Menlo Park Police Chief Quits during council meeting.

By Michael G. Stogner

MPPD Chief Dave Bertini

Update: from Almanac Twitter During a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss policing in #MenloPark, Housing Commissioner Karen Grove said she’d heard Menlo Park police Chief Dave Bertini use a racial slur in an ethics training.

Menlo Park Police Chief Dave Bertini is taking his Ball and going home.

The Council and Chief of Police were having a discussion on Police Reform.

Councilman Ray Mueller asked him a vague softball question “How the police department can build a better relationship with residents.”

“It is obvious to me that I have lost the trust of council,” Bertini said.

His last day will be July 30, 2020

This is a conversation all City and County Officials in America are starting to have, Let the negotiations begin.

Once you know you have a disgruntled employee its best to take their keys ASAP and Thank them for all they have done for your community, Replace that position in the interim.

MP City Council Contact Mark Melville

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Sandra Harmon R.I.P. shown with Hands above Head being fired upon by SMC Deputies.

By Michael G. Stogner

At least five shots fired at her while unarmed & hands up. 8:03-8:08 Mark

San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos released a Public Relations Video 45 days after Sandra Harmon was killed by Deputies. The original claim made by Sheriff Balanos was She shot first, Newspapers reported a Shootout which requires bullets going both ways. It would be so simple to prove that release Deputy Dominguez’s Body worn video, his MAV audio from the Dashcam which was right there at the scene. It would have recorded the single or double shot allegedly fired from the shotgun that we see on the ground. That would also answer the question How & When did the Shotgun get on the ground. Did she start the shootout and then lay it down only to be shot at while her hands were in the air?

Sheriff Bolanos tells us that things moved so quickly that Deputy Dominguez was unable to activate his Body Worn Video. That’s unfortunate because that would have confirmed Bolanos’s Story.

Deputy Dominguez Body Worn Video was working just fine from the 3:30-6:29 mark. Sheriff Bolanos claims it wasn’t on less then a minute later. So to recap The Sheriff Office has had 45 days to edited and create a shot fired or shootout as they told the residents of San Mateo County.

Instead they provide a video showing NO Shots Fired by Sandra Harmon and show Deputies firing at an unarmed woman with her hands up.

So far this is OK with the 750,000 residents of San Mateo County

Sheriff Bolanos’s Video

What would you do if you were unarmed hands above your head and Deputies are firing at you from close range? I think a reasonable person would try to defend herself even if the shotgun was not loaded. What choice did she have? Follow more legal orders while they reload?

Sherif Carlos G. Bolanos release all video and audio like you should have 45 days ago.

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SMC Sheriff Edited Video of Sandra Harmon getting killed.

By Michael G. Stogner

Sandra Harmon R.I.P.

San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos finally releases some highly edited version of what they claim happened. Here is what a reasonable person would not see in this creation.

You do not see the body camera video of the FIRST Deputy who fired at her. You do NOT see Sandra Harmon firing her shotgun period. You do not hear her shotgun being fired.

This is why the residents should demand all videos be released the day of the event. Today 41 days after her death the Sheriff produces Video with no captions of who is shooting, how many shots for each Deputy. Not one Deputy used a lesser force while she was unarmed and several feet from the shotgun.

Carlos G. Bolanos’s Video

Why did Sheriff Bolanos star in this video? When Chinedu Okobi was killed by Six Sheriff Employees on October 3, 2018, Sheriff Bolanos issued two False News Releases with about five false statements, Now he is staring and he knows the Video does Not show her shooting her gun, and how many shots were fired at her and missed when she was unarmed?

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San Mateo Mayor Joe Goethals Transparency?

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo Mayor Joe Goethals last day working for the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office was May 1, 2020 according the D.A. Steve Wagstaffe.

RE: Joe Goethals


Stephen Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org>To:
Michael Stogner Tue, Jun 9 at 11:28 AM

Good morning Michael,
 
Joe Goethals is not employed at this office and his last day of employment was on Friday, May 1, 2020.
 
Thank you.
 
Steve
 

From: Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:25 AM

To: Stephen Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org>

Subject: Joe Goethals


 
CAUTION: This email originated from outside of San Mateo County. Unless you recognize the sender’s email address and know the content is safe, do not click links, open attachments or reply.
 

Hello Steve,

Can you tell me if Joe Goethals is still employed by your office and if not what was his last date of employment?

Thank You

Michael

San Mateo County News.com

The City website shows he is still prosecutor at the D.A.’s Office.

