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The Sentinel: No bang, just whimper as Sheriff’s POST Cheating prosecution ends

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The Sentinel

By Mark Gutglueck
Posted on November 15, 2014

(November 10) — The once grandly touted Police Officer Standards and Training Cheating Scandal Prosecution, which entailed criminal charges against seven current and former Sheriff’s Department employees alleged to have defrauded taxpayers by falsifying training and pay records, was quietly closed out on Halloween when the figure at the center of the case, retired sheriff’s captain Hobart Gray, pleaded no-contest to a single count of “aiding in a misdemeanor.”

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InlandPolitics: Sheriff pay scandal case goes quietly into the night

Sailboat Drifting Away

Sunday, November 2, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.

Remember the March 2011 press conference, by the San Bernardino County District Attorney, over the indictment of seven current and former Sheriff’s Department employees, who were alleged to have defrauded taxpayers by falsifying training and pay records?

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West Valley Detention Center

The West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher — Staff photographer)

By Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 10/22/14, 10:36 AM PDT | Updated: 9 hrs ago

LOS ANGELES >> The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department doesn’t allow gay, bisexual and transgender inmates at West Valley Detention Center the same access to rehabilitation opportunities, religious services, time outside their cells and other services that other inmates receive, alleges a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the ACLU of Southern California.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 12:00 p.m.

Just when you think things might start getting better. They don’t.

It seems the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department couldn’t buy good luck these days.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Top 25 highest-paid executives

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 – 03:00 p.m.

Here’s the Top 25 highest paid public employees in San Bernardino County government, according to 2013 compensation figures provided by the searchable database at website TransparentCalifornia.com

The totals include all costs related to the positions, including inusrance, pension contributions, allowances, etc. For hourly-wage employees further down in the database, overtime is included.

So much for tightening those purse strings!

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VVDailyPress: West Valley facing wrongful death suit

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SHEA JOHNSON
STAFF WRITER
Posted Jul. 15, 2014 @ 8:11 am
Updated at 8:40 AM

Three weeks before an inmate at West Valley Detention Center was reported dead Thursday from an apparent medical emergency, the family of an inmate who died there in June 2013 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the jail, which they said ignored repeated calls for the inmate’s immediate medical attention.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County Grand Jury releases 2013-14 final report

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Grand Jury has released its final report for 2013-14.

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DailyBulletin: West Valley Detention Center inmate alleges five years of abuse

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David Smith, 26, of Covina, is the latest inmate to come forward alleging he was abused by deputies at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 06/10/14, 8:21 PM PDT | Updated: 55 secs ago

A former inmate and chow server at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga said he was subjected to five years of Taser gun abuse by at least a dozen deputies who stunned him more than 80 times.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 06/09/14, 7:30 PM PDT | Updated: 1 min ago

Attorneys for defendants in a federal lawsuit alleging deputies at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga tortured inmates in a Taser gun hazing ritual are poised to challenge the merits of the case, questioning whether inmates sought resolution at the administrative level before suing.

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InlandPolitics: Primary Election recap

Election Results

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s a recap of the June 3 Primary Election results for contests of interest.

Record low, and we mean low, turnout was projected, and it happened!

But no one expected it to be this low.

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InlandPolitics: Sniff confirms McMahon didn’t have endorsement

Update

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 08:00 p.m.

Well it didn’t take long for the dust-up over the unauthorized use of Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s name on San Bernmardino County Sheriff John McMahon’s campaign literature to gain traction.

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Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 06:30 p.m.

The value of political endorsements is somewhat limited to say the least.

But another fake endorsement fiasco is building for appointed San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon.

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InlandPolitics: New inmate abuse lawsuit filed against San Bernardino County

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Friday, May 30, 2014 – 01:55 p.m.

The Sun and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin newspapers published a story covering the filing of a second federal complaint against the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Friday morning.

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By Greg Cappis, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/29/14, 10:08 PM PDT | Updated: 38 secs ago

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Four more inmates have filed a lawsuit against San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and at least seven other members of the department, alleging abuse while incarcerated at the West Valley Detention Center jail.

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The Sun: 3 veteran lawmen vie for San Bernardino County Sheriff

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San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon, middle, faces challengers Clifton Harris, left, and Paul Schrader, right, during the June election.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/28/14, 3:56 PM PDT | Updated: 3 hrs ago

Three veteran lawmen are vying for San Bernardino County Sheriff, each bringing with their experience their own ideas of how best to serve the public.

