A former Tuolumne County deputy district attorney was formally disciplined Thursday by the California State Bar Association.

clint parish is a scumbagBy Abby Divine, The Union Democrat February 11, 2015 02:28 pm

A former Tuolumne County deputy district attorney was formally disciplined Thursday by the California State Bar Association.
Clint E. Parish, now in private practice, was publicly reprimanded for making false statements during a 2012 judicial campaign in Yolo County. His campaign falsely accused his rival, Judge Dan Maguire, of various legal and ethical violations.

Among the actions cited by the bar: False allegations that Maguire was involved in bribery and corporate fraud, and, while working for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, helped soften the sentence of convicted murderer Estaban Nunez, son of Schwarzenegger ally and then-Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.

All of these statements were false and made with a “reckless disregard for truth,” according to the State Bar.

The disciplinary action will be effective Feb. 26 and posted on his attorney profile on the State Bar of California’s website, according to Laura Ernde, State Bar spokeswoman.

Parish was also ordered to complete training within one year and pass an exam at the State Bar’s Ethics School, according to court documents.

Parish formerly worked as a deputy prosecutor for the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office and left on Nov. 16, 2012.

Shortly after Parish lost the 2012 election, he was hired as a deputy prosecutor for Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office. He left the office in November 2013 after he failed to pass a one-year employment probation period.

Parish was admitted to the State Bar in 2000 and had no prior record of discipline.

 

New Information On Downtown Sonora, CA cops vs. badguy Shootout

B.J. Hansen, MML News DIrector

Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office has released some video of the pursuit, and the names of the officer and deputies involved in last month’s fatal shootout with Bruce Snyder.

Sheriff Jim Mele and Sonora Police Chief Mark Stinson held a joint press conference this morning to release the new information.

Mele noted that 911 dispatch received a telephone call on the night of Saturday, November 22, claiming a suspect allegedly had a gun and was trying to break into a home on Orchard Avenue in Sonora. The caller knew the suspect, and identified him as Bruce Snyder.

Snyder arrived at the home in hopes of talking with a female at the residence. The unidentified male who placed the 911 call was able to convince Snyder that the female was not at the home, even though she was there. Snyder then left the area.

Snyder was later spotted and pulled over by Sonora Police Officer Ryan Webb on North Washington Street near School Street. A shootout transpired when Snyder opened fire on Officer Webb.

Officer Webb was hit by a bullet in the area of his hip, and an innocent female bystander visiting from North Carolina was hit by a bullet from Snyder’s Smith and Wesson, model 410, .40 caliber pistol. Officer Webb fired 16 rounds, and it is unclear at this time how many were shot by Snyder. The Department of Justice is continuing its investigation into that matter. Multiple rounds hit nearby vehicles and businesses.

It’s believed that Snyder was not hit during the first shootout, because no blood was found in his vehicle.

Snyder got back into his El Camino and led Officer Webb on a chase southbound on Washington Street, over to Highway 108, turning west, then eventually turning on Stockton Road (Highway 49), and back to downtown Sonora.

Snyder pulled over, and a second shootout transpired, and a total of 39 shots were fired by Officer Webb, Deputy Jerry McCaig and Deputy Scott Meyer. Snyder was eventually hit 14 times.

A forensic autopsy found that Snyder’s blood alcohol level was .25, but there were no other substances in his system.

Sheriff Mele noted that during interviews, people close to Snyder expressed that he had previously made statements about being willing to open up fire against law enforcement, if circumstances ever came to it, as he did not want to go back to prison.

You can click on video of the second pursuit by clicking on the box in the upper left hand corner. The video is the onboard camera of Officer Webb’s vehicle, and travels from downtown Sonora, to Highway 108, Stockton Road, and eventually back to downtown. The audio in the background is the dispatch radio, and Sheriff Mele. The video displayed shows the law enforcement response, but does not actually show Snyder being fatally shot.

The Sheriff’s Office indicated it is releasing video from the incident so that public has a clear understanding of what transpired that evening. View on mobile devices with YouTube here.

 

 

Armed And Dangerous – The CHP has put out an alert regarding an armed and dangerous man in the area. The man is driving a white Honda Civic with a Nevada license plate of 811LMV and may be armed with a gun. Officer Nick Norton says the man is coming from Topaz Lake, Nevada via the Highway 108 corridor heading to Stockton. He was last sighted in the Kennedy Meadows area.

The CHP has put out an alert regarding an armed and dangerous man in the area. The man is driving a white Honda Civic with a Nevada license plate of 811LMV 

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Robert Schwerer, 23, of Minden, Nevada, is wanted for battery on a peace officer.

Sonora, CA — The CHP has put out an alert regarding an armed and dangerous man in the area.  The man is driving a white Honda Civic with a Nevada license plate of 811LMV and may be armed with a gun.  Officer Nick Norton says the man is coming from Topaz Lake, Nevada via the Highway 108 corridor heading to Stockton.

Robert Schwerer, 23, of Minden, Nevada, is wanted for battery on a peace officer.

He was last sighted in the Kennedy Meadows area. “He is wanted for a felony warrant out of Nevada,” says Officer Nick Norton.  “If anyone sees the vehicle, do not contact him or try to stop him.  Please call 911 and give a good location of where he might be, like a mile marker.” Norton says the man has a felony warrant out of Nevada , but he did not have more details on the warrant. The CHP is out in full force looking for the vehicle at this time. Update:1:35 pm: The CHP reports there has been no sightings of the car, but officers continue to patrol the Highway 108 corridor in search of the car.