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SMC Dishonest Search Warrant, Steve Wagstaffe is going after Jody Loren Williams. Why now?

Has San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office ever been used as a weapon before? Yes of course it has, John Johns R.I.P. and Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez cases are perfect examples, and now, Jody L. Williams. Secret/Hidden Search Warrants

How many Misdemeanor cases from another State with Sealed Police Report and Search Warrant does the DA do per year average?

Jody Loren Williams recently discovered she missed a court appearance and had a warrant for her arrest. Both were News to her and the District Attorney wanted it that way. The DA sent the notice to appear to an address she would not get it, and they sent it by regular mail with no signature required to prove she received notice.

This behavior should come as no surprise to San Mateo County residents Pacifica resident Therese Dyer has notified the San Mateo County Supervisors for over a decade of the Corrupt DA’s Office, The Supervisors refuse to Audit which would stop the corruption on the spot.

4/25/2007 when District Attorney James P. Fox and Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe sent these 2 e-mails which demonstrate the small but very powerful group of “Above the Law” aka “Those Who Matter.” Organized Crime Element.

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Steve Wagstaffe said “remember it will be yesterday’s news and irrelevant by tomorrow”

Now here we are 11 years later and Mr. Wagstaffe charges Jody Williams in San Mateo County Court. Who is Jody Williams? On April 21, 2007 she is the woman who reported that the 25 women and one minor who were Human Trafficked Sex Slaves in Operation Dollhouse did not make it to the Salvation Army Safe House that night where they were to be for 72 hours of safety. How would she know that, She was there to meet them.

Jody Williams is a key witness to what really happened the night of April 21, 2007, and she has confirmed what San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Heinz Puschendorf has stated that Munks and Bolanos were transported from 3474 Eldon Street that night. Here is a quote from Jody Williams on the subject:

“Clearly, someone in ICE, Homeland Security and the trafficking task force had to be involved in this network for it to work. And clearly someone was because not only were the two sheriffs who were on site, and then released, despite the mandatory immigration laws, despite the fact drugs were seized, and also despite a juvenile and a pregnant woman being caught on sight – and frankly, if I hadn’t been chased off the property, discounted, ignored, smeared, and shut out of the process – we could have ended the whole matter and exoronerated both Greg Munks and Carlos Bolanos in one afternoon because I would have asked for either their body camfootage, or I would have asked to see their drivers’ footage.”

Jody Williams is right, FBI’s video, Limo Video. Video from LVMPD Holding cell would solve all of those questions.

 

San Mateo County’s Big Lie, the coverup of Munks and Bolanos at the expense of the victims and the residents of San Mateo County. Here is what they are accusing Jody Williams of:

Case Number 18-SM-009489-A Unauthorized Practice of Law

05/08/2018 BP6126(a) Misdemeanor: Unauthorized Practice of Law

08/13/2018 Notice to Appear deliberately mailed to an address where Jody would not receive it.

09/13/2018 Arrest Warrant Issued by Judge Robert Foiles for Failure to Appear and Bail set $2,500

10/02/2018 Declaration in Support of Criminal Complaint filed.

10/02/2018 Order to seal police report pursuant to PC 964

10/02/2018 Police Report Ordered Sealed

You will notice there is no mention of this Secret Search Warrant issued July 12, 2018 as noted in the above case.

Jody Williams Search Warrant

Jody L. Williams is an Advocate who was helping a Destroyed Father who just wants to get back with his children. The attorney representing his wife in a San Mateo County Family Law case was going to have none of that, and filed a criminal complaint against Jody Williams.

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D.A. Steve Wagstaffe

The above Search Warrant is a Fraud. The District Attorney’s Office would have searched the Fathers e-mails to see the Illegal Crime Unauthorized Practice of Law evidence.

Instead they go after the key witness to Operation Dollhouse. Who would want to do that? Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, Steve Wagstaffe, Karen Guidotti, Morley Pitt, Albert Serrato, John Warren, just to name a few.

By Michael G. Stogner

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Tony Serra to SMC Hon. Judge Mark Forcum. “Targeting” Deputy Juan P. Lopez

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“Targeting Juan P. Lopez” “Bad Faith” “Misuse of a Search Warrant.” “Using it as an Investigative Tool.” “You can’t use a Search Warrant for that.” “Therein lies the Bad Faith.”

