Remember the post we did about Sgt. Steve Fredericks? He is alleged to have gotten away with a DUI in Temecula.
(Pictured, Most of Sniff’s Management Team, Pity that Deuce Horton and the Executioner are not in the photo)
Back in January, your intrepid blogger had been told about the Thermal Station under then Captain Andrew Shouse. When Shouse was terminated for misconduct (note, he is in arbitration to get his job back), there was a follow up issue.
Something like 2500 case files were sitting around the station. They were across the whole spectrum of crimes. Some of the files had expired because the statute of limitations had run out. I did not follow up on the story because after interviewing a department insider, the number of fouled up cases was something like 300 legitimate issues.
At the time, I was discovering rampant corruption within the department and the Captain Andrew Shouse story seemed to pale in comparison. (Granted some of the files pre-dated Shouse’s tenure at Thermal Station, but the fact remains, some of them did manifest under his watch.)
In the months since, we learned about Kevin Duffy, a serial Child Molester. According to inside sources Duffy may have molested 200 or more boys. The case was thoroughly covered up and the file was left “Open/Suspended” in order to prevent public records requests.
Now, take a look at the people in this picture. Some or all of them knew about the Thermal Station Mess. Some or all of them knew about the cover up of Kevin Duffy. We’ve also learned from Luis Bolanos and his “Get Bit” investigations team that Captain Kurly may well have been in on the cover-up (Kurly is the “Captain” that went on a Dr. Ford-esque everyone is a homophobe rampage a couple weeks ago in a desperate attempt to invoke sympathy for Stan Sniff).
It appears that the web of cover ups is systemic and may well touch the entire department, every station, every team and every level. Due to the fact that a preponderance of Sniff’s management team are proven to be corrupt and seem to be selected for their lack of integrity and vulnerabilities in their past (to enable Sniff to maintain leverage over them), it makes perfect sense that hundreds, maybe thousands of cases are mismanaged.
Mismanagement is the least of Sgt. Steve Frederick’s problems.
AS told to me by a confidential informant, Sgt. Steve Fredericks has far worse problems than the DUI he allegedly got away with.
Fredericks is an out in the open loud and proud Sniff Supporter. There is your first clue how he got away with a DUI.
The second part of Fredericks’ story I touched on in a previous post. But, I got some details and it is disturbing. Fredericks was responsible for putting dozens, if not hundreds of criminal referrals from CPS and other agencies related to Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes in to the shred pile.
When Fredericks was caught in dereliction of his duty, there were something like 300 files in his possession. It will never be known how many files got shredded. Fredericks was facing demotion and a major fine for his sloth and incompetence. Instead, as it appears with so many others, he was on the Sniff protection plan and simply got a slap on the wrist and a transfer. If everything I was told is true, Sgt. Fredericks should have been prosecuted.
Some of the cases were ONGOING CHILD ABUSE. How many kids endured 12-18 more months of abuse because of Sgt. Steve Fredericks? How many criminals got away with their crimes because of Andrew Shouse (and his predecessor)?
Since Fredericks was disciplined, there is no further recourse that can be taken against him.
It is clearly rumored that as part of Sniff’s last minute rampage that they are going to take similar actions on other corrupt members of team Sniff in order to help them dodge justice. IT is also clearly rumored that Sniff and the above pictured scum in his management team are preparing retaliatory transfers of Chad Bianco supporters. (This is known as “Freeway Therapy” where people are deliberately transferred to stations sometimes 1-2 hours away from their residence.)
Now, I have the proper perspective for Captain Andrew Shouse getting fired. Beyond his alleged drunkenness and fraternization – the case files that were left without follow up were the likely reason he was terminated. However, since people like Steve Fredericks were not terminated, even someone as flawed as Shouse could get his job back.
Now it gets even worse. I’ve been told by several department members that the Steve Fredericks / Andrew Shouse situation is commonplace in the Riverside Sheriff’s Office. Since the culture is to cover everything up, it perpetuates the incompetence and sloth that your intrepid blogger keeps uncovering.
How many child abuse cases were shredded? How many domestic violence cases were shredded? Where does it stop? Where the HELL is the local media? Oh, that’s right, they care more about the term Butt-Monkey because fixating on that allows them to hide from the brutal reality of the Stan Sniff regime.
Based on what I have learned over the last year, I have concluded that Stan Sniff is a failure as a Sheriff on almost every level imaginable. Given that the State of California is on a rampage to decriminalize Crime, the fact that hundreds of case files get shredded and the culprits are only selectively held accountable is beyond an outrage.
Oh and Sniff has overseen the early release of 43,500 criminals, you know the ones who actually get caught and followed up on. Good Lord.