On June 3, voters will decide which two will face off in the November 4 general election.

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InlandPolitics: Another federal lawsuit targets San Bernardino County Jails

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – 08:30 a.m.

Another federal lawsuit filed against the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has surfaced this week.

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InlandPolitics: Commentary: Editorial endorsement intrigue?

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Sunday, May 25, 2014 – 03:00 p.m.

We don’t don’t take a much stock in the endorsments and opinions of the local editorial pages.

But one has to wonder about the state of, and reasoning behind, current local political endorsements.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 10:00 p.m.

The issuance of concealed weapons permits has made its way into the election for San Bernardino County Sheriff.

Appointed Sheriff John McMahon, in a recent newspaper interview, professed his lenient policy in the issuance of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits to county residents. McMahon says his policy is essentially to issue permits to residents unless there’s legal cause for denial.

It appears the statement, at this point, doesn’t quite ring true.

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Dorner Caputure Scene

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

All of the exploitation of the Christopher Dorner manhunt, with the exception of the victims, has benefited many involved.

But there’s another victim in the saga that never should have been.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Sheriff does another end run of fed investigation

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Let’s end the Federal Bureau of Investigation into the San Bernardino County Jail System today.

Really!

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/20/14, 8:31 PM PDT |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon on Tuesday gave a tour of the West Valley Detention Center, praising the facility as first rate while countering allegations of inmate abuse in the wake of an FBI investigation, the firings of three deputies and the filing of a federal lawsuit by half a dozen inmates alleging civil rights violations.

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VVDailyPress: Sheriff: No pattern of misconduct

McMahon also insists inmates get ‘excellent’ medical care
May 20, 2014 6:15 PM
ANNELI FOGT, STAFF WRITER

RANCHO CUCAMONGA • Amid allegations of deputy misconduct toward inmates at the West Valley Detention Center, Sheriff John McMahon on Tuesday said “there’s no evidence” leading him to believe that recent reports of violence were anything more than an “isolated group of deputies.”

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IEBusinessDaily: Sheriff Department Scandal Raises Serious Questions

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IE Business Daily

IE Business Daily
May 17, 2014

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon has only one notable comment: “It’s an isolated incident” according to news reports.

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KNBC

Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 09: 00 a.m.

It seems Los Angeles-based KNBC TV-4 has embarked on a mission.

That mission being the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

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KNBC

Wednesday, May 14, 214 – 09:00 a.m.

As previously discussed here. Los Angeles news outlets have started coverage of the unfolding investigation into deputy-on-prisoner abuse allegations at San Bernardino County jail facilities.

To view the news feed from Los Angeles-based KNBC TV-4, click the following link:

Federal Lawsuit: San Bernardino County Deputies “Tortured” Inmates

InlandPolitics: Some humor from the Redlands Tea Party Patriots

McMahon+Ramos Mockup

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 02:30 p.m.

The above revision to a joint political mailer from the campaigns of Sheriff John McMahon, and District Attorney Michael Ramos, is making the rounds on social media this afternoon.

It’s very creative to say the least!

McMahon-Ramos Mailer

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Looks we have a new Batman on the scene.

He’s the third to ascend to the keys to the Batmobile.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Jail commander transferred

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff has announced a list of transfers Tuesday morning.

Contained in the list is the transfer of the commander of the High Desert Detention Center, located in Adelanto, to the Barstow Sheriff’s Station.

West Valley Detention Center

The West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on May 8. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher — Staff photographer)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/12/14, 4:43 PM PDT |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Inmates at the West Valley Detention in Rancho Cucamonga alleging they were tortured and terrorized by deputies also say they were denied grievance forms and threatened with retaliation if they pressed the issue.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County inmate abuse scandal continues to grow

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Monday, May 12, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

The Los Angeles County-esque scandal now hitting the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department continues to build momentum.

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IEBusinessDaily: Sheriff Department Scandal Raises Serious Questions

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IE Business Daily

Political Whispers
May 10, 2014

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon has only one notable comment: “It’s an isolated incident” according to news reports.

“Isolated.”