October 17, 2018 Honorable Judge Mark Forcum thanked Tony Serra for his comments and ruled against him. He ruled that now SMCSO Lt. Andrew Armando did have probable cause to obtain the Search Warrant. He ignored the obvious (Perjury) lying to Hon. Judge George Miriam by then SMCSO Detective Andrew Armando.

Lt. Andrew Armando has not been investigated or charged by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Why?

They have know known of these allegations for almost 4 years. May 1, 2018 Tony Serra and Maria Belyi filed this motion, which clearly alleges perjury.

“The most suspicious call”  Lt. Andrew Armando made this call himself. That didn’t bother the Honorable Judge Mark Forcum one bit.

Lopez Filing May 1, 2018

November 15, 2018 is the next Court Date for a Franks Hearing where finally SMCSO Lt. Andrew Armando will be on the witness stand under oath.

I have been reporting about the “Targeting” to cause financial harm to Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez and anyone close to him for almost 4 years now. It was refreshing to hear his attorney mention that in court yesterday. One example is the motion above which Judge Mark Forcum has personally continued at least 4 times. That means Juan’s attorneys had to drive down from San Francisco 4 times wait for the case to be called to have Forcum say it’s continued. Attorney Stuart Hanlon Juan’s first law firm told a reporter his career could be impacted for discussing Juan’s case in the interview. Nobody asked, What the Hell did Stuart Hanlon mean? Think about it. He was just telling the truth. Attorneys can and do get blacklisted in San Mateo County Courts.

Why is this one motion so important to San Mateo County Officials? It proves that San Mateo County Sheriff Detectives and San Mateo County District Attorney Inspectors commit crimes to obtain Search Warrants like the 80 that were issued in the Sunny Day Murder cases alone. This one motion also shows that the Judges don’t care.

A recent DA Steve Wagstaffe quote: “I still believe that one of the key components of a good criminal justice system is faith that judges do the right thing,” 

With Audits the residents don’t need to rely on faith.

SMCSO Lt. Andrew Armando is a Brady Officer

Wake Up San Mateo County Residents.

By Michael G. Stogner

 

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San Mateo County’s Elected Officials Disdain for Investigative Journalists, Victims, and the residents.

April 25, 2007 at 10:20AM & 10:47AM  The San Mateo County’s 4 most powerful men were attacking the media. Almost all of the other elected officials went along with it.

What about the VICTIM’s? “Operation Dollhouse” 25 women including one pregnant and a minor. According to Jody L. Williams. Not a word. Not a concern of these fine men.

Jim, is James P. Fox San Mateo County District Attorney.

Steve, is Steve Wagstaffe San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney.

