San Bernardino County Sheriff

Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 09:45 a.m.

The incident-free quiet period within the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department didn’t last long.

The latest issue plays like something out of a novel or from the book “Cover-up for Dummies”.

That’s if the book actually existed.

KNBC-TV in Los Angeles was conducting an interview at an increasingly infamous High-Desert patrol station. Unbeknownst to the officer’s involved in a background conversation, there discussion of a use-of-force incident was being picked-up on the television reporters microphone.

The described ass-whipping was being fully boasted about.

Why the television station hasn’t aired the issue is unknown. But the incident hasn’t gone unnoticed.

The agency’s High-Desert operations have been under recent scrutiny of late.

Matters such as illegal ticket quotas, management retaliation, deputy buy-back of towed vehicles and a flash light to the head of a handcuffed arrestee, all come to mind.

Tack on other issues of alleged jail abuses and a management member with alleged alcohol abuse issues just to add icing on the cake, and you have a complete mess.

All are serious matters to say the least.

As I’ve discussed in multiple posts here. It’s a systemic problem that remains unchecked.

Remember it’s the leadership vs. management approach.