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InlandPolitics: Wrongfully jailed man files lawsuit

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Monday, October 27, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

A former area politico, who was wrongfully charged by the San Bernardino County District Attorney for alleged political payback, has filed a federal lawsuit against San Bernardino County.

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Mike Ramos

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 11/06/13, 9:50 PM PST |
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SAN BERNARDIN0 >> In March 2011, District Attorney Michael A. Ramos and then-Sheriff Rod Hoops announced the indictment of seven current or former Sheriff’s Department employees accused of falsifying training records to gain pay raises.

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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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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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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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Sunday, January 27, 2013 – Noon

Since there’s much back and forth on the original story. Let me expand a little further.

The point being expressed is that newly-appointed Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon, who’s been at the helm less than one month, has to choose his course.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Cultural problems plague Sheriff’s Department

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Friday, January 25, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

Another embarrassing incident for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Another Deputy alleged to have had sex with a inmate. This time at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in Devore. The incident follows a similar event made public just a week or so before.

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The Sun: New San Bernardino County sheriff appointed

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/18/2012 07:24:19 PM PST

Citing glowing recommendations from his colleagues at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the surrounding local law enforcement community, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Assistant Sheriff John McMahon to replace Sheriff Rod Hoops who retires Dec. 31.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Supervisors set to appoint McMahon sheriff

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Sunday, December 16, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

The dog and pony show over the appointment of San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Rod Hoops successor is about to end.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/04/2012 11:50:22 AM PST
Updated: 12/04/2012 09:59:35 PM PST

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved forming an ad hoc committee that will screen applicants for sheriff and provide a recommendation to the board.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Gonzales special election proposal has merit

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Monday, November 26, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales has come up with a good idea for voters to consider.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/24/2012 05:21:29 PM PST

On Dec. 4, once James Ramos and Robert Lovingood are sworn in as San Bernardino County’s new 3rd and 1st district supervisors, the board will begin discussing the appointment of a new sheriff.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Board chairwoman hopes to name sheriff quickly

Gonzales

Published: 16 November 2012 – 07:21 PM

San Bernardino Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Josie Gonzales said she plans to ask her fellow supervisors to act quickly to fill the position vacated by retiring Sheriff Rod Hoops.

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

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: McMahon appointment to Sheriff-Coroner a done deal

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 – 03:00 p.m.

All the spin and posturing over the early retirement of San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Rod Hoops is making for interesting these days.

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Retiring San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops was accused by a former deputy chief of trying to sway the Board of Supervisors to replace him with Assistant Sheriff John McMahon.

Doug Saunders, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/13/2012 08:24:54 PM PST
Updated: 11/13/2012 11:25:10 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Retiring Sheriff Rod Hoops has been accused of brokering an agreement with the county Board of Supervisors to ensure the appointment of his replacement, according to a former deputy chief.

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By Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/08/2012 04:08:42 PM PST
Updated: 11/08/2012 04:32:58 PM PST

Rod Hoops was a 26-year-old sheriff’s deputy who had been on the job just four years when he received a call about an assault with a deadly weapon in Chino Hills one quiet morning in 1983.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County Sheriff to retire

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 01:30 p.m.

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops has announced he will retire in December, after 34 years of service.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Jail security improvements sought

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops.

Published: 10 September 2012 – 05:04 PM

Following high-profile escapes by three inmates at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Facility over the summer, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is seeking to beef up security at the Devore jail.

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

InlandPolitics: It’s time Feds takeover San Bernardino matter

Friday, July 13, 2012 – 10:45 a.m.

It took less than forty-eight hours for the San Bernardino financial collapse to become a political football for those in county government who love to grandstand.

We’re gonna investigate! Yes sir we are!

As a matter of fact, we already have an ongoing investigation!

