A dispute over one Washoe County School District principal’s firing is heading all the way to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Carson City lawsuitsA dispute over one Washoe County School District principal’s firing is heading all the way to the Nevada Supreme Court.

And it could cost the district more than $400,000 for three years in back pay and benefits, if the principal succeeds in her appeal for wrongful termination, which recently swung in her favor.

The long legal battle started in February 2013 when Kara White, principal of Lemmon Valley Elementary School, was suddenly suspended and later terminated. District officials were tight-lipped, refusing to provide any explanation to parents, the public or news media asking why the lauded principal was fired.

Under White’s leadership, the north Reno school skyrocketed from a failing to awarded school.

When White took over the elementary school, less than half the fifth-graders met standards in math and science. Only a third possessed the expected reading skills, according to Nevada’s standardized tests. By the time of White’s firing four years later in May 2013, more than 80 percent of Lemmon Valley’s fifth-graders were proficient in math, science and reading, far exceeding the average performance of district elementary schools.

Supervisors gave White glowing performance evaluations, deeming her accomplished or distinguished in all areas in 2012.

“The success Lemmon Valley Elementary School continues to demonstrate is a testament to Ms. White’s high expectations for both staff and students,” area Superintendent Doug Parry wrote in his 2012 review of the first-time principal.

The reasons for White’s firing remained a mystery to the public as she appealed her termination in private arbitration hearings. The district stood its ground, convincing an arbitrator to uphold White’s termination.

White appealed to Reno’s District Court, winning the case in November and effectively striking down the arbitrator’s district-favoring decision.

Silent and unemployed since 2013, White now feels free to speak, she said in a recent interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal. The appeal in District Court makes everything public, including the district’s claims for her termination.

“Even being a cancer survivor, this is the toughest thing I’ve gone through in my life,” said White with tears in her eyes.

Since being fired, White has applied for jobs in numerous school districts. The 41-year-old sought clerical work and substitute teaching, but was never hired.

“It’s very hard to even get an interview,” said White, concluding it must be the black spot on her resume.

The district declined to take questions from the Gazette-Journal about White’s firing, stating that it “will not discuss pending litigation.”

White has long known why the district said it’s firing her. It’s now spelled out in court records filed by the district’s lawyers.

A school counselor reported to the district in early 2013 that White bought her a $149 necklace and also purchased lunch for the entire school staff using funds earmarked for student activities. After investigating, Parry found that White “authorized excessive and inappropriate expenditures” in the two most recent school years. The district suspended White, and soon after moved to terminate her.

“I have never denied that I used funds this way or that way,” White told the Gazette-Journal, repeating what was said in court and arbitration about her four years as principal. “I was always very accountable, turning in receipts for everything.”

White asserted that she didn’t knowingly do anything wrong, thinking the money was for discretionary purposes. She didn’t recall receiving training on the specific uses of student activity funds, White testified.

The district also said White was terminated for something it discovered after suspending her. According to the district, White told teachers they must participate in a training session, for which some teachers used sick days that were restored to them.

White said she didn’t tell teachers the training was mandatory and they would be reimbursed for using sick days. If there was any concern from teachers inferring such an edict, no one brought it to her attention, she said.

An arbitrator found White “less than credible and dishonest,” and upheld her firing on those grounds.

Judge Scott Freeman, however, disagreed with the arbitrator.

“The record does not turn up substantial evidence of dishonesty,” Freeman wrote in his ruling, criticizing the arbitrator who “exceeded his authority.”

No evidence indicates that White knowingly violated district policies, Freeman wrote in his decision.

“Dishonesty requires intent,” Freeman added. “Principal White believed she was using the funds to encourage and congratulate her teachers and to foster a sense of community and pride.”

While there was “abundant evidence of miscommunication” between teachers and White over the training, the judge found “no indication of intentional dishonesty.”

But that’s not why Freeman overturned the arbitrator’s decision.

The contract between all 96 Washoe school principals and the district says discipline must be progressive. Principals must “be given reasonable opportunity for improvement.” The district can’t fire, demote or suspend principals “without just cause,” reads the contract.

“I deserve to be principal and have that chance to improve,” White said.

Several former and current district administrators testified that other principals had made similar missteps and weren’t terminated. They were trained and allowed to improve.  When contacted by the Gazette-Journal, all but one of these testifiers declined to comment. Many of them still have contact with or work for the school district.

“I’ve never seen the district go to such great lengths for minor mistakes,” said Alyson Kendrick, who testified in the case.

Kendrick is a 23-year district employee and president of the Washoe School Principals’ Association representing White in her legal battle.

While the district declined to comment on White’s case, it did answer questions about previous actions taken against principals in similar situations.

“The district is not aware of any other principals who have been terminated for using student activity funds to reward staff,” officials responded.

This raises a larger question that has perplexed White and her lawyers for years: Why did the district terminate a celebrated principal for mistakes so benign and easily correctable?

“That’s been confounding, and it has really felt like a witch hunt,” White said. “I never had a chance to step back on the campus and fix anything. I’ve continued to have faith and believe that the truth – at some point – will come through.”

But the matter isn’t settled, yet.

Counter to what the principal’s union expected, the district didn’t settle with White after the court ruling, Kendrick said.

The district appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court, doing so because it “believes its decision to dismiss the principal is supported by the law,” wrote officials in a statement to the Gazette-Journal.

Before it decides on whether to hear the case, the Supreme Court has ordered the district and White to seek a settlement. Both sides will sit down for that meeting on Jan. 28 with a court-appointed mediator.

Ron Dreher, representative for White, said the former principal will seek nothing less than full back pay to April 29, 2013, when she was put on unpaid suspension. White, who now lives in Dixon, Calif., also wants to be reinstated as a Washoe school principal and issued a letter from the district clearing her name.

“I need help in restoring my reputation and integrity,” said White, who grew up in Northern Nevada and worked in Washoe schools for nearly 17 years. “It’s my home.”

If the parties can’t come to an agreement, the Supreme Court could take the case or send it back to arbitration, which would extend what Judge Freeman already called an unnecessarily prolonged battle for White.

“Her livelihood and reputation have been on the line for far too long,” he said. “Principal White deserved much more than the long, drawn-out procedure she was afforded.”

7th Amendment protest coming to Reno next week to demand the use of summary judgment as unconstitutional?

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 Is Ty Robben’s 7th Amendment protest against Judge Miranda Du coming to Reno next week?

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7th Amendment protest coming to Reno Judge Miranda Du next week to demand the use of summary judgment as unconstitutional?

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7th Amendment protest coming to Reno Judge Miranda Du next week to demand the use of summary judgment as unconstitutional?


Is a 7th Amendment protest coming to Reno next week? Stay tuned. Summary Judgement is unconstitutional. Ty Robben plans to demonstrate in the very near future about the Reno Federal Court and in particular, Judge Miranda Du’s use of summary judgement to dismiss certain causes of action in his civil rights lawsuit against various Carson City officials including former disgraced DA Neil Rombardo and his corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.

Ty Robben started a go fund me website to help raise money for the protest and his dog Tytan who has medical needs because of a recent discovery of bone cancer in his leg.

Ty Robben’s lawsuit also includes corrupt Carson City justice of the peace “judge” John Tatro. judge tatro

The complaint also includes the Carson City Department  of Alternative Sentencing (DAS) and names numerous Defendants including Sheriff Kenny Furlong and even jailhouse Dr. Joe Joseph E. McEllistrem.

Those listed are Defendants’ in a civil rights lawsuit file by Robben that includes a cornucopia of claims including malicious prosecution, defamation, RICO (racketeering), false imprisonment, false arrest, and virtually every Constitutional amendment a person can suffer from including the 1st 2nd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th and 14th amendments of the US Constitution!

Ty Robben is fed-up and demands justice or there will be no peace. Stay tuned as the next Bundy Ranch heats up in crazy Nevada.

Ty Robben says he want’s peace and justice. No justice is no peace. This is a crazy case where Judge Tatro falsify accused Robben of hiring a hit man to kill him and well as trying to frame Robben on the shooting of Tatro’s home which turned out to be the crazy drunk judges mistress! Only in Carson City can you find hillbilly justice like this.

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Ty Robben says “This is hurting me financially and preventing me from getting treatment for my dog Tytan who’s suffering from bone cancer.”

Ty Robben says “This is hurting me financially and preventing me from getting treatment for my dog Tytan who’s suffering from bone cancer.”

Stay tuned as this story develops.

Why Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional

Suja A. Thomas

Abstract:

Summary judgment is cited as a significant reason for the dramatic decline in the number of jury trials in civil cases in federal court. Judges extensively use the device to clear the federal docket of cases deemed meritless. Recent scholarship even has called for the mandatory use of summary judgment prior to settlement. While other scholars question the use of summary judgment in certain types of cases (for example, civil rights cases), all scholars and judges assume away a critical question: whether summary judgment is constitutional. The conventional wisdom is that the Supreme Court settled the issue a century ago in Fidelity & Deposit Co. v. United States. But a review of that case reveals that the conventional wisdom is wrong: the constitutionality of summary judgment has never been resolved by the Supreme Court. This Essay is the first to examine the question and takes the seemingly heretical position that summary judgment is unconstitutional. The question is governed by the Seventh Amendment which provides that “[i]n Suits at common law, . . . the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.” The Supreme Court has held that “common law” in the Seventh Amendment refers to the English common law in 1791. This Essay demonstrates that no procedure similar to summary judgment existed under the English common law and also reveals that summary judgment violates the core principles or “substance” of the English common law. The Essay concludes that, despite the uniform acceptance of the device, summary judgment is unconstitutional. The Essay then responds to likely objections, including that the federal courts cannot function properly without summary judgment. By describing the burden that the procedure of summary judgment imposes upon the courts, the Essay argues that summary judgment may not be necessary to the judicial system but rather, by contrast, imposes significant costs upon the system.

