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District Attorney Drops Domestic Violence Charges Against Cop

Original post made by Lurker on Aug 12, 2011

District Attorney Drops Domestic Violence Charges Against Cop

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San Mateo County prosecutors say there is insufficient evidence to try a Hillsborough police officer with domestic violence and trespassing for allegedly entering his ex-girlfriend's home and pushing her into a stove...'

Excerpt:

" She threatened to call police, but he allegedly said nothing would happen to him because he was a cop, according to the District Attorney's Office."

Comments (7)

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2011 at 8:33 am

Good Job to the Chief of Police.
The Hillsborough Police Department has a higher standard than our District Attorney. Police Officer Fritzsching no longer works for them, because of this.


Posted by Expected, a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

Nothing unexpected here. Wagstaffe as well as his predecessor Jim Fox and his current deputy Karen Guidotti [portion deleted], all have a different system of law when applied to law enforcement versus the public paying the taxes.

I can assure you that if a non-cop in San Mateo County barged into his ex-girlfriend's home and pushed her into a stove, he would be criminally prosecuted.

Let's keep in mind there were TWO witnesses, the ex-girlfriend as well as her current date who was present in that home. In the article Wagstaffe hints the ex-girlfriend wasn't keen on testifying, but there was another witness.

This is just plain rotten.


Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Expected, says "This is just plain rotten."

I say this is San Mateo County with NO Oversight.


Posted by Lurker, a resident of another community
on Aug 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

[Post removed. I don't want to get into who is married to whom. Being married to James Carville doesn't make you a Democrat.]


Posted by Unbelievable, a resident of another community
on Aug 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Pretty amazing difference between this case and the coach who got prosecuted for yelling at some kids who were banging a ball against his trailer.

Fritzsching predicted that Wagstaffe and Guidotti won't prosecute a cop, and he was right.


Posted by Lurker, a resident of another community
on Aug 16, 2011 at 10:12 am

[Our policy is to not print articles from other publications. In do agree to publish links, but in this case, without a link, we cannot publish the article.]


Posted by Lurker, a resident of another community
on Aug 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

"(You're) not supposed to pick on girls or those smaller than you," said Wagstaffe.

Why didn't Wagstaffe give this lecture to the reporter for the story about the domestic violence involving a cop?

His remark is also odd, unprofessional and immature.


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