melville has said he will gladly provide to them when he becomes Sheriff of San Mateo County.

Citizen David Eblovi has informed the City of Half Moon Bay that he will sue the County for the AXON LOG RECORDS if he has to. Don’t make a Citizen do the work the City should do.

After the Public gets the AXON LOG RECORDS, and if it turns out the story provided by the SMC Government is false, David Silberman should be fired.

Leave a comment

Filed under #2americas, #corruptionmatters, #EqualJusticeMatters, #SanMateoCountyNews, Adam Alberti Board Member of Sheriff Activity League, Andres Gaurdado R.I.P., Attorney Generals Office, AXON, AXON Log Records, AXON M Dash Camera Video & Audio, Barbara Bonilla, Board of Supervisors, Body Camera Video, Charles Stone, Chinedu Okobi R.I.P. Homicide, Citizen Journalist, City of Half Moon Bay Mayor Adam Eisen, Criminal Enforcement Task Force, David Silberman, Deputy Manager Matthew Chidester, Evidence Tampering, Excessive & Unnecessary Use of Force, Former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez, John Beiers, Joseph Charles, Juan P. Lopez, Law Enforcement Reform, Mark Melville, Michael G. Stogner, Mike Callagy, Millbrae City Manager Tom Williams, Public Corruption, Public Trust, R.E.A.C.T. Task Force, Rachel Amanda Quintana, Robert Fourcrault, San Carlos City Manager Jeff Maltbie., San Mateo County Counsel John Beiers, San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Deputy David Dominguez, San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy John Baba, Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P., Sheriff Captain Saul Lopez, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, SMC Sheriff's Activities League, SMCSO Michael E. Otte, SMCSO PERT TEAM, SMCSO Sergeant Lou Aquino, SMCSO Sgt. Irfan Zaidi, SMCSO Sgt. Jason Peardon, Steve Wagstaffe, Those Who Matter, Victim's Advocate, Yanira Serrano Garcia R.I.P.

Daly City Police Department, No Body Worn Cameras, Why?

By Michael G. Stogner

The David Khan Misdemeanor Case #20-NMOO6433-A is the Perfect example of why the Daly City Police Department should want to use Body-Worn Cameras. I’m listing Items 7&8 only he is demanding the return of.

 22 Ounces of gold bullion and small pieces of gold.

 Cash approximately $80,000 (Eighty Thousand) or more.

Does the Daly City Police have the above Items? if so when will they be returning them to Mr. Khan?

In 2015-16 the San Mateo County Grand Jury Investigated the Law Enforcement Agencies using Body-Worn Cameras.

2015-16 Grand Jury Report: Body Cameras the Real Truth

Based on it’s investigation, the Grand Jury concludes that the body-worn cameras would be advantageous for all San Mateo County law enforcement agencies as well as the individuals they encounter.

The behavior of both Residents and Police Officers improves when their actions are being recorded on video.

The Body-Worn Videos must be made available to the Public before they are edited/captioned like the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide in Half Moon Bay May 5. 2020. San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos refuses to make the AXON LOG RECORDS available to the Public.

Leave a comment

Filed under "We Just Don't Know.", #2americas, #citizenoversight, #corruptionmatters, #SanMateoCountyNews, #SMCJUSTICE, AXON, AXON Log Records, AXON M Dash Camera Video & Audio, Body Camera Video, Citizen Journalist, City of Daly City, Court Executive Officer Neal I Taniguchi, Daly City City Council, Daly City Police Department, David Khan, Evidence.com, Michael G. Stogner, Outrageous Government Conduct, Public Trust, San Mateo County Grand Jury, San Mateo County News, San Mateo County Sheriff Office, SMC, Those Who Matter, Victim's Advocate

An open letter to San Mateo County Sheriff Bolanos

By Michael G. Stogner

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos

Every Resident of San Mateo County should be asking the same Question.

This Open Letter was published today in the Half Moon Bay Review.

Nov 25, 2020 

Dear San Mateo County Sheriff Bolanos,

As you are well aware, your deputies wear a Body Worn Camera system whenever they are on patrol. The taxpayers of San Mateo County bought these camera systems for your deputies so that in the case of contentious incidents, like one here in Half Moon Bay on May 5, we would be able to review for ourselves what actually happened; this as opposed to simply being given a narrative from your office with no way to validate its authenticity.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any video for the May 5 shooting of Sandra Harmon from the deputy who initiated the encounter and who fired the bulk (11 out of 14) of shots at Harmon, including the fatal shot to her back. Your office says this is because he turned off his camera before approaching the RV behind Pasta Moon (against procedure) and, oops, we’re sorry about that. You haven’t even bothered to give us a reason his mobile camera and audio was “off” as well.

