POSITION PAPER: PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT, BY MICHAEL G. STOGNER, CANDIDATE FOR SUPERVISOR District 3
Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May 1, 2014
He wouldn't even hold his tongue. Instead, he praised Munks and Bolanos:
Steve Wagstaffe e-mail sent 4/25/07 10:20 AM
Greg and Carlos
Just a quick word of support from me as you go through a difficult time.
To those who matter, your decades of outstanding work in law enforcement
are all that count and your integrity is not the slightest marked by the
modern media's efforts to make a story out of a non-story. Hard as it is
to think it now, remember it will be yesterday's news and irrelevant by
My positive thoughts are out there for both of you.
4/25/2007 4:49 PM Greg Munks to Steve Wagstaffe
In response, Munks wrote: "Steve, I really appreciate your words of
support.... I've heard you took some heat for them and I apologize. I won't forget the fact that you were there early."
This is prosecutorial misconduct. I have long advocated a system of checks and balances in San Mateo County to keep officials like Wagstaffe honest. This includes a whistleblower's hotline and a County ombudsman reporting to a citizen's oversight board.
I don't know about you, but the Wagstaffe e-mail makes me sick to this day. "To those who matter". One thing I am certain of, he didn't mean the San Mateo County taxpayer when referring to people who matter.
Why is this happening in San Mateo County, in the middle of Silicon Valley and all of the wealth and education here? This behavior would be inconceivable in neighboring Santa Clara County, where the D.A. Jeff Rosen at least puts on the appearance of trying to hold law enforcement to the same standards as ordinary citizens.
This all goes back to corruption in San Mateo County. It's not the rantings of some fanatics. Our own County museum has an exhibition on it.
It is a shame no one is running against Wagstaffe. We need to shake up the way this County is run. I intend to do so if I earn a supervisor's seat. Public employees need to be accountable to you, the voters, not to each other. There needs to be an end to the arrogance that San Mateo County officials can literally do anything they want and get away with
Unfortunately the press here in San Mateo County has been too apathetic.
The two top Sheriffs get caught in a Human Traffick sex house, and the D.A.
praises them for it. And they continue to run unopposed to this day.
What is Don Horsley's position on this? Does he think this is a problem?
Unbelievable. It needs to change.
Michael G. Stogner.
on May 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm
GREAT statement, Mr. Stogner.
I would like to know what Board Supervisor Dave Pine's position is on this as well.
Rep. Jackie Speiers initially denounced Munks back in 2007. But then she kinda disappeared. She's been too busy trying to make a national name for herself with sexual assaults in the military. While that is an important issue, Ms. Speier would be advised to get out in front of the honorific corruption in the San Mateo DA's office before it goes national.
Both Speier and her chief of staff in DC have been personally apprised of the misconduct. What are they waiting for?
on May 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm
Has Deputy Sheriff Juan Lopez made a public statement about the Wagstaffe/ Munks/Bolanos issue?
on May 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm
Where's Horsley on these issues? Is he going to debate Stogner?
Or is he kicking back with his union benefactors counting on the system "working" for him, to prevent a candidate seeking change?
Wake up, people.