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday, July 12, that it is looking into allegation of criminal activity in San Bernardino city government./FILE PHOTO

 

BY JOHN ASBURY, CASSIE MacDUFF AND JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITERS
jasbury@pe.com | cmacduff@pe.com | jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 12 July 2012 06:07 PM

Authorities have announced an ongoing criminal investigation into San Bernardino city government, but Sheriff Rod Hoops said he believes it is unrelated to allegations made by the city attorney in the wake of the city’s bankruptcy decision about falsified financial documents.

A sheriff’s news release issued Thursday evening, July 12, stated: “Several months ago at the request of San Bernardino City officials, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, along with the San Bernardino Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office, began an investigation related to allegations of possible criminal activity within departments of the San Bernardino city government.

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Ryan Hagen
Posted: 07/12/2012 06:05:50 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Three law enforcement agencies are reviewing allegations of wrongdoing related to city finances, a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said Thursday, just two days after city leaders announced they would file for bankruptcy protection.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office and the San Bernardino Police Department are collaborating on the investigation, authorities said Thursday.

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Phil Willon and Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2012, 6:42 p.m.

Cash was so tight in San Bernardino that potholes went unfilled, burned-out streetlights were left untouched and ball fields languished unmowed.

That was two years ago, when the City Council learned that San Bernardino’s $22-million budget shortfall would jump to $38 million by 2012, sending the city into financial ruin.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Supervisor hopefuls in a playground spat

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Published: 22 June 2012 04:50 PM

A planned park in Wildomar has become a political battlefield in the race for the First District Riverside County supervisor seat.

The field in question is adjacent to Ronald Reagan Elementary School. In making the case for why voters in the southern end of the district aren’t satisfied with incumbent Bob Buster, Wildomar Mayor Ben Benoit cited the playground as an example of an unkept promise by the supervisor.

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VVDailyPress: Sheriff targets Barstow police departments for takeover

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Rod Hoops

April 15, 2012 3:02 PM
KATIE LUCIA, Staff Writer

BARSTOW • As local governments explore ways to cut costs, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is offering a solution Barstow leaders say they won’t buy: contract police work to the sheriff.

At a county-city conference last month, San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops gave a presentation on the department’s goals, one of which was to replace city police departments with sheriff contracts, according to Barstow Mayor Joe Gomez, who attended the conference. There, Hoops discussed the cost savings of contracting with the county.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012 – 01:00 p.m.

It’s said that money makes a difference in how you are treated in our criminal justice system.

A saying that’s absolutely true. Especially if your a member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

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InlandPolitics: DA gives another San Manuel tribal member and convicted felon a pass

Administrator’s note: This article will be updated with a more detailed version on Sunday morning.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 – 10:45 a.m.

It’s said that money makes a difference in how you are treated in our criminal justice system.

A saying that’s absolutely true. Especially if your a member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Pension ballot measure draws opposition

Supervisor Josie Gonzales

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 24 January 2012 07:08 PM

San Bernardino County supervisors moved forward Tuesday with a proposal to require voter approval of future pension increases but face opposition from employee unions who quickly announced plans for a competing measure aimed at supervisors.

The board agreed to have county staff draft a ballot measure requiring voter approval before retirement benefits for county employees, legislative officers and elected officials could be increased. But final approval is not assured with supervisors split 3-2 on whether to consider the proposal.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County Supervisors proposing more benefits cuts

By Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 01/23/2012 03:05:32 PM PST

Two San Bernardino County supervisors are requesting that benefits for all county elected officials, not just the Board of Supervisors, be reduced to be in line with elected officials in other counties.

Supervisors Neil Derry and Janice Rutherford are pushing for the ordinance, which comes less than two weeks after the board approved a similar ordinance that reduced total compensation for future supervisors by roughly $48,000 annually.

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InlandPolitics: Ellis orchestrated anti-recall effort fails

Monday, January 23, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

An anti-recall effort meant to protect certain members of the Fullerton city council flopped last week when recall backers turned in an overwhelming number of signatures to qualify a recall ballot.

The city council targets?

