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San Mateo County Sheriff Activities League is a Criminal Organization, should be disbanded Immediately.

By Michael G. Stogner

Sabrina Brennan

Sabrina Brennan, Former San Mateo County Harbor District Commissioner elected by County Wide Voters, made this comment on another article I wrote this morning about the SAL, Barbara Bonilla, the A.G. Office dismissing 6 out of 7 Felonies, and no jail time etc.

“Disgusting that Barbara got away with it. SAL is a criminal organization that should be disbanded effective immediately. Anyone associated with SAL is a tool or a dirt bag.” 

She is stating the obvious and San Mateo County Residents should thank her. I have not heard of any San Mateo County Elected Officials or there staff comment on the Sheriff’s Office Investigating Itself, that was the tell that Barbara Bonilla was going to walk, everybody knew it and the A.G.’s Prosecutor came through for “Those Who Matter” no surprise here.

I will also add the Sabrina Brennan was the only SMC Elected Official that asked publicly if it was possible that Chinedu V. Okobi was murdered by the San Mateo County Sheriff Employees on October 3, 2018? The only one to ask, Think about that. Chinedu Okobi was SMC’s George Floyd

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San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League, Embezzlement, Money Laundering. It wasn’t just Barbara Bonilla.

By Michael G. Stogner

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos

Reminder: San Mateo County News.com was the first 2/28/2020 News and Information source for the residents of SMC to report that Executive Director of the Sheriff’s Activity League, Barbara Bonilla was on Administrative Leave.

Any reasonable person would know that the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is the last Law Enforcement agency that should be investigating itself. Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and the Attorney General’s Office Teamed up right from the beginning, you had to know what the results were going to be.

From: Gigi Mangini accounting@sanmateocountysal.com

To Captain Christina Corpus and Captain Jeffrey C. Kearnan
Date: Mon, May 11, 2020 at 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: Target Gift Cards
Thanks Christina.
Now this is more than just BB ordering her staff around. This is mismanagement of cash – and now it is not just BB.

Note: BB is Barbara Bonilla and now it is not just Barbara Bonilla, also Gift Cards are a great way to Launder Money.

Just because somebody says something is true doesn’t mean that it is.

Just because somebody is Criminally Charged with something, doesn’t mean they are Guilty. Former San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez Criminal Case is a Perfect Example of that. Remember he was charged with Smuggling a Cellphone and Drugs to a Hells Angel Gang Member, whatever happened to those charges? Just ask Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos.

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San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activity League, and Captain Christina Corpus.

By Michael G. Stogner

SMCSO Captain Christina Corpus

“SAL has Never been audited.” “We can not account for $232,084.51”

Jeffrey C. Kearnan e-mail
“Per Gigi SAL has never been audited”
We can not account for $232,084.51

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe recused himself and his entire office from the Embezzlement & Money Laundering criminal investigation involving just one individual. That was the right thing to do.

San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and Captain Christina Corpus, chose to ignore the Obvious Conflict of Interest of the Sheriff’s Office investigating themselves. These two were not alone, there were many Sheriff employees involved in the Investigation of SAL.

A reasonable person would ask How is that possible? You will have to ask Carlos & Christina they are 2 of the 3 candidates for San Mateo County Sheriff in the next election just 9 months away.

Every person on SAL Board of Directors would know that the Sheriff’s Office should NOT Investigate itself.

SAL Board of Directors

The State of California Attorney Generals Office not only knew about the obvious conflict of interest, they warned the Sheriff’s Office about it, in an e-mail.

2) That the assigned Detective and Agent avoid regular meetings for the purpose of updating everyone in this
email; as this would avoid possible conflict of interest concerns that could arise.

The Attorney General of the State of California Rob Bonta, through his prosecutor Emily Dahlke approved and offered a plea deal to the only person charged with any crimes in the entire Embezzlement and Money Laundering case involving the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. That case is now closed, and that case only involved $13,706.35 in restitution.

A reasonable person would ask, what about the others involved? Did they ever find the missing $232,084.51?

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Another El Granada Man, Arrested for Lewd Acts with 11 yr old girl.

By Michael G. Stogner

It’s time San Mateo County residents are honest about sex crimes against children especially those living in areas where the Sheriff’s Office is the Law Enforcement Agency.