Mayor Joe Goethals is a life-long resident of San Mateo. Joe was elected in November 2013, was re-elected in 2017 and is currently serving his second term. He works as a prosecutor in the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Joe served on the Public Works Commission 2010-2013, and was serving as the Chair of the Public Works Commission when he was elected. Joe also has a Master’s degree in Public Health and he served on the Peninsula Health Care District Board prior to being elected to the City Council. 

City of San Mateo website today

The residents of San Mateo have a right to know why he has not disclosed his departure from the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office 45 days ago. Did all the council members know of his status? Is he working for another D.A.’s office? What was the reason he is no longer working there?

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Chinedu Okobi’s Death was a Homicide. Same as George Floyd.

By Michael G. Stogner

Chinedu Valentine Okobi

March 1, 2019 San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe confirms Chinedu Okobi’s death was a Homicide. 47:30 mark.

A reasonable person would ask why the Six Sheriff Employees were not arrested and charged? In George Floyd’s Homicide all Officers were fired and criminally charged.

I’m not surprised the residents of San Mateo County don’t know this information, Reporter Anna Schuessler sat in front of me at the press conference and heard as we all did it was a Homicide. Her article the next left out the most important word in the story Homicide for some reason. Thats 84,000 readers that were not informed.

Deputies cleared: Taser death decision likely trailed by lawsuit, pledge to use medical equipment

By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff Mar 2, 2019 

The Residents of San Mateo County should get a second opinion from the A.G.

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Lets Compare Medaria Arradondo to Carlos G. Bolanos.

By Michael G. Stogner

Both are leaders of Law Enforcement Agencies. Medaria Arradondo Minneapolis Police Chief, Carlos G. Bolanos Sheriff of San Mateo County.

Both had In-Custody Homicides of citizens of unarmed men.

George Floyd there was a call to police regarding a misdemeanor $20 fraud.

Chinedu V. Okobi No call to police, no crime committed, just walking on sidewalk in Millbrae.

Medaria Arradondo Minneapolis Police Chief fired all four Police Officers within 24 hours.

Carlos G. Bolanos Sheriff of San Mateo County California issued two False News Releases within hours and fired nobody.

Several False statements in this one document.
Sheriff Bolanos knows there is a 6th Employee Involved.

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Sheriff Activities League is a Division of Sheriff’s Office.

By Michael G. Stogner

The Attorney General Embezzlement Investigation of San Mateo County Sheriff Office Division started who knows when. Sheriff Activities League Executive Director Barbara Bonilla was escorted from her office located at 3551 Edison Way, Redwood City, California on February 10, 2020. The Sheriff’s Office has reported she has resigned from the Sheriff’s Office which is unusual since she has not been charged with any crime yet.

Also Sheriff Bolanos daughter Ashley Bolanos was an assistant to the director at the Sheriff’s Activity League for 3 years. She is now a 911 Dispatcher making $155,000 per year.

A reasonable person would expect Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos or Public Information Officer Rosemerry Blankswade to issue a News Release on February 10th or 11th, not the case. You would expect all five SMC Supervisors to express their shock and dismay at this news. Not the case.

I asked Warren Slocum SMC President of the Board of Supervisors for a comment.

Morning Michael.
As this is a personnel matter, it would be inappropriate to comment. But I do appreciate you reaching out.
Warren
Warren Slocum San Mateo County Supervisor Proud to represent District 4@warrenslocum 650.363.4570


From: Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2020 8:45:07 AM
To: Warren Slocum <WSlocum@smcgov.org>
Subject: Sheriff Activity League, 


Hello Warren,
I know you and you wife are active with SAL.
I writing a story about the removal and replacement its Executive Director Barbara Bonilla, with Retired Assistant Sheriff Jeffrey Kearnan.
Do you have any comment?

Thank You,
Michael G. Stogner San Mateo County News.com

San Mateo County
Sheriff’s Activities League

3151 Edison Way
Redwood City, CA 94063
Office: 650-257-3400

Same address as Community Policing Unit / School Resource Unit listed below.

Division of Sheriff’s Office

Perhaps Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and all Five Supervisors can explain how none of them made the Embezzlement Investigation known to the residents of San Mateo County, the people they work for. While they are at it they can explain how S.A.L is a 501(c)

EIN45-0617342
Name in IRS Master FileSAN MATEO COUNTY SHERIFFS ACTIVITIES LEAGUE
Address400 COUNTY CENTER 1ST FLOOR SRU
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063-1662 
NTEE CodeO50
NTEE ClassificationYouth Development Programs, Other
NTEE TypeYouth Development
ClassificationCharitable Organization
Subsection501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation StatusOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
AffiliationIndependent – the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name[Not Applicable]
Ruling DateJune, 2011
Asset Amount$1,323,872
Income Amount$1,850,164
Form 990 Revenue Amount$1,740,104
Latest Form 990 ReturnJune, 2019
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year EndJune
IRS Forms 990 
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No Confidence in SMCDA Chief Inspector John Warren

By. Michael G, Stogner

San Mateo County District Attorney Chief Inspector John Warren

He is in-charge of the Investigation of Sandra Harmon death by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy John Baba and Deputy David Dominguez on May 5, 2020 just off of Main Street Half Moon Bay.