  • Don Bankhead: 17,064 signatures
  • F. Richard “Dick” Jones: 17,587 signatures
  • Patrick McKinley: 17,603 signatures

Of interest is news that the anti-recall effort was mounted by a figure familiar to San Bernardino County political circles.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Officials’ benefits debated

San Bernardino County Auditor/Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector Larry Walker

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 21 January 2012 05:49 PM

After slashing their own benefits earlier this month, San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday will start taking aim at extra compensation for other county-wide elected officials.

The board will vote on a proposal by Supervisors Janice Rutherford and Neil Derry to direct the county administrative and counsel offices to prepare an ordinance that would cut benefit packages for the assessor-recorder, auditor/controller/treasurer-tax collector, district attorney and sheriff. If a majority of supervisors agree, the ordinance will return to the board at a future meeting for a vote.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County Board declines to cut benefits of countywide officials

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 – 11:25 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, while adopting cuts to their own benefits package, wouldn’t go near a proposal by Third District Supervisor Neil Derry to have the cuts apply to all of the county’s elected officials on Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 – 08:30 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider slashing their own lavish benefits package Tuesday morning.

A benefits package unmatched anywhere in the state and possibly country.

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LATimes: California’s county jails struggle to house influx of state prisoners

By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
December 10, 2011

The early release of inmates in some parts of California is accelerating as officials at county jails struggle to accommodate state prisoners flowing into their facilities.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County supes right to cut benefits

Sunday, December 4, 2011 – 12:30 p.m.

Now San Bernardino County supervisors want to cut their benefits package again.

They shouldn’t think twice about.

The benefits package afforded the county’s elected officials is the richest in the state, and can be adjusted by a mere majority vote of the supervisors.

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The Sun: Prison realignment pressures county jail space

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/19/2011 06:06:55 AM PST

San Bernardino County jailers are putting more inmates in work release programs and using electronic monitoring to make way for state prisoners.

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InlandPolitics: Old Fire prosecution a case of political opportunism?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – 04:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – 07:15 p.m.

The attorney representing Rickie Lee Fowler is bringing forward strong accusations these days.

Fowler faces capital charges from allegations that he is the perpetrator who set the 2003 Old Fire. The case against him was brought by the District Attorney through a grand jury indictment obtained at the end of the criminal statute of limitations period.

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InlandPolitics: Pension fund nixes no-bid contracts

Saturday, October 15, 2011 – 04:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, October 16, 2011 – 09:20 p.m.

San Bernardino County’s pension fund has killed no-bid contracts for two politically-connected consultants.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Safety for Explorers

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

Announced changes to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Explorer program in the wake of two deputies charged with having sex with girls in the program seems to put most of the onus on the Explorers.

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VVDailyPress: Sheriff’s Explorer ride-alongs reinstated

Program had been suspended since spring
September 23, 2011 1:00 PM
Beatriz Valenzuela
Staff Writer

After nearly five months and a full policy review, the ride-along portion of the Sheriffs’ Explorer program has been reinstated with some changes, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said Friday.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Officials preview realignment plan

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

San Bernardino County public safety officials admitted to being a “little nervous” as they prepare to take over supervision of some low-risk offenders from the state prison system but said Tuesday they also see it as an opportunity to reduce recidivism.

Starting Oct. 1, counties will take over the supervision and custody of some convicts under a state law signed in .

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‘Devil’s Professor’

Officials: Highland man also runs biker gang
By Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/01/2011 12:07:55 PM PDT

An associate professor at Cal State San Bernardino led a methamphetamine distribution ring that put multiple pounds of the drug on the street every week, sheriff’s investigators said Thursday.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. Airport looking to sheriff to help embattled manager

Tuesday, August 2, 1022 – 09:30 a.m.

In San Bernardino County politics nothing really ever changes in how the game is played. Only the players.

