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1 The Informant The Official Publication of the San Diego Police Officers Association Volume XXXI, No. 6 June 2011

2 San Diego Police Officers Association 8388 Vickers Street (Office) San Diego, CA (Fax) Brian Marvel President Jeff Jordon Vice President Tom Bostedt Secretary Randy Levitt Treasurer Woody DuBois Director Mike Fender Director Paul Hubka Director Rob Lewis Director Paul Paxton Director Committees and Committee Chairs Legal Committee...Lewis (Chair), Bostedt, Levitt Political Action Committee...DuBois (Chair), Bostedt, Fender SCALE/CCLEA/Big 11/PORAC Retirement... Levitt Business & Governance... Jordon (Chair), DuBois, Paxton Bylaws & Policy Administration Parliamentarian Member Relations...Bostedt (Chair), Hubka, Lewis Member Services Member Communication Public Relations... Paxton (Chair), Bostedt, Lewis Informant Website Charity Special Events/Scholarship...Hubka (Chair), DuBois, Paxton Budget & Finance...Levitt (Chair), Jordon, DuBois Labor Management...Fender (Chair), Lewis, Hubka, Levitt FIT / Safety Litigation (Ad Hoc Committee)... Chairs: Marvel/Jordon 2 The Informant Editorial and Advertising Information Editor, Emily Cox x 220 Editorial Policy The views or opinions expressed in The Informant are not necessarily the opinions of the San Diego Police Officers Association, the San Diego Police Department or any official body or agency of the City of San Diego. We encourage article ideas and photographs about or of interest to our members. Article abstracts, photos, story ideas, suggestions, letters to the editor, commentaries and information may be submitted in person, by mail or by to the editor. Freedom of expression is assured within the bounds of good taste and the limits of available space. Our target audience is law enforcement, specifically POA members of the San Diego Police Department. Deadline All copy and advertising must be submitted by the tenth of the month prior to the anticipated publication month; e.g. July 10 for the August issue. Content submitted after that date may be considered for a later issue. San Diego Police Officers Association. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the prior written permission of the publisher.

3 In This Issue Member Spotlight...4 SDPD Multi Cultural Storefront...5 Chaplain s Corner...6 The Crime Files th Annual SDPOA Peace Officer of the Year Awards Ceremony...8 Vice President s Message It is no secret that the past few months have proven hard on the San Diego Police Department. At the beginning of May, Chief Lansdowne unveiled a plan to hopefully reduce officer misconduct. The plan includes increased staffing Internal Affairs, increasing training for supervisors in an Early Identification Intervention System and adding a confidential wellness assessment for officers Peace Officer of the Year Award Recipients...10 SDPOA Discount Tickets...17 PERT Perspective...18 UC Injuries - Size Doesn t Matter...20 When Do I Have a Viable Grievance?...21 SDPOA Memorial Fundraiser Beer Tasting Event...22 In Remembrance...23 SDPOA Office Closure...23 Code 4 Chronicles...24 Third Annual SDPOA Widows & Orphans Fund Golf Tournament...25 Stranger than Fiction...26 On the Road...27 At a Glance Calendar...28 Office Manager s Report...29 Classified Ads...29 Regional Crime at 30-Year Lows...30 Board Minutes...31 On the Cover: Photo taken at Liberty Station by Western Division Officer Pat Speer Years of budget reductions have caused police staffing to decrease while workloads continue to increase significantly. Our officers have long been considered the foundation of our police department. Our foundation has begun to fatigue and fracture. There is a need for the Department, in cooperation with the SDPOA, to focus on developing a response that strengthens our department and reinforces the standards that the community expects our officers to uphold both on and off duty. We hope that this program is a step in the right direction toward resolving these issues and helping repair the public s image of the San Diego Police Department. Our people are still our strongest asset and we appreciate all the hard work that you do. As many of you are aware, retiree healthcare is a high priority for the Association. As of our Informant print date, we are still in negotiations with the City of San Diego and are awaiting a chance to give our Last Best and Final Offer (LBFO). Out of all of the San Diego City employee associations, we are in a unique situation because of Levitt retiree health care litigation. We apologize for having to cancel planned our membership meetings at such short notice, but we did not want to take up our members valuable time if there wasn t concrete information to share. As soon as we have information that will help you in your decision-making process, we will provide it to you. Finally, the SDPOA sent a delegation of members to the California and National Peace Officer Memorial Ceremonies and we will provide a re-cap on that trip in next month s Informant. I hope that all of our members were able to take some time during Peace Officer Memorial Week to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made by our fellow law enforcement agents. Be safe, June

4 Member Spotlight: Detective Vernon Kindred Detective Vernon Kindred was born in Hollywood and moved with his Navy family to San Diego when he was two years old. Just 16 years later, he got his start with the San Diego Police Department as a part-time special events traffic controller while going to college. His cousin, Charles Kindred, was already on the department as a narcotics detective and helped to pique the extra interest in becoming a sworn officer. As soon as he was old enough, he entered the academy in Being in a relatively small academy, he enjoyed all of his new experiences and on-the-job training he received with his academy-mates over half of them are still with the Department. His first assignment was at Western Division, where he worked in Ocean Beach and Point Loma. He then went to Eastern, followed by Mid-City, where he was an FTO and field evidence technician. From there, he went to Background & Recruiting and was there during the height of the Department s hiring phase. He saw literally thousands of people who wanted to pursue this job and be problemsolvers for the community. Detective Kindred transferred over to the Domestic Violence Unit and Family Justice Center about three years ago. It was an adjustment to go from fielding excited calls from new potential recruits to fielding distraught calls from victims of domestic violence, but it is rewarding work. Somewhere between years ago, Detective Kindred signed up for the National Marrow Donor Program s Be the Match Registry during a donor drive. It was long enough ago that he was quite surprised to receive a phone call in February to inform him that he was a possible match for a patient in need of a marrow transplant. He followed-up and gave a blood sample, which determined that he was indeed a match. Many phone calls later and hundreds of signatures on documents, he started the donation process. The match process is highly confidential and all that he knows about the person who received his bone marrow is that she is a 17-year-old girl undergoing aggressive chemotherapy. Detective Kindred noted that though the donation process itself is not a walk in the park, it pales in comparison to anything that the recipient is going through. After five daily injections of a drug to help produce stem cells, he sat down for the 6-8 hour collection period (almost half of which was spent watching Spartacus). His blood was drawn from one arm, the extra stem cells were separated and collected, and then his blood was put back in the other arm. He recently learned that his recipient was discharged successfully and is hopefully on a road to recovery. Just a few weeks ago, he went back for a second collection in case she needs another transplant in the future. Throughout it all, he received great support from friends and family as well as from SDPD command staff and coworkers (even if he was a little perturbed that they ratted him out on this topic to The Informant when he was nominated for the member spotlight). Save the Date to Support a Fellow LEO Mark the evening of Saturday, July 16 on your calendar to attend a fundraiser for Special Agent Ben Menancio as he battles brain cancer. Suggested donation: $20 includes music, food & drinks 100% of the proceeds will go to his family The event will be held at the POA Hall, keep an eye out for more details 4 The Informant

