Feb 082018
 

Remember the cheating scandal as broken on the Right on Daily Blog 1/22/2018? Someone sent a copy of the almost the entire file to the Desert Sun. Your intrepid blogger broke the story, but we had to exercise caution, because unlike the New York Times or the Washington Post who use anonymous sources as cover to write whatever they want, we do not have millions to pay Attorneys at Right on Daily. So we wrote the following:

Then we have the well-known case of a cheating scandal on advancement exams, Note, once again people worried about being identified. What is central in this cheating scandal is Jason Gxxx being promoted, as his wife is a $120k a year administrative assistant to the Sheriff. The correspondence I got continues:

(Source deleted) …150 deputies were caught up in it. Because of the scope of it, admin stopped the Investigators from identifying more and told them to only investigate the ten worst offenders. All offenders were given 16 hours of discipline including one who was caught outright lying, normally a firing offense. Included in this group was a Deputy named Jason Gxxx. Gxxx is married to (XX), Sniff’s $120k a year secretary. Not only was Gxxx allowed to stay on the promotion list, he was promoted to the very rank he cheated to get in November. The promotion list just came out for this last testing cycle, and Gxxx finished very high on the Sergeants list and will likely promote to that rank.

We thank the Desert Sun for blowing the lid off the scandal with a very long and detailed article.

Two and a half years ago, an internal investigation at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department uncovered that 25 employees attempted to cheat their way to a higher rank by sharing questions and answers from a confidential promotional exam.

While the number of deputies involved is the subject of debate because Stan Sniff halted the investigation in order to cover it up, the point stands. This creates a “Brady Issue” mess because now people can have their convictions overturned due to the impugned integrity of the cheaters. I have been told at least one public defender is filing motions related to the two people outed in the Sun Article. If they read this blog they will have a third name, I suppose.

Please also note that Lance Colmer, mentioned in the article is reputed to be the investigator who was handed the Walter Cole file as part of the attempt we wrote about to lynch Cole.

Earlier in the week, Stan Sniff got used like a punching bag. People’s frustrations are boiling over with the malfeasance and mismanagement of the out of control tyrant.

State Senator Jeff Stone blasted Stan Sniff on his Facebook Page. That takes courage, because Sniff responds in kind and Stone has skin in the game so to speak.

“My friends, the Sheriff Stan Sniff I would select then and know and work with, is NOT the same Sheriff Stan Sniff I see today,” Stone wrote. “I have heard from many of his troops who are concerned and ironically relay some of the same complaints then deputy Stan Sniff had with his predecessor!”

Stone continued: While some handle power responsibly, “a small number actually let the power go (to) their heads making their public endeavors more complicated and problematic.”

OUCH.

Then supervisor John Taviglione who has inexplicably endorsed Hemet Dave, was quoted in two articles unloading on Stan Sniff.

Supervisor Rips On Sheriff About Financials, Calls Him ‘Child’

Riverside County supervisor tells sheriff to ‘man up’ and fix budget overruns

“Our elected sheriff is living in the 20th century,” Tavaglione said. “He is unable to manage his organization in an effective way. The sheriff is sitting back, like a child, and continues to demand more funds that we don’t have. We keep telling him that, over and over like a broken record. It’s the damn truth.”

It really sucks to be Sheriff Sniff. The local media is waking up to his legacy of failure. We’ve been hammering Sniff for his mismanagement of the Sheriff’s department since we took the case in October. To those of you that have been hurt by this guy, help is here. We will continue to break stories and expose the dark underbelly of the second floor gulag as we march towards the forced retirement of a failed Sheriff.

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