From the Grand Jury Report:

Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes Unit 

In 2007 the Sheriff’s Office discovered that the two assigned detectives were not funded. They were then eliminated from the budget. Further, in April 2007 to fund the Jail Planning Lieutenant; the Sheriff combined the duties of the SHOP sergeant with the general crimes sergeant. Therefore, in April 2007, the Sheriff’s Office eliminated funding for the dedicated sexual offense enforcement unit within the investigations division resulting in case coverage of one sergeant (25% time), one detective (50% time) and two other detectives (25% total time). This represents a 75% reduction from four dedicated Full-Time-Equivalents (FTEs) to one FTE shared among four persons, as well as the elimination of county-wide coordination among cities. The Sheriff’s Office budget approved by the BOS shows the following appropriations for SHOP: 

What else happened in 2007 involving the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office top 1&2 guys?

What happened in early 2010, “Gross Misconduct in the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office” Porn and Violent Rape Video being shared with 45 of SMCSO’s finest MEN. What did the Supervisors do about it?

Kaylan Charles Freeman of El Granada arrested January 2021

Grand Jury Report

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE

Incident Date:Location:
Type of Crime/Incident:

Suspect:

July 29, 2021 6 pm

El Granada, CA

PC 288(a) – Lewd acts with child under 14-year-old

(3 Counts)

H&S 11377(A) – Possession of a controlled substance

Michael Banister – 35 years old

Summary: On August 2, 2021, Sheriff’s Office Detectives started investigating a case involving an 11-year-old child who was sexually assaulted on 3 different occasions by a family friend. He was identified as suspect Michael Banister from El Granada, CA. The sexual assaults took place near his residence while he was babysitting the child.

On August 31, 2021, Detectives obtained a $500,000 arrest warrant for Banister for the above sexual assault charges. Shortly after the warrant was issued, Bannister was placed under arrest by Deputies from the Coastside Patrol Bureau without incident. Banister has a lengthy criminal history from Oregon and had recently moved to El Granada within the past 2 years.

If you have any information about the suspect, please contact Detective J. Fava at 650-363- 4192 or email jfava@smcgov.org.

Written by: Sergeant Joe Cang – Investigations Bureau

Case #: 21-7134 Release Date: 09-01-2021

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER • Lieutenant Eamonn Allen • 650-363-4800 • PIO@SMCGOV.ORG400 COUNTY CENTER • REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 • 650-599-1664 • https://www.smcsheriff.com

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Foster City, Who’s Flying the Plane?

By Michael G. Stogner

Hindi, Awasthi, Sullivan, The Residents want Decency.

It wasn’t that long ago that a group of Foster City residents got together and said Enough is Enough. They organized, collected signatures, put a Recall measure on the ballot, and removed the Vice Mayor, from office, and they were SUCCESSFUL Why? Lack of Decency, that’s why. They wanted their Elected Officials to behave in a respectful and decent manner at all times, especially towards members of the public.

de·cen·cy/ˈdēsənsē/Learn to pronouncenoun

  1. behavior that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability.

The residents of Foster City have demonstrated before their demand for Honesty and Decency.

This story is at the very beginning it is about San Mateo County Politics and Those Who Matter vs. the Residents.

What was so important to remove the Recently Hired City Manager at this moment in time when the Assistant City Manager had just left Foster City 2 weeks ago, and has not been replaced. That equals a Leadership vacuum that was self inflicted by Hindi, Awasthi, and Sullivan. They have caused their City to be missing the two Full time employees who run the City.

Surely they must have a plan that they just haven’t shared yet, and the public looks forward to learning about it.

Imagine being on a 747 flight from SFO to Hawaii and you’ve just been informed that your Pilot and Co-Pilot are No Longer Flying the plane.

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Mark Simon and Jon Mays continue to re-write History.

By Michael G. Stogner

Mark Simon recently wrote an article on the Sheriff’s Race and I thank him for mentioning retired Sheriff Deputy Mark Melville as one of the 3 Candidates for the 2022 election. Mr. Melville has always said he will be running for Sheriff in 2022. In the 2018 election he received 52,997 votes. The SMDJ didn’t endorse him in 2018 which is fine but the false statement they made about Carlos G. Bolanos being OUTSIDE the entire time was simply a flat out lie. They also failed to mention that Mark Melville called Sheriff Bolanos his boss at the time a LIAR. Why would they not inform their readers of that fact.

Here are just 2 sentences from Mr. Simon’s article full of misleading information.