5 The only remaining operational SDPD storefront in the City of San Diego is the Multi Cultural Storefront, which opened in 1987 as the Indochinese Storefront. After the fall of Saigon, Camp Pendleton had one of the largest receiving centers for refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. By 1980, approximately 70,000 Southeast Asian refugees settled in San Diego. There were few resettlement agencies at that time to help with camps and reconnect with the refugees once they arrived in the United States. Community leaders wanted to address the problems refugees were experiencing. A police service officer from each group was hired to be a liaison and help refugees acclimate to their new way of life in the United States. Through the Storefront liaisons, refugees learned how to report crime and also how to resolve civil matters and family disputes. Safe driving habits, home security tips and parenting tips are all available through the storefront. SDPD Multi Cultural Storefront Advisory board meetings and neighborhood watch programs were established, but there was a growing problem of criminal behavior within the refugee community. First-generation American born children were picked on and bullied for being different they grouped together, eventually forming gangs for protection and then turning to criminal behavior. The San Diego Asian Youth Organization (SDAYO) was formed in March 1995 by Lieutenant Roy Moody (then a community relations officer) as a law enforcement mentoring program for youth from to end high-risk behavior. The program gives refugee teenagers a safe place where they could express themselves, be mentored by police officers and participate in cultural, educational and athletic activities. As a civil war was brewing in Somalia in the early 1990s, San Diego was a receiving point for refugees from East Africa. Over 15,000 refugees from Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea now call San Diego home. Accordingly, the Indochinese Storefront was re-named as the Multi Cultural Storefront in 2000 to reflect the wider population being served. Coming out of a civil war, many Somali refugees had problems trusting anyone in uniform. The challenge to develop trust was addressed by hiring a police service officer from the Somali community to help create a network of community leaders and turn refugees toward trusting and supporting police. Sergeant Patti Clayton started as the community relations officer for the Multi Cultural Storefront in 2000 and saw the same pattern toward gangs for the Somali refugees that had been seen in the Southeast Asian refugee teens. After searching and applying for grants to deal with these problems, the Office of Refugee Resettlement awarded the San Diego Police Department a three-year $300,000 grant and the East African Youth Organization (EAYO) was formed in The program was modeled after the SDAYO. Between EAYO and SDAYO, over 1,500 teenagers have participated and the program maintains a 95% success rate in high school graduation with many past members graduating from college, joining the armed forces or SDPD Cadet Program and coming back to the City Heights neighborhoods to work for local agencies and businesses. San Diego police officers who help the programs by mentoring teens and chaperoning events can receive educational credits toward POST requirements. Some of the organizations activities for participants include juvenile hall and court tours, community clean-ups, basketball tournaments and youth leadership trainings/conferences, among many others. The Multi Cultural Storefront is currently staffed by Sergeant Clayton and eight PSOs, who speak 15 languages between them. They have provided written and verbal translation services (Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tai and Somali) to SDPD investigation units and to outside agencies. International agencies from the Netherlands, Thailand and the United Kingdom have visited the storefront in an effort to duplicate its success. The storefront is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and provides services throughout the county. Within the last year, they have taken 531 police reports and have fielded over 8,000 office visits. Each police service officer attends approximately 15 community events per month, from neighborhood watch meetings to religious ceremonies and family celebrations whenever there is an opportunity to promote a strong liaison tie within the community. (Sources: Special thanks to Sergeant Patti Clayton for the unit overview) June