Greg, is Greg Munks San Mateo County Sheriff

Carlos, is Carlos Bolanos San Mateo County UnderSheriff

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L.A.Times 10/16/2018

Those before Khashoggi
After reporters die, outrage melts into indifference.
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST Daphne Caruana Galizia of Malta was one of 90 journalists killed over their work in 2017. (Matthew Mirabelli AFP/Getty Images)
By Suzanne Nossel
Turkey’s allegation that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured, killed and dismembered inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul did something unusual: It shocked the global conscience.
That wasn’t the case for other foreign journalists killed in the last year. Not Indian television reporter Sandeep Sharma, killed when a truck rammed into him in March. Not Hector Gonzalez Antonio , a Mexican journalist whose bludgeoned corpse turned up on a dirt road in May. Not Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia , who died in a car bombing one year ago. Not for more than 40 others just so far this year.
The furor over Khashoggi’s fate is striking given this backdrop. It’s broken through as a major news story even as authoritarian regimes are increasingly indifferent to criticism on human rights. Western governments are less and less willing to raise such issues, which might distract from their trade or security objectives. Shaming by human rights organizations, foreign officials and the media — the traditional tactics for defending the lives of journalists and dissidents — has lost much of its potency.
Even the heart-rending individual cases that historically put a face to human rights abuses and kindled global outrage seem scarcely to register amid the distractions of our rapid-fire news cycle. Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo was diagnosed with liver cancer while serving an 11-year prison sentence for penning a pro-democracy charter. Prohibited from traveling abroad for potentially lifesaving treatment, he died in July 2017. Not even the Nobel Prize was enough to render his health crisis a notable international cause.
Oleg Sentsov, a writer and filmmaker from Crimea imprisoned in Siberia, mounted a four-month hunger strike this summer to protest the dozens of Ukrainians being held by Russia as political prisoners. Sentsov’s case was not even mentioned when President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, three months ago.
Khashoggi’s case, by contrast, sparked an extraordinary global uproar. It attracted international headlines, threats of economic sanctions, swift bipartisan action by Congress to penalize the alleged perpetrators, and a boycott of a high-profile Saudi investment conference. The chorus of disgust even prompted Trump, who was at first clear he’d prioritize U.S. weapon sales to Saudi Arabia over any retribution, to waffle and weave. He simultaneously dispatched the secretary of State to meet with Saudi King Salman, and also mused that Khashoggi’s disappearance inside the diplomatic compound might somehow be the work of “rogue killers.”
Several factors account for the Khashoggi clamor. He was a contributor to the Washington Post and the newspaper has put its full weight behind covering the case since his disappearance Oct. 2. The revelations also laid bare how tech moguls, media personalities and Trump consigliere Jared Kushner have courted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, naïvely imagining that the young royal would prove a reformer. That backdrop made the a llegedly state-ordered assassination not only brazen and brutal, but also an embarrassing betrayal for prominent elites.
Above all, though, the global convulsion over Khashoggi stems from the lurid spectacle: his being lured to the consulate the day before his planned marriage, the Saudi agents landing in private jets, one allegedly carrying a medical bone saw.
Will the fury over Khashoggi’s fate melt into indifference? The prospect that the Trump administration will reshape the U.S.-Saudi relationship in a gesture of protest on behalf of human rights seems far-fetched. In his own umbrage over Khashoggi’s disappearance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would have the world overlook his own track record as the world’s foremost jailer of journalists. His government has used false charges of terrorism to justify prosecuting reporters and editors to put Turkey’s once relatively independent news media under Erdogan’s firm thumb.
Meanwhile the Saudis will wake up to what fellow authoritarian regimes learned long ago: that even a modest veneer of legality — a show trial, some formal charges — or a modicum of distance from any accused killers can enable them to crush their critics without much fear of consequence. The relentless swirl of the news cycle means that Khashoggi won’t remain on the home screen forever.
Khashoggi’s disappearance has prompted people of conscience in capitals, newsrooms and corporate boardrooms around the world to wonder what we have come to. Yet if this tragedy is to prompt a true reckoning, it must encompass not just this singular alleged act of savagery but a much wider, accelerating pattern of intimidation, suppression and abuse of those who dare to dissent, of which the Saudi journalist is but one victim.
Suzanne Nossel is the chief executive of PEN America, which works to protect free expression rights in the United States and around the world.

To all the journalist who have paid with their lives, I say Rest in Peace, and Thank You.

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SMCSO has a new standard for Search Warrants. Lt. Andrew Armando used one to Potentially exclude him as a co-conspirator. Deputy Juan Lopez case.

What Judge would allow a Search Warrant for that purpose. Hon. Judge George Miriam did. Usually you get a Search Warrant because you have probable cause that a Felony has occurred.

The other little issue is Lt. Andrew Armando lying to Judge Miriam to obtain the Search Warrant.

October 17, 2018 9:00AM Courtroom 2H Hon. Judge Mark Forcum will be making his ruling.

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San Mateo County DDA Ben Blumenthal is prosecuting Jody Williams. Just when you thought “Operation Dollhouse”was yesterday’s News.

SMCDA prosecutor Benjamin Germain Blumenthal is handling one of the most important criminal cases in San Mateo County History. Honorable Judge Robert Foiles issued the arrest warrant August 13, 2018 for failure to appear in court to face charges by some unknown person. In order to fail to appear one would have to receive an invitation, not just send a letter to an address that’s no longer used with no signature of receipt required. Unless the intention was to get the warrant on the record in the first place which causes harm to Jody Williams.