InlandPolitics.com has learned that the impending move of the Aviation Division fleet of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Departmen,t to the San Bernardino International Airport, may be used to aid embattled contractor Scot Spencer.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Suspension of Explorer ride-alongs extended

07:23 AM PDT on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

By BRIAN ROKOS
The Press-Enterprise

The 60-day suspension of Explorer ride-alongs with San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies that was scheduled to expire Tuesday will be extended while a review of the entire program is completed, a spokeswoman said.

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VVDailyPress: Mitzelfelt to vote against proposed county budget

Mitzelfelt

 

High Desert supervisor protests cuts to public safety
June 17, 2011 8:41 AM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • Citing concerns over “extremely troubling” cuts to public safety, 1st District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt said he plans to vote against the proposed San Bernardino County budget when it goes up for approval June 28.

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The PE: Deputy charged in Explorer sex case

10:08 PM PDT on Thursday, June 9, 2011

By RICHARD BROOKS
The Press-Enterprise

A deputy sheriff will be prosecuted on felony criminal charges that accuse him of having sex with an underage female Explorer scout, San Bernardino County district attorney officials announced Thursday.

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The PE: No-show classes to pad S.B. deputies’ pay were common

10:48 PM PDT on Thursday, May 26, 2011

By RICHARD K. DE ATLEY and IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

Falsifying attendance at training courses to qualify San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies for higher pay was a common practice condoned and enforced by office supervisors, grand jury testimony shows.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Sheriff seeking to avoid layoffs

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11:01 PM PDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops is putting plans for a new crime lab on hold to help avoid layoffs in his department while also anticipating that a jail expansion project may not be fully staffed when it opens.

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DailyBulletin: While in jail, defendants placed in protective custody

By Mike Cruz Staff Writer
Created: 05/12/2011 07:29:44 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The four defendants facing charges in the investigation over the $102 million Colonies settlement were in protective custody while in county jail to ensure their safety and help jail personnel maintain effective control in the Central Detention Center, sheriff’s officials said.

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The Sun: Charges against 3rd deputy rejected

Explorer post in Yucaipa targeted
Melissa Pinion-Whitt and Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/06/2011 06:19:03 PM PDT

A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy previously assigned to Yucaipa was the target of an investigation earlier this year after inappropriate conduct with a girl in the Explorer program was alleged.

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By Jesse B. Gill Staff Writer
Posted: 05/05/2011 04:53:02 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops said Thursday his agency will go through its Explorer program “with a fine toothed-comb” after a second deputy in two weeks was accused of having sex with a teenage girl in the program.

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DailyBulletin: County CEO weighs in on budget crisis

Cuts in services, perks proposed
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/03/2011 10:18:47 PM PDT

San Bernardino County’s best chance at staving off a $125 million budget gap by 2020 is to increase revenue, reduce public services, be more efficient and reduce compensation to employees, Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux said Tuesday.

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InlandPolitics: SB County: Sheriff payroll case sanitized

Friday, April 29, 2011 – 11:25 a.m.

InlandPoltics.com has provided limited coverage of the investigation and case surrounding the falsification of training records within the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Primarily out of respect for the rank and file members within the department.

That is until now.

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James Rufus Koren and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Created: 04/28/2011 09:50:02 PM PDT

All of San Bernardino County’s elected officials, except for District Attorney Michael A. Ramos and Sheriff Rod Hoops, have agreed to the same benefit cuts being asked of all county employees.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 – 04:40 p.m.

As San Bernardino County struggles to get employee unions to agree to have their members pay more towards their pensions, a glitch has reared its head.

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DailyBulletin: Prisoners set for transfers

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Inmates to move to local jails
Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 04/11/2011 08:36:41 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops says there’s just no room in his jails to handle the county’s share of thousands of low-level criminals who could be transferred to county lockups from state prisons.

