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Few reports against police upheld, You can interchange Judges, District Attorneys,Prosecutors,CPS,Probation Officials & Those Who Matter.

 

This is a very good article, Thank You LATIMES,

My recommendation is to stop reporting privately and before you report a Corrupt San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy and the alleged crimes his has committed against his children, his ex wife, and the Court (photos to CPS and filed with the family law court), The purpose to harm the mother, First of all you would be Stupid to report this crime to San Mateo County Sheriff Office under the leadership of Carlos Bolanos. He has a history of protecting Corrupt Deputies. SMCSO Lt. Andrew Armando is a current example. So before you report to the A.G. or the Feds you must cover your bases and give the District Attorney’s Office a chance to prove that they are opposed to a Sheriff Deputy filing false documents to CPS and the Court. You would also hope they would acknowledge the obvious conflict of Interest the current girlfriend of the Deputy works for the DA’s Office. After you go twice to report the criminal acts of (your ex) the SMC Sheriff Deputy, The DA finally takes the complaint they hate that you force them to do what they have sworn an Oath to do. Don’t be surprised when they recommend that YOU take a polygraph test and you agree to it and pass with flying colors. What did that have to do with the Deputy committing Felonies you might ask? Nothing, but if the DA was more interested in attacking the single mother/victim then prosecuting the Sheriff Deputy. Now after passing that test you would hope the DA invited the SMC Sheriff Deputy to take the same polygraph test, they choose not to and closed the criminal investigation. This lack of action only emboldens the dishonest Sheriff Deputy to once again report child abuse to the Redwood City Police Department where he has several personal friends.

San Mateo County Residents can thank the entire District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office for this.

9/23/2018 LATIMES

Few reports against police upheld

Across California, complaints of officer misconduct are often rejected and inquiries kept from public view.

By James Queally

Angry that she had been falsely accused of a drug crime, Tatiana Lopez filed a complaint against a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who had arrested her on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.

But when Lopez met with a sheriff’s lieutenant to discuss her accusation, he urged her to drop her complaint, she said.

After a preliminary investigation, the Sheriff’s Department ruled the deputy had done nothing wrong, without giving her any explanation.

It would take years of legal battles before a judge exonerated Lopez and a new internal investigation led the department to fire the deputy for lying about her arrest.

Lopez is one of nearly 200,000 members of the public who filed a complaint against California law enforcement officers in the last decade. Her initial complaint ended the way most did — with police rejecting it without saying why.

A Times analysis of complaint data reported to the California Department of Justice shows law enforcement agencies across the state upheld 8.4% of complaints filed by members of the public from 2008 to 2017.

In a state with some of the strictest police privacy laws in the country, those who make complaints against officers are entitled to learn little more than whether their allegations were found to be true or not. They are given no other explanation about how a final decision was reached, what was done to investigate their allegation or whether an officer was disciplined.

A bill that cleared the state Legislature last month would begin to address the issue by opening up records from internal investigations into shootings by police officers and other major force incidents, as well as cases where officers were found to have committed sexual assault or lied on duty. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said whether he will sign the measure, Senate Bill 1421.

But even if he does, records from the vast majority of internal affairs investigations would remain secret.

The Times’ analysis of complaint data found several of California’s largest police agencies sustain complaints at a lower rate than the state average, including the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles and Oakland police departments.

Police officials argue that a large number of the complaints they receive are frivolous, filed by people they have arrested or others who have an ax to grind. Some said the proliferation of body-worn cameras among California police agencies has helped disprove a larger number of allegations about interactions between police and the public.

In Los Angeles, police said the low rate of upheld complaints was due, in part, to the department’s commitment to accepting a wide array of allegations. The LAPD received 25,006 complaints from the public in the last decade, according to state records. Officials concluded there was evidence proving 1,360, about 5.4%.

“We take every single complaint on the planet,” said Josh Rubenstein, the LAPD’s chief spokesman. “When you open yourself up to that wide a spectrum, you are going to get a high number of complaints that are not legitimate.”

Cmdr. Michael Hyams, who heads the LAPD’s Internal Affairs division, said that by examining even the flimsiest of allegations, the department has proved it will heavily scrutinize its own officers. He noted there has been a dramatic drop in citizen complaints against LAPD officers. State records show the number fell by roughly 67% from 2008 to 2017.

