San Mateo County's Chief Probation Officer Stuart Forrest attempted suicide.
Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Feb 22, 2013
How does this kind of Newsworthy information stay out of our 7 paper sources. This was one of San Mateo County's Highest Officials. Also mentioned in the article was District Attorney Stave Wagstaffe ref. this case out for prosecution.
on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm
In the title I should say former or ex Chief of Probation.
on Feb 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm
A reporter says that Forrest's arraignment was "not listed" on the calendar and calls it a "secretive hearing." Why was it not listed? Wagstaffe lists a daily "Cases of interest" on his daily press release. Why didn't he list this one?
Forrest's arraignment, overseen by retired Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Robert Atack, was not listed on the court calendar
on Feb 22, 2013 at 3:28 pm
Not informing the public of its right to know about criminal hearings is nothing new for the San Mateo DA's office. In 2007, DA Steve Wagstaffe left off the Cardell Brown case from his daily "Cases of Interest" to the press. That's because Cardell Brown was a counselor who worked at a San Mateo County group home. He was raping the boys here. But Wagstaffe kept Brown's criminal hearings a secret from the public. Brown did a plea deal and was in prison before the public got wind of it. The case only came to light after a lawyer for the victims contacted a reporter to ask why there was no press about the case.
The secrecy and lack of transparency from the DA's office has got to stop. The Stuart Forrest case is big news. Why in God's name wouldn't the DA's office let the press know when the arraignment took place?