LA TIMES sues CDCr over records access

Jul 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Courts, Electronic Monitoring, Gold Star Parolee, Sex Offenders

BobsBlotterAccording to the Courthouse News Service in a piece from Thursday linked here the LA TIMES has filed a suit against CDCr to obtain records relating to the parole supervision of the two parolees who are suspected of the murders of several women in SoCal while on active parole supervision with GPS monitoring.

The two men, Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 49, both did time for sex crimes against children.  They have pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder that they are currently suspected of.  CDCr has been very reticent in releasing information on the suspect’s supervision.  It is generally believe this is because the records, if released, will show CDCr in a bad light in this case.


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5 Comments to “LA TIMES sues CDCr over records access”

  1. turds and 10-15s says:

    You are all right. Just offer a stipend and you will attract quality candidates. We have been asking managment for years for help, but all is ignored until it blows up. Running tracks should be done by dedicated agents that only do that function while field agents respond to situations and roll these turds up to 10-15s. These freeks are easy to roll up, but during the above noted siuation, no time was given for association. They all live in herds, behind business parks at night, in cars, behind trash bins, on top of each other. Megans law is a failure in certain counties, especially orange county. After 23 years I was stunned at what i was seeing, as these growlers were living in packs liker wild animals. Not that they didnt have it coming, they do, but there is a better way. If these 10-15s parole homeless, then provide them a home on state property, in the middle of desert, supervised 24 -7 and let them work sorting trash. Problem solved. We have suggested other viable options to no avail. The gps agents are worn down and many are on the brink of no return due to the stress.Governor Brown, I did not vote for your sorry ass as protecting the community is obviosly not your priority.This assignment is a set up, everyone knows it.There are a lot of bodies out there behind all these 10-15s state wide. gps only serves as tool to solve crimes not prevent them in most instances. Thank you for all of you that work this assignment.You could work 16 hours a day and never be caught up.Be strong and never stop fighting for us in the community. Gods speed

  2. bulldogger says:

    Caseloads for SO are still too high and Sac keeps rolling the dice by prolonging a change. It’s only a matter of time before another case blows up. We keep hearing 20-1 even 30-1 would be better.

  3. FXSTC1 says:

    In some instances Parole Agents are asked to do the nearly impossible. O K, dah. On sex offender case loads, to better insure the safety of the community, 2 Agents should be assigned to a case load. I believe this would better serve the requirements needed to fulfill mandated supervision. There will always be parolee’s who reoffend because that’s what they do. We all know that you can not change someone’s inappropriate sexual attractions. The rate of violators will go down and the supervision requirements accomplished should pass the sunshine test (transparency that is very much in vogue, but rarely implemented). If it’s about the cost, then shame on CDC. Let the public know and suffer the ramifications.
    Regarding opening the books for inspections when a major crime occurs: R A Davis was in the Jurisdiction of my Parole Office when he abducted and killed P K. He did not have permission by our office to be here. What CDC did in the aftermath of that was criminal in my opinion. I had investigative information that, to my knowledge, no one else but the top people in CDC had. Some of the documents given to the local D A were not originals but stuff doctored up after the fact. A shameful example of “CYA” in my opinion. I can only hope that the current Administration won’t do that.

  4. JC says:

    Hmmm, not good

    • Bob Walsh says:

      People who go to a lot of effort to hide things usually have something to hide.