I’d like to believe you. I’d like to believe the deputy’s version of events. But as someone famous once said: Trust, but verify. As it turns out we actually can verify at least one part of your story — whether the BWC was in fact turned off by the deputy prior to the encounter. The company that makes the cameras and hosts the video files also keeps a log file for every camera, basically forever, allowing a review of the status of any given camera at any given time.

Thus we, the public and your employers, can know if the statement that the cameras were off is in fact true or false, and your office has control of the file that will enlighten us.

Yet you refuse to do so. Not less than four Public Records Act requests, including one from the city of Half Moon Bay itself, have been rebuffed by your attorneys. Most curiously, if the video confirms your version of events, then it would seem to be in your interest to release it to the public at the earliest possible opportunity. Yet you have not done this.

Which makes most people wonder what you are hiding?

I’m not writing to ask you for the log file again. You’ve already refused quite stridently in previous requests. Instead, I’m writing this letter to ask you firmly but respectfully to provide the entire community, here in the Opinion page of the Review, an answer as to why you won’t release the log files.

Please don’t say they are confidential. They are not. On footage from other BWC in use that day you released the actual video. If the video the cameras record isn’t confidential, then how can you possibly argue that a simple file with numbers and times that indicate the status of the cameras at any time is confidential?

Please don’t say you don’t want to set a bad precedent. That would be an insult to the communities you serve.

Please just tell us the truth and tell us why you won’t release the log file to the public.

Thank you in advance for your prompt response to this message.

David Eblovi lives in Half Moon Bay.

1 Comment

Filed under "We Just Don't Know.", #corruptionmatters, #EqualJusticeMatters, #SanMateoCountyNews, #SMCJUSTICE, Attorney General of California, AXON, AXON Log Records, AXON M Dash Camera Video & Audio, Body Camera Video, Carlos G. Bolanos, Citizen Journalist, David Eblovi, David Silberman, Evidence Tampering, Government Hiding the Obvious, John Beiers, Joseph Charles, Michael G. Stogner, Outrageous Government Conduct, Public Trust, San Mateo County Counsel John Beiers, San Mateo County News, San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Deputy David Dominguez, San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy John Baba, Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P., Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, Victim's Advocate, Yanira Serrano Garcia R.I.P.

Measure Y PASSED

By Michael G. Stogner

Update November 30, 2020 Measure Y Won by 42 Votes.

Update November 25, 2020 Measure Y is leading by 43 votes.

As of November 23, 2020 the City of San Mateo Measure Y is leading by 42 votes. That is the biggest lead in the last 4 reporting dates and finally the San Mateo County Elections Office is not reporting remaining ballots to be counted is 200.

Congratulations to all of the residents of San Mateo who had to work so hard to get this Measure on the ballot in the first place.

1 Comment

Filed under #2americas, #corruptionmatters, #mostimportantelectionstory, #SanMateoCountyNews, Bohannon Foundation, Citizen Journalist, City of San Mateo, Government Hiding the Obvious, Michael G. Stogner, Outrageous Government Conduct, San Mateo County Elections Office, San Mateo County News, Those Who Matter

San Mateo County Election Office. 200 Ballots Really?

By Michael G. Stogner

On November 17, 2020 based on the information provided to the public on the Election Office Website Measure Y was leading by 10 votes. The Yes vote had 22,892 vs No vote of 22,882 .

Here is what the Website said about REMAINING BALLOTS on 11/16/2020.

Estimated Number of Ballots left to Process as of November 16, 2020: 200

That means 200 Ballots for the ENTIRE COUNTY left to be counted 200.

Based on that information and knowing that San Mateo County has 20 Cities and Towns I estimated of the 200 Ballots remaining Measure Y would receive about 40 additional votes based on that I said Measure Y Passed. Remember Measure Y is a City Measure not a Countywide Measure.

To my surprise Measure Y received 92 additional votes out of the 200 Remaining Ballots. Measure Y is now leading by 34 votes. You would think that raps it up and Measure Y has Passed as I stated when the Yes was leading by 10 votes.

Not so fast, this is San Mateo County. Remember Measure W awhile back.

Estimated Number of Ballots left to Process as of November 18, 2020: 200

Estimated Number of Ballots left to Process as of November 20, 2020: 200

The YES on Y is still Leading by 35 Votes and yes you guessed it there are still 200 Ballots to be counted.

This doesn’t help with the confidence Americans have with our Elections Process.

Leave a comment

Filed under "We Just Don't Know.", #corruptionmatters, #SanMateoCountyNews, Mark Church, Michael G. Stogner, Public Trust, San Mateo County Elections Office, Those Who Matter

San Mateo County’s John Ullom. Thank You

By Michael G. Stogner

I’m sure most of the 760,000 San Mateo County Residents don’t know who John Ullom is or haven’t heard anything about him. If you have read anything about him by Mark Simon, Jon Mays Editor, or Jerry Lee Owner of the San Mateo Daily Journal. You might ask What did John Ullom do to them to cause such a dislike?