6 Chaplain s Corner Guest Column By Gunnar Hanson, SD Sheriff and Escondido PD Chaplain A Former Navy SEAL Speaks on the Use of Force Ten years ago I was an active duty Navy SEAL deployed to the Middle East. Today, I am the Pastor of Valley Baptist Church contemplating the death of Osama Bin Laden. Every now and then I have these moments where my two worlds collide, advancing a topic that is near and dear to me The Christian and Combat. Let me begin by stating I write this on my own behalf. My views are my own and do not necessarily reflect any group I represent. Nor do I claim to be an expert...though I probably could. I have had many discussions with pacifists over the years (i.e. those who believe Christians should never be involved in the use of deadly force). They are dear people but we don t agree on this issue. Some accuse me of not being able to see the Bible clearly because of my background. This really bothers me. They assume my inclination is to hold a pro war/violence position because of my military experience. Actually the opposite is true. I have lost a number of very close friends in battle and have seen the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I would LOVE to take a pacifist position but the Bible will not allow me. Violence of any sort is horrible and I long for the day when God scraps this world and starts anew. But for now I live in a fallen world corrupted with evil where there are no easy answers. As a former SEAL, and now a pastor and law enforcement chaplain, I am often asked for my thoughts on this. My first combat mission was on 9/9/99 my 25th birthday. I had spent the previous seven years preparing for battle and had only been a Christian three years. It was pitch black in the Northern Arabian Gulf off the coast of Iraq. My adrenaline was flowing and I distinctly remember thinking Gunnar, how did you get yourself into this one? I know the feeling many soldiers and officers experience as they ponder the use of deadly force. My prayer is that I might be able to help those who protect by shedding some light on this question. The Need for Warriors. There is a story in the Old Testament found in 1 Samuel 23:1-5. David and his men are on the run from King Saul when he gets word that Israel s enemies, the Philistines, are plundering the people of Keilah. One may be a pacifist, but still exposed to criminal violence being thrust on an innocent person. Do you just stand there, or walk away expecting God to handle it? I love what Pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a member of the German resistance against the Nazi regime in WWII, said about this reality: Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. David and his men were exposed to an evil situation. Their initial reaction was not to respond because they did not feel strong enough to help. David asked God a second time if this was what he was to do. God s command was for David to proceed and use violence to stop that evil, and they prevailed. Things are no different today with evil seen all around us. Should we 6 The Informant simply look the other way and not intervene? This is neither a good or God-honoring choice. The Authority of the Warrior. The clearest teaching anywhere in the Bible on this subject is found in Romans 12:9-13:4. Romans 12 has all the verses used by pacifists to promote their objection to the use of force, verses like Bless those who persecute you, Never pay back evil for evil, etc. But the pacifist uses these verses out of context. Romans 12:18-19 says we are to be at peace with others as much as it depends on us. It also says, leave room for the wrath of God. The reason we are not to take our own vengeance is because God s wrath is far more effective than ours. In my Bible, I have drawn a line from the words wrath of God in Romans 12:19 down to Romans 13:4 where the Bible says that the government does not bear the sword for nothing and that it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. How do we square the God-ordained use of force with the command to bless those who persecute us and the prohibition of paying back evil for evil? We must understand that these commands were given to individual Christians on how to respond to evil done against them on a personal level. In such cases, we are not to take the law into our own hands but allow justice to be served through the proper authorities discussed in chapter 13. And just as it is wrong for the individual to usurp the sword reserved for those with proper authority, it is equally wrong for those who bear the sword by God s ordination to bless those who persecute innocents and refuse to respond to evil with due justice. God has ordained the proper use of force by governing authorities and every soldier and law enforcement officer must understand the concept of being accountable under proper authority. Whenever lethal force is used it must be exercised under the rule of God ordained law, whether by a soldier, officer, or individual forced to defend self or others. The Christian Response to Violence. Am I happy that Osama Bin Laden is dead? Yes and no. Relief is a better word. Osama brutally killed many innocents. I am sad for what he represented and that others will arise in his place. Some 40 SEALs have died fighting the war against terrorism and I know the widows and children they have left. Osama s death won t bring these warriors back to their families or undo his many atrocities. However, there is some satisfaction in knowing our government has followed through with God s command to bring justice and wrath on the one who practices evil. Finally, the apostle Paul s instructions in I Timothy is appropriate for us: I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity (2:1-2). We should all be praying, and grateful for the sacrifice soldiers, officers and good Samaritans give who put their lives at risk toward restraining evil.

7 By Steve Willard With San Diego now in his rear view mirror, Harry Raymond was back in Los Angeles where he met up with Clifford Clinton, the owner of a downtown cafe. Clinton was a local celebrity in his own right. In the height of the America s worst economic downturn, the Great Depression, he opened a cafe with one rule - pay what you wish. While the tactic may have seen foolhardy on paper - some 10,000 people ate there in the first three months of 1931 and paid nothing - many others gave a lot more and Clinton was rapidly becoming one of LA s wealthiest and most powerful businessmen. Because of his success - mainly chatty cafe customers who told him anything and everything about what was happening around town - Clinton was able to get a no-hold-barred look at the City of Angels and he made it clear he didn t like what he saw. Using the information from his cafeteria customers, Clinton knew of almost all of the gambling houses and brothels in town. He also knew they made little efforts to hide their activities which meant they were most likely being protected by the LAPD and City Hall. Clinton was not shy in his criticism of the activities and forwarded the information to the entire grand jury, of which he had become chairman. They responded by doing nothing. Clinton later learned nine of the grand jury members themselves had financial stakes in the illegal activities. By now Clinton had drawn the attention of LA Mayor Frank Shaw; a man who history will remember as one of the most corrupt men to ever hold public office. Suddenly Clinton s cafe was being besieged by city health inspectors just doing their jobs. Clinton s city tax bill was increased by $6700 overnight. Food poisoning complaints started rolling in at unprecedented levels. In an effort to drive out white customers, buses full of African-Americans from the south side were brought in for the free meals. Clinton didn t blink. He welcomed the new patrons and found many of them were eager to pay and good for business. Then things got dangerous. Shortly before midnight on October 28, 1937, someone slipped a bomb in the kitchen of the cafe. No one was hurt and the Times labeled the entire thing a publicity stunt, but a witness to the bombing described the getaway car as one belonging to the LAPD spy squad. As this was happening, former SDPD Chief Harry Raymond had been quietly working behind the scenes for the past two years investigating it all. The ex-chief was well on his way to amassing enough evidence to send people to prison. On January 14, 1938, shortly before 10 am, Raymond went out to his locked garage in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles. When Raymond stepped on the gas, a bomb went off under the hood that rocked the entire neighborhood. Amazingly, Raymond survived the blast. He was rushed to Georgia Street Receiving Hospital where he received over 100 stitches and was treated for multiple fractures and two chest punctures. Harry Raymond spent the next several months undergoing multiple surgeries to remove more than 150 pieces of shrapnel, all the while with a pistol under his blanket. The Crime Files If the blast was meant to scare Clinton and Raymond it backfired. Clifford Clinton began a radio show from his home that reached 300,000 listeners. There was only one goal of the four day per week show - the recall of Mayor Frank Shaw. The Mayor responded by sending out his own men, disguised as recall petition signature gatherers. Anything they collected was destroyed. Meanwhile, public pressure of the Raymond bombing forced the authorities to act. An independent investigation was launched and resulted in the indictments of Captain Earl Kynette and two members of his squad. The prosecution presented evidence showing the LAPD had staked out Raymond s house and tapped his phones for months prior to the bombing. Harry Raymond also testified. Captain Kynette invoked his 5th amendment privilege not to testify and instead sat reading a copy of the US Constitution. One witness who couldn t refuse to testify was LAPD Chief James Edgar Davis. Davis denied any LAPD involvement in the bombing of Raymond s car, but he wasn t exactly believable. Trial judge Fletcher Bowron called Chief Davis testimony, A debris of words. After a short deliberation, the jury returned guilty verdicts against Captain Kynette for the bombing and his lieutenant for being an accomplice. Judge Bowron sentenced Kynette to two years to life in San Quentin but the wrecking ball didn t stop there. Seven members of the intelligence unit who earlier refused to testify were ordered suspended by the LA Civil Service Commission. As the scandal continued to grow, a recall vote was taken and, on September 16, 1938 his replacement was Judge Fletcher Bowron. With the reins of power now firmly in his hands, the judge quickly fired Chief James Edgar Davis and 23 of LAPD s top brass. Their replacements were men of more solid reputations. As the 1930 s drew to a close LAPD Arthur Hommann had one last issue left over from the Davis regime; more than 7,000 Los Angeles Police Department juice badges in the hands of the public at large. Given to financial supporters of the former chief, and often marked with Lieutenant, Los Angeles Detective the badges made real LAPD badges almost worthless. Chief Hommann issued his officers a new badge, a silver oval with the centerpiece of LA City Hall. Called the Series 6, the new shield would now have the tightest controls in law enforcement. The LAPD academy class of 1940 was the first officers to get the new badge. Even to this day the only way to legally obtain a Series 6 badge is to complete the LAPD academy. For officers who lose their Series 6, the LAPD has two internal affairs sergeants who do nothing but track the badges down. The effects of the bombing must have taken a terrible toll on Harry Raymond. In 1957, he was arrested in downtown San Diego for being a drunk vagrant. Booked into jail like a common derelict, the officers apparently had no idea of who he was or the significant part of history he was involved in. June