Some of this is due, undoubtedly, to an infamous 2007 episode in which both Bolanos and Munks were present at a Las Vegas massage parlor when it was raided by law enforcement. Bolanos’ only comment has been to insist that he did nothing wrong, and, indeed, he was never arrested or detained by police.

I’m not sure being caught and detained inside a single family residence with Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including a minor would be considered an infamous episode.

Mark and Jon promote the false and misleading title that Carlos G. Bolanos created “Massage Parlor.” LVMPD Spokesperson Bill Cassell identified it as an Illegal Brothel. Approximately 3,500 Ecstasy tabs and about $25,000 in cash was seized at the brothel.

indeed, he was never arrested or detained by police, Lets take the word arrested first, LVPMP Spokesperson Bill Cassell clearly stated “No clients, customers, johns, whatever you want to call them, were arrested,” That covers Bolanos.

Now lets take the word detained, LVMPD Spokesperson Bill Cassell clearly stated “Neither Munks nor Bolanos was arrested, but they were questioned and released along with paying customers.”

If you were not detained you would not be released.

San Mateo County has a competitive Election for Sheriff 2022 and always has had that the public is just now hearing about Mark Melville. The third Candidate is Christina Corpus.

There are so many more Important Topic’s for the Next Sheriff of San Mateo County the AXON LOG RECORDS and Body Worn Camera Videos being released to the public within 24 hours UNEDITED for starters. Ask the Candidates their position on that topic.

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San Mateo County How many Good Humans would it take?

By Michael G. Stogner

Chinedu Valentine Okobi

How many of these CLOSED SESSION MEETINGS could a Good Human tolerate. I say ZERO.

A Good Human would say “I have taken an Oath.” I can’t sit through another one of these B.S. Meetings.

How many of these meetings has Don Horsley, David Canepa, Carole Groom, Warren Slocum, Dave Pine, John Beiers, David Silberman attended?

7/14/2021Departments:CLOSED SESSION 
On agenda:7/20/2021Final action:
Title:Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation: C.M.O., a minor, by and through her Guardian ad Litem Mi’Trease Johnson v. County of San Mateo, et al. United States District Court -Northern-Case No. 3:19-cv-02992-JCS Consolidated with: Maureen Okobi v. County of San Mateo, et al United States District Court -Northern-Case No. 3:19-cv-03002 Conference with Legal Counsel 

The reason I’m asking is this, every one of the above mentioned people knew or should have known shortly after October 3, 2018 at 1:30PM that Unarmed 36 year old Chinedu V. Okobi was killed by SIX San Mateo County Sheriff Employees. After he was tased 7 times, struck with extended Baton, Dog Piled by all six employees, sprayed in face at close range with O.C. spray, Handcuffed, spoke his last word and was sat up on El Camino Real, Millbrae/San Bruno and was not offered ANY medical Life Saving measures for the next 9 minutes by any of the SIX SMC Employees. Does that sound familiar. It didn’t take long for the Government conspiracy to be formed. “He was breathing and had a pulse while in the Sheriff’s Custody” The simple truth is that is a LIE. All of the above named people Know that or should know that.

It has been 2 years and 9 months since the Chinedu V. Okobi Homicide by Six SMCSO Employees. What was Maureen Okobi mother of Chinedu and Mi’Trease Johnson mother of Chinedu’s daughter asking for San Mateo County in order to settle this on the very first CLOSED SESSION MEETING?

San Mateo County just agreed to pay $11.4M for a Whistleblower case where nobody was KILLED.

San Mateo County get good humans in the elected positions. Settle these cases, and stop killing innocent civilians.

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HMB Council Meeting June 15, 2021, The Jimenez-Rarback Report Item 3A.

By Michael G. Stogner

For meeting of: June 15, 2021

From City Manager Bob Nesbit.

RECOMMENDATION:

Receive a presentation on the report from Councilmembers Jimenez and Rarback, receive public comment, discuss the report, and provide further direction as necessary.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact from receiving this presentation. However, the report is comprehensive and would have fiscal impacts on the City if implemented.

STRATEGIC ELEMENT:

This action supports the Healthy Communities and Public Safety elements of the Strategic Plan.

BACKGROUND:

On May 28, 2021, the City Council received a report from resident David Eblovi entitled The Jimenez-Rarback Report on Policing and Public Safety in Half Moon Bay. At its June 1, 2021, Council meeting, Council directed staff to agendize an item for the June 15, 2021 meeting to receive a presentation on the report.