John Ullom is Good Human Being an American, He is the guy you want as your neighbor. San Mateo County Supervisors should give him the Citizen of the Decade Award if there is one. They won’t of course.

Sandra Lee Harmon was Killed by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies on May 5, 2020 at 845 Main Street, Half Moon Bay California. She was shot at 14 times, her body was struck 8 times, 3 of the 8 shots were fatal, all 3 fatal shots were in her back. Ms. Harmon was shot at while her hands were above her head and her back was towards Deputy Dominguez. The unloaded shotgun was on the ground in plain view at that moment.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe attended the HMBCC Special Meeting held September 15, 2020. He stated several times that 11 shots were fired and 11 spent shell casings were recovered.

That’s Simply Impossible. 14 Spent Shell Casings were Recovered.

This is where my favorite saying applies: Just because somebody says something is true doesn’t mean that it is.

Here is just one small example of what John Ullom has done as a CITIZEN.

Sandra Harmon Was Fatally Shot In Her Back While Her Hands Were Above Her Head And The good Old Boys Cover Up

Our District Attorney, Mr. Wagstaffe has offered a “guess” as to how Sandra Harmon received three fatal shots in her back.: —  https://youtu.be/Vmij2TSFfR4

Mr. Wagstaffe’s “guess” is that Sandra was shot during the third volley of shots. Deputy Dominguez testified he thought he shot her during the second volley. Wagstaff ignores the Deputy’s testimony and the video obtained from another Deputy’s body cam. 

In this short clip, you will see Sandra Harmon’s hands above her head and her back to the Deputy who is firing at her. You will see her gun hit the ground. The Deputy who shot her testified that was one of the reasons he thought he had shot Sandra Harmon during the second volley. You will also see at least one shot was fired after Sandra Harmon dropped her shotgun: — https://youtu.be/TT6zIH4PAYg

Here is the video that shows when Mr. Wagstaff “guesses” Sandra Harmon was fatally shot in the back by SMCSO Deputies. Warning, very disturbing: — https://youtu.be/lsk2oORWVH0

Question for SMC Coroner, Mr. Foucrault, do the entry wounds in Sandra Harmon’s back indicate anything about the trajectory of the bullets that hit her? Does the evidence show a near perpendicular trajectory as would be expected if Deputy Dominguez’s testimony is correct?  Or was the angle of entry shallow as would be the case if Mr. Wagstaffe’s “guess” was correct? Do the wounds have abrasion collars that indicate the angle of entry? — https://what-when-how.com/forensic-sciences/evaluation-of-gunshot-wounds/

The body cam video from the Deputy who shot at Sandra Harmon while her hands were in the air and her back to him, is missing. The logs from his body cam are being withheld. No effort to understand how Sandra came to be shot in her back has been undertaken. This is WRONG. Sandra Harmon’s life mattered. And so do the lives of her family who deserve to know the truth.

At everybody on the BCC list. Nobody in charge, other than the City Council of Half Moon Bay, gives a damn about how Sandra Harmon came to be fatally shot in her back while her hands were above her head.  The press is not going to investigate. The ACLU isn’t interested. BLM folks aren’t going to protest. The only hope of the truth being told…..is us.

John Ullom

Fatal shots in the back provoked the LA Coroner to ask for an independent analysis in the interests of transparency. 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/11/us/andres-guardado-los-angeles-inquest/index.html

We do things differently here in San Mateo County.

If you see John Ullom tell him Thank You.

Leave a comment

Filed under "We Just Don't Know.", #2americas, #corruptionmatters, #prosecutorialmisconductmatters, #SanMateoCountyNews, #SMCJUSTICE, Andres Guardado R.I.P., AXON Log Records, Charles Stone, Chinedu Okobi & George Floyd Homicide by Law Enforcement, Citizen Journalist, Errol Chang R.I.P., Evidence Tampering, Excessive & Unnecessary Use of Force, Government Hiding the Obvious, Jerry Lee, John Ullom, Jon Mays, Kevin Mullin, Mark Simon, Michael G. Stogner, Outrageous Government Conduct, R.E.A.C.T. Task Force, San Mateo County District Attorney Office, San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Deputy David Dominguez, San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy John Baba, Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P., Steve Wagstaffe, Susan Bassi, Those Who Matter, Victim's Advocate, Yanira Serrano Garcia R.I.P.

Robert Foucrault Is No Jonathan Lucas.