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‘Million Dollar Burglar’ alleges false imprisonment in lawsuit against Nevada police

A man who was dubbed “The Million Dollar Burglar” by Las Vegas police now claims he was falsely imprisoned for 16 months.

Bryan Hiser, 34, also claims Nevada prison officials placed him in solitary confinement as punishment for complaining about his illegal detention.

Hiser made the allegations in a civil rights lawsuit filed Jan. 30 against the Nevada Department of Corrections and the Metropolitan Police Department. He is represented by attorneys at Potter Law Offices.

Prison and police representatives declined to comment on the lawsuit, which was filed in Clark County District Court.

When Hiser was arrested in December 2010, police recovered less than $200,000 of the millions in stolen property he was suspected of taking. He later accepted a plea bargain and agreed to be sentenced as a habitual offender.

In June 2012, District Judge Michelle Leavitt sentenced Hiser to two consecutive terms of 10 years to life under the state’s habitual offender law. Hiser already was serving a five-year term in the federal system for being a felon in possession of stolen firearms.

According to Hiser’s lawsuit, Leavitt vacated his judgment of conviction on Jan. 31, 2013. Hiser then “served 16 months in the custody of NDOC without a judgment of conviction,” according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims Hiser was placed in solitary confinement, “with lockdown 23 hours out of 24 hours,” as punishment for complaining to prison officials that he was being illegally detained.

Hiser was transferred to the Clark County Detention Center, and the judge ordered that he stay there, according to the lawsuit. However, the complaint alleges, jail officials “maliciously transferred” him back to prison.

At a May 2014 hearing, according to the lawsuit, the judge stated:

“Yeah, after everything I did. They even called my office, and I said, ‘You cannot.’ And CCDC was saying, ‘We’re transporting him back.’ And I said, “No, you cannot. He’s not under a term of imprisonment.’ Then the NDOC was pretending that they didn’t. OK, I think it’s bad. And I would suggest the state of Nevada intervene.”

Defendants in Hiser’s lawsuit include various wardens and caseworkers.

According to the document, “Mr. Hiser repeatedly advised each and every defendant of the fact that he was falsely imprisoned, however each of the defendants chose to continue to maliciously imprison Mr. Hiser with deliberate indifference to his constitutional rights.”

When Hiser made his claims of false imprisonment, according to the lawsuit, the defendants punished him by transferring him from the county jail to the state prison system, transferring him from High Desert State Prison to Ely State Prison, and detaining him in solitary confinement.

Before Hiser’s June 2012 sentencing, lead prosecutor Noreen DeMonte penned a report that included more than 100 pages of Hiser’s criminal history.

At the hearing, prosecutor Marc Schifalacqua summed up Hiser’s criminal record by saying, “Mr. Hiser has been a one-man crime wave for approximately the last 13 years here in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s been burglary after theft after burglary. This one man has affected dozens, if not hundreds, of people’s lives.”

Deputy Public Defender Michael Wilfong tried unsuccessfully to persuade Leavitt to give Hiser two concurrent sentences, which would have made him eligible for parole after 10 years, instead of consecutive sentences.

Neither Wilfong nor DeMonte could be reached for comment on what occurred in Hiser’s case after his first sentencing hearing. Schifalacqua no longer works for the Clark County district attorney’s office.

In an order signed Jan. 31, 2013, Leavitt vacated Hiser’s sentence and ruled that he “will be re-sentenced at a later date.”

Minutes from an August 2014 hearing reflect that Leavitt resentenced him to two concurrent terms of 10 years to life. Prison records indicate that Hiser is serving his sentence at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs.

Contact reporter Carri Geer Thevenot at cgeer@reviewjournal.com or 702-384-8710. Find her on Twitter: @CarriGeer.

Elko sheriff denies allegations in jailhouse suit

– Associated Press 

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts said Wednesday an internal investigation into a former county jail inmate’s claims that he was nearly beaten to death by three other inmates in 2012 determined that the accuser was the perpetrator, not the victim of the jailhouse fight.

Pitts also denied allegations in the inmate’s lawsuit against the county that sheriff’s officials tampered with the jail surveillance tape so as to try to cover up the alleged beating.

Former inmate Ryan Fosmo is seeking more than $50,000 in damages in a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing jail guards of idly standing by while the other inmates beat him on Sept. 10, 2012.

Fosmo was “basically a caged animal fighting to stay alive,” Elko attorney Gregory Corn wrote in the lawsuit on behalf of the 40-year-old man who was released on parole in April after serving a sentence for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

Pitts told The Associated Press on Wednesday has not formally been served any papers in connection with the lawsuit so he could not comment fully. But he said his office investigated the incident and is confident the surveillance tape was not altered.

“The internal investigation found he was the suspect and not the victim,” Pitts said

The lawsuit states that although the videotape had been altered, enough of the attack was captured to prove three other inmates – one of them currently serving a prison sentence for murder – lured Fosmo into a cell, slammed the door shut and severely beat him, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Reno on Sept. 10.

Corn told AP on Tuesday he knows the surveillance tape exists because he saw part of it during Fosmo’s sentencing hearing in Elko County District Court in October 2012. He said he intends to file a motion soon asking U.S. District Judge Miranda Du to issue an order to “freeze and take possession” of the videotape.

The footage was “intentionally adulterated by the defendants … to decrease, eliminate and/or hide the totality of what should have otherwise been on the video had portions of it not been altered or eliminated,” the lawsuit states.
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Ask Joe: Where does court case involving the Humboldt County Sheriff cash seizures stand?

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From the Ask Joe file, one of our viewers, a deputy from Humboldt County, has a question about a case News 4 has been covering that has now made its way into the courts. The issue is whether deputies are taking people’s money illegally during traffic stops.

See video here: http://www.mynews4.com/mostpopular/story/Ask-Joe-Where-does-court-case-involving-cash/S2KgOai3KkOo-5ZdqEaeyQ.cspx

The deputy who wrote in asked that we not use his name, but he would like to know the status of the ongoing lawsuit regarding his agency, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. He said other deputies have asked and they get different answers or the runaround. So he wants to know where things stand?

Answer:

This case has been classified by the judge as a class action suit. Reno attorney John Ohlson is representing the plaintiffs and there was a hearing last week on the case in federal court.

This started when a California man named Tan Nguyn filed suit after he was stopped in Winnemucca. The deputy did not cite him, but he did take $50,000 in cash from him.

After the suit was filed and we aired our story, the Sheriff’s Office gave Nguyn all his money back and paid for his attorney fees. The question is how many others have been victimized this way after getting stopped on the highway.

As Ohlson pointed out in our story, it is not illegal to carry large amounts of cash with you. Ohlson said there are 20 forfeiture cases which have been documented by Humboldt County. At the hearing last week, he asked for copies of video tapes from traffic stops, bank records and the names of people who have been stopped.

This legal process is called discovery. It is where one side asks the other to turn over evidence.

Joe has also confirmed through a source that the Nevada Attorney General has opened its own investigation into this case. However, the AG office would not comment when asked about it.

These cases do not move very fast in federal court. But it does seem that there is growing interest and a growing number of questions about these cash seizures.

Jimmy John’s settles in ‘freaky fast’ lawsuit in Las Vegas

Jimmy John’s settles in ‘freaky fast’ lawsuit

Freaky fast can be freaky costly.

Jimmy John’s credo of speedy delivery may have cost the company millions of dollars in a Las Vegas lawsuit.

The franchise with about 11 valley locations reached a settlement Monday with a motorcyclist who suffered severe injuries after colliding with a Jimmy John’s delivery vehicle.

Ty Cirillo, who was 19 at the time of the 2011 crash, sued the franchise for “creating and instituting policies that endorse dangerous, illegal and reckless driving” and “failing to reprimand or discipline employees for violating traffic laws.”

Because of his injuries from the wreck, Cirillo will likely never walk or work again, his lawyer Robert Eglet said.

“Yeah, you could be freaky fast delivery, but you’re going to endanger the public if you do that,” Eglet said. “Here we have a 19-year-old kid whose life has been destroyed by them trying to rush a sandwich to someone’s house.”

Eglet wouldn’t disclose the figure of the settlement. But in opening statements at trial, Eglet said he would ask a Clark County jury for $50 million in damages. The finalized settlement, which came after the third week of trial, appeared to be multiple millions of dollars.

Cirillo was headed east on Oakey Boulevard on his way to work as a linen attendant at Aria in October 2011 when a Jimmy John’s delivery driver in a Chevy Blazer turned left onto Ivanhoe Way and cut him off. Cirillo suffered multiple “horrific and severe” injuries after his Harley Davidson Sportster slammed into the right rear side of the SUV, according to his lawyer.