DISCUSSION:

Two guest speakers have been invited by Councilmembers Jimenez and Rarback to discuss the Report and add their voices to the general conversation about public safety in Half Moon Bay. Dr. Greg Woods will focus comments on ethics and accountability in policing, and Sergeant Carl Tennenbaum SFPD (Ret.), will focus comments on the benefits of civilian responders to low-risk calls. Their bios have been provided to the Council under separate cover and are on file with the City Clerk.

At the beginning of the item, staff recommends that the mayor present protocols and an agenda for how the item will go including approximate times for various sections. The item will conclude with Council deliberation and direction.

ATTACHMENT: The Jimenez-Rarback Report on Policing and Public Safety in Half Moon Bay

Thank You Harvey Rarback and Joaquin Jimenez for getting this Important Conversation on the Agenda. It should have been on in 2014 when Yanira Serrano Garcia was killed by a San Mateo Cpinty Sheriff Deputy within 20 seconds of him exiting his patrol vehicle. He had ZERO Plan, He Tampered with the Evidence. That is exactly what happened at the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide May 5, 2020, NO PLAN and Tampering with the Evidence.

Two Council Members are finally doing what every Elected Official in SMC should have been doing for years.

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Half Moon Bay Police Reform Ordinance is Appropriate.

By Michael G. Stogner

City of Half Moon Bay May 18, 2021 Meeting 7:00 PM

Once again the City of Half Moon Bay Council Members are leading San Mateo County Elected Officials & Staff.

The proposed ordinance, which was co-written by councilmembers Harvey Rarback and Joaquin Jimenez with the help of resident David Eblovi, states that a law enforcement officer could not stop a car for failing to signal a turn, having expired license tags, or having a defective tail light. In terms of restraining suspects, the ordinance would ban the use of Tasers, chokeholds and prohibit officers from placing people in a prone position while handcuffed. It would require them to be moved on their side immediately if necessary.

The ordinance would also mandate that when dealing with someone who is a threat to themselves or others, officers must wait for backup from another officer or a mental health professional before initiating contact. In addition, officers would also be required to retreat and take cover before firing at an individual. Jimenez noted that public input on this ordinance should be encouraged and that dialogue with law enforcement would be key to making substantial changes happen.

I asked Mark Melville Candidate for Sheriff 2022 for his opinion, here it is.

First and foremost, Mr. Jiminez is correct in that the public and Council need to meet and discuss what is in the best interest of all city residents, inclusive of public safety services.  I read the proposed ordinance and find it appropriate. There is nothing in the ordinance that prevents the Sheriff’s Office from doing their job. The Council is looking for the betterment of how people are treated once they are in contact with law enforcement, nothing wrong with that. I’m not sure where the Sheriff is coming from when he says the ordinance wouldn’t improve public safety..?  I think the ordinance is actually in favor of policing, in the way the City wants to see it done.  In addition, I believe specific deputies should be assigned to the City for a long period of time. This would allow them to become part of the community and they would clearly understand the community’s expectations. In doing this, it would eliminate the Sheriff’s concern of having deputies working in different jurisdictions operating under different operating procedures.

   
The Sheriff’s statement, “It’s my understanding their ordinance will have no legal basis on our services, nor on the contract, it’s basically unenforceable,”  which in my opinion is very condescending.  The Sheriff is saying we are going to provide the service to the City the way we see fit, and there is nothing you can do about it, oh until the contract ends in 2022.  In my opinion, the Sheriff should be at the forefront of drafting said ordinance with the city Council, because it’s for the betterment of the community..!!  I’m wishing the City success in achieving the services they desire for their community.  

Every City and Town that receives it’s Law Enforcement Services from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office should be on this ZOOM Meeting Tonight.

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Half Moon Bay Police Reform Zoom Meeting May 18, 2021 Item 3D

By Michael G. Stogner

Making Half Moon Bay safe for it’s residents.

Great work Half Moon Bay City Council and Resident David Eblovi, Thank You for leading the entire County in Law Enforcement reform. If it turns out that the only resistance is from Sheriff Bolanos and San Mateo County Counsel David Silberman don’t worry both of those obstacles can be gone with the election of Mark Melville for Sheriff in 2022. That’s 18 months from now.

“It’s my understanding their ordinance will have no legal basis on our services, nor on the contract,” Bolanos said. “It’s basically unenforceable.”