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The Sun: Sheriff’s top staff may shrink

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/20/2011 03:35:45 PM PDT

San Bernardino County’s sheriff said the department’s budget could soon see tough times, but he’s determined to keep the impact from reaching the streets.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Police training verification to increase

11:46 PM PST on Saturday, March 12, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI, RICHARD BROOKS and CASSIE MACDUFF
The Press-Enterprise

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department training scandal — called the first of its type in California — is prompting officials in both Inland counties to consider tightening their procedures for verifying training-class attendance.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Public Trust Broken Again

10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

Charges that officials have stolen public funds are not new to San Bernardino County.

The former assessor and four top aides were charged in a corruption scandal that broke in 2008. One has been convicted, one signed a plea bargain, three await trial.

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The Sun: 7 indicted in thefts

Sheriff’s Department

Falsification of records to raise salaries alleged
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/08/2011 07:31:03 PM PST

Seven current and former San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department employees have been indicted in connection with the alleged falsification of training documents that allowed them to receive unjustified pay raises and retirement benefits, authorities said.

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InlandPolitics: Official documents on indictment of Sheriff employees (Updated)

No additional charges forthcoming

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 – 01:20 p.m.
Last Updated: March 8, 2011 – 09:30 p.m.

Here is the documents related to Tuesday mornings announcement of an indictment involving seven current and former employees of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Three other individuals are reported to be facing administrative discipline.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Many waiting on investigation results

Thursday, March 3, 2011 – 06:40 a.m.
Last Modified; March 3, 2011 – 07:00 a.m.

Everyone seems to be waiting on the anticipated release of results from a criminal investigation into allegations involving the falsifying of training records by sworn peace officers in the Sheriff’s Department.

And rightfully so!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011 – 05:00 p.m.
Last Modified: February 22, 2011 – 02:07 p.m.

An announcement is expected within the next two weeks related to the conclusion of a protracted investigation into allegations that training records of various sworn members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were falsified for purposes of receiving higher compensation, or to avoid mandated training, or both.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County supes decline pay boost

Monday, January 24, 2011 – 11:10 a.m.

All five members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors have now declined a two percent pay increase as prescribed by Charter Measure P.

A good move on their part considering the county budget deficit, their current benefits package, and demands the county will be placing on employees later this spring.

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The PE: Sheriff, DA, Assessor, Auditor-Controller begin new terms

09:02 AM PST on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

Four top San Bernardino County officials began new terms of office Monday.

Sheriff Rod Hoops and Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Walker marked the occasion with late morning and noon swearing-in ceremonies at the County Government Center.

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DailyBulletin: Hoops takes oath of office

Sheriff won post in June
Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Created: 01/03/2011 09:20:31 PM PST

Rod Hoops was sworn in as San Bernardino County sheriff in front of a standing- room-only audience Monday at the San Bernardino County Government Center.

Although this is Hoops’ first elected term, he already has about two years of experience under his belt.

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InlandPolitics: Some S.B.County elected officials refuse to forgo raises

Saturday, January 1, 2011 – 08:00 p.m.

Many of San Bernardino County’s elected officials have decided not to forgo their pay increases.

Even though the county is looking at millions of dollars in new budget cuts this year and most employees have already voted to cancel previously negotiated raises.

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VVDailyPress: Schwarzenegger leads Adelanto jail expansion groundbreaking

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sheriff Rod Hoops

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December 15, 2010 3:32 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

ADELANTO • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday morning led local leaders in hailing the groundbreaking of the $120 million expansion of the Adelanto Detention Center as an effort to both address inmate overcrowding and enhance public safety.

The 30-month project will nearly triple the size of the 740-bed Adelanto Detention Center, off Commerce Way southwest of Rancho and Koala roads, by more than 1,300 beds and three multistory housing units.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: Will S.B. County really deal with take-home vehicles?

Sunday, December 12, 2010 – 10:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County has finally come forward with its long-awaited vehicle study.

A study, which Supervisor Neil Derry requested an amazing 18-months ago.

Not 6 months, 18-months!

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Blame game starts at pension fund

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 – 01:00 p.m.
Last Updated: October 14, 2010 – 06:30 a.m.

The blame game has already started related to the various allegations swirling around San Bernardino County’s government pension fund.