At the Sheriff’s Department, internal investigators upheld only 69 of 15,661 complaints made by members of the public in the last decade, less than 1%, according to figures the agency reported to the state.

Nicole Nishida, a department spokeswoman, said the agency had under-reported the number of sustained complaints to the state. By the department’s own accounting, roughly 8% of all public complaints were upheld from 2004 to 2016, she said.

Peter Bibring, director of police practices for the American Civil Liberties Union of California, said that a low rate of sustained complaints does not necessarily mean a department is doing a poor job of policing itself, but the lack of information disclosed about those investigations is a significant problem.

“If their complaint is rejected, they are not told why,” he said. “That lack of transparency prevents the public from having any faith that the process is working.”

California law requires police departments to report the number of citizen complaints and the outcome to the state’s Department of Justice, but no agency audits the data to ensure the figures are accurate. A Justice Department spokeswoman said the agency is not required by law to conduct audits and hasn’t been given funding to do so. The state has gathered such data since 1981 and expanded the database to include information about racial profiling complaints in 2016.

Wayne Fisher, a former deputy attorney general in New Jersey who helped set the state’s guidelines for monitoring internal affairs complaints, said it was pointless to collect the data without checking to see whether some agencies are rejecting an abnormally large number of complaints and deserve more scrutiny.

“It acts as a pointer system to certain other areas that are screaming for analysis,” said Fisher, who now leads the Rutgers University Policing Institute.

Francine Tournour, a civilian watchdog for the Sacramento Police Department, agreed. Police departments need to be more open about their investigations into complaints about officers if they want the public to trust the results, she said.

“Part of this is customer service. Part of this is the relationship building,” she said. “If you have a process where people make complaints … and there’s no feeling that the complaint was taken seriously, you may see people stop bringing things to the department.”

In Sacramento, a city with a population of nearly 500,000, police reported only 18 complaints to the Department of Justice last year. Det. Eddie Macaulay, a department spokesman, said the agency did not include an additional 301 informal “inquiries,” a label used when department officials believe it was clear that an accusation did not amount to a violation of policy or crime. Had the department included those inquiries in its reporting to the state, its rate of sustained complaints would have plummeted.

Tournour, who heads the Sacramento Office of Public Safety Accountability, warned that handling such complaints informally can distort the history of documented allegations against individual officers — and a department as a whole.

In 2016, Jasmine Abuslin accused more than a dozen Oakland police officers of having sex with her, sometimes in exchange for information about prostitution raids. Her accusations — including that the misconduct began when she was underage — sparked a scandal that made national headlines and led to the firing and prosecution of several officers.

During her first contact with an internal affairs investigator, Abuslin said the police official seemed uninterested in her allegations.

“I felt like she wasn’t taking me seriously,” she said.

She also accused internal affairs investigators of threatening her for coming forward and of allowing her to delete text messages that could have proven her allegations.

Members of the public have filed 16,345 complaints of misconduct against Oakland police officers in the last decade, according to the state data. Only 1,073 of those complaints, roughly 6.5%, were sustained.

Oakland police did not respond to requests for comment.

In recent years, police agencies in California have had to report more details about citizen complaints and their outcomes, including how many they decided were false, involved conduct that did not amount to a policy violation or could not be proved or disproved. Last year, police agencies statewide concluded that 28% of complaints were false.

In Fresno, Chief Jerry Dyer said he has sought more thorough investigations and urged his internal affairs department to revisit investigations where it could not prove or disprove a misconduct allegation.

Fresno has one of the highest rates of sustained complaints among California’s largest cities. The department upheld 325 out of 1,332 citizen complaints in the last decade, roughly 24%, according to the state data. Last year, the agency reported it couldn’t prove or disprove less than 6% of complaints made by the public, compared with the statewide average of 25%.

The push for more conclusive results better serves the community, said Dyer, adding that he supports releasing more information about the way complaints are reviewed. The current process, which sees citizens simply receive a form letter announcing a complaint’s disposition, “raises a lot of concerns on the part of those voicing the complaint,” Dyer added, though he said he does not support making individual officer disciplinary records public.