Illegally appointed and recently elected but not sworn in yet Sheriff Carlos Bolanos is going to hate this criminal case. He has been refusing to answer any questions about his detainment and being transported to LVMPD that night of April 21, 2007 in Las Vegas. He has admitted the obvious (he was detained) but refuses to admit to being transported. Sheriff Deputy Heinz Puschendorf who was the President of the DSA that night says they were both transported to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department holding cell.

Jody Williams who was there that night confirms UnderSheriff Carlos Bolanos was Transported from 3474 Eldon St. just as SMCSO Deputy Heinz Pushendorf has been saying.

Jody Williams was the first person to report that the 24 women and a minor did NOT arrive at the Salvation Army facility for 72 hour protection as was required.

Jody Williams was the person that caused the raid that night that caught SMC Sheriff Greg Munks and UnderSheriff in FBI Sting Operation Dollhouse.

The voters of SMC will remember this last election that Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville told all editors and reporters that “Carlos Bolanos is a Liar.”

Back to this huge criminal case, it is a single count Misdemeanor practicing law without a license.

09/13/2018 Arraignment
Judicial Officer Foiles, Robert D
Hearing Time 8:30 AM
Result Held
09/13/2018 Failure To Appear
09/13/2018 Arrest Warrant ordered
Judicial Officer Foiles, Robert D
09/13/2018 Case sent to D.A. for affidavit.
09/13/2018 Bail to be set by judge.
10/02/2018 Warrant issued
10/02/2018 Declaration in support of Criminal Complaint filed
10/02/2018 Order to seal police report pursuant to PC 964 / local rule
Comment9.8 filed
10/02/2018 Police Report ordered sealed per PC 964

What they are calling the Police Report is really the San Mateo County District Attorney Investigative report. There was no other police agency involved. You will also see the Declaration in support of the Criminal Complaint filed ….has been SEALED. Why?

Remember this is a Misdemeanor.

It is common for a DDA to lie to a judge in San Mateo County, just look at the Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case it’s consistent from the very beginning. Next court date October 17, 20018 SMCSO Lt. Andrew Armando hopefully on the witness stand.

San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office has a new Standard of Practice. I recently assisted a single mother of two file a criminal complaint against her ex a SMCSO Deputy for filing a false Instrument with the Family Law Court a PC115A violation. Rick Decker asked the mother to take a polygraph test, she jumped at the offer and passed. This was pretty funny she is not the person who committed a crime.

I hope the District Attorney’s has had the Unknown Person take a Polygraph test.

To recap: A notice to appear not served, an arrest warrant issued, no idea who the complaint party is, and no idea of what the criminal complaint is it’s SEALED.

Update: Hon. Judge Gerald J. Buchwald signed a Search Warrant prepared by Inspector Jamie Draper the date was July 12, 2018, and it was subject to an order delaying notification for up to 90 days. That is why the case records don’t have that secret information.

DDA Ben Blumenthal refuses to answer questions about his case.

Ben Blumenthal <bblumenthal@smcgov.org>

To:

Michael Stogner

Oct 11 at 1:42 PM

Mr. Stogner,

Please direct any questions you have about this case to Mr. Wagstaffe or Ms. Guidotti.

Thank you,

Ben Blumenthal

Deputy District Attorney

San Mateo County

(650) 599-7383

 

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:59 PM
To: Ben Blumenthal <bblumenthal@smcgov.org>
Subject: Jody Williams case.

Hello Ben,

I’ve known Jody Williams for many years, I look forward to reporting on this case. If you have any comments or press releases in the future please include me in your e-mail lists.

Are you allowed to comment on what the actual charge is right now?

Have you asked the complainant to take a Polygraph test?

Thank You

Michael G. Stogner




That sounds pretty fair and honest doesn’t it.

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SMC Domestic Violence Investigation Protocol. For Those Who Matter.

 

 

 

 

The County’s domestic violence investigation protocol was enacted for a purpose. First and foremost, for authorities to communicate / convey the seriousness and importance they, police, and prosecutors ostensibly regard the matter. Second, and perhaps most importantly, to ensure victim, witness and suspect statements are recorded, so when they go sideways, respectively, they can be impeached.