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: A tangled web of spin

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

The growing allegations of deputy-on-inmate assaults, within the San Bernardino County Jail System, has taken on a life of its own.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The hits just keep coming for San Bernardino County.

Information is now surfacing that a female Sheriff’s Custody Specialist, working in the high security area of the West Valley Detention Center, was walked off the facility in the past three weeks.

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West Valley Detention Center

The West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. A federal lawsuit has been filed on behalf of inmates who allege that they were repeatedly abused by deputies in the detention center. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher — Staff photographer)

By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 05/08/14, 9:33 PM PDT |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> In the middle of the night, San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies Brock Teyechea and Andrew Cruz would enter the cells of inmates at the West Valley Detention Center and awaken them with electric shocks from their stun guns, laughing out loud while inmates screamed in pain and begged for them to stop, inmates said.

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VVDailyPress: UPDATED: County jails under scrutiny

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In wake of FBI probe, lawsuit alleges West Valley inmate abuse
May 08, 2014 2:21 PM
SHEA JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER

Lawsuit: Click here to read the full complaint.

A $135-million federal lawsuit alleges six inmates at West Valley Detention Center were subjected to beatings and torture, including “electric shock to their genitalia, sleep deprivation … and sodomy” by jail officials under the color of authority over the course of a 14-month period beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

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Blow Horn

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 05/08/14, 2:00 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO — San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon on Thursday declined to comment on a federal lawsuit filed by six West Valley Detention Center inmates alleging abuse by sheriff’s employees, but said the department is taking the allegations seriously.

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VVDailyPress: County jails under scrutiny

In wake of FBI probe, lawsuit alleges West Valley inmate abuse
May 08, 2014 2:21 PM
SHEA JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER

Lawsuit: Click here to read the full complaint.

A $135-million federal lawsuit alleges six inmates at West Valley Detention Center were subjected to beatings and torture, including “electric shock to their genitalia, sleep deprivation … and sodomy” by jail officials under the color of authority over the course of a 14-month period beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

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Thursday, May 7, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The Sun newspaper publiched a story Thursday morning regarding inmate abuse at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s, West Valley Detention Center, in Rancho Cucamonga.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/07/14, 9:06 PM PDT |

A federal lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Riverside and alleges San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies brutalized inmates at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, shocking them with stun guns without provocation, placing shotguns to their heads and subjecting them to other acts of torture including sodomy.

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LATimes: Poor communication, collaboration marred Dorner manhunt, report says

Christopher Dorner

Christopher Dorner, a former LAPD officer who killed four people and wounded others as he sought revenge for his firing, was the focus of a massive manhunt over 12 days in February 2013. It ended when he killed himself. (Associated Press)

Joel Rubin
May 5, 2014

As the manhunt for Christopher Dorner unfolded across Southern California last year, efforts to catch the killer were marred by poor communication and collaboration among police departments, an independent report concluded.

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InlandPolitics: Spin borders on the ridiculous

 Spin Zone

Thursday, April 17, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The ongoing management implosion at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has taken on its own reality in the spin zone.

The disconnect and excuses are bordering on the ridiculous and absurd.

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DailyBulletin: West Valley Detention Center focal point of inmate abuse probe

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West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/14/14, 9:24 PM PDT |

Federal and local law enforcement officials on Monday said they were unaware of any other allegations of inmate abuse by deputies in San Bernardino County jails, and that pending criminal and administration investigations are exclusive to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

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Three deputies dismissed; no charges filed yet
April 14, 2014 3:27 PM
SHEA JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER

RANCHO CUCAMONGA • Three San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to West Valley Detention Center have been relieved of their duties amid two concurrent investigations into possible inmate abuse there, but FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller on Monday called it “premature” to say any federal charges would be filed.

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Monday, April 14, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.
Last Modifeid: Monday, April 14, 2014 – 12:50 p.m.

A new lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Riverside makes scathing allegations against San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon, and others.

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DOJ

By Doug Saunders, The Sun
and Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/12/14, 5:50 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> In addition to four sheriff’s deputies who already have lost their jobs at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, the FBI and sheriff officials are investigating several other deputies in the San Bernardino County jail system for alleged inmate abuse, according to a document obtained Saturday by this newspaper.

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Spin Cycle

Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

The Federal Buruea of Investigation (FBI) is conducting a criminal civil rights investigation at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Is anyone really surprised?