For Lopez, the shortcomings of the internal investigation into her complaint about L.A. County sheriff’s deputies destroyed her trust in law enforcement.

The Downey woman was a college student with no criminal record in 2009 when three deputies trained their guns on her in a gas station parking lot. Deputy Francisco Enriquez alleged he found several bags of methamphetamine in his cruiser after she rode in its back seat. He said they fell out of her pocket.

Lopez’s attorney, Thomas Beck, later obtained sheriff’s radio transmissions proving Lopez was never in Enriquez’s car.

Lopez said the ordeal had a lasting effect.

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Did San Mateo County Adult Protective Services, Protect & Advocate Properly for Firoz Jaffer? Elder Abuse Victim.

 

October 15, 2017 3:56AM Firoz Jaffer called 911 to report an assault on him and his grandchildren by his son Zainali Jaffer. Hillsborough Police responded within minutes to the home at 1026 Lancaster Lane, Hillsborough, California. San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Firoz Jaffer was Beaten when he tried to stop his son from sexually assaulted his 3 year old son in the back yard. Here is a description from a press release by the District Attorney’s Office about one of the Court Dates.

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 was set in SSF Felony Court, Dept. 9, Judge Stephanie G. Garratt, for the preliminary hearing. The defense written section 1050 motion to continue the hearing in order to conduct further investigation and preparation and based on a new attorney added to the defense was granted without prosecution objection. The case was continued to January 31, 2018 9:00 for the preliminary hearing with a 90 minute estimate. This will be the second setting of the preliminary hearing date since the initial felony arraignment on October 17, 2017. The defendant’s father failed to appear in court despite the fact he was served with a subpoena. The defense attorney represented the father returned to his home in England. At the request of the prosecution, the court issued a $25,000 bench warrant for the witness’s arrest. The defendant remains out of custody on $300,000 bail bond (posted on October 26, 2017). The defense attorney is Daniel Olmos (retained). 

My question is did APS offer and provide all the services needed for him to be safe and have an advocate to explain the legal process for example “It is Illegal for you to leave the Country after you have been served a subpoena.” You are the key witness besides the 3 police officers and the body camera videos etc.

Michael Callagy should Audit San Mateo County on this case, including CPS.

By Michael G. Stogner

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James “Jim” McGee Arrested for Domestic Violence, That’s all after a 17 hr. Standoff.

Update: Sept. 24, 2018 There is No Domestic Violence Charge and only one count of 148(a)(1) PC. There is still No Case number on the Court Calendar. The residents of San Mateo County should be demanding an Audit of the District Attorney’s Office and include the County Domestic Violence Protocol, was it followed, Who is responsible for enforcing it. What about the Victim?

Update: Todays 9/12/2018 Court date has been continued for 2 weeks. Next Court date or cording to the DA’s Office is 9/27/2018. Still NO charges filed by the District Attorney’s Office, not even the Domestic Violence charge he was arrested for.

August 9, 2018 at 2:00AM the Redwood City Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting Domestic Violence with injuries. When police arrived they found a woman in the front of the home located on Windsor Way. She was taken to the Hospital. The police, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Swat Team, a Helicopter and who knows how many first responders spent the next 17 plus hours communicating with one of their own to get him to comply with the orders to come outside. The entire neighborhood was effected by this military response to a former RWCPD Swat Team Officer refusing to comply with orders to come out. Some neighbors were forced to stay in place and some left their homes for safety.

If you think over 17 hours for one of their own seems like a long time you are correct, but that is nothing, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe and Chief Deputy DA Karen Guidotti have refused to file any charges as of Sept 10, 2018. You talk about favorable treatment, think about having over 30 days to communicate with the victim to have her really think about her future and what’s best for her and the alleged abuser. Financial considerations of course. This is where the Fixer shines, behind the scenes he communicates the reality to the victim, she will never win in court in SMC. It won’t be the first time a victim has heard that statement before.

San Mateo County has a Domestic Violence Protocol it includes an Emergency Protective Order, a 30 day Court appearance to convert the EPO to a Restraining Order. I asked the DA’s Office the status of the EPO & RO here is the response.

Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
To:Michael Stogner
Sep 10 at 11:42 AM

Mr. Stogner:  No charges have been filed yet.  Yes, his court appearance is still set for the 12th.  I won’t be commenting on the facts of the case until a filing decision is made.  You may feel free to reach out to me daily to see if/when charges are filed.

Karen

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2018 11:31 AM
To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
Subject: RE: James A. McGee Charges Update

Hello Karen,

Is his court date still set for the 12th.

Was there an EPO issued? and was it converted to a R.O.?

What are the charges?

Thank You

Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County News.com

Note: Sept. 12. 2018 I went to the court house James McGee’s name was not on the docket at all. Usually all parties come to court on the official court date and than continue. That is not what happened in this case.

Chief Deputy Karen Guidotti should explain to the residents of San Mateo County this statement. “Yes, his court appearance is still set for the 12th.”   

The District Attorney’s Office and the Redwood City Police Department should be audited.

My reporting is facts based if anyone would like to comment please do.

By Michael G. Stogner

 

 




 

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Zain Jaffer ex Vungle CEO has Preliminary Hearing Transcripts SEALED.

Why? Seven months after the alleged hearing, the reason I say that is there is no record in the court files of the Preliminary Hearing on January 31, 2018. I had to ask Deputy Chief Karen Guidotti if it in fact took place. Here is her response e-mail.

Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
To:Michael Stogner Jul 24 at 1:35 PM

January 31, 2018.

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:33 PM
To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
Subject: Zainali Jaffer Preliminary Hearing date

Hello Karen.

Can you please tell me the date the preliminary hearing was held in the Zain Jaffer case?

Thank You

Michael G. Stogner

www.sanmateocountynews.com

We now know that District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe sent this e-mail to the Palo Alto Daily Post Reporter on the day of the Preliminary Hearing. To my knowledge the Newspaper did not print this information.

From: Steve Wagstaffe
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:01 PMTo: 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.”

John Ullom Co-owner of Citizen Access TV and a very good concerned citizen of San Mateo County inquired about the price of the Transcripts. He learned today from San Mateo County Counsel attorney Dan Valim that the Transcripts he was interested in have been Sealed this week by Mr. Jaffer’s attorney. Why?

The readers should know there were 5 victims, 2 children, a grandfather, Police Officer and another professional. So there is 2 Child Abuse, & 1 Elder Abuse.

History: October 15, 2018 Zain Jaffer was arrested at his home in Hillsborough California at 4 AM charged with 7 felonies including Attempted Murder of his 3 year old son.

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe was quick to dismiss the Attempted Murder Charge.

The Charges that remained up until July 2, 2018:

Charge #1 Attempted Oral Copulation or Sexual Penetration with a Child 10 years of age or younger. PC 664.288.7(b) Felony

Charge #2 Forcible Lewd Act Upon Child, PC288 (b) Felony

Charge #3 Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, PC 245 (A) Felony

Charge #4 Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, PC 245 (A) Felony

Charge #5 Child Abuse, PC 273 (A) Felony

Charge #6 Child Abuse PC 273 (A) Felony

Charge # 7 Battery Upon a Peace Officer & Designated Person, PC 243 (b) Misdemeanor

July 2, 2018 The entire Criminal case was plucked out of the legal process by San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Deputy Chief Karen Guidotti, Sean Gallagher, and Deputy DA Sharon Cho, Could not have been done without Hon. Judge Stephanie Garratt, a former prosecutor for Wagstaffe, approving the motion to dismiss. The entire process from arrest to entire case dismissed 8 months.

San Mateo County has Failed to protect the Children and the Elder.

The Zain Jaffer case should be audited.

Update – Here is the motion filed:

Z.J. Prelim Hearing Transcript 1Z.J. Prelim Hearing Transcript 2

Update: 8/6/2018 The signature is that of Hon. Judge Stephanie Garratt The same judge that granted the motion to dismiss the entire case on July 2, 2018.

I was unable to determine which Judge signed this order, The Judges name and Dept should be printed below every signature. I asked the top 2 at the District Attorney’s Office to identify the Judge. Here are the e-mails

Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>

To:

Michael Stogner,

Steve Wagstaffe

Sep 4 at 9:02 AM

Mr. Stogner:  I do not know who signed the order.  As you stated, there is no name typed below the signature, and the signature does not clearly show the judge’s name.