Cirillo’s pelvis was “ripped open,” and he suffered “multiple broken limbs,” Eglet said. Cirillo has since had both hips replaced and must use a wheelchair.

“The amount of the settlement will take care of his harms and losses for the rest of his life,” Eglet said.

Along with the driver, Larry Black, Cirillo sued the Las Vegas franchise and the Champaign, Illinois-based corporation.

Black testified that he earned bigger tips for quicker service, and he earned a small percentage of sales for each delivery. By 9:30 a.m. on the day of the crash, Black was already on at least his second delivery. A witness said Black froze in the intersection after seeing the motorcycle headed toward him, according to Eglet.

“I made that turn thousands of times,” Black told the jury. “And this is my first accident.”

The company that makes “gourmet sandwiches” relies heavily on advertising speedy delivery with slogans such as “Freaky Fast. Freaky Good,” “Subs so fast you’ll freak,” and “You buy. We fly.” They also run the Freaky Fast Blog at freakyfast.com.

During trial, Eglet played Jimmy John’s commercials, including one in which a driver in an overturned vehicle uses OnStar to call for help and then order a sandwich. A Jimmy John’s driver immediately flashes into the scene: “Sorry I’m late. I got stuck behind an ambulance.”

Eglet said he hoped the settlement would prompt the sandwich company to rethink its “corporate culture of speed and urgency.”

“Unfortunately that translates into their delivery drivers rushing and taking chances they shouldn’t take,” Eglet said. “It’s unsafe for the community. They’re hurting people.”

Lawyers for Jimmy John’s could not be reached for comment.

Contact reporter David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Find him on Twitter: @randompoker.

Ousted Washoe schools superintendent Pedro Martinez sues district

Ousted Washoe schools superintendent sues district

RENO — Washoe County School Superintendent Pedro Martinez is suing the school district over his ouster, and a Reno newspaper is asking the Nevada attorney general to investigate whether the School Board violated the state’s open meeting law when it decided to pull him from the job earlier this week.

Meanwhile, a School Board member defended the move, saying a dispute over Martinez’ resume was only part of the problem and the situation is more complicated than the public realizes.

The School Board issued a statement Tuesday announcing Martinez had been “relieved of his duties” effective immediately, then clarified a day later he had been placed on paid administrative leave pending any formal action.

Martinez said he was fired after an illegal, private meeting of six of the seven board members who accused him of lying about whether he was a certified public accountant, which he maintains he is.

Board President Barbara Clark said the trustees intend to discuss the matter at a meeting next week. But along with his lawsuit alleging breach of contract, a lawyer for Martinez filed a motion in Washoe District Court on Friday seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent that from happening.

The district “has not only already violated the Open Meeting Law, but is threatening to do so again,” Reno attorney William Peterson wrote in court papers arguing that the district had provided insufficient notice to put Martinez’s fate on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.

A lawyer for the Reno Gazette-Journal on Thursday asked Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to investigate.

“This conduct by the board was so outrageous that it is difficult to identify a requirement of the Open Meeting Law that the Board did not violate,” Reno attorney Scott Glogovac wrote in a letter Thursday.

The district said in a statement announcing that Martinez had been relieved of duties that board members “are in discussions with Mr. Martinez, and for legal reasons, we cannot share specific details.”

Martinez, former deputy superintendent of Clark County schools in Las Vegas, said he provided the board with documentation proving he passed the CPA exam in Illinois.

Reno Mayor Bob Cashell was among those who said they were surprised by the move and believed Martinez had been doing a good job. Martinez helped shepherd the district through a deadly schoolyard shooting and had taken a lead role in pushing tax increases to boost education spending.

School Board member Howard Rosenberg, a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, defended the action during an appearance Thursday on KRNV-TV’s “Nevada Newsmakers.”

“This is a situation that is much, much deeper than the public has any idea of,” Rosenberg said. “Mr. Martinez is playing it for all that it is worth, and I wish him well, but there is a great deal more here.”

Sabo wins, Elko loses – Elko pays Cassandra Sabo $22,500 because officers treated her unfairly because of her gender and created a hostile workplace

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Sabo wins, Elko loses

ImageELKO — The city paid $22,500 to settled a lawsuit with a former police officer who claimed ranking officers treated her unfairly because of her gender and created a hostile workplace.

Cassandra Sabo, hired as an officer in October 2012, filed suit against the City of Elko and individual members of the police department, claiming she was bullied and told, among other sexist comments, that women didn’t belong in law enforcement. Sabo resigned from the force in January 2013.
In its response, the city denied the allegations. In May, the two sides agreed to a settlement, which was finalized a month later. The settlement dismisses the lawsuit.

Image“It’s behind us as far as we’re concerned,” City Manager Curtis Calder said. Calder said the estimated cost to go to trial would have likely been higher than settlement.Image

“For the mere fact of entering into the agreement neither party has admitted fault or wrongdoing,” Calder said. Instead, the agreement was a means of resolving the dispute, he added.

Jeff Dickerson, co-counsel for the plaintiff, released a statement arguing the lawsuit was less about monetary rewards and more about standing against gender discrimination.


“It was never about the money,”
Sabo said in a statement released by her attorneys, Dickerson and Julie Cavanaugh-Bill. “I wanted to educate the chain of command about federal law against discrimination against women in the workplace. Hopefully, bringing them into federal court has inspired re-examination of City policies, so women entering the force will find a better working environment.”Image

Calder said the city’s insurance carrier, Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool, paid the plaintiff $22,500 on behalf of the city. Both sides were ordered to pay their own legal costs. Calder said the city paid a $5,000 deductible for attorney fees.

ImageAccording to the complaint, while a cop Sabo was pinned in a choke hold by a police sergeant who was not trained or certified to teach and apply chock holds.

Sabo alleged that an internal investigation regarding the matter was conducted to discredit her. She claimed that a male who was hired around the same time wasn’t treated the same way.Image

Two of the four defendants named in the complaint — Chief Don Zumwalt and Capt. Will Lehmann — retired in the past year and are no longer with the police department. Lt. Ty Trouten and Sgt. Matt Locuson were also named as defendants.

Reno lawyer William Routsis cheats his clients and works for the “other side” to fuck over his clients

William Routsis

Reno lawyer William Routsis cheats his clients and works for the “other side” to fuck over his clients

Update: The CCSO admits William Routsis worked with them to undermine his client behind the seems to score points with the court . William Routsis threatened me with “criminal libel” for this post and told me to take down this post by midnight and not protest his corrupt ass as I intend on doing – So I created a website williamroutsisbadlawyer.wordpress.com dedicated to this asshole.

Be aware of Reno criminal defense lawyer William Routsis. This piece of lazy crap lies, and works bogus deals with the prosecutors and against his clients. I hire Mr. Routsis and needless to say, it was a complete waste of money. Mr. Routsis can’t even use a computer to  write simple motions. I had to do all the work because Routsis who claims to be Buddhist is actually a drunk and was strung out on meth. He even had the face picking syndrome going on when I witnessed him on on of his binders. He yells at his clients and tells lie after lie to cover up his incompetence.He tore into a yelling rampage against his secretary for allowing me to enter his “office”  (den indie of his home) when he was doing lines of meth and drinking beer with some street person.

William Routsis

William Routsis sucks

He runs his office from his home, but he uses his brothers (John Routsis) mailing address to appear legit.  Mr. Routsis sabotaged my case and worked with the DA to arrange a bogus “plea deal” to which fell apart and Routsis later acknowledged he was ineffective counsel.

We need to let every potential client in the Reno and Carson City areas that William Routsis is no good, he will steal your money and yell at you. He even threatened me and I had to call the Reno police about his behavior. We will protest this corrupt lawyer soon and file complaints with the State Bar and sue him for malpractice. A lawyer like William who fucks his clients is as bad as the worst judge and DA… At least we can have a profound affect of this fella by exposing the truth about his poor representation, lies and rip offs.

Ex-assistant sues Northern Nevada DA Kelly Brown for defamation

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DA Kelly Brown

Originally from February 12, 2014 – AP News

RENO — A federal lawsuit accuses White Pine County District Attorney Kelly Brown of defaming and violating the civil rights of one of his ex-assistant prosecutors, who says he forced her from her job in retaliation for blowing the whistle on alleged mismanagement of a county fund.

Former Assistant DA Kirsty Pickering accuses her old boss of bringing trumped-up charges against her husband, which later were dismissed, denying her right to free speech and intentionally creating an “intolerable workplace” before she quit in May. Carson City lawsuits

Her lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Reno alleges Brown engaged in “selective prosecution based upon his biases toward individuals and favoritism of friends and political supporters.”

Brown denied the allegations in court papers filed on Friday by a lawyer for White Pine County, Rebecca Bruch of Reno. She said in an email Tuesday that neither she nor Brown has any comment at this time on the lawsuit seeking unspecified damages.

The case was reassigned on Monday to U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert McQuaid because the previously assigned judge recused himself, noting he was once a partner in the law firm where Bruch works. Both sides have until March 24 to submit a discovery plan for a pending trial.

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Block on Nevada prison’s legal news delivery spurs suit

Prison Legal News

Claims that Nevada prison officials are improperly banning legal rights publications mailed to Nevada inmates have drawn a First Amendment lawsuit backed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada.

