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San Luis Obispo Police Chief Loses Her Gun in Public Bathroom

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The5thDentist, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. The5thDentist

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    So if a peon citizen leaves a firearm in a public restroom and the stolen firearm is used in crime, what happens?
     
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    Well, in SLO apparently the procedure as now established by the CoP is to issue a statement, apologize, tell your boss, and go about your business after "attending" a "safety class".
     
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    Put your piece in your undershorts (or panties) when you sit. You'll notice it when you pull your pants back up for sure.
     
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    Beat me too it “tactical hammock”
     
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    Why was she in the men’s room?
     
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    Only pray an undocumented democrat found it, they will do the right thing.
     
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    Time to make this a megathread? Cops seem to leave their pieces in the can monthly, at least, and sometimes even more often.

    And shame on you, @hminsky! Los Pollos Hermanos IS NOT El Pollo Loco.
     
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    Probably not an uncommon find in an El Pollo Loco bathroom.
     
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    Self-identifying as a male that day? It's CA...
     
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    FWIW, no one said it was a men's room.
    It said the suspect guy went into and came out of the same restroom.
    Could have been a one bathroom fits all.
    Back to the point though, wtf?
     
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    So, a bit more news, the COP did some bad shit over this

    San Luis Obispo police chief accused of coverup over stolen gun

    The search for the pistol that San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell lost in a bathroom stall resulted in an apparently illegal search of a home without a warrant and the arrest of a couple on charges of child neglect for having a messy house. And, new information points to Cantrell’s efforts to keep the news of her loss quiet despite her claim that she immediately reported the stolen gun. [Cal Coast Times]

    Cantrell left her pistol, a Glock with a 21-round magazine, in the bathroom of an El Pollo Loco restaurant about noon on July 10. A short time later, Cantrell realized she did not have her weapon and returned to the restaurant bathroom. The pistol was not there.

    In contrast to Cantrell’s claim that she immediately reported her gun stolen, several officers said her attempt to cover-up the theft of her gun risked officer safety and led to the search of the home of a man incorrectly identified as the person suspected of taking the chief’s gun.

    Typically, after a loaded police firearm is stolen, a be on the lookout (BOLO) is put out to area law enforcement not only to help quickly recover the stolen weapon, but also to protect officer and public safety.

    However, for the first two hours, Cantrell conducted the investigation into her stolen gun without reporting the theft. Cantrell checked surveillance footage at the restaurant and saw that three people had entered the restroom after her, two of whom were still in the restaurant and did not have her gun, Cantrell said.

    Two hours after Cantrell discovered her gun was missing, she called police dispatch and asked police department employee Christine Steeb to call her back, cell phone to cell phone, in an apparent attempt to keep the call from being recorded, said a SLO police officer, who asked to remain anonymous to protect his employment. Steeb said the chief provided information about her lost gun on a non-recorded line because of issues with the city’s phone system.

    “The call fell off so I called her back on my cell phone,” Steeb said.

    A call of lost property is listed in the dispatch log at 2:09 p.m.

    The last person, who was the first to enter the restroom after Cantrell left, was not in the restaurant when the chief returned to look for her firearm. The man, later identified as 30-year-old Skeeter Carlos Mangan of Los Osos, was shown in the video – clean-shaven, balding and wearing a black jacket and shorts.

    Shortly before 7 p.m., a group of five detectives were dispatched to a home on O’Connor Way after an officer said a man who lived in the home resembled the man in the video. However, the dispatch log shows the officers were sent to El Pollo Loco on Los Osos Valley Road for a lost property report.

    The group of police drew the attention of a man living in the house with his wife and two children.

    The man, who is not being identified by CalCoastNews, came out to ask the officers what was going on. The man had a full beard and mustache.

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    Skeeter Mangan

    Even so, detectives Jason Dickel and Suzie Walsh told the man that they knew he had stolen the chief’s pistol and ordered him to tell them where it was, the man said. He told the officers he had been in Atascadero with his wife and two children at a medical appointment and that he had not been at El Pollo Loco in SLO.

    The man’s wife and the couple’s two daughters also came out of the house and spoke with officers. The wife said she offered to call the doctor so he could confirm they were in Atascadero at the time the gun was stolen, but the detectives said no. The wife said she heard several officers noting her husband clearly was not the clean-shaven man seen in the video.

    Walsh then asked the man if she could search his home. He asked if she had a warrant.

    “Jason Dickel said I was on probation and he did not need a warrant,” the man said. “I told him I had court documents showing it was another family member who was on probation, but he did not want to see the documents. He said ‘you have the gun and we are going in to get it.’”

    After the officers entered the house and kicked down the parents’ bedroom door, they arrested the man and his wife on charges of child neglect. The house was unclean, officers said, and they took the children into county custody. The girls, 7 and 9, remained in the police station until after 2 p.m. the next day, the man’s wife said.