Employees and trustees of the San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association (SBCERA) are now pointing fingers and casting blame for the now-public missteps at the pension fund.

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The PE: S.B. County may start charging bail bond firms

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, October 3, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

Bail bond companies would no longer get free advertising at San Bernardino County jails under a proposal the Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday.

Sheriff Rod Hoops is proposing that the county charge bail bond companies a fee to have their services listed at county detention facilities.

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RivPE: Sheriff’s deputies work longer shifts

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, July 30, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies will begin working 12-hour shifts this weekend, a change made to help the department close a budget deficit.

The measures are aimed at spreading around resources and reducing overtime, sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Phelps said.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Explosive allegations about to break

Saturday, July 24, 2010 – 05:00 pm

From District Attorney investigators recently pulling time card records of at least one current high-profile County Government Center employee, to pre-election day cover-ups, to intrigue surrounding the Public Defender’s office disqualifying itself in the conspiracy case involving former Assessor Bill Postmus, things are about to start stirring in San Bernardino County political and legal circles.

Much is happening these days.

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SBSun: San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies to be shuffled

Cost-saving measure

47 to shift to county’s jails
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/21/2010 08:03:25 PM PDT

Come July 31, 47 sheriff’s deputies from stations across San Bernardino County will be transferring from their respective stations to the county’s four detention centers to eliminate about $8 million in overtime at the jails.

To make up for the loss, another 44 deputies will be transferring from their respective stations to backfill the vacancies left at the other stations from the deputies transferring to the jails.

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Ramos

Almost six months ago, on two seperate occasions, local private criminal attorney’s personally approached San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos with a complaint.

What was done about the complaints to Ramos? Nothing.

Why? The complaint involved supporters of the District Attorney.

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VVDailyPress: Adelanto Detention Center gets $100M for expansion

July 14, 2010 2:57 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

ADELANTO • San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday approved agreements that help secure $100 million from the state to triple the capacity of Adelanto Detention Center.

Clinching the $100 million hinged on the county’s commitment to sell 20 acres near the Apple Valley Juvenile Detention Facility for the construction of a state prison reentry facility.

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RivPE: San Bernardino County sheriff is seeking alternatives to layoffs

Sheriff Rod Hoops

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, June 19, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops said he is trying to put together a plan to avoid layoffs in his department despite a $23 million budget shortfall.

His department’s financial outlook became more complicated last week when the San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association, which represents 3,100 employees, voted to reject a request by the county to forgo previously negotiated pay raises.

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RivPE: Biane, Rutherford prepare to face off

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane and Fontana Councilwoman Janice Rutherford are preparing for a lengthy campaign in which an ongoing corruption investigation is likely to continue to dominate the debate.

In his bid for a third term representing the 2nd District, Biane managed only a slim lead against Rutherford in Tuesday’s election, with 34 percent to her 31 percent. With neither candidate able to garner more than 50 percent of the vote, they will face off in November.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: County-wide elected-officer results

All appointed and elected San Bernardino County incumbents running for county-wide offices successfully secured election or reelection last night.

Results as of 3:53 A.M. on 06/09/2010.
Office                   Candidate          Pct %      Votes-
Sheriff-Coroner          Rod Hoops**        66.72 %    88,021
                         Paul Schrader      21.61 %    28,507
                         Mark Averbeck      11.67 %    15,394
District Attorney        Michael Ramos**    53.72 %    72,387
                         Bob Conaway        27.31 %    36,792
                         Frank Guzman       18.97 %    25,558
Assessor-Recorder        Dennis Draeger**   73.25 %    95,129
                         Alfred Palazzo     26.75 %    34,737
Auditor-Controller       Larry Walker**     70.97 %    94,242
                         Ensen Mason        29.03 %    38,542
Sup.of County Schools    Gary Thomas**      60.27 %    78,828
                         Arturo Delgado     22.32 %    29,192
                         Rita Ramirez-Dean  17.42 %    22,782

All appointed and elected San Bernardino County incumbents successfully secured election or reelection this evening.

