Citing “personal reasons”
Placer County Resident Kris Palmer
Drops out of race for Sacramento Sheriff
But Scott Jones is even worse
Jones was at the heart of the Department’s largest sex scandal in history
As Scott Jones likes to say “I think the best predictor of future conduct is past behavior. So, look at our past behavior” (SacBee Q&A 10/9/2010)
Jones participated in, failed to correct, and actually promoted the offending managers:
According to court records in a jury trial that ended in May, 2016
(34-2010-00091514, Hagadorn v. Sacramento Sheriff’s Department)
– Sexual harassment and discrimination towards female deputies
– Fake overtime & falsification of official department records
– Retaliatory investigations to punish victims
– Racial discrimination
– “Intimacy” in the office
– Preferential treatment for female deputies giving ‘favors’ to superiors
– Conspiracy to alter records
– Misappropriation of public resources
“There’s such a culture of retaliation and fear, there are so many people that are scared” said Deputy Dawn Douglas said.
“We found a lot of retaliation” juror Sheryl Daverio told Sacramento Bee reporter Darrell Smith.
Women triumph over Sheriff’s Department’s ‘bro culture.’ Too bad we have to pay for it (SacBee 5/3/2017) This $3.6 million lawsuit, brought by female deputies, also cost an addition $5.3 million in court-ordered attorneys fees for Plaintiffs, and $1.5 million for Defendant (County) attorneys, for a whopping total $10.4 million payout by Sacramento Taxpayers.
Sheriff Scott Jones accused of unwelcome sexual advances toward deputy (SacBee 7/14/2016) Another female deputy claimed Sheriff Jones (then a Captain, married, and a father of 4) allegedly caressed and massaged her shoulders, reached his hand down her shirt, and grabbed her between her legs according to records. The two eventually parted ways, but a few years later Sheriff Jones sent her an email, trying to rekindle things, and she again rebuffed his advancements. Calling him “toxic”, she demanded that he never contact her again. More info…
A sharp censure for Sheriff Scott Jones and company (SacBee 5/29/2016) A Sacramento County jury ruled against the “culture of retaliation” within the Sheriff’s Department in a way no local elected official would dare, sizing up Sheriff Scott Jones and the top men in the hierarchy below him and saying: “We don’t believe you”.
We don’t need more of the same! Our next Sheriff needs to be someone who is going to reform the culture of corruption within the Sheriff’s Department.