8 SDPOA Peace Officer of the Year Awards The 20th Annual Peace Officer of the Year Awards Ceremony, held on April 29 at the Prado Ballroom in Balboa Park, was enjoyed by nearly 250 officers, their families, event sponsors and guests. Following a cocktail hour in the courtyard, guests entered the ballroom where they were welcomed by SDPOA President Brian Marvel. We would like to express our appreciation to the San Diego Police Department Color Guard (Officers Kyle Williams, Ivan Sablan and Juan Cisneros and Sergeant Shawn Takeuchi) for being there to present the colors and also to Lieutenant Dawn Summers for beautifully singing the national anthem. The invocation was delivered by Chaplain Chuck Price and our emcee for the evening was television and film actor Donal Logue, who is locally most well-known for playing a former police officer-turned-private investigator in the Ocean Beachbased series, Terriers. Seventeen outstanding law enforcement agents from across the county were recognized and received their awards from District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, SDPD Executive Assistant Chief David Ramirez, California Highway Patrol Division Chief Jim Abele and Superior Court Judge Frank Brown. Each recipient was selected by his or her own agency to be recognized for their commitment and dedication to their work and the people they serve. Emergency Equipment Engineering CODE-3 Industries, Inc. Serving You Since The Informant The one-stop cop shop for all your equipment and uniform needs. Emergency Equipment Engineering 4304 Twain Avenue San Diego, CA (619) (800) Law Office of Dan Zeidman Dan ZeiDman, esq. Law Offices Of Dan ZeiDman 260 East Chase Avenue, Suite 201 El Cajon, California Phone: Fax: Providing legal services to peace officers and their families throughout San Diego County in personal injury, wrongful death, insurance law and defamation since Recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Trial Lawyer award by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, aka San Diego Trial Lawyers Association. Proven trial lawyer for injured law enforcement officers and their families (sample cases below): 1. $700,000 jury verdict for San Diego deputy sheriff 2. $595,000 jury verdict for National City police sergeant 3. $780,000 settlement for San Diego police officer 4. $350,000 court verdict for defamed San Diego police officer, plus a ruling on the constitutionality of Civil Code 47.5 Defamation of a Peace Officer [Loshonkohl v. Kinder (2003) 109 Cal.App. 4th 510]; $1,115, in court verdict, jury verdict, and settlements for SDPD for Dona Loshonkohl against James Kinder 5. $1,800,000 settlement for family members of police officer 6. $900,000 settlement for San Diego police officer 7. Successful litigation in breach of right to privacy case for 90 law enforcement households, totaling over 300 family members 8. $1,425, settlement for San Diego police officer No Recovery No Attorney Fees 26 Pro fam

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10 2011 Peace Officer of the Year Recipients Sergeant Marc Pitucci, San Diego Police Department: Sergeant Marc Pitucci is an outstanding supervisor. As a sergeant in the Gang Unit, he has directed his teams in several long term projects and has become an expert managing highrisk operations. Sergeant Pitucci and his teams have worked closely with the FBI, DEA and ICE, along with numerous local agencies. Sergeant Pitucci was operationally in charge of over seven long term projects, these include Operation Winter Storm, Lucky Strike, Red Sky, Blood Sucker, Bank Gig and Get Lucky just to name a few. The totals for these operations included 358 arrests, of which 218 were gang members. They also confiscated over 70 firearms, 67 kilos of cocaine, five pounds of methamphetamine, over 3,500 tablets of ecstasy and 477 pounds of marijuana. The results of these operations included the cancellation of a violent bank robbery series and three homicides. In 2007, prior to these operations, there were 58 murders in the city, of which 28 were gang related. In 2010, there were only 29 murders in the city and four of them were gang related. One of the primary reasons for this reduction in murders is the work done by Sergeant Pitucci and his team. Sergeant Pitucci was recently selected to supervise Team 3 of the Robbery unit. He continues to supervise long term projects that have a robbery or kidnapping nexus. Sergeant Pitucci and his team are often tasked with tracking down violent fugitives. Team 3 is also responsible for handling extensive investigations that are sensitive in nature or designated by the command. Ad space is available! Support your Police Officers Association & advertise your business! For more information on how you can advertise your business to Informant readers, call x The Informant

