By Michael G. Stogner
In my opinion San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy John Baba did NOTHING WRONG in the Homicide of Sandra Lee Harmon in Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California on May 5, 2020.
U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria dismissed a claim against Deputy John Baba.
Judge Vince Chhabria also denied motions to dismiss from lawsuit the City of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County.
Jan. 19, 2022 Judge Vince Chhabria wrote that it was plausible to believe Deputy David Dominguez, one of two officers to shoot the 56-year-old woman suffering from mental health issues, acted “with a purpose to harm unrelated to a legitimate law enforcement objective.” The judge noted that video evidence established that Dominguez shot Harmon in the back, while her hands were raised over her head, and that that shot was fatal. Source Half Moon Bay Review.
It should be noted the Video the Judge is referring to was produced by the San Mateo County Government at the highest level. It starred Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos which was strange. He never mentioned Sandra Lee Harmon was shot in the back while her hands were above her head.