He was also the in-charge of the Yanira Serrano-Garcia death by Deputy Investigation June 3, 2014 also Half Moon Bay.

He was also SMCDA Inspector Jamie Draper’s Supervisor and he approved this Conclusion Summary of the Coroner’s Report in the Chinedu Okobi Death by Six San Mateo County Sheriff Employees on October 3, 2018.

He doesn’t mention the word Homicide. Jamie Draper says it should be noted that this information is contrary. NO IT ISN’T Deputy Coroner Heather Diaz is 100% correct.
“I have determined the manner of death to be Homicide.”
“HOMICIDE PROTOCOL” 36-year old male involved in a physical altercation with San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies

Both Inspectors of San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office thought that Omitting the word Homicide and a deliberately misleading statement was fine.

That is why I have No Confidence in either one of them. I also think it is a criminal act to provide a false report in what should have been a Homicide Investigation.

San Mateo County should release the MAV videos and audio recordings of the death of Sandra Harmon, they should have done it the first day.

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Leland Yee released from Prison.

By Michael G. Stogner

Former Senator Leland Yee was released yesterday.

Leland Yin Yee (Chinese: 余胤良; pinyinYú Yìnliáng, born November 20, 1948) is a convicted felon and former Democratic California State Senator for District 8, which when he was elected, covered parts of San Francisco and the Peninsula. In 2015, Yee pleaded guilty to felony racketeering charges for money laundering, public corruption, gun trafficking, and bribery.

Prior to becoming state senator, Yee was a California State Assemblyman, Supervisor of San Francisco’s Sunset District, and was a member and President of the San Francisco School Board. In 2004 Yee became the first Asian American to be appointed Speaker pro Tempore, making him the second highest ranking Democrat of the California State Assembly.

Yee was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on March 26, 2014 on charges related to public corruption and gun trafficking — specifically buying automatic firearms and shoulder-launched missiles from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), an Islamist extremist group located in the southern Philippines and attempting to re-sell those weapons to an undercover FBI agent, as well as accepting a $10,000 bribe from an undercover agent in exchange for placing a call to the California Department of Public Health regarding a contract at the organization.[2]

In response to the gun running and other criminal charges against him, the California State Senate suspended Yee as a Senator on March 28, 2014.[3] On July 1, 2015, Yee pleaded guilty to a felony racketeering count in relation to money laundering, public corruption and bribery in a San Francisco Chinatown organized crime case.[4] On February 24, 2016, Yee was sentenced to five years in federal prison.[5] As of February 7, 2020, Yee is incarcerated at Sacramento RRM and is slated for release on June 6th 2020.[6]

According to his 2008 Smart Voter Information below: San Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa was Legislative Aide to Senator Leland Yee. David Canepa worked for Leland Yee for several years, first while Yee was on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He does not list that on his Bio.

Voter Bio Info

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Supervisor Don Horsley Embarrassed and Ashamed.Why?

By Michael G. Stogner

Supervisor Don Horsley

San Mateo County Board of Supervisor meeting June 2, 2020 at the 40:10 mark, Supervisor Horsley said “My reaction as somebody who was in Law Enforcement when I saw that Murder of George Floyd I was embarrassed & ashamed.” He went on to say. “I’m not going to bash Law Enforcement.”

BOS meeting June 2, 2020

I have personally asked former School Teacher and Sheriff now Supervisor Don Horsley if he has watched the video of Chinedu V. Okobi’s Homicide by Six San Mateo County Sheriff Employees on October 3, 2018. He has refused to answer my question.

Video created by SMC Government made public 5 months after Homicide

You will notice the Government does not mention the word Homicide. They have known it was a Homicide since Deputy Coroner Heather Diaz determined the Manner of Death to be Homicide on December 31, 2018

“HOMICIDE PROTOCOL” 36-year old male involved in a physical altercation with San Mateo County Deputies.

Supervisor Don Horsley has a long history of saying words that are not consistent with the truth/reality. That includes under oath, August 2, 2004 a Federal Hearing held in San Mateo, California.

The residents of San Mateo County should have the Attorney General of California give a second opinion on the Six Sheriff Employees, Homicide of Chinedu Okobi.

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