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Reno accuses the Nevada Department of Corrections of improperly using a restriction on mail with address labels and envelope tape as a pretext to confiscate and discard copies of Prison Legal News sent to prisoners. DOC

“The First Amendment does not end at the prison door,” ACLU Legal Director Staci Pratt told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Censorship of legal materials through the establishment of arbitrary procedural roadblocks does not comport with the Nevada Department of Corrections’ constitutional obligations.”

Prison Legal News aims to protect inmate legal rights and educate prisoners on various issues.

The ACLU official said the issue goes beyond one publication to encompass the constitutional rights of inmates and publishers to communicate with each other.

Pratt said policies on access to materials could even affect the ability of children to send a report card or other communication to an incarcerated parent.

Officials at the Department of Corrections said they don’t comment on active lawsuits.

The Human Rights Defense Center, which publishes Prison Legal News, is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit. It seeks a court finding that refusing to deliver the publication is a constitutional violation, an injunction preventing prison officials from blocking the receipt by prisoners, and unspecified punitive and compensatory damages.

Pratt said ACLU officials are talking with the Nevada attorney general’s office about resolving the case.

It was filed June 28, shortly after corrections officials adopted a new temporary policy prohibiting mailed information related to security issues such as how to make weapons and sexually explicit publications.

The policy also states that inmates should have access to books through approved vendors, and it provides for an appeals process if a request is denied.

Paul Wright, editor of Prison Legal News, said he thought the prison restrictions had no connection with legitimate security-related interests, and were being used to justify illegal censorship by prison officials.

The June issue of Prison Legal News contains a variety of articles, including a state-by-state analysis of prison closures, a report on a New York decision that county jails do not need to provide law libraries and an article titled “How the Prison-Industrial Complex Destroys Lives.”

Wright said there is no consistent, blanket ban at all institutions statewide. He said the magazine has about 50 Nevada inmate subscribers.

The problem was more related to the publication’s book list, Wright said, including such titles as “Beyond Bars, Rejoining Society After Prison” and “Criminal Law in a Nutshell.”

Books ordered by Nevada inmates are frequently sent back, and Wright said it appears to be because of hostility to the organization’s mission to help inmates improve themselves.

The publication won a judgment and settlement in 2000 after suing the Nevada Corrections Department on the issue. The state agreed at that time that prisoners would be able to subscribe to publications of their choice.

Pratt said the agency never honored the agreement.

Harassment suit filed in September by Capitol Police Officer Alice Valde against Nevada Capitol Police settled $99,999.99 paid by the state

capitol police nevadaThe suit filed in September by Capitol Police Officer Alice Valdez charging five of her fellow officers of discriminatory, inappropriate and hostile conduct toward her has been settled.

The settlement agreement filed in Carson District Court resolves all the issues raised in her lawsuit, with neither side admitting to the alleged conduct.

In return, she will get a lump-sum payment of $99,999.99 paid by the state.

The agreement says, “plaintiff hereby completely releases and forever discharges the defendants of, and from, any and all liability for all claims asserted, arising from or relating to the disputes and the allegations and legal claims of the complaint.”

Valdez accused officers Christian Normandy, Bill Walker and Chris Aranyos as well as Sgt. Mike Rubio of marking a variety of hostile comments about her age, size and gender, as well as sexist comments. She is one of two women on the force older than 40. It accused Sgt. Rich Mraz of doing nothing to stop the alleged abuse.

Rubio was dismissed from the Capitol Police. Mraz, who for most of the period in question was on medical leave, was demoted. The other officers including Valdez remain on duty.

Under terms of the settlement, Valdez and her lawyer, Jeff Dickerson, agreed to move for dismissal of the complaint with prejudice as soon as the payment is received.

It was signed by Valdez, all the defendants and Department of Public Safety Director Jim Wright.

The sad thing about this story is that Capitol Police Officer Alice Valdez is a nice person from our experience with her at the 2012 ANTI Corruption protests outside the State Capitol buildings. In fact, all the Capitol Police personnel seemed very professional, non-hostile and polite. We even said thank you in a post  found […]

State investigating conduct of Nevada Capitol Police officers

Posted: August 29, 2013
By Cy Ryan (contact) Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 | 1:45 p.m. Carson City —  A quiet investigation has been under way for about two months into the conduct of a group of Capitol Police officers, the governor confirmed today. Several officers, believed to be five or six, have been placed on administrative leave with pay […]

Former Nevada Capitol Police chief Tom Navin sues over dismissal

Posted: April 27, 2013 

We welcome Tom Navin to come out and protest in front of the State Capital with us next week and throughout the upcoming summer of 2013, Mike Weston will make a big sign for you!  Seriously, come on out, you were a nice fella most of the time. Nevada Appeal by Geoff Dornan Former Capital […]

Nevada Department of Public Safety – Capitol Police Division

Posted: March 29, 2013 

last summer we got to meet most of the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Capitol Police Division and our experience with them was very positive. These fellas (and the ladies) were all very professional when we did our protests and they talked with us and some got to know us and what we were […]

Under Brian Sandoval’s watch, capitol gets increased security

Posted: November 22, 2012

This Las Vegas SUN news story caught our attention because of the various innuendos including Governor Brian Sandoval’s comment that we feel may have been directed at us! The governor acknowledged there were no threats made in the past at these meetings of state elected officials. There may have been some nasty […]

HIGHWAY ROBBERY – Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff’s Department deputy Sgt. Lee Dove accused of illegal stops, confiscations on I-80

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In this image released by the Humboldt County, Nev. Sheriff’s Department in September 2013 and posted on their Facebook page, Sgt. Lee Dove poses with K-9 Zyla and $50,000 cash that was seized after a traffic stop for speeding. Dove is accused of stopping travelers on a lonely stretch of U.S. Interstate 80 and confiscating tens of thousands of dollars for the county without bringing charges, according to two federal lawsuits. Two men who were traveling alone through northern Nevada’s high desert last year offer strikingly similar accounts of their stops by Dove near the town of Winnemucca, about 165 miles east of Reno

RENO — A rural Northern Nevada sheriff’s deputy is accused of stopping travelers on a lonely stretch of Interstate 80 and confiscating tens of thousands of dollars for the county without bringing charges, according to two federal lawsuits.

Two men who were traveling alone through the high desert last year offer strikingly similar accounts of their stops by the same Humboldt County deputy near the town of Winnemucca, about 165 miles east of Reno.highway robbery

Neither search produced drugs or an arrest, but in one case Deputy Lee Dove took a briefcase filled with $50,000 and in the other he seized $13,800 and a handgun, according to the lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Reno.

Both men said they were told they’d be released with their vehicles only if they forfeited their cash.

“It’s like Jesse James or Black Bart,” said longtime Reno defense lawyer John Ohlson, who filed suit on behalf of Tan Nguyen, 37, of Newport, Calif.

The lawsuits say the cash seizures are part of a pattern of stopping drivers for speeding as a pretext for drug busts, which violates the U.S. Constitution. They maintain Dove, Sheriff Ed Kilgore, Humboldt County and its prosecutors condone the practice of seizing assets regardless of criminal prosecution.

Two Reno lawyers representing the county did not immediately respond to telephone or email messages seeking comment, nor did Kilgore or Dove.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Kevin Pasquale said the district attorney’s office would not discuss the lawsuits. “As a matter of policy, we never comment on pending litigation,” he said.

County officials were not shy in the past about discussing their cash seizures. The day after Nguyen had his money taken, the sheriff issued a news release with a photograph of Dove pictured with a K-9 and $50,000 in seized cash “after a traffic stop for speeding.”

“This cash would have been used to purchase illegal drugs and now will benefit Humboldt County with training and equipment. Great job,” the statement said. Dove’s report said he had the money counted at a bank, then gave it to the district attorney’s office “for asset/seizure/forfeiture.”

Nguyen’s suit said Dove stopped him Sept. 23 for driving 78 mph in a 75 zone in what his lawyers described as a “profile stop” based on suspicion he was transporting drugs in a rental car picked up at the Denver airport.

Dove wrote in his report Nguyen agreed to a search before opening the briefcase with the $50,000 in cash. Nguyen denies that he consented.

Nguyen told Dove he won the money at a casino on the way to visit his cousins in California, according to Dove’s report, but Dove told Nguyen he suspected the money was obtained illegally. Dove reported he smelled marijuana but didn’t find any.

Nguyen was given a written warning for speeding but wasn’t cited.

As a condition of release, Nguyen signed a “property for safekeeping receipt,” which indicated the money was abandoned or seized and not returnable. But the lawsuit says he did so only because Dove threatened to seize his vehicle unless he “got in his car and drove off and forgot this ever happened.”

Winnemucca, with a population of about 8,000, is one of just a few towns spread across a 250-mile stretch of I-80 in Northern Nevada.

Ken Smith, who lives near Denver, tells a similar story about his speeding stop Dec. 16.

“It’s pretty scary to be out in the middle of nowhere on the side of the road and be told all your stuff is going to be taken away,” said attorney Jeff Dickerson, who filed a suit last month on Smith’s behalf.

Dove detained Smith on a warrant for another man named Smith, even though Dove had information showing the wanted Smith was black and had a different birth date, the lawsuit said. Ken Smith is white.

