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?
Daly City Council and City Manager Shawnna Maltbie What are YOU doing? Roger Allen Homicide by DCPD.
Thank You Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos for finally not Killing a man in San Carlos the other day. What brought your deputies to him in the first place? It seems like he knew his rights and your deputies finally did the right thing and left him alone. It’s a shame you chose not to do that before now.
Yanira Serrano Garcia R.I.P. June 3, 2014 would be alive today if you had a plan.
Chinedu V. Okobi R.I.P. October 3, 2018 would be alive today if you had a plan.
Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. May 5, 2020 would be alive today if you had a plan.
NEWS RELEASE Incident Date and Time: April 30, 2021 @ 2:26 pm
Location: 500 block of Quarry Road, San Carlos Summary: Deputies Added ECIT Resources and Training has Positive Outcome in
Disengagement of Person in Crisis During Welfare Check.
On Friday, April 30, 2021, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 500 block of Quarry Road in San Carlos to conduct a welfare check on an individual who was reported as possibly experiencing a mental health crisis. While enroute, deputies learned the subject was also in possession of a knife. Deputies staged a safe distance away and made phone contact with several parties at the scene, including the individual’s social worker.
Deputies learned the individual did not make any threats, commit any crimes, and no one was being held against their will. The individual had no interest in speaking with his social worker in person or with deputies on the phone. Approximately one hour after arriving on scene, deputies determined it was in everyone’s best interest that they disengage and leave the scene without forcing contact with the individual. Deputies followed-up with the individuals social worker the following day and learned the individual had stabilized and was no longer experiencing a mental health crisis.
This response highlights the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office’s Enhanced Crisis Intervention Training program (ECIT) and how our crisis response has aligned with recent law changes (California AB-392) as well as community expectations. Unless there is imminent danger or threats to others, deputies will conduct pre-assessments, gather as much information as possible, and form a plan for de-escalation prior to attempting contact with individual in crisis.
We understand the mere presence of uniformed deputies can escalate situations, and we will utilize time and distance whenever possible to assess the best course of action for each situation. In cases like this, by modifying our response and not making immediate contact to check the welfare of an individual in crisis, we maintain the option to disengage, which in some cases, provides the individual the opportunity to self-de-escalate.
In many cases where mental illness is involved, crisis communication and verbal de-escalation can prove to be challenging because their disability may affect their ability to understand or comply with commands from deputies. For this reason, disengagement in these cases is sometimes the best de- escalation option. Deputies can then refer the case to the Sheriff’s Office Psychiatric Emergency Response Team, who will then form a plan to contact the subject at a later time if appropriate, to assess for resources.
Release Date: May 11, 2021
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER • DETECTIVE ROSEMERRY BLANKSWADE • 650-363-4800 • PIO@SMCGOV.ORG400 COUNTY CENTER • REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 • 650-599-1664 • https://www.smcsheriff.com
Daly City Elected Officials, You are responsible for your Police Chief’s behavior.
It’s been 13 days since Roger Allen was killed by somebody that was employed by the City of Daly City. This unnamed person is supposedly employed by the Daly City Police Department. Until that person and others are identified the public is left to guess and wonder.
What was the plan? This killing of a Black man sitting in the passenger seat of a disabled truck (Flat Tire) and now dead is very similar to several Deaths by San Mateo County Law Enforcement.
Errol Chang R.I.P. What was the plan other than to kill him? He was inside a tiny house by himself surrounded by Swat TEAM from Daly City.
Yanira Serrana-Garcia R.I.P. What was the plan? Yanira was shot and killed by a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy within 20 seconds of him exiting his vehicle, he passed his partner and went on his own with No Plan.
Chinedu V. Okobi R.I.P. What was the plan? A Moorehouse Graduate, a Father, a man who committed No Crime, other than walking on the sidewalk in Millbrae while Black. The News Release issued by Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and PIO Rosemerry Blankswade had so many lies in it and Omissions. For now I will just say this Chinedu V. Okobi is San Mateo County’s George Floyd. Six Sheriff Employees on top of Chinedu after tasing him SEVEN times striking him with an extended baton, spraying O.C. in his face at close range right before he was handcuffed and stopped breathing. He was sat up on El Camino Real with deputies bracing his back so his head would be slumped forward to assure he would never breath again. No Medical aide was provided by any of the Six Sheriff Employees for the next 9 minutes. No matter what they claim or the edited video with the false captions.
Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. What was the plan? After searching for her for more than 20 minutes a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Dominguez goes on his own, doesn’t report where he is and claims he did not turn on his Body Worn Camera 14 shots were fired at Sandra three stuck her back they were all fatal shots. Three shell casings were moved at the crime scene. The San Mateo County Sheriff Office provided a video 5 months later starring Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, He promotes the False story of a Shootout started by Sandra, He doesn’t mention that she was shot while she was unarmed with her hands above her head. He doesn’t mention the 3 shell casings being moved at the crime scene. He doesn’t mention the 2 bullet holes found in a building by a citizen in a location that proves the Sheriff’s Story is a lie. San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman is responsible for refusing to make the AXON Log Records public. They will prove in a matter of minutes if the Government’s story of the Body Worn Camera was turned off. Why wouldn’t David Silberman want the truth to be made public. The AXON Log Records are paid for by the public.
Now it’s Daly City’s turn for the Elected Officials and Staff to do what they claim they are committed to provide Transparency. What was the Police Department’s plan for FOUR Officers to to be involved in a disabled vehicle in the middle of the afternoon in a residential neighborhood. The vehicle had 3 occupants, Was there a 911 call? The PD’s statement says the incident started at 1:55 PM. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told me that Roger Allen was transported by ambulance from the crime scene at 2:11 PM. That is 16 minutes total time involved. That might just be an all time record for San Mateo County.
The Government’s Story that every Daly City Elected Official and Staff supports is one of the unnamed four Police Officers reached into the vehicle and wrestled with decedent and a fake gun. They don’t describe it as a BB gun they call it a fake gun.
What was the Plan? Does Daly City Police Department train their Police Officers to reach into a vehicle with occupants and wrestle with one who allegedly is holding a GUN?
There is a lot of talk about Law Enforcement Reform around America right now I suggest we add Elected Officials and Staff Reform. #ElectedOfficialsReform
Update Next Court Date: April 26, 2021 Time: 9:00 AM, We will see if Judge Scott will be the judge at that time.
Last Thursday April 1, 2021 retired San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez’s case was moved from Courtroom 2H to 2 G just 10 minutes before it was to be heard. Judge Leland Davis III informed everyone that Hon. Judge Joseph Scott would not be there based on a Medical Emergency. That in itself is a pretty big deal one that would be on the front page of every Newspaper in San Mateo County even if it didn’t have anything to do with Deputy Sheriff Juan P. Lopez 6.5 year criminal case.
Today at 2:00 PM 1-425-650-1381 Code 425463
I hope the Medical Emergency has passed and everyone is ok, I have no idea who had the M.E. and Judge Davis III did not go into any detail.
What was to be heard last Thursday was a Motion to Quash a Subpoena involving San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Judge Scott had spent several hours getting up to speed on this issue.
For those who have been following the Deputy Juan P. Lopez story you will remember it began back in 2013 with SMCSO Lt. Armando, Sgt. Jason Peardon, and SMCDA Inspector Supervisor William Massey.
He was charged with Smuggling a Cellphone and Drugs to Hells Angels Gang Member in Maguire Jail. Embezzlement of Campaign Funds ($400K). What ever happened to those very public charges?
Defense attorneys for Juan Lopez are Tony Serra and Maria Belyi of San Francisco.
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She knows San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Jason Peardon was in charge of that unit at the time of the break-in.
What do you call it when a Prosecutor lies to the Judge?
In San Mateo County I call that normal.
Here are three people who don’t want to testify in this case, Why? You would think they would be happy to testify.
Reply Brief in Support of Third-Party San Mateo County District Attorney’s Motion to Quash Subpoena Served on District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe, Former Chief Deputy District Attorney Albert Serrato, and Chief District Attorney Inspector John Warren.
Yesterday in the x San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case Hon. Judge Joseph Scott ruled that San Mateo County District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd did not violate Deputy Lopez’s Miranda Rights even though he clearly asked to speak with his attorney twice. As soon as he finished stating his ruling Defense attorney Maria Belyi and Tony Serra respectfully informed the court that they would be appealing his ruling as early as that afternoon.
The Juan P. Lopez case all started 6.5 years ago with San Mateo County Sheriff Lt. Gilbert Armando and Jordon Boyd deciding on his own to start a criminal investigation, He claims nobody asked him. Wait till William Massey takes the witness stand. Massey is Boyd’s Boss.
SMCDA Inspector Jordan Boyd is the lead investigator in the x Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez NF433910 case which is in court this morning after 6.5 years.
A Brady Officer is someone who is dishonest. The hope and goal is to have honest people in Law Enforcement everybody wants that.
In August 2014 Jordan Boyd asked Deputy Juan P. Lopez to provide him with his California Drivers License, as soon as Juan complied and gave Jordan the license he informed Juan that it was Suspended out of the Los Angeles area, he kept it and then he and others followed Juan to his car to make sure he did not drive home. Juan Lopez did not drive for the next 3 or 4 months. COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES
A reasonable person would ask How did Jordan Boyd know about Juan P. Lopez’s CDL without looking at a computer database? How many other CDL’s has Jordan Boyd removed from Law Enforcement Officers. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe informed me that his office does not handle any DMV issues.
