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SCPD Policy and Practices Manual (General Orders) as of 2011
by SCPD (posted by Norse)
Saturday May 19th, 2012 1:57 PM
A few weeks ago, I requested a copy of the General Orders of the SCPD. These are internal policies which its officers are supposedly bound to follow. It's been suggested to me in the past that holding officers in violation of these orders and presenting evidence of that is more powerful than claiming their conduct is violent, illegal, or abusive. That is, it's riskier for a cop to violate internal rules than violate the Constitution. Sad, if true.

Trisha Husome, SCPD Records Keeper, responded to my May 1 Public Records Act request with the following PDF, which, she said, was current as of 8-4-11.

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by John Colby
Sunday May 20th, 2012 4:24 AM
PO Kelley botched an investigation into a stolen Social Security check. His police report was slanderous towards the victim of the theft. I advocated for the report to be corrected to SCPD Deputy Chief Steve Clark and SCPD Chief Vogel, to no avail. The SCPD independent auditor essentially admitted that the report was crap, but advised me the SCPD would refuse to change it.

PO Kelley violated several sections of the SCPD Policy Manual. For example his behavior disgraced the SCPD's reputation. That is considered a major violation. Moreover, according to the policy manual SCPD employees are held to a higher standard then civilians to not break civil laws. PO Kelley violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). PO Kelley also slandered the victim in a way that was injurious to their emotional health and public reputation. Deputy Chief Clark and Chief Vogel refused to correct PO Kelley's mistakes. They brought disgrace upon the SCPD too, violating their policy manual. They also violated the ADA.

I believe that SCPD Records Manager Trisha Husome has crossed the boundary of professional ethics in responding to my California Public Records Act requests. She may have violated laws about tampering with records systems, or may have lied about the SCPD records system.

Don't maintain the false belief that the SCPD gives a whit about its internal policies. The SCPD does whatever it wants, without being held accountable by any authority. They violate their own policies and the law so much that you would expect an avalanche of lawsuits against them.

PO Kelley, Deputy Chief Clark and Chief Vogel will be held accountable.
by No Way
Monday May 21st, 2012 4:24 PM
'nuf said.