The following absentee results have been posted.

Results as of 10:32 P.M. on 06/08/2010.
Sheriff                  Rod Hoops**        67.45 %    43,975   Votes
                         Paul Schrader      20.71 %    13,502   Votes
                         Mark Averbeck      11.84 %     7,720   Votes
District Attorney        Michael Ramos**    54.90 %    36,655   Votes
                         Bob Conaway        28.33 %    18,913   Votes
                         Frank Guzman       16.77 %    11,199   Votes
Assessor-Recorder        Dennis Draeger**   74.96 %    48,467   Votes
                         Alfred Palazzo     25.04 %    16,192   Votes
Auditor-Controller       Larry Walker**     72.42 %    47,844   Votes
                         Ensen Mason        27.58 %    18,225   Votes
Sup.of County Schools    Gary Thomas**      63.13 %    40,827   Votes
                         Arturo Delgado     19.55 %    12,642   Votes
                         Rita Ramirez-Dean  17.32 %    11,199   Votes

RivPE: SB Sheriff outspends his opponents

Sheriff Rod Hoops

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 1, 2010

By PAUL LAROCCO
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops has raised more and outspent his election opponents by a margin of more than 12 to 1, according to campaign finance reports released last week.

Hoops, appointed sheriff in 2009 and seeking his first elected term, received $129,667 in contributions from mid-March through late May, giving him more than $140,000 for the year. He has spent $196,090 since January.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Expect no surprises in county-wide races

Expect all county-wide officials to be either elected or reelected on June 8th.

Most of San Bernardino County’s elected or appointed incumbents had to run at least a basic campaign this year. Something that is healthy.

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10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, May 16, 2010

By PAUL LAROCCO
The Press-Enterprise

Fifteen months after he was appointed sheriff, Rod Hoops is seeking his first elected term on a platform of deep experience and fiscal prudence.

His two opponents, however, are attempting to cast his 31 years rising through the ranks of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as one of an insider unable to bring needed change.

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iePolitics: Sheriff Rod Hoops covers up for District Attorney Mike Ramos

Ramos

www.iepolitics.com

Written by Administrator
April 29th, 2010 at 10:46 am

As mentioned last week, I submitted a California Public Records Act request for a copy of any one of the tape recordings made when San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a loud party complaint in Mentone.

During that call a very drunk District Attorney Mike Ramos confronted deputies and told them to leave. He could have been arrested for Penal Code Section 647(f) or 148(a). However, he was not. At least one of the deputies recognized him.

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iePolitics: SBGOP refuses to endorse Mike Ramos – Revised

Ramos

Written by Administrator
April 22nd, 2010 at 9:01 pm

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos attended last night’s meeting of the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee (SBGOP) to ask for their endorsement of his re-election bid.  Arriving late, he indicated that he had been busy and needed to get back to his “family.”  Ramos, however, was denied the endorsement.

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SBSun: Criminal charges reviewed for sheriff’s captain

Stacia Glenn, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/22/2010 05:28:01 PM PDT

Criminal charges are being reviewed for a retired San Bernardino County sheriff’s captain accused of falsifying certifications to raise his salary, authorities said.

Details of the alleged scheme have not been released. The captain, whose wife works at the sheriff’s training academy, has not been identified because it is a personnel matter.

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iePolitics: Mike Ramos “Drunk in Public”

Ramos

Written by AntiCorruptionUnit
April 19th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

As briefly reported at Inlandpolitics on April 15, 2010 by blogger ten.fifteen under the “Frank Guzman releases his campaign website” thread,  the blogger eludes to an encounter by deputies with District Attorney Mike Ramos.

It was reported that District Attorney Mike Ramos was attending a party at a friend’s house located in Mentone, which is near Yucaipa and which falls under San Bernardino County Sheriff’s jurisdiction.

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