By Michael G. Stogner

Los Angeles County Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner Jonathan Lucas has announced he is Conducting an Independent Inquest into shooting death by a Sheriff Deputy of 18 year old Andres Guardado. He was shot in the Back 5 times.

Sandra Lee Harmon was shot and killed by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies in Half Moon Bay on May 5, 2020. She was shot 3 times in the back all 3 shots were fatal. She was shot a total of 8 times out of the 14 shots fired by the two deputies. Deputy Dominguez fired 11 shots and Deputy Baba fired 3 shots. If you add 11 plus 3 you will get a total of 14 shots fired.

During the Special Meeting Half Moon Bay City Council held on September 15, 2020 District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said 11 shots were fired. That is a BIG Difference. What would make him say that obvious False statement. At the 50:47 Mark “We did find 11 Casings” “We found 11 shots and 11 casings and that is exactly, I think that confirms where we were.””That is the answer to that.”

That statement all by itself should be reason enough for the Attorney General of the State of California to open an Independent Criminal Investigation in the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide.

Back to the title of this article. I have personally received an official copy of the Coroner’s Report of the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide. Missing from it was the Diagram of the bullet strikes to the body. Normally I wouldn’t care about this document missing especially since the Report states 3 Fatal Shots to the back. It wasn’t until District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe made a couple of Bizarre statements about Ms. Harmon being shot in the back especially since the Video that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos provided the public shows her being fired at while she is Unarmed with her hands above her head and her back to Deputy Dominguez which is an illegal act. He ignores that fact, and says, “I do not believe that to be the case.”

Why do we allow the District Attorney to say “He Believes” something, instead of What does the Evidence Prove?

HMBCC Special Meeting 9/15/2020

Update December 1, 2020 The Deputies refuse to Testify

Sheriff’s officials won’t testify in inquest
Deputies, detectives take the 5th in the inquiry into Andres Guardado’s death.
THE KILLING of Andres Guardado inflamed tensions. Above, deputies at a protest in August at the home of the deputy who shot and killed Guardado. (Dania Maxwell Los Angeles Times)
By Alene Tchekmedyian
Four Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials are refusing to testify in the coroner’s inquest into the deputy shooting death of Andres Guardado, invoking their 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination even though none of them have been accused of a crime.
Deputies Miguel Vega, who opened fire, and his partner Chris Hernandez, as well as two homicide detectives investigating the case, have indicated they will not answer questions about what led up to the shooting of the 18-year-old Guardado, who was shot five times in the back in an incident that generated weeks of large protests.
A Sheriff’s Department spokesman said each person made the decision on the advice of his legal counsel, not at the direction of Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Legal experts said the move shows a refusal by the Sheriff’s Department to cooperate in a proceeding that Villanueva dismissed in a radio interview last month as a circus stunt.
“I’m sure what they’re thinking is, ‘We don’t know where this is headed. We don’t know who this is going to target. We don’t know if they’re going to claim there’s some kind of cover-up. We don’t know enough not to assert our 5th Amendment right,’ ” said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson, who was not surprised by the move. “I think you can take it for what it is: No one is volunteering from that sheriff’s office to cooperate in that inquiry.”
She added: “It was clearly coordinated. It was clearly designed to protect them, and to make it more difficult to make findings that could be used against them or others.”
Mike Gennaco, a policing expert who used to oversee the Sheriff’s Department, said he was surprised that the two homicide investigators would not testify.
“I find that remarkable and disappointing,” Gennaco said. “They were fact-finders, and there’s no allegation that there was some sort of conspiracy to cover up the facts.”
The coroner’s inquest, the first of its kind in nearly 30 years, was being conducted Monday so a hearing officer, retired Judge Candace Cooper, could determine the cause and manner of death. The coroner’s office has already determined that Guardado died by homicide on June 18 when he was shot five times in the back. The official autopsy report, released in July, determined that all five gunshot wounds were fatal.
Still, the coroner’s office said it ordered up the inquest for an independent review of the findings in the highly scrutinized case “in the interest of public transparency.” The hearing came amid heightened tensions between Villanueva and county officials who accuse him of stonewalling oversight and rebuffing efforts to hold him accountable.
Four witnesses did testify in the morning: the medical examiner who performed the autopsy, a coroner’s investigator who responded to the scene and wrote a summary of the incident, and two firefighters who tried to save Guardado’s life. They answered questions from county attorneys, offering a glimpse into the aftermath of the shooting that the public normally wouldn’t get until a civil or criminal trial.
Kevin Young, a deputy medical examiner, testified that the location of the bullet wounds indicated Guardado had his back to the gun when he was shot, and that he could have been on his knees or lying prone on the ground.
Young said Guardado would have been able to move his hands and arms after he was struck by the first gunshot.
A journalist with L.A. Taco who interviewed a witness whom county officials couldn’t locate and the forensic pathologist who conducted a private autopsy for Guardado’s family testified in the afternoon. In video interviews, the witness told the journalist that Guardado was on his knees with his hands behind his head when he was shot.
The coroner’s office subpoenaed investigative documents from the Sheriff’s Department, which provided them to the hearing officer under seal. Before making her findings, Cooper will also review the department’s earlier news briefings on the shooting investigation.
Cooper said she wouldn’t make a finding Monday and adjourned the hearing, leaving open the possibility of calling more witnesses. It’s unclear when the proceedings will resume, or if there will be an effort to compel the four sheriff’s officials to testify.
Not much of what was presented publicly Monday was new.
Lt. John Satterfield, a Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said the “overwhelming majority” of information presented Monday came from a briefing the Sheriff’s Department held months ago. “If +90% of what was learned today…was (publicly) actually released by the sheriff months ago, how is he stonewalling accountability?” he said in a text.
The inquest was recommended by the Board of Supervisors earlier this year amid nationwide protests over police brutality, with Guardado’s shooting reigniting calls for accountability and transparency within the department.