Smith eventually was allowed to leave and signed the waiver surrendering $13,800 and his pistol. Besides emotional distress and humiliation, the lawsuit says he now suffers from “fear of law enforcement” and the loss of his .40 caliber Ruger handgun.

Humboldt County Sheriff Ed Kilgore is named in a lawsuit alleging that he condones the practice of seizing assets taken during traffic stops for speeding. Also named in the suit is Sheriff's Deputy Lee Dove and Humboldt County prosecutors. According to the lawsuit, Deputy Lee Dove took a briefcase filled with $50,000. In another stop he seized $13,800 and a handgun, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Reno.

Humboldt County Sheriff Ed Kilgore is named in a lawsuit alleging that he condones the practice of seizing assets taken during traffic stops for speeding. Also named in the suit is Sheriff’s Deputy Lee Dove and Humboldt County prosecutors. According to the lawsuit, Deputy Lee Dove took a briefcase filled with $50,000. In another stop he seized $13,800 and a handgun, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Reno.

Kilgore, a gun rights advocate, was in the spotlight last year when he put the Obama administration on notice that he would refuse to enforce any new gun control laws he viewed as unconstitutional.

Dove was at the center of a civil rights fight when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that the deputy acted properly when he arrested a man who refused to provide his name during a domestic dispute investigation.

Kilgore said in a March 2013 news release that in the previous two years, a task force made up of Dove, two other officers and three K-9s seized more than 800 pounds of pot, 2 pounds of meth, 3 ounces of cocaine, a half ounce of heroin, and about $180,000 in cash.

Ohlson acknowledged Nguyen had some “minor problems in the past” with law enforcement.

“But when the car gets stopped, this cop knew nothing about that,” Ohlson said. He declined to elaborate.

Source http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-deputy-accused-illegal-stops-confiscations-i-80

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NEVADA COUNTY SETTLES SUITS ON I-80 CASH SEIZURES
By SCOTT SONNER

— Mar. 14, 2014 11:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada county has settled lawsuits with two men who said a sheriff’s deputy violated their civil rights when they were stopped for speeding on Interstate 80, searched for drugs and forced to forfeit tens of thousands of dollars even though no drugs were found and no charges filed in either case.

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office also confirmed in a statement late Friday that it has launched an internal review of the county’s “forfeiture program” but that there is no indication there have been any illegal stops or any wrongdoing on the party of Sheriff Ed Kilgore or his deputies.

Tan Nguyen of Newport, Calif., and Michael Lee of Denver said in lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Reno they were stopped last year on U.S. Interstate 80 near Winnemucca about 165 miles east of Reno under the pretext of speeding. They said they were subjected to illegal searches and told they wouldn’t be released with their vehicles unless they forfeited their cash.

The suits accused the same veteran deputy, Lee Dove, of taking a briefcase full of $50,000 in cash from Nguyen after stopping him for exceeding the speed limit by 3 mph in September, and seizing $13,800 and a handgun from Lee during a similar stop in December.

“The case has been settled,” Steve Balkenbush, a Reno attorney representing Humboldt County in the case, told The Associated Press on Friday.

The district attorney’s office said the settlement involved both Nyguen and Lee but not disclose how much money was involved. Nguyen’s lawyer told a Reno television station Friday he received a check for the full $50,000 seized as well as $10,000 in attorney fees.

“He wasn’t charged with anything. He had no drugs in his car. The pretext for stopping him was he was doing 78 in a 75,” John Ohlson told KRNV-TV.

“It’s like Jesse James or Black Bart,” he told AP in an interview last week.

Lee’s Reno lawyer, Jeff Dickerson, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The district attorney’s statement said both men were stopped legally and that “every asset that was seized pursuant to those stops was lawfully seized.” But it acknowledged the resolution of their claims didn’t receive priority in the district attorney’s office because of staff shortages.

“The cases involved Mr. Nguyen and Mr. Lee raised procedural issues in the District Attorney’s Office and those issues are being addressed by a review of every submitted case,” the statement said.

It said media reports about the lawsuits had “unfairly criticized” the sheriff’s office, which “was acting in accordance with the law as they understood it and was not responsible for any procedural defects following their seizure of the assets.”

“One thing is certain, even prior to the completion of the review by the District Attorney’s Office, is that the seized assets were not utilized unlawfully,” the DA’s office said. “Following completion of this review, a full accounting of those assets will be available for review.”

The lawsuits claimed the cash seizures were part of a pattern of stopping drivers for speeding as a pretext for drug busts in violation of the Constitution.

Nguyen was given a written warning for speeding but wasn’t cited. As a condition of release, he signed a “property for safekeeping receipt,” which indicated the money was abandoned or seized and not returnable. But the lawsuit says he did so only because Dove threatened to seize his vehicle unless he “got in his car and drove off and forgot this ever happened.”

The day after Nguyen had his money taken, the sheriff issued a news release with a photograph of Dove pictured with a K-9 and $50,000 in seized cash “after a traffic stop for speeding.”

“This cash would have been used to purchase illegal drugs and now will benefit Humboldt County with training and equipment. Great job,” the statement said.

source: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nevada-county-settles-suits-i-80-cash-seizures

 

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Reno may pay $330,000 to Deputy Police Chief Dave Evans who has been on paid leave since Aug. 2012

Reno deputy police chief Dave Evans

Reno deputy police chief Dave Evans

The Reno City Council will consider Wednesday a possible $330,200 settlement with Deputy Police Chief Dave Evans who went on paid administrative leave in August 2012.

Evans’s yearly salary, including benefits, is more than $170,000 per year, according to the city of Reno’s payroll database. reno 911

Evans was put on paid leave after a surreptitiously recorded conversation surfaced that featured the deputy police chief giving advice to Reno Sgt. James Stegmaier on how to maneuver an internal affairs investigation against him.

Stegmaier secretly recorded his conversation with Evans in April 2012 and released it to the media after Stegmaier was forced to retire from the force.

At the time, Stegmaier was under investigation for allegedly pointing his gun at officers at police headquarters. During the conversation, Evans advised Stegmaier to tell investigators about other allegations against his supervising lieutenant.

“She needs to go down,” Evans said in the recorded conversation. “… Keep that in the bag; it’s going to get really ugly.”

A police tribunal recommended Evans be fired based on the recorded conversation. Police Chief Steve Pitts said he was ready to accept that recommendation, but Evans sued to stop his termination.

In March, Washoe County Court Judge Brent Adams threw out the recorded conversation because it violated a city policy that forbids police from surreptitiously recording their peers. The city then appealed the case to the Nevada Supreme Court.

neil rombardo scandal“What Stegmaier was trying to do was extort the department into giving him his job back, he was threatening them by revealing certain things,” Evans’ attorney David Houston said in March. “What Deputy Chief Evans is trying to do is talk him out of doing that because it’s a crime and telling him, ‘If you do this, I have to report this.’”

Houston declined comment Thursday and city of Reno attorney Jack Campbell did not return a phone call.

Stegmaier left the force on July 20, 2012. He filed a federal lawsuit last month against the city saying he experienced sexual harassment in a hostile, offensive work environment and was forced to retire.

BLOOD MONEY – Carson City Supervisors to vote on $41,500 settlement with euthanized dog’s owner

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The owner of a dog euthanized by Carson City Animal Services against her wishes will receive $41,500 in a settlement if she signs a waiver of claims and the Board of Supervisors approves the pact Thursday.

The shih tzu, Rollie, was put down July 30 after being turned over to Animal Services five days earlier. A new code section governing animal care at the pound says Animal Services should board such animals for 10 days at the owner’s expense.

Owner Jeraldine Archuleta tried to recover the unlicensed dog July 26-27 but could not pay the fees due right away, according to the city. She asked for more time to pay.

According to the agenda for Thursday’s meeting, the new Animal Services code, adopted in May 2013, includes a provision for hardship cases.

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It states that if an owner can document hardship, fees for the dog’s recovery may be waived by approval of Animal Services’ manager or director.

The item that will go before the city’s governing board requests authorization for payment of the $41,500 upon Archuleta’s “execution of a written settlement, waiver of claims and hold harmless …”

It also makes clear the payment would amount to a full settlement of all existing and any potential future claims and causes of action or damages against the city, as well as its current or former employees.

Archuleta made her case about the dog’s euthanasia public via a letter to the editor in the Nevada Appeal, prompting city government to close the Animal Services pound for three days for the stated reason of training personnel.

The city subsequently parted company with Animal Services manager Gail Radtke and has hired an interim manager. Radtke has sued the city, claiming she was unfairly let go.

The euthanasia controversy developed at the same time as an effort by a separate, private-sector group called the Carson Animal Services Initiative to raise money to help the city build a new shelter for dogs and other stray animals.

Archuleta’s lawyer, Cal Dunlap, declined to comment Thursday. He said he’d do so after the city and Archuleta have reached an agreement. Continue reading

Fired Carson City Animal Services director sues, says city violated her rights

IP Rollie

IP Rollie

Carson City faces a lawsuit stemming from the unpopular euthanasia of a dog last month, and it wasn’t filed by the dog’s owner.Carson City lawsuits

Former Carson City Animal Services manager Gail Radtke, who was ousted from her post after news of the dog’s death became public and spurred outrage among many, claims city officials violated her rights and city code. She seeks unspecified damages.