11 Sergeant Thomas Greenstone, CHP - Border Division: Sergeant Thomas Greenstone joined the California Highway Patrol in 1981 and has worked a variety of assignments in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. He was promoted to his current rank of sergeant in 2000 and returned to his home area Oceanside CHP. Sergeant Greenstone has participated in most of the major historic emergency incidents to affect Southern California in the last 25 years, including the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake and the recent San Diego firestorms. Sergeant Greenstone has always been a field guy both as an officer and as a supervisor placing himself in the thick of field operations. His leadership has proved invaluable in many assignments, such as the Area s Gang Enforcement supervisor, Protective Service Details or supervising special task force operations. One example is his management of the SR-76 corridor grant in Under his leadership, SR-76 realized almost a 90% reduction in fatalities, equating to the saving of 18 lives. Of the roughly 7,300 active uniformed CHP employees, there are approximately 150 who proudly wear the California State Medal of Valor the highest award possible in California State Government. Sergeant Tom Greenstone is the only member of the California Highway Patrol to have earned two Medal of Valor awards. He truly exemplifies the best in law enforcement. Whether confronting gang members, issuing citations, supervising officers or literally and physically saving lives, Sergeant Tom Greenstone s 29 years of incredible service stands apart. Officer Bryan Hargett, Carlsbad Police Department: Detective Bryan Hargett has been a police officer for 12 years, spending two years as a patrol officer and then as a detective in the Vice Narcotics Intelligence Unit. He currently is a Crime of Violence detective. Detective Hargett has an innate talent for undercover police work. His gang intelligence work expanded the Carlsbad gang documentation records from 47 gang members and associates to 150. Detective Hargett s efforts resulted in the first gang enhancement prosecutions in Carlsbad Police Department history, including gang-related vandalism, robbery, witness intimidation, attempted homicide and homicide. During 2009, Detective Hargett was the case agent responsible for the investigation of a double homicide. He coordinated the arrest of the suspect, who was riding on a bus in Mexico. He conducted an interview with the suspect and obtained a complete confession. In 2010, Detective Hargett was assigned to investigate a series of felony assaults and harassment victimizing an African- American family in Carlsbad. Detective Hargett coordinated the simultaneous service of arrest warrants, which resulted in the arrest of five documented Carlsbad gang members. In October 2010, Detective Hargett cancelled and immediately returned from a planned vacation to assist in the investigation of the Kelly School shooting. While employed with the Carlsbad Police Department, Detective Hargett has received nine commendations for his superior performance of his duties. Since September 2005, he has been rated as Exceptional on his performance evaluations. Detective Hargett is to be commended for his hard work, dedication and commitment. He epitomizes the Carlsbad Police Department s statement of values. Agent Matt Smith, Chula Vista Police Department: Agent Matt Smith has been an invaluable member of the Chula Vista Police Department since January 1997, serving in assignments including Patrol Operations, Academy Tactical Officer and, most recently, as Detective to the Property Crimes Unit. Agent Smith is a jack of all trades and an expert in fraud, identity theft and arson investigations. He is routinely assigned the high profile cases in the Property Crimes Unit. One such case involved over 200 identity theft victims, including several police personnel. He is tireless when it comes to helping and training others, while also managing a virtually impossible caseload and performing several collateral duties. One of his strongest gifts is his enthusiasm and tenacity. Agent Smith has served as the department s expert Fire Investigator for over four years. From day one, Agent Smith entrenched himself into the world of fire investigations. He successfully received Fire and Explosion Investigator credentialing from the National Association of Arson Investigators. His commitment, work ethic, passion and expertise have tremendously increased the ability to successfully identify the origin and cause of fires. Agent Smith s outstanding police & fire investigative work contributed to a 100% conviction rate for arson cases. Agent Smith has far exceeded the duty requirements expected of his position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement. It is with great pleasure that Chula Vista Police Department recognizes Agent Matt Smith as Peace Officer of the Year. June

12 2011 Peace Officer of the Year Recipients Officer Jennifer Ayres, Coronado Police Department: Officer Jennifer Ayres joined the Coronado Police Department in 2009 after seven years as a D.A. Investigator with the Burlington County Prosecutors Office in New Jersey. In spring of 2010, the Coronado Police Department received numerous anonymous letters and packages with cryptic information about a possible heroin epidemic in Coronado. Officer Ayres was tenacious in her investigation, quickly realizing there was truly a problem with the use of heroin by children in Coronado. She developed a network with several parents, identified juveniles involved, as well as who was supplying and dealing the heroin in our community. She conducted surveillance on several houses all between fielding regular patrol calls for service. After months of investigating, Officer Ayres linked one of the main suspects to a larger drug operation in San Diego County. With assistance from the Narcotics Task Force and the South Bay Judge Unit, the investigation spread and several arrests were made with successful prosecution. She has received several letters of professionalism, community service accolades and positive notes in her file from her peers. Her work ethic puts her continuously above the average in patrol statistics while working on extra projects for the Investigations Division and Crime Prevention. Officer Ayres enjoys being challenged and takes a proactive approach to everything she does. She is dedicated to the community and is a role model for the youth of Coronado. The Coronado Police Department is honored to nominate Officer Jennifer Ayres for SDPOA Officer of the Year. Detective Michael Doyle, El Cajon Police Department: Detective Doyle has been one of the top producers for East County while assigned to the San Diego Regional Auto Theft Task Force for the past two years. He developed information on an individual who was responsible for a county-wide construction equipment theft ring. A search warrant yielded over 500 pieces of stolen property worth $313,000 and he identified 38 theft victims throughout the county. Detective Doyle developed an informant who aided in infiltrating an auto theft ring in North County. The suspects sold stolen vehicles, narcotics, and firearms to undercover officers. This joint RATT/ICE covert operation arrested 49 suspects and recovered 38 stolen vehicles with an estimated value of $300, The Informant In May 2010, Detective Doyle worked on an extortion case involving the theft of a Peterbuilt truck, tractor trailer and excavator out of Vista. The suspect called the victims demanding money for the return of the property with a net worth over $350,000. Detective Doyle orchestrated an undercover meeting with the suspect and an arrest was made. After 16 weeks, 17 search warrants spanning three counties and hours of monitoring jail calls, he located all of the equipment and it was returned to the victims. Detective Doyle s outstanding investigation led him to identify a cargo and tractor trailer theft ring comprised of gang members. All suspects had extensive criminal histories, including homicide and had been preying on victims for decades. Due to Detective Doyle s relentless pursuit, these suspects will be facing sentences of over 20 years each. Officer Patrick Hall, Escondido Police Department: Officer Pat Hall is an excellent street cop in every aspect. He knows all the criminals in his area and has extensive beat knowledge. He has a passion for police work and maintains a good attitude in everything he does. On December 2, 2010, Officer Hall turned a consensual encounter at a local hotel into a marijuana citation and eventually into the apprehension of an attempted murder suspect out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Officer Hall started the day as he often does, focusing his attention on problem areas in his patrol sector. He checked a local hotel registry and noticed the name of an individual who was currently serving time in jail. During the consensual contact, Officer Hall recognized what he believed to be a baggie of marijuana. Realizing the suspect had not used his real name, Officer Hall brought the subject back to the station to ID him. At the station, Cal-ID revealed nothing as the subject had not been arrested in California. He conducted further background work on the subject and then interviewed him under the ruse that the fingerprints had revealed the suspect s identity. The suspect then unwittingly gave Officer Hall his real name. Officer Hall contacted the Cincinnati Police Department who said they would extradite him back to Ohio. It is this for type of outstanding police work that Escondido Police Department gladly nominates Officer Pat Hall as Police Officer of the year. Detective Katherine Lynch, La Mesa Police Department: Detective Katherine Lynch began her career with the La Mesa Police Department on April 18, She is currently assigned to the Investigations Unit where she is responsible for vehicle, commercial and residential burglary cases. Throughout 2010, Detective Lynch worked diligently to close numerous burglary cases. In January, Detective Lynch set