Leave a comment

Filed under "We Just Don't Know.", #2americas, #corruptionmatters, #SanMateoCountyNews, Andres Guardado R.I.P., Attorney General of California, Chinedu Okobi & George Floyd Homicide by Law Enforcement, Citizen Journalist, Conducting an Independent Inquest, Deputy Manager Matthew Chidester, John Warren, Jonathan Lucas, Michael G. Stogner, Outrageous Government Conduct, Public Corruption, Robert Fourcrault, San Mateo County News, Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P., Sheriff Captain Saul Lopez, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, SMCSO Deputy David Dominguez, SMCSO Deputy John Babe, Susan Bassi, Those Who Matter, Victim's Advocate, Yanira Serrano Garcia R.I.P.

Sitrick and Company hired by Zain Jaffer. Why?

By Michael G. Stogner

How many Criminal defendants hire a P.R. Firm to promote the story they wish the world to hear.

Over the last 20 years I have attended many, many criminal cases and trials in San Mateo County, I know of only one case where the defendant hired a professional Crisis Management Public Relations Company to promote a fictional story. That case is the Zain Jaffer Criminal Case.

Some of you know I have recommended San Mateo County Residents Audit the Zainali Jaffer Case and the former San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez Case. One start to finish less than 9 months and the other 6 years in the judicial system and still counting. What are the differences?

Sitrick and Company is one difference.

A Private Meeting with the District Attorney’s TEAM after a Preliminary Hearing is another difference. How many times does that happen? That meeting is where the SMC residents should focus, was it recorded? What was really communicated that afternoon, Think about that. What could possibly have been communicated during that meeting that caused many San Mateo County Employees to forget their Oath?

This is Terry Fahn & Stuart Pfeifer of Sitrick and Company’s Work July 23, 2018 which is 21 days after the Entire case was dismissed.

July 23, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patrick Clancy, attorney for Zain Jaffer, co-founder and former CEO of video ad company Vungle, today thanked Stephen M. Wagstaffe, District Attorney for the County of San Mateo, for going out of his way to clarify that Mr. Jaffer is completely innocent of any form of sexual misconduct.

“examining the case and recognizing it was not supported by the facts.”

Tweet this

Mr. Jaffer was arrested in October 2017 after an altercation with family members caused by a dangerous reaction to doctor-prescribed medication. In July, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office dismissed all charges against Mr. Jaffer, a move that could open the door to Mr. Jaffer’s return to Vungle.

In a new statement published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mr. Wagstaffe said: “We do not believe that there was any sexual conduct by Mr. Jaffer that evening and for this reason we dismissed the sexual abuse charges. The physical injury charges were separately dismissed because we believe that the injuries were the result of Mr. Jaffer being in a state of unconsciousness caused by prescription medication.”

Mr. Clancy praised the District Attorney’s office for clarifying the facts and making it clear that Mr. Jaffer is completely innocent of any sexual assault charge.

“Mr. Jaffer did not do anything whatsoever that could be considered sexual. He suffered an adverse reaction to medication and in the process injured some family members. It was accidental and could have happened to anyone,” Mr. Clancy said, “Thankfully, the District Attorney and his staff reviewed all the evidence and made the right decision.”

“The sexual assault charges were dismissed because they never happened. It was only the physical injuries to his family that were dismissed because of Mr. Jaffer being in a state of unconsciousness. Unconsciousness can range anywhere from sleep walking to an epileptic fit. The person has no control over his actions, no awareness of his actions, and no intent to do any of his actions. He is unconscious.”

