Internal reports praises monitoring of murderous sex offenders

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Electronic Monitoring, Gold Star Parolee, Sex Offenders

GoldStarLogoAn internal report into the tracking of two high-risk sex offender parolees suspected in the rapes and murders of four women while on electronic monitoring praised the federal officers involved and put the blame of them being unaware of their activities on the “complex nature of human behavior.”

The two suspects, Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon, were both on federal probation while they were believed to have raped and murdered four women.  Cano was also on state parole and both men wore monitors, one federal, one state, to monitor their whereabouts.

The federal  internal review, referred to in the article linked here from the LA TIMES, heaps major attaboys on the feds for, among other things, directing them into therapy and warning them not to spend time together (warning which went unheeded if anybody had bothered to check).

The feds have refused to discuss the case.

Thanks to Caroline for the link on this.

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4 Comments to “Internal reports praises monitoring of murderous sex offenders”

  1. bulldogger says:

    Federal probation/parole or whatever they call it doesn’t field supervise. Most of them sit in an office and aren’t allowed to go to the field except in certain circumstances. In the past they mainly dealt with white collar criminals coming out of prison but now they are seeing more street type criminals including sex offenders.

  2. Fxstc1 says:

    Placing the blame on “the complex nature of human behavior”. That sounds awfully white washy. Human nature has always been complex. I don’t understand it unless it is as simple as this one. If the Agents and Probation Officers did their job as stated (I will side with Field Agents every time unless proved differently) isn’t it obvious that the policies and protocol of supervision is flawed. Case carrying Agents have the most thankless job imaginable. We can not gather statistics on crimes we have prevented. Any agent who has recognized unstable behavior in a parolee and has intervened to the degree allowed by Policy has most likely prevented a crime. The only attention we get is negative when one of our cases explodes. The Department will back us if we have met our stats and have conducted ourselves in a manner consistent with our job description or when not to back us puts the Department in a negative light (as in Polly Klass). I hope that the statement “the complex nature of human behavior” doesn’t mean that they won’t explore new ways of monitoring these guys.

  3. Howie Katz says:

    You cannot make lemons out of lemonade. Heaping praise on those fuck-ups is what’s known as chutzpah.

  4. turds and 10-15s says:

    Hmmm, well see. If they actually check the ros on these two turds theyll see Dapo forbid them contact after they were arrested out of state. The supervisor in charge at the time stated directely to gps agent to forbid contact and investigate their behavior. They were acting suspicious on one of their rrds and it was noted to find out there intention on wantiong to be together while on parole. I know I was there.