 

Karen Guidotti

 

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 8:03 AM
To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>; Steve Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org>
Subject: Name of Judge who sealed PH of Zain Jaffer

 

Good morning Karen and Steve

 

Please tell me the name of the judge who signed the Seal order. I am unable to recognize it from my copy.

 

We have compared it to the entire rooster, It would be nice if the name was printed below the signature.

Thank You

Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County News.com

SMC Judges Roster See if you can tell which Judge signed the above Court Order?

DIRECTORY OF JUDGES

Effective July 30, 2018

Hon. Susan Irene Etezadi, Presiding Judge
Department 18, Courtroom 2L
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5118

Hon. Jonathan E. Karesh, Assistant Presiding Judge
Department 20, Courtroom 8C
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5120

Donald J. Ayoob
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5127
Dept. 27
Courtroom 7B
Trial Judge, Appellate Judge, Grand Jury Judge
Hugo Borja
Southern Court, Traffic Annex 500 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5131
Dept. 31
Courtroom D
Traffic, Small Claims and Family Support, Term Court Commissioner
Gerald J. Buchwald
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5110
Dept. 10
Courtroom 8D
Trial Judge
Danny Y. Chou
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5122
Dept. 22
Courtroom K
Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Clifford V. Cretan
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5106
Dept. 6
Courtroom 2K
Trial Judge
Sean P. Dabel
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5126
Dept. 26
Courtroom 6A
Family Law Judge
Leland Davis, III
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5101
Dept. 1
Courtroom 4C
Criminal Supervising Judge, Appellate Presiding Judge, Trial Judge
Marta S. Diaz
Juvenile Court 222 Paul Scannell Dr. San Mateo
(650) 261-5105
Dept. 5
Courtroom B
Juvenile Court Judge
Richard H. Du Bois
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5116
Dept. 16
Courtroom 7A
Trial Judge
Susan Irene Etezadi
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5118
Dept. 18
Courtroom 2L
Presiding Judge
Nancy L. Fineman
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5104
Dept. 4
Courtroom L
Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Jeffrey Finigan
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5124
Dept. 24
Courtroom J
Supervising Judge of the Northern Branch, Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Robert D Foiles
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5121
Dept. 21
Courtroom 2J
Trial Judge
Mark R. Forcum
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5108
Dept. 8
Courtroom 2H
Bridges Program Admitting and Review Judge, Pathways Mental Health Court Judge, Drug Court – Prop 36 Judge, Multiple DUI Court Judge/PC 1370 Court/ Trial Judge
Don R. Franchi
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5115
Dept. 15
Courtroom 7C
Family Law Judge
Stephanie Garratt
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5109
Dept. 9
Courtroom 2A
Criminal Presiding Judge
John “Jack” L. Grandsaert
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5111
Dept. 11
Courtroom 2D
Veterans Court Judge, Military Diversion Court Judge, Settlement Judge/Case Management Judge, Trial Judge
Susan Greenberg
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5103
Dept. 3
Courtroom 2B
Family Law Supervising Judge, Law and Motion Judge
Elizabeth M. Hill
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5112
Dept. 12
Courtroom 7D
Family Law and Domestic Violence Judge
Rachel Holt
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5132
Dept. 32
Courtroom 4A
Traffic, Small Claims and Family Support Court Commissioner
Susan Jakubowski
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5107
Dept. 7
Courtroom 4B
Trial Judge
Jonathan E. Karesh
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5120
Dept. 20
Courtroom 8C
Assistant Presiding Judge, Commissioners and ProTems Supervising Judge, Trial Judge, Bridges Program Review Judge
Elizabeth K. Lee
Juvenile Court 222 Paul Scannell Dr. San Mateo
(650) 261-5117
Dept. 17
Courtroom A
Juvenile Supervising Judge
Cristina Mazzei
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5133
Dept. 33
Courtroom 2M
Traffic, Small Claims and Family Support Court Commissioner
George A. Miram
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5128
Dept. 28
Courtroom 2F
Probate Judge, Lanterman – Petris – Short Act Proceedings Writs, Receivers and Preliminary Injunctions, Alternate Appellate Judge, Case Management Judge
Lisa A. Novak
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5113
Dept. 13
Courtroom 2C
Trial Judge
Joseph C. Scott
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5125
Dept. 25
Courtroom 2G
Trial Judge, Alternate Appellate Judge
V. Raymond Swope
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5123
Dept. 23
Courtroom 8A
Trial Judge, Appellate Judge
Marie S. Weiner
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5102
Dept. 2
Courtroom 2E
Supervising Judge of Civil, Case Management and ADR Programs, Complex Civil Litigation Judge

By Michael G. Stogner




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Redwood City Police Domestic Violence call turns deadly. Ramsey Saad R.I.P.