Resident Jeraldine Archuleta’s dog was put to sleep after she couldn’t come up with fines totaling more than $100 within three days of its capture. In the suit, Radke says the dog was put to sleep in line with Animal Services’ policies. Radtke’s suit says that when Archuleta wrote about the experience in a letter to the Nevada Appeal, City Manager Larry Werner and Deputy City Manager Marena Works told the news media they were amending shelter rules in what she argues were ways “contrary to Carson City Code and contrary to good practices.” Continue reading

LAWSUIT Nevada State Capitol Police Officer Alice Valdez accuses several fellow officers of PORN & discriminatory, hostile and inappropriate conduct

capitol police nevadaThe sad thing about this story is that Capitol Police Officer Alice Valdez is a nice person from our experience with her at the 2012 ANTI Corruption protests outside the State Capitol buildings. In fact, all the Capitol Police personnel seemed very professional, non-hostile and polite. We even said thank you in a post  found here: https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/nevada-department-of-public-safety-capitol-police-division/

We see the case was filed in the corrupt Carson City court… Wonder if the judge will dismiss the case to cover-up for the State…  Stay tuned.

The male officers, according to the complaint filed in district court, suggested she could not do her job because she was a woman. She said one officer, Chris Aranyos, made comments last December about having sex with her. The complaint quotes him as saying that if it was the end of the world; he “would bend you over the desk and do you right here.”

In another instance, the suit said Aranyos rubbed up against her in a “sexual manner” referring to “her body in a lascivious manner.”

NV Attorney General CRIME SCENE  04032012From the Nevada AppealGeoff Dornan

Capitol Police Officer Alice Valdez accuses several fellow officers of discriminatory, hostile and inappropriate conduct toward her in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Carson district court.

The complaint charges at least two officers made numerous comments and engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct. It accuses Christian Normandy, who supervised firearms training, of repeated hostile comments about Valdez’s size and gender and telling other officers he wouldn’t pass her range test next time.

The Capitol Police Division has been in existence for over 50 years, established in 1949. The division is comprised of 31 officers and one civilian. Capitol Police provides police services on numerous state properties, enhancing the safety of visitors and employees on those properties.

“Normandy treated Plaintiff differently on the firearms range and spread malicious gossip about Plaintiff,” the complaint by lawyer Jeff Dickerson states. Continue reading

Sheldon Adelson’s Sands penalized $47 million over deals involving Chinese facing Mexico drug charges

Sheldon Adelson's Sands penalized US$47m over deals involving Chinese facing Mexico drug charges

Sheldon Adelson’s Sands penalized US$47m over deals involving Chinese facing Mexico drug charges

By Alex Veiga, Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 | 4:51 p.m. LOS ANGELES — Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. has agreed to pay $47.4 million after failing to report millions of dollars it gained from a gambler linked to drug trafficking. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said Tuesday that it agreed to end its criminal investigation and will not seek an indictment against the casino operator. The probe found that Chinese-Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon transferred more than $45 million to the Venetian casino between 2006 and 2007. Ye Gon now faces drug-trafficking charges in Mexico. Investigators concluded that Las Vegas Sands failed to comply with a federal law requiring casinos report suspicious financial transactions involving customers. In a statement Tuesday, Las Vegas Sands noted its cooperation with the probe was recognized by the government.

Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing did not have legal jurisdiction over Pre-Trial Defendants prior to July 2013 If you were under DAS supervision, you may have legal recourse to sue

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WTF NevadaAttention – Were you ever incarcerated in the Carson City jail? Was your food poisoned? Mine was and I posed a story that has gone viral with other people also claiming their food and water was tainted.  This happened to people in the ‘Hole’ and solitary confinement. This story is one of the biggest Facebook stories we’ve written with 420 Facebook like and referrals.

https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/carson-city-jail-putting-methadone-in-the-waterfood/

ATTENTION Carson City, Douglas, Reno, Henderson, Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing (“DAS”) did not have legal jurisdiction over Pre-Trial Defendants prior to July 2013 If you were under DAS supervision, you may have legal recourse to sue in federal court under Title 42, Section 1983 and have any related criminal charges, pleas and convictions vacated.

Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing SB101 hearing. Carson City DAS did not have legal jurisdiction of pre trial defendants.

People have constitutional right we can’t stomp on either the US Constitution or the Nevada Constitution and I oppose the end result what this bill is going to allow them to do which they’re already doing without authority.

Bail has to be reasonable it can’t be coercive.

They can search their home they can search there be a call they have not been convicted they are charged with the crime whether it be a misdemeanor a gross misdemeanor or felony they still have their constitutional rights so my concern is that we’re taking these rights away from people. Continue reading

Washoe County pays $75,000 in excessive Sheriff force case against a Tahoe paddleboarder

washoe sheriff badgeWashoe County paid a $75,000 settlement Thursday in an excessive force case involving a college student who was forced to the ground at Incline Village after not wearing a life vest while on a stand up paddleboard at Lake Tahoe, the law office of Terri Keyser-Cooper said.SUP

Lauren Kettell, 19, alleged Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Coss yelled at her to not paddle in the lake without a life vest. Coss allegedly demanded she get in his boat, but Kettell requested they talk on her grandparent’s beach.

Once arriving on the beach, Kettell waited for Coss. The deputy then ran at her, grabbed her, and threw her to the ground, the law office said.

Kettell remained on the ground for 10 minutes with Coss’ knee in her back.

cashKettell was taken to the hospital before going to Washoe County Detention Center. She was bruised for weeks, with her arm in a sling, and was given a prescription for painkillers, her lawyer said.

Coss was represented by David Creekman of the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office. Creekman did not return phone calls and a voicemail in time for the posting of this story.

“It was totally unfair,” Kettell said in a statement. “I was doing exactly what he told me to do, going to get my life vest at my grandparent’s house. If he wanted to give me a ticket, that was fine, he didn’t have to beat me up, jump on top of me, and nearly wrench my arm off.”

Keyser-Cooper added: “It was a massive over-reaction by this officer, she weighed 115 pounds and was in a swimsuit, he weighed 190 pounds — all he had to do was talk to her.”

Kettell, a student at the University of San Francisco, was at Lake Tahoe visiting her grandparent’s for the Fourth of July celebration in 2011 when the incident occurred.
Coss admitted no liability, the law office’s press release said.

Dennis Justin of the Justin Brothers Bail Bonds admits he was at the crime scene and makes the wild accusation Robben is being investigated by SLTPD for “threatening” Governor Jerry Brown!

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Dennis Justin admits guilt

Dennis Justin of the Justin Brothers Bail Bonds admits he was at the crime scene and makes the wild accusation Ty Robben is being investigated by SLTPD for “threatening” Governor Jerry Brown! This keeps getting crazy folks. Sit back and listen to this.

UPDATE: As of June 04, 2013 SLTPD confirms there was never an “investigation” into Ty Robben threatening California Jerry Brown, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval or anyone else. Just more perjury by Dennis Justin.

Okay, so now Vern Pierson’s statement “we have no proof,” that the guy was there. So now, the US Supreme Court demands that a “rational basis” for continued favoritism where certain favored individuals are not prosecuted, even when they admit “being responsible. Enquist v. Oregon was originated from the our circuit courts in Olech v. Willowbrook. The supreme court demands that officials no longer arbitrary enforced the law, especially when it violates the California constitution, Marcy’s Law, Article 28.

In the Placerville news story below, DA Vern Pierson and Bill Clark allege Dennis Justin was not at the scene-of-the-crime.

…Well, it looks like the truth has come out!

After Robben’s attorney spoke with the District Attorney’s Office, Robben revealed that the reason they are not prosecuted is that they “can’t prove Dennis Justin was here.” He said that Justin never denied it, however, and again pointed out that Justin allegedly admitted to slashing Robben’s tires. If there is no prosecution, Robben said, he will call for the resignations of Pierson and deputy district attorney Bill Clark, who is handling the case.

Richard Justin, brother of Dennis Justin, said that they would be unable to comment on the matter due to pending lawsuits. But, “the truth will come out,” he said.

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Man protests corruption outside courthouse, DA’s Office

IMG_20130520_131902A protest concerning possible corruption in El Dorado County was the result of what the organizer described as a kidnapping and assault by bounty hunters illegally trying to detain him.

Todd “Ty” Robben, a former IT worker for the Nevada Department of Taxation, was arrested after he supposedly harassed a member of the Nevada Department of Transportation. He said, however, that he was simply trying to serve her a subpoena.

“She was complaining she had not been personally served,” he said, so he went in person to do it. As a result, a district attorney in Carson City, Nev. charged him with assault and disturbing the peace.

The roles were seemingly reversed when bounty hunters showed up at Robben’s door, kicking it in, tasing him three times and slashing his tires, he claimed. Continue reading

Mountain Democrat news covers the Vern Pierson El Dorado DA Placerville, CA protest

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Source: http://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/man-protests-corruption-outside-courthouse-das-office/

Friday, May 24, 2013
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Man protests corruption outside courthouse, DA’s Office

IMG_20130520_131902A protest concerning possible corruption in El Dorado County was the result of what the organizer described as a kidnapping and assault by bounty hunters illegally trying to detain him.

Todd “Ty” Robben, a former IT worker for the Nevada Department of Taxation, was arrested after he supposedly harassed a member of the Nevada Department of Transportation. He said, however, that he was simply trying to serve her a subpoena.