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By Doug Saunders, The Sun
and Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/11/14, 7:18 PM PDT |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> The FBI is investigating the alleged abuse of inmates at the West Valley Detention Center involving at least three San Bernardino County deputies no longer working for the Sheriff’s Department, officials said Friday.

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By Hector Becerra
April 11, 2014, 9:37 p.m.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is cooperating with the FBI in a civil rights investigation over allegations that inmates have been mistreated at a jail facility, sheriff’s officials said Friday evening.

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InlandPolitics: FBI coming to town?

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Friday, April 11, 2014 – 02:30 p.m.

When the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Department of Justice took-on Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, it sent a message that everyone, no matter how bulletproof they think they are, is fair game.

You knew it would only be a matter of time before San Bernardino County would fall under the microscope.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Campaign finance update

Money

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s the latest numbers from campaign finance disclosure reports filed in San Bernardino County this week.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Ballot title disputed in Sheriff-Coroner race

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Another ballot statement squabble has been quietly hashed-out this week.

Sheriff-Coroner candidate Paul Schrader has been sparring with Registrar of Voters Mike Scarpello over Sheriff-Corner John McMahon’s ballot title designation.

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Sylvester+Tweedy

Monday, March 17, 2014 – 11:00 p.m.

When it was Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon in the tank, it was an accident.

But, when it’s District Attorney candidate Grover Merritt. It’s intentional, despicable, dastardly, and outrageous!

We said dastardly right?

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The PE: POLITICS: Plenty of choices on June 3 primary ballot

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San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford. (File Photo/Staff Photo)

March 10, 2014; 03:12 PM

There will be contested races for every Inland county supervisorial seat up for election in the June 3 primary, candidate filings show.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Incumbents challenged

Politics

Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Several San Bernardino County incumbents have drawn challengers.

One last minute add caught the elected official by surprise.

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Elections 2014

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
and Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/07/14, 9:48 PM PST |

San Bernardino >> Friday was the filing deadline for candidates vying for seats at the state and local levels for the June 3 primary election.

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Sheriff

Friday, March 7, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

The civil service appeal hearing for Angela Gray, the former San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department employee at the center of a highly-publicized pay scandal, started Friday morning.

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Related Posts: InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Is Sheriff pay scandal about to re-emerge ?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – 05:00 p.m.

Friday’s scheduled civil service hearing for a former San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department employee at the center of a well-publicized training pay scandal will go forward.

A hearing that will be open to the public.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Is Sheriff pay scandal about to re-emerge ?

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

Could a potential nightmare be on the horizon for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon?

A nightmare that could occur smack in the middle of campaign season.

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InlandPolitics: Lawyers from former Upland law firm haven’t went away

Legal

Thursday, February 13, 2014 – 12:00 p.m.

Attorneys from a now-dissolved Upland-based law firm haven’t went away by any stretch of the imagination…..

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InlandPolitics: Political advisor to Ramos, McMahon resigns position

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 10:15 a.m.

The political advisor to San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos and Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon has resigned his long-time appointed position on the Orange County Fair Board.

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San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon speaks during a sit-down interview at the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Headquarters in San Bernardino on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. (File/Rachel Luna/Staff Photographer)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/06/14, 3:23 PM PST |

Broadcast journalist Gary Daigneault was preparing for his coverage of the 2014 elections at his KCDZ radio station in Joshua Tree on Wednesday when something on San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon’s campaign website caught his eye.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Sheriff takes hit on endorsements, that aren’t

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon is taking a hit this Thursday morning.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 05:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

The past few days we’ve been discussing the fact that five San Bernardino County officials collectively violated the county’s new campaign finance limits some fifteen times in 2013.

Now comes the dubious attempt to deflect the issue.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: More campaign finance violations

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Related stories: InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Campaign finance violations

Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 3, 2014 – 07:15 p.m.

[Violation List Modified to add Supervisor James C. Ramos for a 2/2013 contribution by Majestic Realty]

San Bernardino County’s campaign finance ordinance must have been meant as a cocktail party joke.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County fundraising totals

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Monday, February 3, 2014 – 09:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 3, 2014 – 01:15 p.m.

A combination of new contribution limits and the sluggish economy is having an effect on local totals.

