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SECRET EMAILS FROM JULY 2013 REGARDING SHERIFF PAZIN'S DIRECTIVE THAT NO PAROLE OFFICER'S WERE ALLOWED ON SHERIFF'S PROPERTY

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SECRET EMAILS FROM JULY 2013 REGARDING SHERIFF PAZIN'S DIRECTIVE THAT NO PAROLE OFFICER'S WERE ALLOWED ON SHERIFF'S PROPERTY

MERCED COUNTY, CA - Merced County residents deserve a strong and dedicated law enforcement that will act with the utmost professionalism and integrity while representing the citizens of this great county. And when they don't act with the highest of standards we should hold them to the highest accountability for their actions, but we don't. Instead, we watch silently as they are retired once caught and promoted to higher positions in our government collecting both a pension and a new salary. This type of reward for shutting up continues to erode the trust in our leaders, our law enforcement, and our court systems throughout California. And no one suffers from these actions more than you and I, the ordinary folk.

One of those such leaders is retired Sheriff Mark Pazin whose poor leadership and questionable ethics were coming to a head before Governor Jerry Brown hand picked Pazin and placed him in charge of the entire state of California's Office of Emergency Response. A position that has no time for playing around or cutting off other agencies because you are mad at them. Just before Pazin was saved by the Governor, he was facing a lawsuit by his own correctional employees, which stemmed from a long-time dispute between Pazin and correctional officers Jeff Miller, Chris Navarro and Frank Melo and former security systems operator Tom Schiffler who brought the lawsuit in 2012.

But that was the least of then Sheriff Mark Pazin's worries as another complaint was filed accusing that a sheriff's dispatcher named Kathy Mathis was alleged to have been retaliated against after she refused to continue to have sexual relations with her Supervisor, Commander James Buttrey, who was charged with overseeing the corrections side of the department. She was allegedly sleeping with the her supervisor because he said he would promote her.

And with all that the then Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin was faced with, he still had time to pick a fight with the California Dept of Paroloe in Merced by banning parole officers from all Merced County Sheriff's department properties, according to these email excerpts sent to MCNTV News by Sandy Webb, a retired Merced County District Attorney's Office investigator.

"The emails are between parole and the sheriff/Corrections Lt.," Sandy wrote to MCN. "They are regarding Sheriff Pazin's order that no parole officers were allowed on sheriff's property.  They had to have another agency book the parolee and done with a fresh charge."

In the emails, concern is expressed that they are "hoping this gets cleared up in the near future." The public has the right to know what dates this ban on parolee bookings took place, how many parolee's should have been booked but were unable to be due to Sheriff's ban, and did they commit additional parole violations/crimes during these dates?

And where was the Board of Supervisors who are charged with Supervising the Sheriff at?

Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 
Subject: FW: 3056 Bookings

Hi –

Did the 3056 bookings come up at your meeting yesterday?   Just hoping this will be cleared up in the near future. 

Thanks

Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 
To: 
Subject: RE: 3056 Bookings

Good morning,

We had a meeting this morning about this.  The Sheriff will allow 3056 holds with or without a fresh charge.  We asked that 3056 holds are cleared through your supervisors and continue not to be frivolous when placing parole holds.  Our jail population continues to be high; however, we understand the importance of this hold.  I will pass this on to my staff immediately.

Thank you,

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**If you are a current and or retired Law Enforcement officer who has been inspired by Sandy's courage and you wish to come forward with corruption info, please send to newsdesk@mcntvnews.com - The time for change was yesterday, the time for the truth is now.

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