“She was complaining she had not been personally served,” he said, so he went in person to do it. As a result, a district attorney in Carson City, Nev. charged him with assault and disturbing the peace.

The roles were seemingly reversed when bounty hunters showed up at Robben’s door, kicking it in, tasing him three times and slashing his tires, he claimed.

“They were ‘bounty hunters’ but they used a warrant and acted as agents of the court,” something they are not allowed to do, he said. He claims they did not follow Penal Code 847.5 — an out-of-state bounty hunter must file an affidavit with a judge of the county and receive permission to collect the bounty.

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson agreed wrongdoing had occurred, he said, and one of the bounty hunters, Doug Lewis, had charges brought against him.

“However, Dennis Justin of the Justin Bros. Bail Bonds Co. from Carson City was the main ‘perp’ who conspired and acted directly with Mr. Lewis,” Robben claims. “Mr. Justin used a battering ram with Mr. Lewis and took down my front door, entered my home, tased me three times and chased me into the forest.” He also alleges that Justin admitted to him of slashing Robben’s tires.

But, because Lewis took a plea deal for only two charges, and because Justin, who Robben described as the “ringleader,” was never charged, Robben suspects corruption. In order to gain public attention, he protested outside of the Main Street courthouse and the DA’s Office. With oversized “crime scene” tape and signs, Robben and a few others protested.

“This protest was planned … in response to the DA shutting me down and not taking my phone calls or returning e-mails,” Robben said. “I felt the only thing I could do is talk with my signs and a PA system to express my issues with DA Pierson outside his office and ask the press to get him to answer. This is what we have to do to get our elected officials to do their job and talk to us. It’s sad and I know he could do better. I want to support him, but this is outrageous.” He later said, “People are sick of corruption.”

Pierson, however, said that everything about the case was handled properly.

“I strongly support and would defend Mr. Robbins’ exercise of his First Amendment rights,” Pierson said of the protest. “Having said that, I’m aware of the circumstances surrounding the Reno bounty hunters contacting South Lake Tahoe Police Department and ultimately taking him into custody on behalf of Nevada law enforcement. His case was handled properly by our office.”

After Robben’s attorney spoke with the District Attorney’s Office, Robben revealed that the reason they are not prosecuted is that they “can’t prove Dennis Justin was here.” He said that Justin never denied it, however, and again pointed out that Justin allegedly admitted to slashing Robben’s tires. If there is no prosecution, Robben said, he will call for the resignations of Pierson and deputy district attorney Bill Clark, who is handling the case.

Richard Justin, brother of Dennis Justin, said that they would be unable to comment on the matter due to pending lawsuits. But, “the truth will come out,” he said.

The protest, which began around 12:30 p.m., lasted until 6 p.m. Capt. Mike Scott of the Placerville Police Department noted that, at least through 5 p.m., there were no calls of public disturbance related to the protest.

Robben is suing Justin in Sacramento Federal Court; Justin is countersuing for defamation.

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  • Ty RobbenMay 23, 2013 – 11:10 amThank you Mt. Democrat for doing the story. NOTE: Ty Robben was not a “fugitive” nor did he miss a court date “abscond”. The trumped up criminal charges against me were dropped/dismissed and the judge John Tatro was removed from this politically charged case. JP Tatro is very corrupt and I exposed him for his excessive $500K bail, and other crazy conduct. This was retaliation for serving court papers to his friends and State officials. There have been at least 20 news stories on my case in the Tahoe and Reno/Carson newspapers and TV. Please see the story and pictures of the protests at http://NevadaStatePersonnelWATCH.wordpress.com Clearly, the SLTPD and now the DA are covering this case up. Dennis Justin was clearly involved in the criminal matter and he was at my home when it all went down. Dennis Justin admits this on his affidavit and the police reports. The DA is covering this up because ultimately Dennis Justin was acting as an agent of the Carson City court (JP Tatro) by admitting they were serving a Nevada warrant. Bounty Hunters DO NOT SERVE WARRANTS! Cops do. Dennis Justin also used the Carson City court to track the GPS ankle bracelet when I outran them (5 bounty hunters) in the forest! I tore of the GPS device and the situation tuned into Rambo first blood. Someone could have easily been killed including my dog Tytan who almost died in the incident. Essentially, the bounty hunters and Dennis Justin were hire mercenaries to undermine my civil rights by trying to illegally cross State lines to arrest me on a non extraditable minor misdemeanor warrant issued by a corrupt and bias judge who I exposed as a drunk (he has to breathalyze before the bench and the idiot has no law degree and other judicial ethics complaints… Ty Robben was not a “fugitive” nor did he miss a court date “abscond”. If the DA has a conflict of interest (Corruption or incompetence) perhaps the Cal Dept of Justice should intervene? The protesting and new websites exposing the Vern Pierson cover up, scandals and corruption will continue. The protest was a success and a lot of people gave us information on past and current scandals involving the El Dorado DA Vern Pierson, his sidekick Bill Clark and much more. We found out DA Pierson is also the El Dorado IT Director. We feel his is double dipping and exploiting the Taxpayers to the tune of between $200K and $300K a year! The DA claims they are too busy to get things done, take calls, etc. Then we all the problems with a messed up IT system in the courts that called hundreds of people to jury duty at the same time in Tahoe on Tuesday May 21. Vern Pierson you suck and you can’t do both jobs, let alone one. Thanks to everyone for honking, talking and supporting the ANTI Corruption movement. I see El Dorado county needs help reconvening a Grand Jury and exposing the rampant, wholesale corruption that is destroying people’s lives.
  • Ty RobbenMay 23, 2013 – 11:18 amI would point out the the Justin Bothers Bail Bonds bounty hunters were also illegally operating with a “Permanently revoked” business license and they are illegally buying bail bonds from California instead of Nevada to undermine Nevada law and fees. Complaints were made against them with the Nevada Secretary of State and Division of Insurance. I obtain tons of dirt on these idiots by bring attention to the issues using protesting and my websites http://NevadaStatePersonnelWATCH.wordpress.com
    • Justice InsiderMay 23, 2013 – 9:41 pm

      Reading Mr. Robben’s article and comments it’s apparent he may be a little light in the brain cell department. First, he cites Penal Code Section 847.5, apparently his shallow education bars him from comprehending the word “May” plastered all over this section. Second, a bail bondsman can return a bailee to custody at any time he see’s fit, for any reason. California Penal Code Section 1300 (a). Continuing on to Section 1301 “For the purpose of surrendering the defendant, the bail or any person who has deposited money or bonds to secure the release of the defendant, at any time before such bail or other person is finally discharged, and at any place within the state, may himself arrest defendant, or by written authority indorsed on a certified copy of the undertaking or a certified copy of the certificate of deposit, may empower any person of suitable age to do so.” Mr. Robben, your rants to the press and protests on Main Street appear as though your upset because you aren’t able to use the justice system to deliver your revenge.

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Silence can only be equated with fraud when there is a legal and moral duty to speak or when an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading.

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U.S. v. Prudden, 424 F.2d. 1021;U.S. v. Tweel, 550 F. 2d. 297, 299, 300 (1977) Silence can only be equated with fraud when there is a legal and moral duty to speak or when an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading.  We cannot condone this shocking conduct…  If that is the case we hope our message is clear.  This sort of deception will not be tolerated and if this is routine it should be corrected immediately.

Marbury v. Madison, 5 US 137
“The Constitution of these United States is the supreme law of the land.  Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution is null and void of law.”
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Reno press covers Justin Brothers Bail Bonds protest

Protesters target Justin Brothers Bail Bonds
March 28, 2013 9:23 am ThisIsReno

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The Justin Brothers Bail Bonds company was the target of a protest held March 26, 2013 with protesters unfurling the “World’s Largest CRIME SCENE tape” and other large signs like “Justin Brothers FRAUD” and “End the Rampant CORRUPTION.”

What’s all the commotion about? Protester Ty Robben said he was the victim of illegal activity by the Justin Bros (Dennis and Richard Justin) along with their “bounty hunter” Doug Lewis from Reno and Carson City. Robben said the Justin Bros are the subjects of a multi-million dollar lawsuit, five criminal charges (assault, battery with taser gun, violation of 847.5, etc.) and complaints with the Nevada Secretary of State for alleged failure to have a valid business license and the Nevada Division of Insurance for alleged fraudulent business activity related to the bail bond and bounty hunter (also called bail recovery) industry in Nevada.

Robben said he was originally involved in a legal situation for serving a court subpoena for the previous state pilot, Jim Richardson, to the former Nevada Department of Transportation Director Susan Martinovich. Robben was on bail for what he said was an trumped up misdemeanor charge of assault which he said was later dismissed. While on bail, and although not a “fugitive,” Robben said he was wanted by the Justin Bros for an alleged violation of his pre-trial conditions.

Robben said the Justin Bros claim they had a warrant from the Carson City Justice Court signed by Judge John Tatro. The problem, Robben said, was that bail bondsmen and bounty hunters are not deputized peace officers, and they crossed into South Lake Tahoe in the State of California where Mr. Robben lives.

 Robben said the bounty hunters kicked in his front door and tasered him 3 times. Robben said he was able to outrun the bounty hunters in the thick woods around his Tahoe home. He said the bounty hunters then slashed his car tires.

