A federal judge on Thursday July 7, 2022 sentenced Derek Chauvin to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights.
Violating Civil Rights sounds so much nicer then Murder doesn’t it?
San Mateo County Residents, do any of you think Chinedu Valentine Okobi’s Civil Rights were not violated on October 3, 2018 in Millbrae at 1:00 PM in the middle of the afternoon by SIX San Mateo County Sheriff Employees? I do.
CSO Joseph Gonzales, Sergeant David Weidner, Deputy Joshua Wang, Deputy Bryan Watt, Deputy Alyssa Lorenzatti, Deputy John DeMartini.
The Governments Video Ommits CSO Joseph Gonzales like magic. 7:02-7:05 mark who do you see?
In September of 2019, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Officer George Ismael pled guilty to gang related felonies involved in a notorious jail smuggling case, one in which he had supplied contraband cellphones and illegal drugs to an incarcerated inmate. Ismael had been out of custody and awaiting sentencing, for three years, when he allegedly caused a drunken hit & run traffic collision resulting in injury -in February of this year, 2022.
California sentencing law requires a felon be sentenced within 20 judicial days of pleading guilty, with a provision for an additional 10 days, should a required probation report not be ready within that time. Meaning Ismael should have been sentenced for his crimes, in October of 2019, and ideally been in custody, on parole or supervised probation, in 2022, and unable to further victimize the public. Yet he had remained unsentenced and out of custody, when the drunken hit & run traffic collision, one resulting in injury, had occurred.
Who dropped the ball? Not surprisingly, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, a person not unknown for self-aggrandizing press conferences & releases, has been eerily silent, on the matter.
Had DA Wagstaffe known of this outrageous 3 year delay in Justice and the drunken hit & run collision resulting in injury? How could the House of Wagstaffe not have, since his office had enabled the described delay, enjoining in a motion to continue the sentencing date, on at least one occasion, not arguing against it, in others, and had quietly filed charges against Ismael (absent fanfare, press conference or press release), after the February 2022 drunken hit & run collision.
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
Hadn’t District Attorney Wagstaffe, in effect, given Ismael a pass, letting accountability drift through time, off into the fog of history, when the collision occurred? Hadn’t this failure to sentence provided Ismael with yet another opportunity to victimize the public?
DA’s Disingenuous (hollow) Proclamations
When Ismael had originally been charged, in the underlying cellphone & drug case, DA Wagstaffe had held a press conference and hyped just how dangerous to the public’s safety Ismael’s introduction of unmonitored cellphones and drugs to an inmate had been. However, this feigned concern over public safety is belied by Mr. Wagstaffe’s actions, in the matter, his Laissez-faire attention to Ismael’s sentencing, resulting in a 3 year & counting delay. Hadn’t DA Wagstaffe’s lack of due diligence in the matter enabled Ismael to once again victimize the public?
Update: April 7, 2022 10:00 AM, Next Court date is June 24, 2022 9:00 AM
July 25, 2022 set for Trial
By Michael G. Stogner
I have been reporting on this case for more than SEVEN years know. I have described it as the Most Exciting Criminal Case I have ever observed. It is the BEST single example of Organized Crime and Corruption in San Mateo County Government that I have ever witnessed.
Notice the case number NF433910-A there is not a two digit number at the front. Those two digits tell you what YEAR this case started. For example San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez’s criminal case started in 2014 so you would expect to see a 14 in front of NF433910-A. If the 14 was there that would make a reasonable person to ask, Why has this Criminal Case NOT gone to Jury Trial in more than SEVEN years. How much Taxpayer money has the Government Invested in this case and What was the Money Spent On? Look at $ spent to make sure Witnesses Never take the stand.
This would be a Prefect case for Supervisor David Canepa and Candidate for Congress 2022 to attend. I’m sure he would be interested in Eliminating Corruption in San Mateo County.
Juan Pablo Lopez has always wanted the same thing, a Jury Trail of his peers and the Public able to see/hear the proceedings. Hon Judge Joseph Scott is NOT allowing that to happen during a Pandemic. He is demanding NO ZOOM available to the PUBLIC.
Retaliation Prosecution, Is that even a thing? It must be because San Mateo County District Attorney DDA Kimberly Perrotti, San Mateo County County Counsel Attorney Joseph Charles, and Hon. Judge Joseph Scott have spent an awful amount of the Courts Valuable time to make sure the JURY does not here those WORDS. Why? There is NO WAY that could possibly exist in San Mateo County Right?
There must be a checks and balance system in place to make sure that could never happen and if it did the Individuals who broke the law no matter who they are would be PROSECUTED, because Nobody is above the Law in San Mateo County Right?
If you are a resident of San Mateo County and you would like to know if Retaliation Prosecution exists, just ask Rachel Amanda Quintana, a resident of Half Moon Bay in 2015 a mother, sister, daughter, who did the right thing. Ask retired San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Michael Otte who committed a PC 115(a) Felony and committed PERJURY in Hon. Judge Lisa Novak’s courtroom January 5, 2017. Why was he NEVER CHARGED?
Ask Candidates for Sheriff of San Mateo County 2022, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and Sheriff Captain Christina Corpus how is it possible the SMCSO Sergeant Michael Otte was not PROSECUTED.
While your at it ASK SMCSO Captain Christina Corpus’s husband ret. Lt. John Kovach why St, Otte was not PROSECUTED. He was responsible for the Internal Investigation of Otte.
Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez is in Court March 18, 2022 9:30 AM Courtroom 2G
San Mateo County District Attorney DDA Kimberly Perrotti casually told the Hon. Judge Joseph Scott that case is old and was “Thrown Out” It should not be mentioned in front of the Jury because it would take up too much time of the Court and it could Confuse the Jury.
DDA Perrotti is right about one thing that case is old, it was filed in 2014. Was it really just “Thrown Out” if that were true why would the Government be wasting so much of the Taxpayer’s money and the Courts time making sure it doesn’t get mentioned in this trial?
Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez’s Cases should be Used as a case study of what happens when the Government is the Enemy of the ordinary resident who is not a member of the “Those Who Matter” team which thanks to now District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe brought to the Public’s attention in his April 25, 2007 e-mail to then Sheriff Greg Munks and UnderSheriff Carlos G. Bolanos.
Note: I still call Juan P. Lopez a Sheriff Deputy out of my respect to him and his unshakable position of wanting a JURY TRIAL of his peers. He was forced to retire so officially he is ret. Sheriff Deputy.
He has always wanted that TRIAL, and He as always wanted the Public to be able to watch that trial, he has refused Plea Deals offered by the DA’s Office.
Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez wants the public to know the Truth, and he is entitled to a Fair Trial.
Next Court date; March 18, 2022 Time 9:00 AM in Courtroom 2G Hon. Judge Joseph Scott
Tell you favorite SMC Newspaper or Reporters you would like them to attend in person and report on this case.
Update: May 20, 2022 Here are the names SMCSO Deputies Zachary Felise, and Nicholas Maier.
I know how much Honesty, Transparency and the Oath of Office mean to the three of you. It’s been almost a full month since the two off duty San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies have been placed on administrative from that incident, a fight with a civilian.
I’ve searched the Sheriff’s Press releases all month and Nothing has been acknowledged. Once again that doesn’t give the 760,000 residents confidence that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos is being honest, and it sure looks like you two SUPERVISORS are in full agreement with this behavior.
Nobody is above the Law except “THOSE WHO MATTER.”
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