Candidates for Sacramento Sheriff 2018

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Candidate Donna Cox Bret Daniels Kris Palmer Ken Bernard Scott Jones Milo Fitch
Webpapge Donna Cox for Sheriff Bret Daniels for Sheriff Kris Palmer 4 Sheriff Bernard for Sheriff Scott Jones 4 Sheriff Milo Fitch
for Sheriff
Military
Veteran
 NO YES NO  NO  NO  NO
Family  2 children Wife,
3 children
Wife,
2 children
   Wife,
4 children
Divorced,
Remarried
Work History  1. Sacramento Sheriff’s Dept. 1. City Councilman
(Citrus Heights)
2. Deputy Sheriff
3. Military Police
4. U.S. Air Force
1. Deputy Sheriff 1
2. Police Officer (Sac. City PD, Fired)
3. High School Football
 1. Sacramento City Police Dept.  1. Sacramento Sheriff’s Dept. 
2. Fast Break Bail Bonds
 1. Sacramento
Sheriff’s Dept.
County of Residence  Sacramento Sacramento Placer (Lincoln)   Placer (Colfax)
Recently moved back into Sacramento.
 
Voted in last
5 of 5 past elections
  YES NO    NO  NO
Voted in last election   YES NO    YES  
Complaints
Pending
 NO NO YES 2    YES  NO
Endorsements     Endorsed by Scott Jones      
Platform Policy Positions
CCW Licenses

Every candidate says they “support” the Second Amendment…

But what does that actually mean?

Says she is familiar with gun ownership and will follow state law to conduct this task and use technology to keep complete and accurate records to keep track of the necessary documentation needed. “Shall Issue” policy, make CCW easier to get appointments,
faster processing
and transparent
process.
Must have “no history of negative law enforcement contact or other bad behavior”.  Has personally revoked CCWs  without cause, enforced underground regulations, due process violations for licensees, favoritism for political donors, and using department resources for personal gain. Only approved issuance to family of police officers.  City residents are required to go through the Sheriff.  Adheres to underground and unwritten CCW eligibility policy. Issued CCW during his congressional race, but began revoking CCW after he lost.
No due process,
no probable cause for revocations.  Pending litigation over abuses and rights violations.
CCW to be restricted only to law enforcement, family of law enforcement, and retired law enforcement.
Candidate
Statement
 “With two decades of service with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and serving the community of Sacramento, Donna retired as a Sergeant a position she held for over 11 years.In her career she held various positions throughout the Sheriff’s Department, but her most rewarding position was being a field supervisor for K-9 in patrol.” “I will reduce the size of the Department’s top-heavy management, which is costing taxpayers an extra $10 million per year on top of existing salaries, and instead use that money to put 100 new deputies on the streets to patrol our community and improve our regional public safety.” “I don’t see changing a whole heck of a lot.”   Kris Palmer has my absolute confidence and support.”  
Candidate position on last year’s $10.4 Million lawsuit against the Department.

The successful lawsuit proved a “culture” of retaliation and discrimination against female employees and African-American employees, false investigations against employees who complained, and forgery of department records.
(Sac. Sup. Court,
Case No. 34-2010-00091514)

  “Promoting equal opportunity, merit based promotions, and transparency throughout the Department’s operations must be reflected in both policy and practice.  I will work to increase diversity among Department staff.
Part of what makes California great is the contributions by its diverse population and multi-cultural influences. As a descendant of immigrants, I believe it is important that our government agencies are should reflect the diverse demographics of our community.
Through increased outreach to all cultures, as well as groups and community leaders, I will diversify the application and hiring process for eligible candidates to more closely reflect the demographics of the Sacramento region.
“I work with a lot of great men and women.  I was also top manager at the North Station and oversaw hundreds of deputies.  I don’t see changing a whole heck of a lot.”   Promoted the offending managers instead of reprimanding them for the proven abuses.

No action against offending supervisors for inflicting retaliatory investigations against victims of sexual discrimination in the workplace.

No action on falsified department records and tampering with evidence in a court proceeding.

According to court records engaged in inappropriate relations with a subordinate female deputy who may have professionally benefited from the relationship.  When Jones later tried to rekindle the relationship, the Deputy rebuffed Jones’ advancements and told him he was “toxic”.

 Was direct supervising manager who oversaw Erik Maness and other offending staff named within the lawsuit.

Failed to take corrective action.

Approved department mobile phones and take-home department vehicles for mistress deputies of Maness and others.

Notes:
1.  A complaint is pending alleging Kris Palmer used his official position within the Sheriff’s Department to access confidential CCW licensee contact information, and then transferred those department records to his personal political campaign for the purpose of sending licensees solicitations for campaign donations.
A second complaint is pending that Kris Palmer and others conspired to initiate a false investigation against a Sacramento taxpayer due to requests for public documents and publishing court records showing misconduct by those public officials.
A Sacramento taxpayer, through the California Public Records Act, requested the same non-redacted CCW records and was denied access unless the taxpayer first paid $220,000 to the Department. But those same records were gifted to Kris Palmer for his personal campaign use. As a result, the Department has leveraged its control over those records for the personal private benefit of candidate Kris Palmer, who was endorsed by the sitting Sheriff Scott Jones.
Alleged crimes:
It is a misdemeanor crime for any County employee to use, or for public officials to allow the use of official agency equipment and resources for their own private personal gain.
It is a felony for any law enforcement official to initiate a fraudulent investigation under “color of authority” as retaliation against any person who is exercising their rights.
2.  While a manager at the North Station and Rio Consumnes Corrections Centers (RCCC), Kris Palmer oversaw and was responsible for enforcing fair employment standards for the deputies who were employed underneath him.  During his time as a manager, Kris Palmer failed to properly report misconduct, preferential treatment of female deputies who were providing sexual favors to superiors, receive and report complaints of discrimination, retaliatory investigations against deputies who reported misconduct, and forgery / falsification of department records to conceal misconduct.  The case settled in 2016, finding all of these occurred, in Case No. 34-2010-00091514, and costing Sacramento taxpayers more than $10.4 million for the “culture” of abuses.