SMCDA Inspector Jordan Boyd has admitted under oath that he started his own Investigation of Juan P. Lopez. Why?
A reasonable person would ask, In Jordan Boyd’s entire career how many criminal investigations has he just started on his own? He would have known that his Supervisor William Massey also a Brady Officer based simply on his own actions causing COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES when he twice tried to get Juan’s girlfriend fired. That’s really not what a high ranking Law Enforcement Officer is supposed to do. That is Dishonest.
The normal way is somebody would have filed a criminal complaint with a Law Enforcement Agency, that agency would decide if it should be referred to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, If the D.A.’s office thought it should be investigated they would assign it to Jordan Boyd or someone in his position.
That did not happen in the Juan P. Lopez case.
San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Kimberly Perrotti filed a 24 page Motion in Limine last week. I was struck by item 4, EXCLUDE REFERENCE TO COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES EXPERIENCED BY DEFENDANT AS A RESULT OF THE INVESTIGATION, EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANTS, ARREST, AND SUBSEQUENT COURT PROCEEDINGS.
The people request exclusion of any collateral consequences defendant has experienced as a result of the investigation, excution of search warrants, arrest, and subsequent court proceedings in this case. This would include but is not limited to, any employment or employability consequences; embarrassment or shame, or any other effects resulting from members of the community learning of the investigation and prosecution. Evidence of or reference to these topics is irrelevant under Evidence code 350 and should be excluded.
When you read the word defendant replace it with Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez.
I’ve always wondered how a person who has sworn an Oath to enforce the law could do just the opposite. This is not the first DDA who has continued to produce a False case in San Mateo County. I’ve written about DDA Melissa McKowen several times in the past.
San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Kimberly Perrotti also doesn’t want the Jury to hear the words Prosecutorial Misconduct, I don’t blame her for that this case is FULL of Prosecutorial Misconduct. You wouldn’t want the Jury to be aware of it if your goal continue to cause harm.
I have had the privilege of serving on a jury in San Mateo County, I was the jury foreperson in a trial where the District Attorney charged a young Marine with a DUI case. The DDA knew she had NO EVIDENCE to prove her case but that didn’t stop her and it made No impact on her when the young Marine was found Not Guilty. I offered to meet with the DDA if she wished to find out why she lost that case. She had No interest in learning where she missed.
From that day on I always wondered how many other cases in San Mateo County are defendants Falsely Charged?
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I asked the only Candidate for San Mateo County Sheriff in the 2022 Election a direct question about the Axon Log Records that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos is refusing to make public in the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide of May 5, 2020 in Half Moon Bay.
Candidate Mark Melville’s answer:
I can assure you unequivalently, I will release said records…..There is absolutely no reason not to release the records….Transparency…!!!!
On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 7:47 AM Michael Stogner <email@example.com> wrote: Somebody has asked me, to ask you and I think you have already answered but this is a little different. When you are elected Sheriff of San Mateo County will you release the Axon Log Records in the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide right away.
Thank You Michael G. Stogner San Mateo County News.com
November 14, 2014 Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez and I were talking on the phone. Abruptly Juan said “Got to go.” I said bye and call was ended. A couple of hours later I received a call from Juan’s girlfriend asking if I knew were Juan was I said said no why? She told me that Juan’s son told her he had been arrested at gun point in his front yard. I told her that would have explained the “Got to go” phone call. I asked her which home was he arrested at, she told me and I called Santa Rita Jail and confirmed that they had him in Jail. They couldn’t tell me why he was just in a holding cell not booked.
That was the start of so far a 6 year Journey in the San Mateo County Justice System. You will recall a Press Conference was called and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe informed the World that San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez Smuggled a cellphone and drugs to a Hells Angel Gang Member Inmate. Now if that were TRUE that would be a Bad Thing the good news is just 2.5 years later those completely fabricated charges were DISMISSED.
The Residents of San Mateo County and the Editors/Reporters of the 7 print media didn’t seem bothered that the District Attorney’s Office would have knowingly filed False Charges against a Sheriff Deputy.
San Mateo County District Attorney Inspector William Massey is at the heart of the San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case. That is no secret.
William Massey in the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide Investigation on May 5, 2020 Half Moon Bay, California. He interviewed San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Goulart. “This interview was not recorded.” Why?
I have a suggestion for Law Enforcement in San Mateo County, RECORD ALL INTERVIEWS.