The San Mateo Daily Journal said Mr. Wagstaffe praised his prosecutors for “examining the case and recognizing it was not supported by the facts.” The D.A. told the Palo Alto Daily Post that they “avoided the possibility that Mr. Jaffer would be wrongfully convicted.”

Mr. Clancy said: “This should put an end to the spread of misinformation and gossip that has prevented Mr. Jaffer from returning to his role at Vungle, the start-up he founded.”

Contacts

Sitrick And Company

Stuart Pfeifer

spfeifer@sitrick.com

or

Terry Fahn

terry_fahn@sitrick.com

(310) 788-2850

Lets just take this one simple sentence by Terry and Stuart “Mr. Jaffer did not do anything whatsoever that could be considered sexual.

How does that statement stack up with this from Steve Wagstaffe on October 17, 2017.

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, we filed a felony complaint against defendant Zain Jaffer. We charged him with five felonies and one misdemeanor as follows: 

Count I 664-288.7(B) felony oral copulation on a minor under 10 years old Count II 288(B)(1) felony forcible lewd act on a child
Count III 245(A)(4) felony assault likely to produce great bodily injury Count IV 273(A)(A) felony child abuse 

Count V 273A(A) felony child abuse
Count VI 243(B) misdemeanor battery on a police officer 

On Tuesday afternoon, the defendant was arraigned in RWC Felony Court, Judge Cristina Mazzei. The defendant appeared with retained attorney Daniel Olmos of Palo Alto. The defense motion to continue was granted and no plea was entered. The case was continued to November 1, 2017 1:30 for entry of plea and to set a preliminary hearing date. Bail was set at $300,000. I do not know whether he is still in custody or has been released on bail (you can check with the Sheriff’s Office PIO for that detail). 

The child victim was the defendant’s three year old son. The officer who was the victim of the battery was not seriously hurt. My assistant will email to you a copy of the charging document setting for the charges. 

Thanks Steve 

Or this Statement from Steve Wagstaffe to a reporter

From: Steve Wagstaffe
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:01 PM To: Emily Mibach
Subject: People v. Jaffer 

Hi Emily, 

Here is the description of the testimony by the instructor: 

DEFENSE THEN CALLED MARTIN ROMUALDEZ, D’S JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR FOR 6 MTHS PRIOR TO INCIDENT, AND THEN CALLED OFC REY. MR. ROMUALDEZ TESTIFIED THAT WHAT HE OBSERVED ON THE BODY CAM FOOTAGES WAS THE DEF PERFORMING A JIU-JITSU MOVE THAT HE HAD BEEN TRAINED IN (ARM BAR/TRIANGLE). MR. ROMUALDEZ ADMITTED HOWEVER THAT IN THE NUMEROUS PRACTICE SESSIONS WHERE D AND HIS SON JOHN DOE WERE INVOLVED THAT D WAS NEVER NAKED, THAT IT DID NOT RESULT IN ANY SCREAMING ON THE PART OF JOHN DOE, THAT JOHN DOE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE IN PAIN, THAT JOHN DOE WAS NEVER INJURED OR TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. INSTRUCTOR FURTHER ADMITTED THERE IS NO JIU-JITSU MOVE THAT INVOLVES INSERTING FINGERS INTO ONE’S ANUS OR SELF-STIMULATING IN THAT MANNER, AND THAT THE PRACTICE SESSION S WITH D AND HIS SON NEVER INVOLVED ANY KIND OF TRASH TALK OR LANGUAGE SUCH AS “PUSSY.” 

It’s fair to say that Sitrick and Company did not include TRASH TALK- PUSSY while naked straddling a 3 year old child at 4AM in the backyard or INSERTING FINGERS INTO ONE’S ANUS OR SELF-STIMULATING IN THAT MANNER.

Sitrick And Company does not mention the many articles I wrote about this case at San Mateo County News.com and that is understandable they were hired to promote a different story and that they did. The Question I have for Sitrick and Company is Did you ever contact CPS? Were you EVER concerned for the Safety and well-being of a 1 year old girl and a 3 year old boy. I did and I was and still am concerned.

Back to the AUDIT. The day the Jaffer case was dismissed District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe sent this email to his favorite Media. Notice he DOES NOT MENTION HIS MOTION TO DISMISS THE CASE. WHY?

