Remember when I nuked Andrew Shouse? Remember when I wrote that it was then LT. Misty Reynolds that was in on the book-cooking and that she threw Shouse under the bus to advance herself?
Somehow, Misty Reynolds was made to look like she had done in Shouse. I learned through various informants over the last 3 months that now Captain Misty Reynolds did indeed end up in a disciplinary hearing because of some of the stuff she knew Shouse was doing. It was, however Lt. Mike Manning that was the catalyst, and the extent of the misdeeds attributed to Reynolds was grossly overblown. If this does not make sense read on.
If you are wondering why this matters at it relates to Stan Sniff, read on, this is the caliber of management he has and the trail of corruption traces right the the office next door to the Sheriff’s.
To get the full picture of who Mike Manning really is, we have to go back a bit to 2014-2015. Mike Manning, who is reputed to be a pretty boy, complete with the self-absorbtion and social climbing pattern, was promoted to Sergeant.
Up to that point Manning was nothing other than a pretty face with an undistinguished record.
Manning is moved to the Media Information Bureau (MIB) and meets none other than Undertaker Diyoyo. (Undersheriff William DiYorio) As reported to your intrepid blogger, Mike Manning becomes a complete lackey of the undersheriff. Remember, William DiYorio is reviled more than Assistant Sheriff Kevin Vest and that is saying something. Manning tried to make himself in the image of his daddy.
As the accounts go, now Lt. Mike Manning is sent out to Thermal Station with a mission to destroy Captain Andrew Shouse. It Looks like then Lt. Reynolds was there when the Shouse hit the fan at Thermal Station, but it was Mike Manning that went over there and ratted out all kinds of people. It also looks like Reynolds was not in on the “Accounting” of Captain Andrew Shouse.
What many people believed for a long time about now Captain Reynolds was just not true. While Andrew Shouse got what he had coming to him, Lt. Mike Manning made sure several other people got caught in the over-spray.
Mike Manning was also the catalyst for the “Challenge Coin” scandal at Thermal Station. The Challenge Coins were made to commemorate a fantastic Gang-Busting investigation that Thermal participated in. They had “187”, a skull and the name of the gang on them.
People got “PERS-ED” over the Challenge Coins… that had Skulls on them. (Think about Ray Wood’s Skull Tatoos) Lyndon Raymond “The Executioner” Wood was one of the loudest critics of the challenge coins and is alleged to have seen to discipline for several people that may have gotten nothing more than a verbal reprimand otherwise.
Mike Manning also screwed over a long time friend who sought his advice as a friend after being told not to talk by the ratt-squad after his interview. Rather than help a long time friend in the department, Manning went to the Ratt Squad after the conversation and nearly cost the now former friend his job. (Name withheld at the request of the sources that are not the affected victim of Manning’s)
Now, if you are not 100% convinced what a slimebag Mike Manning is, in 2017 Cochellafest and Stagecoach are going on as usual.
Indio PD is the Contractor for Security Services at both events. The promoter is an outfit called Golden Voice. Golden Voice pays Indio PD who hires subcontractors – including RSO who up until 2017 used to have the lion’s share of the duties at Cochellafest and Stagecoach.
People within the Riverside Sheriff’s Office were wondering why Indio PD did not have as much of the RSO present in 2017 as in previous years. They should ask Mike Manning, who went to the promoter of the event(s) Golden Voice in an attempt to cut Indio PD out and secure the contract for the RSO directly.
Mike Manning as a Lt. does not have the horsepower to do this. Nor would a Captain. It is clear that Manning was acting with the backing of the second floor, and if you follow the pattern of the entire reign of terror of the Sniff Regime this should not surprise you.
It is the opinion of this blogger that the Undertaker Himself, likely with full knowledge of the corrupt Sheriff sent their butt-monkey Mike Manning on this mission. To the credit of the promoters, they set fire to Manning et. al.
The Indio PD then slashed the RSO’s role in the events, relegating them to lousy assignments (such as holding a beer bong).
Fresh off of his unethical attempt to screw over the Indio PD, Manning is now “Managing” the La Quinta Contract. Enter Captain Misty Reynolds who was moved over from a jail to Thermal Station.
Manning takes off on a vacation (tanning? preening himself?) and the La Quinta contract is being handled by another Lt. La Quinta is so taken aback by being talked to normally versus being talked down to and having balanced and normal interaction with their RSO LT that they formally request this Lt. that covered for Manning be permanently assigned to the contract.
Captain Reynolds accommodates the City of La Quinta and assigns Lt. Mike Manning to patrol.
Manning then feigns illness and while out “sick” is reputed to have called his daddy Diyorio for help. Recently, Lt. Manning was returned to the 2nd floor cesspool.
Tired of the corruption? Fire Stan Sniff and it will take Take Wood and DiYorio out with him. Mike Manning? Maybe he will experience the joy of a PERS in 2019.