Update: The PADP reports “The officers spent a few minutes struggling with the man.” That man’s name was Ramsey Saad R.I.P.

August 13, 2018 A neighbor called 911 at 7:20 PM to report an alleged assault and threat to kill an 83 year old woman. When police arrived at 523 Lanyard Drive Redwood Shores, they saw neighbors restraining Ramsey Saad 55 the son of the alleged victim. A total of 4 police officers arrived and arrested Ramsy Saad, during the arrest he was tased 3 times and he stopped breathing at the scene. It’s not clear if he ever started breathing again from that moment. The District Attorney’s office said he was pronounced dead at a unnamed  hospital which could be true but it looks like he was dead at his home. Timeline still to be determined how many minutes from officers arriving on scene to Mr. Saad stopped breathing? It should be noted that no weapon was mentioned in this case.

His 83 year old mother was not seriously injured.

“This was an individual who had been suffering mental health problems,” Steve Wagstaffe,

Officers Oscar Poveda, Matthew Cydzik, Brian Simmons and Daniel Di Bona were placed on administrative leave until the DA’s Investigation is complete.

Update: August 7, 2018 Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti ” NO Charges have been filed yet.”

Redwood City Police had another Domestic Violence 911 call on August 9, 2018 involving a retired RWCPD Officer named James McGee, The call at 2:00AM a female victim was found in the front yard of his home on Windsor Way, and she was taken to the hospital. Here is where the story is very different, The Police and Swat Team waited over 17 hours for James McGee to come out of his home. He was only arrested for one felony count of D.V. The District has not filed any charges yet, Chief Deputy Karen Guidotti expects to have charges filed by Sept. 7, 2018. His next court appearance is Sept. 12, 2018

Update: As of Sept 10, 2018 The District Attorney’s Office has file ZERO Charges against James McGee.

I’ve reported about the April 22, 2018 Redwood City Police Department receiving a 911 call for Domestic Violence in the San Mateo County Sheriff Lt. Kristina Bell case. They did not arrest her or search home for guns and after being at her home for hours just walked away, and she went back to work the next day as if nothing had happened. That is a Violation of the Domestic Violence Protocol by the RWCPD.

SMCSO Lt. Kristina Bell D.V. 911

Domestic Violence calls are very dangerous, San Mateo County has a D.V. Protocol in place and all Police Departments have signed on to it.

These three case should be Audited, the Mayor of Redwood City and the City Manager should demand it. Compare each with the County Domestic Violence Protocol.

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RWCPD does not wear body cameras, they should, body cameras are a win/win for the public and the police officers.

San Mateo County District Attorney has History of Blaming the DEAD man.

By Michael G. Stogner

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San Mateo County’s District Attorney Office needs a Performance Audit.

 

 

Update since this article first published Defense Attorney Patrick Clancy filed a motion to seal the Preliminary Hearing Transcripts of January 31, 2018 Motion granted by supposedly a SMC Judge. I say that because the DA doesn’t know who signed it.

Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>

To:

Michael Stogner,

Steve Wagstaffe

Sep 4 at 9:02 AM

Mr. Stogner:  I do not know who signed the order.  As you stated, there is no name typed below the signature, and the signature does not clearly show the judge’s name.

Karen Guidotti

 

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 8:03 AM
To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>; Steve Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org>
Subject: Name of Judge who sealed PH of Zain Jaffer

 

Good morning Karen and Steve

Please tell me the name of the judge who signed the Seal order. I am unable to recognize it from my copy.

We have compared it to the entire rooster, It would be nice if the name was printed below the signature.

 

Thank You

 

Michael G. Stogner

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Performance Audit conducted in accordance with auditing standards promulgated by the Comptroller General of the United States.