    In support of removing the children from their parents’ custody, Carrie Bailey, a county social worker, claimed a photograph taken in the parents’ bedroom of paraphernalia was taken in the children’s bedroom. When asked about the misstatement, Debra Barriger, a deputy county counsel, said the county is not permitted to disclose information about child custody issues.

    Cantrell claimed in a press release, that at approximately 7 p.m., 15 minutes after officers arrive at the couple’s home, Mangan’s brother-in-law contacted law enforcement to report Mangan had the chief’s gun. Cantrell said she then sent officers to retrieve the firearm from Mangan’s Los Osos home.

    At 7:30 p.m., more than seven hours after the chief’s gun was stolen. SLO police patrol officers were notified for the first time that the chief had lost her gun, a patrol officer said.

    In contrast to Cantrell’s timeline, SLO County Sheriff Chief Deputy Aaron Nix said that between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on July 10, SLO Police Department employees requested the sheriff’s department assist them in finding the gun. A sheriff watch commander then asked why they had not informed area law enforcement through a BOLO alert, and gave SLO police dispatch a 30 minute window to send out an officer safety BOLO alert to area law enforcement.

    “We inquired as to whether they intended to put out an Officer Safety BOLO,” Nix said. “SLOPD Dispatch advised they did intend to send out a BOLO and we offered to assist them in that regard. We told them we would re-contact them in about a half an hour to check on their progress, and we later confirmed they had in fact put out the BOLO.”

    Following a two-day investigation, SLO City Manager Derek Johnson fined Cantrell $1,600 for violating city policy regarding keeping weapons concealed at all times. Johnson praised Cantrell for her “integrity throughout the incident.”
     
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    I get why the CoP tried the coverup. Self-preservation, I understand.

    There’s no excuse for it, but I get it.
     
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    Well, hey, at least she "had integrity throughout the incident" right?
     
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    It's next to a Target, so the guy was just hitting all the ladies rooms.
     
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    Is this the protocol taught at the academy?

    Trying to be fair here but c'mon a COP to behave this way? Unacceptable.
     
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    Especially for people in power, it's usually the cover-up and lying, not the actual deed, that gets them in the hottest water.

    I feel bad for the uninvolved family (especially the poor kids). One of the cops must have been having a bad day and was determined to f***-up someone else's day,
     
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    "In contrast to Cantrell’s claim that she immediately reported her gun stolen, several officers said her attempt to cover-up the theft of her gun risked officer safety and led to the search of the home of a man incorrectly identified as the person suspected of taking the chief’s gun."

    Is finding a gun in a bathroom stealing it? What the actual Hell?
     
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    How do you know that she was wearing any? Jack.
     
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    The unidentifiable male suspect was heard to say "Señor, I was just going to el baño to take a piece...."
     
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    I hope "the man" and his family who were abused under color of authority lawyer up well, cause IMNSHO they got a darn good case again the police and county.

    WRT the SLO chieftess; affirmative action at it's best.
     
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    Well, yes. It’s not yours. You know it’s not yours. And you make no effort to either find who owns it or turn it in to someone who will, then yes.

    Law section

    One who finds lost property under circumstances which give him knowledge of or means of inquiry as to the true owner, and who appropriates such property to his own use, or to the use of another person not entitled thereto, without first making reasonable and just efforts to find the owner and to restore the property to him, is guilty of theft.
     
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    In other words, "finders keepers loosers weepers" isn't really a thing.
     
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    Really?
     
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    Wasn’t. Unisex single person kind of bathrooms there.
     
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    This one is worth Googling every day or two next week as more of the proverbial iceberg shows itself. That update mentioning the coverup and “probation search” will likely not be the last of it.
     
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    Right by the Costco with the awesome and cheap tri-tips, too - and their chicken bakes are better than anything at Pollo Loco. Have to deal with all the college kids and the long lines they cause, but lunch for ten bucks for the whole family is tough to beat!
     
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    Let's go through everything wrong here:

    1. Didn't go through standard procedures
    2. Had someone back at the department organize a "task force" if you will to retrieve it from a suspected person on a cell to cell call.
    3. The "task force" goes to the location, believes a man who doesn't fit the description of the guy in the photo has the gun, his wife is giving him an alibi as a witness and offers to call the doctor's office to strengthen the alibi, but the detectives don't even bother to do basic policework.
    4. Probation search without a warrant. IDK if this is even legal, also we're these people on probation or was this just a false claim to use to get into the house to search it.
    5. There was paraphernalia in the parents apparently locked bedroom. Whatever that paraphernalia is, IDK. Could have been smokes and a friggin lighter.
    6. Arrested for child neglect after a potentially illegal search of the home for the reason of "messy house." How to cops determine a messy house from an unmessy house? They teaching home economics classes in the academy now?
    7. Photos taken of the paraphernalia in the parents bedroom were logged or described as being from "the children's bedroom."

    This thing f***ing stinks to high Hell. Where's internal affairs?
     

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