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos finds those restrictions “problematic” and unenforceable.

Even if the ordinance is approved by the council, it likely wouldn’t have any bearing on the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Carlos Bolanos. Because of the county’s contract with Half Moon Bay, the city can’t legislate changes until the contract is up for renegotiation, Bolanos said. The Sheriff’s Office’s contract with the city doesn’t expire until July 2022

How difficult could it possibly be, HMB has only 2 Deputies on duty per shift.

The proposed ordinance, which was co-written by councilmembers Harvey Rarback and Joaquin Jimenez with the help of resident David Eblovi, states that a law enforcement officer could not stop a car for failing to signal a turn, having expired license tags, or having a defective tail light. In terms of restraining suspects, the ordinance would ban the use of Tasers, chokeholds and prohibit officers from placing people in a prone position while handcuffed. It would require them to be moved on their side immediately if necessary.

The ordinance would also mandate that when dealing with someone who is a threat to themselves or others, officers must wait for backup from another officer or a mental health professional before initiating contact. In addition, officers would also be required to retreat and take cover before firing at an individual. Jimenez noted that public input on this ordinance should be encouraged and that dialogue with law enforcement would be key to making substantial changes happen.

“It’s in our best interest to listen to our community, to see what is going on and if there has to be any kind of changes to make our community safer,” Jimenez said.

While this ordinance would restrict the actions of law enforcement, Rarback believes it would instead give deputies


ORDINANCE NO. C-2021-_______
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HALF MOON BAY

CALIFORNIA AMENDING CHAPTER 2.33, SPECIFIC POLICING POLICIES

THE CITY COUNCIL OF HALF MOON BAY DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Findings: The City Council finds and declares as follows:

(a) The municipal code of the City of Half Moon Bay requires periodic updates to reflect current information and changes in law, to provide clarification to the community, and to provide for improved customer service and administration of City business.

(b) Setting a clear understanding for the behavior of law enforcement and peace officers serving the Half Moon Bay community is critical to building and maintaining trust between the community and the City’s law enforcement providers.

(c) Protecting law enforcement officers and the community from undue risk of harm as a result of unnecessary interactions or escalations between armed officers and the public is critical to protecting the public safety of all of Half Moon Bay’s residents, and especially those who may be at statistically high risk of a negative outcome due to mental illness, substance abuse issues, race, housing status, or immigration status.

(d) There is no statutory requirement that the City of Half Moon Bay enforce California Vehicle Code. Therefore the City may, and should, selectively enforce CA Vehicle Code if it results in less pervasive fear or a better standard of living for its people.

(e) It is in the interests of the City of Half Moon Bay for peace officers to have operable and operating video and sound recording devices at all times that they are in public or are engaging in policing activities.

(f) A significant portion of the at-risk population of Half Moon Bay lives in reasonable fear of encounters with law enforcement providers. These fears are justified by the fact that the current law enforcement agency serving greater Half Moon Bay has had numerous recent fatal encounters with individuals who suffered from mental health issues. Therefore, it is in the interests of the public and the officers who serve here to minimize the number and types of such interactions, and when interactions do occur for the City to insure that the interests of all parties are protected to the extent possible.

Section 2. Municipal Code Update (Specific Policing Policies) including revisions to Chapter 2.33 of the Half Moon Bay Municipal Code is adopted as set forth in Exhibit “A” to this Ordinance shown for introduction as deletions in strike through and additions in underline.

Section 3Severability. If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The City Council herby declares that it would have passed this Ordinance and adopted this Ordinance and each section, sentence, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more section, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared invalid or unconstitutional.

Section 4Publication. The City Clerk of the City of Half Moon Bay is hereby directed to publish this Ordinance, or the title hereof as a summary, pursuant to Government Code Section 36933, once within fifteen (15) days after its passage in the Half Moon Bay Review, a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of Half Moon Bay.

Section 5Effective date. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force on the thirtieth (30th) day from and after its final passage.

INTRODUCED at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Half Moon Bay, California,

Held on the 18th day of May, 2021, by the following vote:
Ayes, Councilmembers: __________________________________
Noes, Councilmembers: __________________________________
Absent, Councilmembers: __________________________________
Abstain, Councilmembers: __________________________________
ATTEST:
___________________________ _______________________ Jessica Blair, City Clerk Robert Brownstone, Mayor

City of Half Moon Bay May 18, 2021 Meeting

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