It appears that the Sheriff thinks people are making “dishonest allegations.” She’s not exactly clear on what we’re all being dishonest about — but if it was regarding Aldon Smith, I think the entire incident is well documented enough that we know whose ethics were in question here — clue, it wasn’t NBC.
Oh, and this going to be a “campaign about casting stones.” No, Sheriff, you are not being victimized here with stone throwing. Your office blew off the Audrie Pott case for a week, so people could “mourn.” That decision was made at a captain level. The administrative decision after that was to send in the SRO to write citations to these little criminals. Until the public outrage demanded a real investigation into what happened. At that point, phones had been “lost”, evidence destroyed and these sexual predators did 30 days of weekend jail. You think that’s a “great job”? I think that you believing that is tantamount to why you need to retire. You let that girl and her family down.
While we’re here let’s revisit your office finding Sierra Lamar’s clothes and cellphone on the side of the road, then telling the media that your office still didn’t believe she was at risk, still only classifying her as missing and failing to increase resources for another week. Another “great job” in your eyes? What if that girl was still alive at some point while you were trying to justify the idea she was running around naked without her cell phone and that she really wasn’t “at risk“?
Let’s talk about how you blow off Jensen’s email problems in the interview. Fascinating, your lack of concern when you say that a captain’s email “may have been compromised.” Hello?! Security breach at your highest administrative levels and you’re like, “…perhaps it was intentional, I don’t know.” Are you kidding me? I know why you’re not concerned. There are only 4 people who have the level of authority to “interfere” with office email — You, Under Sheriff Hirokawa, and Asst. Sheriffs Neusel and Shervington. We know that, you know that, but either way, you clearly don’t care that you had, at worst, a security breach, at best, you or your top level staff interfering with the successful operations of your office because you felt one of your captains taking advantage of our democracy is a “coup,” describing your own administration as if it was a dictatorship needing to be overthrown. Puhleez. Your response here embodies everything your staff as been trying to tell the public about you and how poorly you’re running this office, including the destructive levels you’ll sink too if you’re personally offended by some one having an opinion.
Then you admit you kept one of your captains out of meetings that would normally be part of his job because there was “confidential” information that you “knew would be used politically.” Really? I know Kevin Jensen would not consider for a second putting an active case at risk for any political advantage… ever. But nice try at attacking his character, speaking of stone-throwing. It just makes me so curious what is happening at an administrative level that you’re so desperate to keep out of the public eye.
I’ll let everyone read for themselves — below I have images of the article release in today’s Palo Alto Daily Post.
Why ANYONE would vote for the level of callous indifference to the job you show every time you open your mouth in an interview that isn’t staged is beyond me.