A call for a Grand Jury investigation of the Atheron POA Atherton, posted by anonymous, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2010 at 11:02 am
I make this post anonymously for obvious reasons.
I urge my fellow residents of Atherton and all residents of San Mateo County to request the FY 2010-11 San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury investigate the relationship between the Atherton POA and the San Mateo County Office of the District Attorney.
There are troubling indications that the District Attorney has abused its prosecutorial discretion as a way of shielding members of the Atherton POA from being held accountable for misconduct while seeking to punish those whom the POA sees as its enemies.
Two recent examples are the case of Troy Henderson, an african american public works supervisor who was subject to a criminal trial on charges of battery. This case should never have gone to trial. It was clear from the outset that the video tape evidence was orchestrated by the complainant to buttress her civil case against the Town.
Another example was the DA's refusal to investiage the Jon Buckheit falsified police report. The DA says it needs a copy of the Police report. This is nonsense. The DA was right there in open court as were members of the public when Tony Dennis made this shocking admision.
What is worse, Lisa Coburn, the prosecutor in the case knew about this felony even bere Dennis testified, yet failed to disclose it to Jon Buckheit's attorney.
Is justice blind in San Mateo County?
There are troubling indications that it is not.
Steve Wagstaffe and his deputies should be subject to tough questions by the Civil Grand Jury.
Please contact the Grand Jury at your earliest opportunity. All communications with the Grand Jury are confidential.
Posted by barking up the wrong tree, a resident of the Atherton: Lloyden Park neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2010 at 1:37 pm
Grand Jury investigations only end up going to the DA's office anyway, for "consideration and review" .
A complete dead end and closed loop. If any of Grand Jury's findings reflect badly on any of "those who matter" down at the county political machine, or good friends and honorary members of this little club, then they will simply be ignored.
There needs to be another plan This one has been tried many many times. They laugh about it
Posted by barking up the wrong tree, a resident of the Atherton: Lloyden Park neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm
Mythbuster: Let me save you the money.
Troy had been around for as long as Glenn had and knew way too much about what was going on between the cops and the developers. He had to be eliminated just like Clark Yee because he could no longer be relied upon to stand by quietly and just watch -so they served him up and rewarded Pilar for taking him out, and they did it all on your dime.
Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community, on Nov 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm Michael G. Stogner is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
I have personally requested the Board of Supervisors specifically President Rich Gordon to order an Investigation into the behavior of DDA Steve Wagstaffe in several cases. He ignored my request.
I was at last months meeting when the word was out that Mayor Kathy McKeithen was going to be arrested for alleged Brown Act violations, I was there as part of her bail out team in case it happened, which would have been a first in San Mateo County's History. James P. Fox and DDA Steve Wagstaffe have NEVER prosecuted a Brown Act case that's about 30 years.
We the citizens have got to take our County back. Now is the right time.