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DailyBulletin: San Bernardino County to get new radio system – for $158 million

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 12/17/13, 8:22 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> After six years, San Bernardino County is finally on its way to overhauling its antiquated public safety radio system, and will be getting a state-of-the-art digital system at a cost of more than $158 million.

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VVDailyPress: AV deputy-involved shooting lawsuit settled for $600K

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County denies fault in case
October 30, 2013 2:37 PM
Rebecca Howes, Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY • An Apple Valley woman has been awarded a $600,000 settlement in a civil lawsuit against San Bernardino County after a sheriff’s deputy shot her while responding to a domestic abuse call in 2012, defense attorney Jerry Steering said.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Settlement discussions in third sheriff lawsuit

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Sunday, October 18, 2013 – 12:30 p.m.

Sources say another multi-million dollar legal settlement appears to be in the works to end a third lawsuit, involving the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, following a federal court ruling slamming the county.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County sheriff candidates weigh in on issues at forum

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 10/16/13, 9:25 PM PDT |

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and his challengers, Paul Schrader and Clifton Harris, fielded questions Wednesday night at a candidate forum attended by hundreds at the Hilton in San Bernardino.

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The Sun: Retired deputy to run for San Bernardino County sheriff

By Doug Saunders, The Sun
Posted: 10/13/13, 6:42 PM PDT |

A retired sheriff’s deputy plans to challenge Sheriff John McMahon for San Bernardino County’s top cop job.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Sheriff disputes grand jury findings

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San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon/Staff Photo

September 09, 2013; 05:51 PM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department disputed a critical grand jury report on its use of Taser guns and its handling of citizen complaints in its official response.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: District Attorney quietly easing Sheriff’s pay scandal case to end

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Monday, September 2, 2013 – 03:30 p.m.

One had to wonder how San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos was going to engineer a quiet ending to what was initially a much-trumpeted training and pay scandal, within the Sheriff’s Department.

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Dunce

Monday, September 2, 2013 – 12:45 p.m.

We had big laugh, courtesy of San Bernardino County last week.

Actually, it would be hilarious, if it wasn’t so pathetic.

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The Sun: Fired sheriff’s deputy gets $885,000 from San Bernardino County

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By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/28/13, 5:19 PM PDT | Updated: 5 hrs ago

San Bernardino County will pay a former sheriff’s deputy $885,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging he was fired for taking time off from work to care for his ailing mother.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Fired deputy gets $885,000

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San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon was among the defendants in a lawsuit settled by the county. (David Bauman/Staff Photographer)

August 27, 2013; 07:21 PM

San Bernardino County has agreed to pay a former sheriff’s deputy $885,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the department of firing him for taking time off too to care for his ailing mother.

To read story by Imran Ghori, in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: How did sheriff step in it big time?

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Saturday, August 10, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.

I never thought I would actually see the day when a sitting sheriff would expose themselves as San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon has.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

Edit

Thursday, August 8, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some news and scuttlebutt flowing across the transom Thursday morning.

Hoops reportedly wants out of Inland Empire

Apparently retirement isn’t so hot for former San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Rod Hoops.

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InlandPolitics: Shhhhh! Fired S.B. County Deputy gets million dollar settlement

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 – 08:30 a.m.

It’s a black-eye for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, and Sheriff’s Department.

But don’t tell anyone!

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: No settlement with fired Deputy

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

Looks like no settlement for terminated San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Bauer.

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SBCO Seal

Friday, August 2, 2013 – 06:30 p.m.

What is expected to be a costly settlement between San Bernardino County and former Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Bauer is set to be discussed by county supervisors Tuesday morning.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Campaign finances impacted by limits

Money

Thursday, August 1, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Campaign finance limits are having a definite impact on San Bernardino County officeholders.

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By Joe Nelson
joe.nelson@ inlandnewspapers.com @SBCountyNow on Twitter

Posted: 07/31/2013 07:28:54 PM PDT
Updated: 07/31/2013 07:29:03 PM PDT

A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by a former San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy who alleges he was retaliated against and ultimately fired for taking too much time off work to care for his sick mother.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 03:00 p.m.

Official court documents put into perspective the magnitude of the case involving terminated San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Bauer.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Lawsuit settlement discussion postponed

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 02:00 p.m.

The closed session agenda item for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to decide, whether or not, to approve an undisclosed settlement amount to end a lawsuit filed by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy, has reportedly now been postponed.

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