This is not a new idea former Town of Atherton Finance Director John Johns R.I.P. made this recommendation in 2010. It was a good recommendation then and is now.

With the Zain Jaffer x Vungle CEO case 7 felonies including oral copulation of a child and assault of a Hillsborough Police Officer simply disappearing from the legal process after a private meeting between the District Attorney’s Office and Mr. Jaffer’s attorneys.  DA Steve Wagstaffe believed he was guilty of these charges from day one for almost 8 months, right up until the private meeting at the District Attorney”s Office which included a presentation of the entire defense. That is what a trial is for.

Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti became the Judge and Jury in the Zain Jaffer case.

How many cases in the last 10 years has a Defense Team made a private presentation at the DA’s office?

How many of those presentations resulted in the District Attorney filing a motion to dismiss the entire case?

Judges are the last layer of Oversight for the People of California. When they see a suspicious or questionable motion from the District Attorney’s Office they should not only deny it, they should report it to the State Bar. This motion by Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti was both suspicious & questionable. Now we just have to find out Why?

Why did Hon. Judge Stephanie Garratt grant the motion to dismiss? There already was a Preliminary Hearing that determined there was enough evidence for every charge to move forward. She could have denied the motion, Wagstaffe could have tested his evidence on the Grand Jury to get an indictment if he thought his case was weak. Instead he choose to dismiss the entire case and Judge Garratt assisted him in that effort.

* Those Who Matter* email from Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, he was noticing the residents of San Mateo County that there is a special group of people above the law.

e-mail sent 4/25/07 10:20 AM

Greg and Carlos

Just a quick word of support from me as you go through a difficult time. To those who matter, your decades of outstanding work in law enforcement are all that count and your integrity is not the slightest marked by the modern media’s efforts to make a story out of a non-story. Hard as it is to think it now, remember it will be yesterday’s news and irrelevant by tomorrow.

My positive thoughts are out there for both of you.

Steve

For those readers who don’t know this e-mail was written to San Mateo County Sheriff and UnderSheriff days after they both were caught and detained as Customers of Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including at least one child. April 21, 2007 FBI Sting Operation Dollhouse, Las Vegas Nevada.

The Matthew Graves (also 30 yr. old man) case should be looked at, He was sentenced to 34 years in prison, 4 of those years are for violating a Restraining Order. This should be compared to Mr. David Bohannon being arrested twice by the Menlo Park Police Department. The second time was for violating a Restraining Order, The exact same thing Matthew Graves got 4 years in prison for. The difference is Matthew Graves got charged, tried, convicted and sentenced. Mr. Bohannon no criminal case number filed, no court appearances, no trial, extracted from the legal process.

SMDJ Article Matthews Graves

The Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County should order and pay for the Audit.

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San Mateo County Supervisors creating a great Historical Image and Record. Only one little problem, Public comment.

Most of these comments are about Superior Court Judge V. Raymond Swope.
The Supervisors had to know this information about him before inviting him to be the guest speaker.

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Domestic Violence By Proxy Judge Raymond Swope would be a joke if he was not in the position to harm and destroy families. #SanMateo #Citizens deserve honest and capable #Judges. Judge Swope should be recalled.

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ABUSE of the American Legal System Please do not insult the public. Judge Swope is an arrogant low life. He is bias and untrustworthy to serve on the bench. #FamilyCourt #SanMateo

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Elizabeth A. Richter OMG, who writes this garbage. Swope is the most destructive family court attorney on the bench! Just bad, bad that they celebrate such an incompetent judge.

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Roisin Cassidy I am disappointed to see this. I found Judge Swope to be bias and incompetent.

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Jennifer Redwine #recallswope

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Andrew P Ross There is an eternal judge who judges all along with those who Judge. In a position like that the fear of God rather that the love of court profits is a must have for justice. If not I believe there is a place for all who frameth mischief by making laws.

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Joanne Lewis The general public are so unaware that family courts can be sinister places where cruel and biased decisions are made by one person not a jury. Many of these people certainly lack judicial empathy! This means “I feel your pain”. A lack of this empathy is often the mark of a sociopath….an unwillingness and an inability to appreciate the suffering and the emotions of others.