“These idiots acted above the law by acting under the color of law” said Robben, pointing out that bounty hunters like Dog the Bounty Hunter (who has a new series coming out April 2013 on CMT) are basically citizens and not deputized law enforcement. Bounty hunters do not serve warrants — police or the Sheriff typically perform that duty, Robben said.

Robben, who is represented by Sacrament attorney Julius Engel, said he has filed a multi-million dollar civil lawsuit against the Justin Bros in Sacramento Federal Court as case ROBBEN v. JUSTIN et al., Case No.: 2:13-cv-00238-MCE-DAD.

source: http://thisisreno.com/2013/03/opinion-protesters-target-justin-brothers-bail-bonds/

Tahoe Mountain News covers part II of the Ty Robben vs. Justin Brothers Bail Bonds ‘Bounty Hunter’ case where criminal charges have been filed against agent Doug Lewis

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tmn The Tahoe Mountain News covered part one of the story here: https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/tahoe-mountain-news-covers-ty-robbens-south-lake-tahoe-police-protest/

and here: http://www.mountainnews.net/201302/#/1

and https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/justin-brothers-bail-bonds-illegally-broke-into-home-illegally-used-a-taser-on-ty-robben/

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By Heather Gould March 2013, Source: http://www.mountainnews.net/201303/#/11/zoomed

Ty Robben may be ‘radical’ – but he may also be right. Mt. News

Apparently Mr.Lewis also fails to have a current Nevada Business License! You can check on-line and see http://nvsos.gov/SOSEntitySearch/corpsearch.aspx?st=c&ss=nevada%20bail%20enforcement

 Entity Name  NV Business ID  Status  Type
NEVADA BAIL ENFORCEMENT, LLC NV20041305929 Permanently Revoked Domestic Limited-Liability Company

Bounty Hunter Douglas Lewis will face five misdemeanor charges in connection  with an October 18 incident at the Sierra Tract home of local resident Todd ”Ty ” Robben, in which he attempted to take Robben into custody on a misdemeanor contempt of court warrant out of Carson City. See https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/justin-brothers-bail-bonds-illegally-broke-into-home-illegally-used-a-taser-on-ty-robben/

Robben’s door was broken down. he was “tased” at least twice, his tires were slashed and he had to bolt into a nearby field to escape, according to a South Lake Tahoe Police report. The charges against Lewis, filed by the EI Dorado County District Attorney’s office, include allegedly failing to obtain a California warrant for the capture of Robben, aggravated trespass for allegedly forcing his way into Robben’s home, alleged vandalism of a dwelling for breaking down the door, alleged battery for tasing Robben, and alleged damage to a vehicle for slashing Robben’s tires. Doug Lewis could not be reached for comment by press time.

Robben sought more serious felony charges and wonders why other individuals accompanying and assisting Lewis were not charged as well. He said he was nevertheless “relieved” that El Dorado County authorities had acted, and that his faith in the system had been restored somewhat after months of frustration over the handling of the case.

Robben protested in front of the South Lake Tahoe Police Department in late January. claiming the police were failing to take him seriously and investigate his case in a timely manner, due to his activism against government and a negative portrait painted of him by law enforcement in Nevada.

Hans Uthe, the Tahoe-based assistant district attorney. Said felony charges were not filed against Lewis largely because he had failed to get clearance from a California judge. “As a professional bounty hunter he should have known he had to do that. It would have been very easy for him to do.” And though Lewis was apparently assisted by others in his attempt to capture Robben, only he is being charged because he was the leader or boss of the pursuit, said Uthe. ” It was hi s decisions, his determinations how to proceed.” Uthe said. “We’re holding him responsible.”

In statements on the matter, police officials said they had made every effort to accommodate Robben, given time and staffing constraints. The police report was completed and released after the Tahoe Mountain News filed a California Public Records Act request.

Robben did compliment the police department for finishing the report when it did . The 164-page report contained 14 pages devoted to investigation of the alleged crimes and 150 pages of applicable statutes and legal precedents submitted by Robben.

Justin Brothers Bail Bonds

Justin Brothers Bail Bonds

Robben has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the bail bond company, Justin Brothers Bail Bonds, that employed Lewis and has also protested in front of the their Carson City and Reno offices. Owner Dennis Justin said he had “no comment what so ever” about the suit or the charges filed against Lewis.

See https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/charges-filed-in-justin-bros-bail-bonds-bounty-hunter-case/

At the time of Lewis’s alleged crimes against Robben, Robben was out on bail on charges including assault after attempting to serve a subpoena for a friend on a Nevada state official named Susan Martinovich with the Department of Transportation. The friend had filed suit against the department, claiming he was fired for exposing wrongdoing. The suit is similar to one filed by Robben against the Nevada Department of Taxation, his former employer, which is currently on appeal. Robben calls himself a “supporter of whistleblowers.”

The woman being served said she felt threatened and was accosted by Robben and later received a restraining order against him. Robben said the situation was all turned around and that she assaulted him by driving over his toe. Eventually. All charges were dropped,  except one – disorderly conduct – which will be dismissed if Robben complies with court conditions for a year.

Robben does have two other restraining orders against him including one by his brother from whom he has been estranged for five years with absolutely no contact and who lives in Florida. The other one was issued under false pretenses to an employee in his previous place of work who was angry with Robben reported him for sending pornography over government computers, Robben said.

The contempt of court warrant was issued – in error by Carson city Judge John Tatro, says Robben – after he supposedly failed to show up for a court check-in. The matter was cleared up when he later checked in.

Amnesty International has classified lasers as deadly weapons.

Noted bail bondsmen and bounty hunter Leonard Padilla commented on the actions of the bounty hunters. The easiest way to catch a fugitive is to talk them into surrendering, said Padilla. Something the bounty hunters allegedly did with Robben for ten minutes according to the police report, before breaking down his door which is permitted, said Padilla. If one is 100 percent sure. not 80 percent sure. Not 98 percent sure, but 100 percent sure, that the fugitive is inside. He said tasers must be deployed with care so as not to cause undue harm. “Not everyone can go and buy a taser and s tart tasing people. You have to have special training” Padilla said. Amnesty International has classified lasers as deadly weapons. Finally, the slashing of tires perplexed Padilla. After nearly 40 years in business, he has never used such a tactic, which he called “childish” and “comical.” The best time to catch someone is when they leave a dwelling to go to a car, he said. Or as they drive off.

In the police report, the bounty hunters said they didn’t ‘t want Robben to drive in what they said was a fragile mental slat. Stating he had been under psychiatric care, an assertion Robben vehemently denies. He was put on suicide watch
while initially in the Carson City jail,  a tactic used to imprison him in solitary confinement. Robben wrote he has been “certified as sane … has no prior criminal record … has never been hospitalized for mental health! This is character assassination’ of me.” He earlier provided a letter to the Mountain News from the EI Dorado County Department of Mental Health stating he does not qualify for services, so is therefore of sound mind, said Robben.

Additionally. Robben contends, police officers stood by while the bounty hunters went about their allegedly illegal activities and did not intervene while he was attacked and pursued. The report does not note any action taken by South Lake Tahoe police and states an officer was in the area at the time.

Bounty hunters do have broad powers to pursue, capture and detain fugitives. The report also said police declined to assist the bounty hunters given it was a misdemeanor, non-extraditable warrant out of another state. The report said the South Lake Tahoe Police did briefly search for Robben after he ran to try and convince him to give himself up. South Lake Tahoe Police spokesman Lt. David Stevenson said he would not comment further. The report said the bounty hunters continued to search for Robben for five hours after he fled. Robben said he hiked to a friend’s house and furtively hid out in his RV so the friend would not be charged with harboring a fugitive. He then made his way to the Black Jack Inn at Stateline where he watched the Giants win the playoffs

Bounty Hunter Nevada Bail Enforcement agent Doug Lewis Charged with Assault/Battery March 2013. Doug Lewis stars in this National Geographic episode of Leonard Padilla “Bounty Hunter” filmed in Reno and Sparks Nevada.

See the full episode below or here: http://youtu.be/dckPsFvYrdc?t=7m48s

Justin Brothers Bail Bonds

Justin Brothers Bail Bonds

Read the story here: https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/charges-filed-in-justin-bros-bail-bonds-bounty-hunter-case/

Justin Brothers Bail Bonds criminal complaint

Justin Brothers Bail Bonds criminal complaint

Justin Brothers Bail Bonds criminal complaint

Justin Brothers Bail Bonds criminal complaint

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Justin Brothers Bail Bonds

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Charges filed in Justin Bro’s Bail Bonds ‘Bounty Hunter’ case

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Bounty Hunter Doug Lewis of Nevada Bail Enforcement is charged with 5 counts in El Dorado County. Mr. Lewis was contracted with Justin Brothers Bail Bonds of Carson City and Reno, NV.

See the taser lawsuit story here https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/justin-brothers-bail-bonds-illegally-broke-into-home-illegally-used-a-taser-on-ty-robben

Apparently Mr.Lewis also fails to have a current Nevada Business License!

 Entity Name  NV Business ID  Status  Type
NEVADA BAIL ENFORCEMENT, LLC NV20041305929 Permanently Revoked Domestic Limited-Liability Company
NEVADA BAIL ENFORCEMENT, LLC

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