COUNTY OF SAN MATEO INTER-DEPARTMENTAL MEMORANDUM 

TO: MEDIA MEMBERS 

FROM: STEPHEN M. WAGSTAFFE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY 

Media Notes For Monday, July 2, 2018 

CASES OF INTEREST IN COURT TODAY 

July 2, 2018

Peo. v. Zainali Jaffer (2-16-88), Hillsborough Police Department 664- 288.7(B)/288(B)(1)/245(A)(4)/273A(A)-Two Counts/243(B) Misdemeanor October 15, 2017; Defendant Is 29 Year Old Hillsborough Resident And Former CEO Of Mobile Advertising Company “Vungle”; At 3:56AM Sunday Morning Police Were Dispatched To Defendant’s Home In 1000 Block Of Lancaster Road In Hillsborough; They Were Met By Defendant’s Father Who Was Cut And Bleeding In Face From Being Beaten By Defendant; Father Directed Police To Backyard Where Officers Found The Naked Defendant On Top Of And Sexually Assaulting His Three Year Old Son Who Was Screaming; Officers Approached And Defendant Started Choking The Victim With His Legs; The Defendant Ignored Orders To Stop And Kept Choking The Child; Officers Had To Use Taser To Control The Defendant; The Defendant Continued To Resist The Officers And Spat At The Sergeant; The Officers Determined That Defendant Had Also Punched And Struck His One Year Old Daughter As Well As The Three Year Old Son And Beat His Father When The Father Tried To Intervene; 17-NF-012415-A (DDA Sharon K. Cho)
-The case is set at 1:30 in Dept. 9, Criminal Presiding Judge Stephanie G. Garratt, for the pretrial conference. The case is set on August 27, 2018 8:30 for jury trial. This is the third setting of the jury trial date since the superior court arraignment on February 15, 2018. The defendant is out of custody on $300,000 bail bond (posted on October 26, 2017). The defense attorney is Daniel Olmos (retained) and Patrick Clancey (retained).

That same day Zain Jaffer read a prepared Statement, Who wrote that prepared Statement? How many defendants go to a court hearing for a Pretrial Hearing with a written prepared Statement Thanking the District Attorney for Dismissing all of Your Charges. I know of NONE.

“I was incredibly fortunate that I was able to defend myself through the legal system, but I am aware that many others are not. Moving forward, I plan on examining ways that I can help others who are innocent and are seeking to obtain justice.”  

— Zain Jaffer

Message to Zain Jaffer Former San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez is a perfect case for you to pay attention to. You will remember he was arrested 6 years ago. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe held a press conferences told the World Deputy Sheriff Lopez Smuggled a Cellphone and Drugs to a Gang Member Inmate. It turns out those Charges were completely Fabricated Who Cares?

Next Court Date for Lopez is November 16, 2020.

Leave a comment

Filed under #2americas, #corruptionmatters, #EqualJusticeMatters, #SanMateoCountyNews, #SMCJUSTICE, Attorney General of California, Body Camera Video, BUSINESS WIRE, Chief Deputy District Attorney Al Serrato, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti, Citizen Journalist, D.A/'s TEAM became Judge and Jury., David Silberman, Government Hiding the Obvious, Hon. Judge Stephanie Garratt, John Warren, Jordan Boyd, Juan P. Lopez, Karen Guidotti, Life is great here in San Mateo County, Matthew Graves, Michael G. Stogner, Outrageous Government Conduct, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Public Corruption, Public Trust, Rick Decker, San Mateo County Counsel John Beiers, San Mateo County District Attorney Office, San Mateo County Domestic Violence Protocol, San Mateo County News, Sean Gallagher, Selective Prosecution, SMC, Stanford Hospital, Steve Wagstaffe, Stuart Pfeifer of Sitrick and Company, Terry Fahn of Sitrick and Company, Those Who Matter, Uncategorized, Victim's Advocate, Zain Jaffer

SMC Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case. Nov. 16, 2020

By Michael G. Stogner

If any of you have ever reported a Criminal Complaint to the Attorney General’s Office for a person other than yourself, I salute you. I have in the Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case involving Hacking of the California DMV Computer System. I can assure it is NOT EASY to do. As you can see by the title former Sheriff Deputy Lopez’s criminal case is still ongoing and next week will be the 6 year mark.

San Mateo County residents should AUDIT the Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez 6 yr criminal case and Zain Jaffer less than 9 MONTH case.

Just because somebody says something is true doesn’t mean that it is.

From: Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>
To: VictimServices <victimservices@doj.ca.gov> 
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: Victims’ Services Unit Online Feedback

Thank You for your quick response, let me see if I can make this more clear. The State of California data base for DMV was hacked by someone and I believe that someone is from San Mateo County Law Enforcement. DMV doesn’t even know about this. I think DMV should be notified and if you won’t do it I will. The same thing happened with the Federal data base.
Thank You
Michael G. Stogner


From: VictimServices <victimservices@doj.ca.gov>
To: Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 8:52 AM
Subject: RE: Victims’ Services Unit Online Feedback