Typically, most prosecutions of domestic violence cases boil down to the victim’s statement coupled physical evidence -injuries. Frequently, because of the relationship which exists between the victim and suspect, the victim, over time, becomes uncooperative -given time to reflect on the event, its effect on the suspect, their (the couples’) relationship going forward, and the greater family unit. Hence the need, urgency, and importance to record party statements, contemporaneous to the assault.

When the victim does become uncooperative, his / her recorded statement is essential to the prosecution.  This is ostensibly why District Attorney Wagstaffe promotes the protocol, to be able to confront & impeach parties, when they become uncooperative, and ensure consistency & the integrity of the investigations.

However, when the suspect involved is a person who matters, one who is politically connected, it appears district attorney Steve Wagstaffe is only interested in directing and managing the result, one which benefits that individual versus the people. As district attorney, Mr. Wagstaffe has absolute discretion, in deciding whether or not to charge individuals with crimes, and is immune against civil suit, no matter what he decides.

There have been two recent examples of Steve’s handling of domestic violence investigations, in cases involving persons (suspects) who mattered. The first case was one in which a sheriff’s lieutenant, Lieutenant Kristina Bell, had ostensibly assaulted her spouse and seized her cell phone, so she could not summon help. The second case was one in which retired Redwood City Police Officer James McGee had ostensibly assaulted his girlfriend then refused to come out of his residence and speak with authorities, resulting in a seventeen hour plus standoff with police, evacuation of neighbors, and deployment of a S.W.A.T. Team.

In both instances, the involved police agency, the Redwood City Police Department, had dropped the ball –failing to arrest Bell and not following the County’s domestic violation protocol. This is particularly troubling, since Redwood City’s Police Chief, Dan Mulholland, is newly appointed and, since assuming the responsibilities of the position, shown deference to persons who matterfailing to treat ALL citizens equally.

Add to that, District Attorney Wagstaffe has been all to eager to accommodate Chief Mulholland -not pursuing charges against Bell, while reducing charges against McGee, from felony domestic violence to misdemeanor resisting, obstructing, & delaying arrest, using the excuse the victim had become uncooperative, a condition the County’s domestic violation protocol is supposed to address / prevent. Of course, district attorney Wagstaffe knows this, but, apparently, is counting on you, the public, not to know this.

What was the cost to Tax Payers for the 17.5 hour for the James McGee Standoff?

What is clearly becoming “the San Mateo County two-step”, a situation / phenomenon in which Chief Mulholland, District Attorney Wagstaffe and other county officials pursue their own personal / political interests, at the expense of others (the victims and public’s), does not bode well for public safety.

Chief Mulholland and District Attorney Wagstaffe have both let us down and violated our trust. We won’t forget! So much for taking domestic violence seriously.

In this next example Menlo Park Police Department did their job properly by arresting David Bohannon II twice, the second time for communicating with the victim. A 30 year old man named Matthew Graves is serving 4 years in Prison for making 1 phone call to his alleged victim, the exact same violation.

David Bohannon II arrested twice DV and R.O. violation.

SMCSO Lt. Kristina Bell DV article

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San Mateo County Sheriff’s in Custody Death, Tased multiple times, Maced and jumped 5 Deputies on leave.

What evidence is there that Chinedu Okobi assaulted a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy besides the Sheriff’s Office saying so? Release the dash camera video now. The SMCOSO and the DA’s Office always make the deceased victim look like he deserved to be killed. What this death in custody shows is the Sheriff’s Office under the leadership of Carlos Bolanos is incompetent in handling the very basic Mental Health call. Stop using Tasers they kill people.

This is how San Mateo County Law Enforcement handles Mental Health Issues.

October 3, 2018 approx 1PM Chinedu Valentine Okobi 36 died on the street in Millbrae after being tased multiple times and having mace sprayed in his face then brought to the ground by a group of San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies. The reports will say he was pronounced dead at hospital which is true but most likely he was also dead at the scene.

Mr Okobi was reported to be walking in and out of traffic on El Camino Real. He did not comply with law enforcement commands and now he is dead.

This is the same actions/result that Redwood City resident Ramsey Saad 55  R.I.P. August 13, 2018. Resisted Tased multiple times, Jumped, Dead at scene.

All Law Enforcement Officer in San Mateo County should be wearing Body Cameras.

