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.

Today I received a letter from San Bernardino County Counsel advising that the tape recording is confidential. At least they did not deny its existence or that the incident occurred. However, we all know this types of tapes are made available to the media on a regular basis. Just look at COPS or any of the other shows that document real incidents. And, how often are 9-1-1 tapes, videos from patrol units, etc., released to the public.

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