Dear Mr. Stogner, 

Thank you for your correspondence to the Office of the Attorney General regarding a complaint against a local law enforcement agency or employee. We appreciate your bringing this matter to our attention.  If you would like to file a complaint against a law enforcement agency or officer, it is the Department of Justice general policy that local governments will be primarily responsible for citizen complaints against law enforcement agencies or employees of law enforcement agencies, and that appropriate local resources (e.g. sheriff or police department, district attorney, citizens review commission, and/or grand jury in the area of jurisdiction) be utilized for resolution of such complaints prior to a request for intervention by the Attorney General. The Attorney General will review citizen complaints against a law enforcement agency or its employees for possible investigation when substantive allegations of unlawful conduct are made and all appropriate local resources for redress have been exhausted. You should first direct your complaint to the local law enforcement agency.  Every law enforcement agency in California is required to establish a procedure to investigate citizens’ complaints (Penal Code Section 832.5). A written description of the procedure is available from all law enforcement agencies. If a resolution of your complaint is not obtained through this procedure, you should write to the county district attorney and county grand jury in the county where the law enforcement agency is located. Most complaints against local law enforcement can be resolved by contacting the aforementioned agencies. If these agencies do not act on your complaint within a reasonable period of time, you may write to the Attorney General’s Office.  Your correspondence should include specific information about misconduct that violates state law, the details of your efforts to resolve the complaint with the local authorities, copies of your complaint(s) to the local authorities and copies of their response(s). Correspondence that does not contain this information cannot be acted upon. Thank you again for contacting our office.  We hope this information will be helpful to you. Sincerely,Victims’ Services Unit(ra)  

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 2:26 PM
To: VictimServices
Subject: Victims’ Services Unit Online Feedback 

State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General Kamala D. HarrisMay 5, 2015 Social Networks Victims’ Services Unit Online Feedback Submitted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 2:26pm Submitted by anonymous user: [73.15.184.232] Submitted values are: Your Information First Name Michael Middle initial G Last Name Stogner Address Line 645 Prospect St. 201 Address Line 2 City San Carlos State California Zip Code 94070 Zip Email Address michaelgstogner@yahoo.com Confirm Email Address michaelgstogner@yahoo.com Area Code 650 Phone Number Your Comments message Please Investigate San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez’s California Drivers License number and address by placed on an existing ticket, failure to appear, and suspended license in the DMV data base.
August 4, 2014 DA Inspector Jordan Boyd demanded Deputy Juan Lopez surrender his DL, stating it was suspended, Deputy Lopez complied and was without a license until September 29, 2014. He hired an attorney who went to LA for a court appearance for him the Judge demanded that Deputy Lopez so up in person, he did and proved it was not his ticket.
Also investigate who accessed the United States Post Office data base to communicate a false statement regarding a condo Deputy Lopez owns in Redwood City, Ca. Residential to Commerical to Credit Unions which effect borrowing ability. I believe this was done by someone in San Mateo County.
Deputy Lopez is currently charged with 12 felony charges.


Thank You for looking into this.

Michael G. Stogner

Leave a comment

Filed under #2americas, #corruptionmatters, #EqualJusticeMatters, #prosecutorialmisconductmatters, #SanMateoCountyNews, Attorney General of California, Citizen Journalist, Criminal Enforcement Task Force, David Silberman, Evidence Tampering, Government Hiding the Obvious, Hannig Law, John Beiers, John Warren, Jordan Boyd, Juan P. Lopez, Judicial Misconduct, Karen Guidotti, Life is great here in San Mateo County, Michael G. Stogner, Outrageous Government Conduct, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Public Trust, R.E.A.C.T. Task Force, Rick Decker, San Mateo County Domestic Violence Protocol, San Mateo County News, Sean Gallagher, Selective Prosecution, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, Sitrick and Company, Steve Wagstaffe, Supervising Deputy Attorney General Joyce Blair, Terry Fahn of Sitrick and Company, Victim's Advocate, Violation of Oath, Whistleblowers, Zain Jaffer

President Trump Gets It.

By Michael G. Stogner

President Trump Gets It.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

President Donald Trump returning to the White House from yet another round of golf, this is his reaction to Americans celebrating the results of the 2020 Presidential Election.

Just because somebody says something is true doesn’t mean that it is.

America has voted to Stop the Lies, Protect our Country, Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare Providers, Law Enforcement, First Responders.

The United States of America’s response to COVID-19 was a deliberate act. The Crimson Contagion Exercise proves that.

That is about to change.

Thank You to everyone who voted.

Leave a comment

Filed under #2americas, #corruptionmatters, #SanMateoCountyNews, Citizen Journalist, Crimson Contagion, Government Hiding the Obvious, Michael G. Stogner, Outrageous Government Conduct, President Donald Trump, Public Corruption, Public Trust, Victim's Advocate, Whistleblowers