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Family Court Reform Petitions Judge Raymond Swope the #StandingJoke of #SanMateo #Courts. Insecure and rotten Judge Swope, take your hands off the filthy for profit #KidsForCash #FamilyCourt. Judge Raymond Swopes court room is the #PitsOfHell.

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Michael Stogner Don’t forget who gave the award…”Those Who Matter.”

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Occupy Family Courts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FloTPLO7kY&t=2s

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Michael Stogner Here is San Carlos Councilman Ron Collins response to good and concerned citizen Mark De Paula asking him to watch his 3 minute presentation to the Supervisors.https://sanmateocountynews.com/…/san-carlos-councilman…/

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Marcia Miller Admired Shelton for his compassion, “A standard by which he believed we all should all abide by.”. Who does this arrogant above the law child destroyer think he’s kidding.

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Family Court Shame on you people of San Mateo Government sanitizing the filth that is this judge. Shame!

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Ted Fogg We need to put an end to the entire lower court system and start over with due process at the center as the founding fathers intended.

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Jordanna Price Prick thats all i got to say

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Diana Sharp The whole country deserves honest and unbias Judge’s. The stealing and trafficking the children of other people, for profit, done by twisting every aspect of a case into outright lie’s, with entire disregard for the God given right’s of the natural Fam…See More

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Charles Paclik These arrogant county and state bad actors still think John and Jane Q Public are asleep…. THEY AREN’T pastedGraphic_18.pdf😉 Apr 24 2018 10:45:03 (EST) POTUS deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his work. Apr 24 2018 10:48:44 (EST) Q >> We are in this together. No fame. This is about taking back our FREEDOM and saving our children/people from the EVIL that has plagued our country/world for so long.

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Evette Katz This judge needs to be disbarred and investigated not honored. We have been brainwashed to think these child abusing, desroyers of families are decent. They are not and part of a crime syndicate of family destruction and oppression to cause TRAFFICKING, and zero reunification, with crushing RETALIATION. Please please award??? HONOR ? What about investigations and arrests. Stop with the propoganda.

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Family Court This is nothing more than #SanMateo #Propaganda. Judge Raymond Swope is getting bad reviews on many judicial review sites. When county courts see this it is a general rule to give corrupt judges public praise to stamp out truthful public reviews. This …See More

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Melva Merritt Drain the legal swamp of Judges like Judge Raymond Swope. An embarrassment to the legal system.

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Occupy Family Courts Judge Raymond Swope you’re out here representing for Black Culture and Black History Month, while your son’s arrest record shows him as Caucasian. Do you remember what passing is? I do! Shame on you to show pride in your culture, when your half Black son is passing as Caucasian on paper. So because your son is passing as Caucasian, where is his other half? You can always check multi racial on a form.

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Catharine Sloper This judge is completely incompetent and has bent court rules on a regular basis to benefit abusers, liars, and cheats.

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Odessa Grand Somebody needs to do an investigation into this scumbag. He has no respect for the relationship between parents and children, places huge fines on people who have done nothing wrong but defend themselves from the violation of their legal rights, and completelly undermines court rules to benefit his agenda. How long is San Mateo going to put up with corrupt judges like this.

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Jodi Mueller This judge is complicit in CHILD ABUSE and rewards parents that psychologically abuse children while passing on their sick pathology!! Anyone rewarding parents that use parental alienation tactics should be taken off the bench and NOT hailed as some h…See More

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Marie Ramos-Rocha My case does not involve minor children, but a 22 year relationship as husband and wife, I quit my job in 1996 to be a devoted wife and mother of his children, per his request. My ex is sitting on millions of dollars and I was awarded $00 that disgust…See More

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Sue Bee WOW- Sooo proud of you guys nailing the comments like this. County governments are always whining about nobody ever reading their social media crap, who wants to bet they take this down soon? Michael Stogner can you keep us posted? Maybe a betting pool…See More

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Michael Stogner Sue Bee, I’m going to publish this at www.sanmateocountynews.com

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Michael Stogner This is a fantastic example of the Government, lead by Supervisors Don Horsley former Sheriff, Warren Slocum former Elections Officer, Carole Groom, Dave Pine, Dave Canepa. Creating their own History, Ignoring the 

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