Back to Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez Criminal case now 6 plus years and counting, through in a PANDEMIC, reduced Courtrooms, Public Access Restricted, and in the heart of Silicon Valley the Superior Courts of San Mateo County are NOT allowing ZOOM. Why?
I have a suggestion for San Mateo County Superior Courts. Have all Court appearances on ZOOM.
You might recall the Zain Jaffer Criminal Case October 15, 2017 He was arrested for Attempted Murder of a Child, and multiple Sexual Assault charges etc. That entire case from start to finish lasted less than 9 months. How is that possible?
I have a suggestion for San Mateo County Residents and all Elected Officials. Audits are normal, Audits are a Good Thing.
AUDIT the Zain Jaffer case and Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case, Compare the two cases, find out What Worked and What didn’t Work. This would help speed the log jam of court cases in SMC. The Jaffer Case should be taught at all the Universities and Law Schools.
Juan P. Lopez case is scheduled to be in court Monday November 16, 2020 for Jury Trial, several motions need to be heard first, trial is expected to last 4 to 6 weeks. This is going to be an exciting trial.
I can’t think of a more Important Story to write about on this day. Sure there are many other subjects like who is going to be the President of the United States of America. Let me tell you why I choose to write about former Deputy Juan P. Lopez on this day.
For me there is no more Important subject in San Mateo County than Corruption, and Abuse of Authority and Office.
I was on the phone with Juan Lopez when he was Arrested with guns to his head Six Years ago. That’s right I said Six Years ago.
Zain Jaffer was Arrested for Attempted Murder and 6 Felonies. His Criminal case went through the San Mateo County Justice System in less than 9 months, and that included the Preliminary Hearing where all charges were approved by the Evidence and Testimony presented in Court. The Attempted Murder Charge was never charged by the District Attorney’s Office for some reason. Arrested October 15, 2017 DISMISSED July 2,2018.
I was hoping to hear from Zain Jaffer by now to share with him some cases of abuse by the District Attorney’s Office, Wrongfully Charged, Over Charged etc. As he claimed he was interested in helping now that he knew how it felt to be Wrongfully Charged. Per his prepared statement made July 2, 2018. Matthews Craves, Vincent Valencia, and of course Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez are just a few of the many cases I can think of.
San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Michael Otte who worked in Half Moon Bay Patrol Committed Perjury in Judge Lisa Novak’s Courtroom, He was on the Witness Stand under oath and he lied about videoing with his cellphone the arrest of a female Half Moon Bay Resident. The Judge, Sheriff Office, District Attorney’s Office, and David Silberman of the San Mateo Counsel were and still are aware of the PERJURY. Sergeant Michael Otte was never charged as a matter of fact Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos not only allowed him to retire he gave him a retirement send off.
San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Louis Aquino Arrested by Redwood City Police Department for DUI. RWCPD has two Daily Activity Log records. His arrest was not made public. I was the first to report it.
San Mateo County Sheriff Lt. Kristina Bell 911 Domestic Violence Call to her residence by her partner, Redwood City Police at her home for hours. No ARREST made. Violation of San Mateo County Domestic Violence Policy. This response by RWCPD was not made public by the Police Department. I was the first to report it.
San Mateo County Sheriff Employee Barbara Bonilla who was the Executive Director of the Sheriff Activities League was escorted out of her office on Feb. 10, 2020, She has resigned from the Sheriff’s Office which is a Big Deal, She has been removed from the State PAL and Federal PAL Boards. The Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Justice have and are Investigating her for Embezzlement and Laundering of SAL Funds. She has not been charged with any crime yet. That’s 10 months of a “Those Who Matter” person not being charged by the DOJ. That is longer than the Zain Jaffer case from Arrest to DISSMISSAL. I was the first to report it.
The Department of Justice has received a letter from the City of Half Moon Bay requesting an Independent Criminal Investigation of the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide by Sheriff Deputies on May 5, 2020. This is a Historical Request by a City Council and it is Very Healthy to question Authority especially when so many False statements by Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe were made to the Public.
San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Jason Peardon recently received a Distinguished Medal from Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos. I have publicly stated and written about Sergeant Jason Peardon being a Brady Officer. The City of Belmont has finally provided the Court with the documents that Juan Lopez’s attorney had to sue them to provide. He will be on the Witness stand in the Juan P. Lopez Criminal Trial hopefully going before a JURY soon.
Some of you know I have been recommending an AUDIT of the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Coroner’s Office, Private Defender Program etc. Audits are the easiest way to assure honesty in the performance of these offices San Mateo County.
San Mateo County has no Print Media interested in providing this information.
Please follow the Deputy Sheriff Juan P. Lopez case. November 16, 2020 set for Jury Trial, I’ll update. Remember if they can do this to a Sheriff Deputy they can do this to YOU.