13 up a week-long surveillance targeting two suspects. She successfully networked with other agencies detectives in an effort identify and locate these suspects, who were ultimately arrested. As a result of Detective Lynch s investigative diligence and tenacity, five residential burglary cases were closed. During February, Detective Lynch developed leads and executed a search warrant at a residence resulting in the arrest of another suspect for burglary and theft charges. Detective Lynch closed an additional six La Mesa burglary cases as a result. Detective Lynch interacts on a weekly basis with burglary detectives throughout San Diego County. She takes it upon herself to consistently provide patrol officers and staff with information regarding crime trends. In addition to her duties in the Investigations Unit, Detective Lynch has been involved in the training of support staff for the Investigations Unit and teaches a portion of the popular Kidz- Watch Program, geared to children ages five to twelve. Detective Lynch always maintains a positive and enthusiastic, but tenacious attitude. Her outstanding work ethic and success are exemplary and in keeping with the finest traditions of the La Mesa Police Department and the law enforcement profession. Acting Sergeant Dan Nagle, National City Police Department: On May 19, 2010, Leonard Scroggins, a dangerous parolee at large, a sex registrant and sexual predator robbed a lone female and then attempted to kidnap a separate 13-year-old female at knifepoint within a two hour period in National City. Unbeknownst to officers who responded to the victim s locations, Scroggins had committed similar crimes in surrounding jurisdictions. With the help from observant victims, NCPD identified Scroggins and the type of vehicle he was driving. Each patrol squad deployed into the field that evening was briefed of the threat Scroggins posed to the community. The urgency of all officers, investigators and dispatchers involved in the investigation was palpable. With the murders of local teenagers Amber Dubois and Chelsea King fresh in everyone s mind, all personnel involved were keenly focused and furiously working on finding Scroggins before he could attack again. Later that evening, Corporal Dan Nagle had a suspicion that Scroggins was still around the area where he committed his previous crimes. Corporal Nagle positioned himself in a prime location to monitor traffic flow. Corporal Nagle s intuitiveness paid off and Scroggins vehicle was observed driving in the area where he earlier committed his crimes. A short pursuit ensued and with the assistance of other officers, Corporal Nagle apprehended Scroggins. The entire investigation highlights the tremendous teamwork, commitment, dedication and professionalism of all personnel involved. Corporal Nagle is being recognized as one of the key members of this outstanding team that placed a violent predator behind bars. Detective Tyrone J. Dunn, Oceanside Police Department: Detective Tyrone Dunn is the Oceanside Police Department s representative to the San Diego County Regional Auto Theft Task Force over the past two years. He has distinguished himself by his work ethic and willingness to go above and beyond. His efforts on behalf of our department and the task force have served as a text book example of the benefits of effective collaborations. Historically, the task force worked primarily in the southern San Diego County, but there was a pressing need for the task s force involvement in North County. In the fall of 2010, Detective Dunn collaborated with I.C.E agents on a large-scale undercover investigation, which lead to the identity of organized auto theft crews. His efforts led to the recovery of a large number of stolen vehicles, narcotics and firearms. Over 65 suspects were arrested throughout the county, with several suspects being tied to the North County. This effort required extensive coordination, information sharing, excellent administrative and investigative skills, appearances before the grand jury and a high level of motivation. A number of agencies were involved in the operation and it was covered extensively in the press. For Detective Dunn, this was routine this investigation came on the heels of another long-term investigation which yielded a high return on the task force s investment. The Oceanside Police Department, through his actions, was seen as an organization that took the lead to address countywide policing issues. Detective Dunn s efforts serve as an example as to what every officer should aspire. Investigator Trudianne Bullard, District Attorney s Office Bureau of Investigations: Investigator Trudianne Bullard is a 20 year law enforcement veteran currently assigned to the Real Estate Fraud Unit. In May 2008, she was assigned to investigate a land patent scheme, known as Federal Land Grant Services (FLG). June

