Tag: Confused

McDonnell Revoking Retiree CCWs

LASD.News received BREAKING news tonight that Sheriff McDonnell is requiring retired deputies who medically retired to prove to the satisfaction of department lawyers that they don’t have hand, arm, or shoulder injuries, and that their refusal to do so may result in the revocation of their retiree CCW permit.

Reportedly, retired department members have been contacted regarding this over the past several days.  They have been told: prove to the satisfaction McDonnell’s lawyers that the hand, arm or shoulder injury they sustained in the service of the People of Los Angeles County isn’t that bad or they’ll take away their ability to defend themselves from the criminals they spent a lifetime putting in jail.

Let’s be clear: these are CCW permits that retirees get in order to protect themselves after years of police work.  Yet the department reportedly now views them as treats to dispense at the pleasure of the sheriff and his lawyers?

Retired in Idaho?  Texas?  Wyoming?  Hawaii?  Better pack your bags for the flight to Monterey Park to show ’em what you got.

SO WEIRD SHERIFF MCDONNELL FAILED TO MENTION THIS AT THE RETIREE ROUNDUP THIS WEEKEND!

As we know, many deputies retire with injuries after years of driving around in a police car; after shootings, fights, traffic collisions or accidents.  Two deputies were shot in their arms in Lakewood’s area two years ago.  What about them?  Where does this end?  What’s next?

This is unconscionable.

Let’s also remember: those who leave the department with less than 15 years on don’t get a CCW at all.  They’re just told to kick rocks like a parolee.  And the way things are going–with hundreds of deputies relieved of duty and fired over the past three years (an 80% increase from the prior administration), and reportedly over 1,000 internal affairs cases open, if you are active on the Sheriff’s Department today: this can happen to you!

So, who does get a CCW?  Well, the sheriff (of course–though he already has an extensive stable of bodyguards, like a king or a sheikh).  And deputies who have never suffered an injury in the line of duty. Actually, most CCWs are going to judges and prosecutors, plus a smattering of rich people.

We have confidence in our many sources, but we pray this isn’t true.  Please prove us wrong.

Have you received one of these letters? Have you heard anything more about this?  LET US KNOW.

ALADS, PPOA, LASPA, SHERIFF’S RELIEF–what do you know?  Where are you on this?

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Holy Smokes… 31 Guns Missing from Compton City Vault

You’ve gotta check out this story from the Los Angeles Times questioning how it came to be that the City of Compton had squirreled away (at least) 31 guns in a vault…and how it came to be that (at least) 31 were stolen?

“Sheriff’s and Compton city officials notified the ATF and an investigation began In September. The guns were last inventoried in March 2017, [an ATF agent said], so there is a considerable window when they could have been stolen.”

Whats even more puzzling is how, if the weapons were last inventoried and noticed missing a year ago, why an investigation didn’t begin until September?  And if only a limited number of people should have known the combination, why are the agencies speaking publicly about it nearly eight months later?

What a mess.

 

Sheriff Petitioning U.S. Supreme Court To Let Him Give Made Up List He Doesn’t Really Understand to District Attorney Who Doesn’t Really Want It

As you may recall, the Los Angeles Times published a report back in December on hundreds of deputies who the department felt may have credibility issues in court.  The department wanted to give the list to the District Attorney’s office but, since the department’s criteria for including someone on the list was ad hoc and the list was known to include errors, the DA wasn’t quite so enthused.  What’s worse, the LA Times could probably only have gotten the list from someone close to the sheriff, who leaked it intentionally (a violation of probably a number of laws).

When asked about specific cases in the list later in December, Sheriff McDonnell admitted he wasn’t really sure what all was there.  Yet he was pushing for its disclosure to the DA, anyway.

If Sheriff McDonnell is successful in his quest to turn over his made up list of things he doesn’t understand to the DA, it will importantly mark his first accomplishment as sheriff since being elected nearly four years ago.  Unfortunately, a federal court recently ruled sharing the list would break the law.

Not willing to let that stop him, the sheriff is now appealing that ruling to the United States Supreme Court.