There should a Countywide Policy on how to respond to Mental Health Issues.

Yanira Serreno Garcia R.I.P. was shot and killed by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy within 20 seconds of arriving on scene. June 3, 2014, at 9:20 p.m It was a non emergency mental health call.

Errol Chang Shot and killed by Swat.

Update LATIMES  OCSO Deputy files false police report.

Deputy is recorded punching a suspect
O.C. officer said man had assaulted him, but attorney says footage contradicts that claim.
By Hannah Fry
An Orange County Sheriff’s Department dashcam video shows a deputy repeatedly punching a motorist in the face while arresting him for misdemeanor public intoxication this year, an action the man’s attorney calls excessive force.
Mohamed Sayem is facing a felony resisting arrest charge over a confrontation with Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies Michael Devitt and Eric Ota that turned violent in the early hours of Aug. 19. He has pleaded not guilty, according to court records.
Devitt claimed in an incident report and in an interview with his supervisor following the scuffle that Sayem assaulted him after the deputies found him intoxicated in his Jeep in a Stanton parking lot. Devitt’s accounts of the incident are contradicted by footage recorded on police dashboard cameras, Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders alleged in a motion seeking the deputies’ personnel files.
A statement Thursday from the Sheriff’s Department said “a review of the full video indicates that the deputy made every attempt to deescalate the situation and provide the subject multiple opportunities to simply provide his identification. The subject refused to do so and attempted to physically engage the deputy, during which the deputy used force appropriate for the situation.”
Neither Devitt nor Ota could be reached for comment.
The encounter unfolded when the deputies woke Sayem and and asked for his identification, which he didn’t provide. Sayem appeared to be intoxicated, was slumped over in the driver’s seat and gave “a number of partially understandable answers, statements, and insults — often chuckling and falling in the car as he delivered them,” according to court records.
Devitt placed his hand on Sayem in an effort to keep him in the vehicle after Sayem put his left leg out of the car, apparently in an effort to get out. Sayem yelled at the deputy not to touch him and tried to pull away. That’s when the scene took a violent turn.
Devitt grabbed Sayem by the left arm and pulled him out of the vehicle. The horn sounded as Sayem clung to the steering wheel with his right hand as Devitt lobbed several blows at his face.
During the third or fourth punches, Sayem lost his grip on the steering wheel and fell to the ground. After the scuffle, Sayem asked the deputies if they were going to shoot him. Devitt responds “no,” while Ota said he’d “like to.”
Sanders alleges that Devitt fictionalized key details, including Sayem’s violence, in order to justify using force to his supervisor and in a subsequent report. Details of his story also change between the first interview and the report, Sanders said.
Devitt told his supervisor that he planned to charge Sayem with felony resisting, which requires a threat or violence, because “he tried to bear hug on me.”
In his report, he doesn’t mention the bear hug. Instead, he alleges Sayem grabbed his vest and pulled on it.
“I used my left hand and pushed his face in an effort to create some space between us,” Devitt wrote. “He did not let go of my vest and continued to physically struggle. Due to his aggressive demeanor, and the fact he was already resisting, I believed Sayem was going to continue to try and physically assault me.”
The second dashcam video shows the deputies talking with supervisor Sgt. Christopher Hibbs about the incident. Devitt doesn’t mention this version of events to Hibbs, who interviewed him minutes after the incident, Sanders said.
“He unjustifiably used very significant violence against my client, and he knew he did it without justification,” Sanders said Thursday. “His answer was to make my client a felon for the rest of his life, so he doesn’t get held accountable for his act of violence.”
Sanders also questioned whether the Sheriff’s Department handled the incident properly, noting that Hibbs was charged in 2009 with felony assault and battery and felony use of a Taser for shocking a handcuffed man sitting in the back of a police car. That case eventually ended in a mistrial and was dismissed. According to reports at the time, prosecutors blamed the result on a “code of silence” among testifying deputies. Hibbs could not immediately be reached for comment.
“I think that this agency believes they have impunity,” Sanders said Thursday. “Folks are not standing up to them, and they’re not being punished. They’re completely fearless. There’s something at the core that’s very wrong with what’s going on here.”
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Twitter: @Hannahnfry

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