We are taking in massive amounts of information, like a firehose. It is staggering, but I can say with certainty that the Riverside Sheriff’s Office is overrun with corruption.
This is why we started with the Riverside Confidential series of posts over two months ago.
This is a screenshot of Assistant Sheriff Joseph Cleary emailing Chief Deputies Ray Wood and Christopher Ford ordering them to campaign on government time. It also implies that County Funds will be used to reimburse subordinates that join groups on behalf of the Sheriff. The orders are specific and appear to involve “Contract Managers” meaning, Captains and Lieutenants of Contract Cities.
We’ve written in two previous posts (linked here and also here) about Chief Deputy Ray Wood (who took to facebook to whine afterwards), Assistant Sheriff Kevin Vest and Hemet Station Chief Lenoard Purvis being dispatched to try and intimidate Chad Bianco at scheduled events. It should come as no surprise then that the email is on the same day (2/5/2018) as an 1100 presentation done by Chad Bianco that the Captain of the Palm Desert Station attended. Note the time of the email is 1425. Secondly, Christopher Ford was part of the Rat Squad, (the Investigate to Terminate department where Lt. Bostrom and Captain Purvis hail from as well) and as a member of the Rat Squad, Ford would know this behavior is against the rules and is likely against the law.
There has been a clear edict that anyone doing anything anywhere near Chad Bianco anything, anywhere near on the clock will be terminated. Let’s see Cleary, Wood and Ford get their pink slips. The edict from the Sheriff has been enforced with brutal means including apparent abuses of the worker’s comp system to deny treatment to injured deputies, re-assigning deputies to split couples up, retaliating against the spouses of former deputies for speaking out, and other abuses of the internal affairs department who appear to be not much more than the Riverside Sheriff equivalent of the secret police.
In case the significance of the Sgt Dekker case was lost on you (beyond the allegations of him lying on his time cards and defrauding the taxpayers with abuses of overtime) is that Sheriff Sniff is constantly complaining about the budget of the department. He also has been in a 15 round death match with KPMG fighting everything they are trying to do in order to reign in costs. It should also be noted that the Captain of the Jurupa Valley station, Captain Hedge who has been letting Dekker and Lt Rose get away with their timecard antics is alleged to have been promoted by the Sniffster for his role in covering up the Cheating Scandal. It is hard to keep up with the corruption, but we are trying our best.
For example one of the abuses of the taxpayers is told to us by one former deputy. Even though separated from service still expressed abject fear of Stan Sniff, went in to graphic detail about how the Lake Elsinore Station was ripping the City of Lake Elsinore off by sticking them with all the overtime. It makes sense then, that I’ve heard of at least one Contract City that wants to terminate their contract and start their own police department. (A Contract City is a City that pays the Sheriff Department for policing versus having their own police force)
This is also alleged to have happened at Palm Desert Station. It likely has happened at almost every station given what I am learning in bits and pieces of pretty much the entire upper management team under Sheriff Stan Sniff.
The Sheriff is also known to manipulate staffing levels to jack up the budgeting process or extort higher costs out of cities for service. Even the local papers, remiss to criticize the tyrannical Sheriff have been forced to print the well-known Hemet Station situation where the Sheriff gutted their staffing (see also Chief Leonard Purvis’ home station) in order to scuttle KPMG’s attempts to achieve discernible results in the Hemet Station. (Meantime, A perfectly capable and healthy Chad Bianco is being kept in the cooler there)
Now, what do you think would have happened had KPMG gotten a clean look at the books? Does it become more clear as to why Stan Sniff is fighting any attempts by KPMG to reign in the mess? At the very least, gold-bricking employees like Dekker and Lt. Rose would have been terminated for cause if half of what they are alleged to be doing is true.
How about Undersheriff William DiYorio? Deyoyo was brought back out of retirement. Guess what taxpayers? His massive salary in 2017 will be the basis for his pension for the rest of his life courtesy of the Friend-of-Stan gig he got. We call this pension spiking where I come from. Deyoyo is retiring for a second time effective 6/1/2018. I’ve yet to speak to anyone who has had anything nice to say about the undertaker.
Remember Captain Tripod? Coby Webb is crippled from an off-duty accident and should have been medically retired years ago. She is still on duty and is physically unable to do what other Captains can. But her pension is probably worth $500K more than it would have been to the taxpayers. It is a sad, sick joke that she is called Captain Tripod (a reference to the cane she has to walk with) but just as I start to feel sorry for Webb (who some do defend) I was made aware of her botching 900 hours worth of overtime Palm Desert Staion when she was a Lieutenant. Again, the 900 hours were burned off in a feeding frenzy screwing over the local municipality paying for service.
Then don’t forget while all the above abuses of contract cities were occurring, we have the case of Leonard Purvis admitting his role in trying to destroy the Banning PD in order to coerce Banning in to becoming another victim of Stan Sniff’s contract city debacle. (Part 1 of the Purvis scandal is linked here for context as well)
Meantime, Stan Sniff is going 15 rounds with the Board of Supervisors on the budget. Perhaps he should have his campaign consultant make more facebook posts from San Diego for him to explain why we should be happy with this?
What I am learning about the Riverside Sheriff’s Department would destroy my faith in law enforcement had I not had 20 years of prior experience dealing with hypocrites and losers in politics. Stan Sniff is a failure by every objective measure of performance. I am also starting to believe that many under his command not only have no business being on the police force, but they should be prosecuted for what they have done. More on that coming soon as Riverside Confidential Rolls On.