Does no one else see what has occurred here. Conspiracy is a felony. There was and is a conspiracy between these three entities to committee another felony, Obstruction of Justice. The D.A.'s Office sworn duty is to represent the "People of the State of California" uphold the law and prosecute those that violate it. Even if Tom Schwab wanted the "Sheriff's Office not to pursue it"
The District Attorney's Office should have advised the Sheriff's Department as to the ramifications of not pursuing criminal charges because of what might be an "embarrassment". I would think that these two agencies would have learned something from the case of the former Sheriff stealing over five hundred weapons from the evidence locker. That sounds to me like five hundred burglaries. All he received was probation. Perhaps this is how law enforcement works in this county. Very similar to the pre Frank Bland days.
According to the articles Steve Berry "sobbed so loudly" in Tom Schwab's office begging Mr. Schwab not to fire him, everyone in City Hall could hear it. Now Mayor Ferre wants everyone to believe she had no knowledge of what transpired. I find it incredulous that no one in City Hall, John Harper the City Attorney, Tom Schwab or any other council member at that time or city employee could keep this from Mrs. Ferre. If that is in fact the case, they should all be fired along with Mr. Berry and Mrs. Ferre should inquire as to the statutes of limitations and demand prosecution of Mr. Berry. Allow him to face a jury. I doubt that will happen. It would possibly show she had knowledge of the situation and make her a co-conspirator. Mr. Berry received permission to fire Mr. Mullins, can't have those pesky witnesses around.
Mrs. Ferre needs to conduct the inquiry in open session, if she does not, then I am convinced the closed door session, like many other closed door session, will be to plan a strategy on a cover up of by some of the council members and Mrs. Ferre involvement. Mr. Miller and Mr. Stanckiewitz need to take the lead on this. They were not on the council when this happened, but Ms. Garica, Ms. Cortez and Mrs. Ferre were. They need to request an investigation by Attorney General Brown or the Public Corruption Unit of the FBI
Was some interesting information I found late Thursday on GT blog regarding Steve Berry and current running of city.Hitting your stride again. Posting meaty information.