14 2011 Peace Officer of the Year Recipients The perpetrators preyed on homeowners who were behind in their mortgage payments, offering to provide a land grant as a mechanism to achieve relief from the foreclosure process. The suspects charged $10,000 to $15,000 for the service, which was merely a ruse and provided no relief at all. In all scenarios, the victim homeowner was required to sign over the grant deed to their home to FLG. DAI Bullard wrote and coordinated the execution of search warrants for FLG headquarters and for a residence belonging to the leader of the scam, William Hutchings. FLG was conducting a land grant presentation to over 70 potential victims when officers raided the business and three suspects, including Hutchings, were arrested. FLG scammed over 400 victims. DAI Bullard interviewed over 100 witnesses and victims, examined over 30 electronic devices, seized $700,000 in assets and wrote and implemented over 23 additional warrants. The victims in the case lost their homes and over $2 million in Ronald Hauser, Attorney at Law the FLG scam. The Grand Jury indicted five additional suspects in the case and most of them pled guilty. Hutchings went to trial, was convicted and sentenced to 46 years in prison. Odd Numbered Months DAI Bullard brings a tenacious and committed attitude to combat fraud and protect the citizens of San Diego County. Deputy Probation Officer Jack Spratt, San Diego County Probation Department: Deputy Probation Officer Jack Spratt has been an integral asset to the Community Response Officer Program (CROP) for approximately ten years. For most of that time, he has been assigned to the San Diego Police Department Mid-City station. Probation Officers assigned to CROP serve as liaisons to their assigned law enforcement departments by answering inquiries about probationers, assisting with curfew, Pro Sound/Music For All Occasions Weddings Retirement/Birthday Parties Professional DJ/Gear/Engineer Indoor/Outdoor Events Reasonable Even Numbered Rates Please Call Or For Months Quote anything else is just noise TMAG SOUND Phone: Fax: Law Enforcement Owned & Operated 14 The Informant price through your current contract is $113/month truancy and warrant sweeps plus supervising a caseload of high-risk 18-year-old offenders. Since July 2001, Officer Spratt has assisted with 16 sweeps, often working without complaint until the early morning hours for the curfew sweeps and dedicating nights and weekends to participate in other operations. In addition to his regular work duties, Officer Spratt participates in the Mothers Against Drunk Driver s Victim Impact Panels and Making Appropriate Choices Diversion Program at Mid-City. He has assisted with referrals to police to arrest wards on warrants and has been acknowledged by his peers for his selfless willingness to help another officer in need. Officer Spratt also participated in the TRI-N-HARDER-4-KIDS indoor triathlon which helped to raised funds for STAR/PAL. Officer Spratt is committed to making a difference in the lives of those youth he contacts during the course of his work in CROP. He ensures that intervention and prevention strategies are implemented at the line officer level to further the goal of community safety. His work directly reflects the Probation Department s mission: Protect community safety, reduce crime and assist victims, through offender accountability and rehabilitation. divorce BankRuptCy Detective Christopher Johnson, San Diego County Sheriff s Department: Detective discount Chris Johnson to joined law enforcement the Sheriff s Department in February 1988 and found his Ronald a. HauseR attorney true at law calling as a juvenile detective in Detective Johnson (619) has excelled in his position, earning a Certificate of Commendation (619) and three Meritorious Unit Citations. national He has received City a san large diego la Mesa number of letters of appreciation from troubled teens and their parents. Detective Johnson lives and works in Poway and is involved in the community. On Thursday, February 25, 2010, the Sheriff s Communications Center received a call regarding a missing 17 living trust law enforcement price: $ In-Home appointments available Includes Wills and powers of attorney Ronald a. HauseR attorney at law (619) (619) national City san diego la Mesa

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16 2011 Peace Officer of the Year Recipients Police patrol officer, school resource officer and finally as a detective assigned to the Jurisdictions Unified for Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit (J.U.D.G.E.). Now as a campus police officer at Mission Bay High School, Officer Picazo recognized a growing trend of gang recruitment and graffiti throughout the school and the surrounding community. He identified 75 juvenile offenders, who he either counseled and diverted or arrested for gang-affiliated crimes. His hard work culminated in February 2011, when he led San Diego Police detectives to the suspects responsible for a $100,000 vandalism crime spree, one of the largest such sprees in San Diego history. In this case, taggers used an etching tool to deface the storefront windows and doors of 94 businesses in Ocean Beach. The suspects left behind only their monikers etched in glass. Officer Picazo reflected on the numerous arrests and contacts he made at Mission Bay High School and he successfully identified the main suspect. He collaborated with the Graffiti Task Force to make the arrest and the main suspect faces an 18 year sentence. Due to Officer Picazo s tenacity, gang violence and tagging at Mission Bay High School is near non-existent. The San Diego Unified School District Police Department and the communities served benefit from Officer Picazo s strong work ethic, professionalism, dedication to duty and overall investigative ability. Detective Melissa Luth, University of California San Diego Police Department: Detective Melissa Luth exhibits an unwavering and superior work ethic. She is committed to serving our diverse commu- nity with compassion and understanding. Detective Luth gained the respect of campus administrators, students and faculty by demonstrating her ability to manage difficult, sensitive and politically charged investigations in a professional, efficient and detailed manner. Detective Luth conducted a thorough and lengthy investigation of a sexual assault case involving the molestation of a five-year-old girl by her uncle. The father of the victim was uncooperative, protecting the suspect. Detective Luth pursued the case and located the suspect, who was arrested and subsequently prosecuted. Detective Luth was assigned a homicide case that occurred in one of the University s parking lots. She assisted San Diego Police Homicide detectives and acted as a liaison between our department and the San Diego Police Department. The suspect was located and arrested. Detective Luth was the case agent for a number of threat assessment/management cases including students who made threats to their Dean and non-affiliates who sent threatening messages to members of the UCSD community. Detective Luth was selected to be the Chair of the San Diego Law Enforcement Task Force on DUI and Underage Drinking. She was instrumental in establishing the University & College Law Enforcement Task Force and she is UCSD PD s liaison to the San Diego County Joint Terrorism Task Force. Melissa Luth was promoted to sergeant in February 2011 a testament to her commitment to our community and exceptional performance. Lose Weight Fast and safely no initiation Fees or Weight Loss center Fees How many years have you saved lives doing police work and disregarded your own personal safety risking injury or worse? This year think about yourself and get healthier so you can continue to be proficient and safe at work and enjoy your time off with family and friends, as well as feel better. My wife, Diane, and I are National Directors with Take Shape for Life utilizing MeDIfaST products. We specialize in weight control, and have coached hundreds of individuals in their weight loss effort. We will help you not only through the weight loss period but also the transition to the maintenance phase LONG TeRM WeIGHT LOSS equals SUCCeSS! Facts you should KnoW MediFast products Free personalized experienced coaching discounts given diane Jones Mark Jones National Directors Certified Health Advisors Health advisor ID # Before after Dave lost 120 pounds in 8 months through our coaching utilizing Medifast products and he is still losing more! Changing Lives with clinically proven programs for Diabetes Cholesterol Weight Loss Blood Pressure Gastric Reflux 16 The Informant

