By Michael G. Stogner
As a Private Victim’s Advocate in San Mateo County for the last 21 years, I have always recommended releasing the recording evidence unedited to the public within 24 hours.
On May 5, 2020 Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. Homicide by Law Enforcement in Half Moon Bay was no different. I recommended the release of the UNEDITED Body Worn Camera Video to the public within 24 hours. Not one of the FIVE San Mateo County Supervisors did the same.
Supervisor David Canepa is now Fundraising and is a Candidate for Congress.
Here we are 22 months after the Homicide and San Mateo County Counsel files this: Answering Paragraph 3, Defendants admit that Defendant Deputy Dominguez failed to turn on his body worn camera immediately prior to the incident at issue.
Supervisor David Canepa, What is the EVIDENCE to support that statement? You should know what the evidence is that has your Attorneys making that statement. You have attended several Closed door sessions being briefed on this lawsuit.
Defendants have not yet completed discovery, propounded interrogatories, submitted requests for documents, or taken depositions. WHY? It’s simple release the AXON Log Records. They will confirm or prove false the statement just made by County Counsel.
San Mateo County and SMCSO were aware that Dominguez resigned from the San Mateo Police Department due to unsatisfactory performance in the field training program.
Dated: February 2, 2022
Respectfully submitted, JOHN C. BEIERS, COUNTY COUNSEL
By:Joseph F. Charles, Deputy
Karen Rosenthal, Deputy, Daniel McCloskey, Deputy
Attorneys for Defendants COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, DAVID DOMINGUEZ. JOHN BABA, CITY OF HALF MOON BAY
I ask the question again, How much Taxpayer money has been invested in the defense of SMC, City of Half Moon Bay and Deputy David Dominguez?
Once you answer that question, the next question is Why did you approve that?
John Beiers is an At-Will employee: Respectfully submitted, JOHN C. BEIERS, COUNTY COUNSEL
It’s a Felony to file a False Instrument with the Court. PC115A