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18 PERT Perspective: Why won t they just take their medication? By Dr. Kathy Rose, PERT Team Leader and Eastern PERT clinician Why won t they just take their medication? How many times have you found yourself asking that question when responding for the third, fourth, or even fifth time to the same address for a 5150 call? One of the greatest sources of frustration for family members, people in the mental health field and for law enforcement, who must deal with these repeat calls for service, is the fact that many people with mental illness will not take (or stop taking) their medications. While there are many reasons for this non-compliance, this month we will examine a clinical phenomenon known as anosognosia, the impairment of awareness that one has a mental illness. It seems difficult to believe that one could lack the awareness that something is wrong in the case of severe mental illness, but in fact, someone with anosognosia is completely oblivious to those symptoms so apparent to others around them. Anosognosia is the primary reason that severely mentally ill persons are non-compliant with medications. It affects approximately 50% of those with psychotic disorders with some studies showing a markedly higher percentage (up to 89% in one study) but is relatively rare in other psychiatric disorders. It is believed to be a neurologic condition, caused by a brain deficit or damage to the brain, particularly in the right hemisphere. Anosognosia is a source of profound frustration for those trying to treat, or those assisting the client to obtain treatment for their illness. From the client s perspective, why would they even consider taking powerful antipsychotic medications when they are not ill? No amount of logical persuasion will convince someone who sincerely believes they have no mental illness. Additionally, participation in any form of treatment program is unlikely in the presence of anosognosia, and in the case of involuntary commitment clients typically return to their previous medication and treatment non-compliance upon release from the hospital. Only about a third of those with anosognosia will show improved awareness of their illness while on medication, however, being treatment compliant has been correlated with lowered incidence of dangerous behaviors. Psychologist Xavier Amador has studied the phenomenon of anosognosia extensively after learning firsthand of the obstacles to treatment it presents. Amador s schizophrenic brother refused treatment for his mental illness, which Amador initially attributed to immaturity, stubbornness and defensiveness. It wasn t until he researched anosognosia that he realized his brother s refusal to stay on medications was the result of a total lack of awareness of his illness. Amador advises family members and treatment providers to empathize with the mentally ill person s frustrations, listen to their fears and limit discussions to what that person perceives as problematic in their life. Trying to directly confront their lack of awareness will only lead to becoming an adversary. Amador s book, I Am Not Sick, I Do Not Need Help, addresses aiding those with anosognosia to accept treatment. Dr. Kathy Rose is the PERT Team Leader and Eastern PERT clinician. Please feel free to any questions, or suggestions for future topics to: Schroth & Schroth is licensed to practice in all courts in the states of California and Wyoming. We offer free consultations, and focus in the following areas of law: Injury & Death Birth Injuries Brain Injuries Catastrophic Injuries Child Injuries Construction Injuries Dog Bites Personal Injury Skiing Injuries Slip & Fall Wrongful Death 18 The Informant Transportation Injuries Auto Accidents Auto Defects Bicycle Accidents Boating Accidents Jet Ski Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Pedestrian Accidents Train Accidents Trucking Consumers & Families Breach of Contract Business Litigation Class Action Consumer Protection Construction Defects Dangerous Drugs Elder Abuse Medical Malpractice Nursing Home Negligence Product Liability Swimming Pool/Drowning Unfair Debt Collection Practices The Law Offices of Schroth & Schroth, LLC 2044 First Ave., Suite 200 San Diego, CA (619) John L. Madigan Of Counsel Professor of Law Retired Captain - SDPD Commissioner - SDPD Museum Board Member - Sheriff s Museum Third Page: $261.25/month with member

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20 Injuries - Size Doesn t Matter By Woody DuBois, SDPOA Director When you go through your initial investigation and report writing training you probably heard the statement, If it is not written down, it did not happen. This probably one of the most important things you will learn as a cop. For those of us who are quick learners, it is a pretty simple concept. For those of us who are a little slower on the uptake, we find out the hard way in court at the hands of a defense attorney. I m sorry officer, but if this really happened why did you not put it in your report? Those of you who have attended a 1538 PC Motion to Suppress Evidence Hearing know exactly what I am talking about. The purpose of this article is not to expound upon the virtues of good report writing and documentation of incidents you investigate during your work day. It is to encourage everyone to approach the documentation of on the job injuries during your career with the same zeal you memorialize a serious crime case investigation. As an injured worker you have rights, but remember the City of San Diego has a workforce of about 10,000 people. Risk Management deals with work-related injuries on a daily basis and pays out hundreds of thousands of dollars in claims every year. Their job is not only to make sure you get fixed if you are broken, but also to make sure the City is paying out claims appropriately. When you file a work injury claim with the City there will be an investigation. If you have an incident in which you are injured at work, things are pretty straight forward. Your supervisor does the investigation, a report is done to document the in- jury and that is it. Unfortunately, doing the job we do puts long term stress on our bodies and sometimes we succumb to what is known as cumulative trauma or, in layman s terms, some part of our body wears out. This is where the documentation of work-related injuries comes in. Most of you are aware Human Resources keep a file on you during your employment. Did you know Medical Assistance keeps one too? Sometime, while you are at HQ, go to Medical Assistance on the second floor and ask to look at your file. You should find every injury form you have ever submitted, including minor injuries. If the time comes that a body part wears out, it is going to be much easier to convince the City they are responsible for the malfunctioning item if you have documentation to back up your claim. Cops are notorious for sucking it up and soldiering on. I am not suggesting any change from this noble practice. What I am suggesting is if you tweak a body part on the job, no matter how minor the injury... DOCUMENT IT! A simple minor injury form could be the difference between a protracted battle with the City (and SDCERS) over a work injury or a swift resolution to your workers comp claim. I have been told by more than one workers comp attorney that cops don t do a good enough of a job protecting themselves when it comes to work injuries. I hope relaying this information will help change that a bit. Be safe out there. 20 The Informant

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