Good News! Sellers Isn’t Dead Yet.

Which is a lot more than we can say for Kelly Thomas.

August 10th, 2011. A day of bathos at the Fullerton Police Department: just five weeks after the murder of Kelly Thomas at the hands of his cops, Police Chief Michael Sellers, having perused his benefits package, packs it in. Sort of.

A shitstorm is blowing up and our old friend FPD PIO Andrew Goodrich wants to get a perspective on “hats.”

58 thoughts on “Good News! Sellers Isn’t Dead Yet.

  1. Anonymous

    Obviously, FPD Chief Sellers is communicating to the PIO gives me the impression that he isn’t sick after all.

    It is high time for the Council to investigate Sellers claim and drag him for questioning!

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  2. The Fullerton Savage

    We all mistype sometimes, but there seem to be some people who never learned in elementary school that an apostrophe is possessive. Seller writes “…before she hear’s another story.” How much is this ignoramus being paid? And why was he hired in the first place?

    More importantly, of course, is the question of how sick the many really is or was, and why it is taking so long to make that determination.

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    1. Wrong Guy

      At $219k per year, one would think a police chief would know how to insert apostrophes properly.

      He obviously wasn’t sick; this was a ploy, probably through a PhD Psychologist as they are more apt to place one on disability than a regular MD.

      I wonder if there is any way we could find out who is doctor is..?

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    2. nipsey

      Let me get this straight, he has to alert his wife to his ‘disability’ so she doesn’t find out about it in the news? WTF?

      You would think if he were so sick that he could not continue his work she would, like, know – just from being around him.

      Sellout: “Honey, if anyone asks I’m real sick. Got it’?

      Mrs. Sellout: “Wait, uh, what?”

      Sellout: “LISTEN, I”M SICK OK? YOU LIKE LIVING HERE IN YOUR GATED SAN CLEMENTE ESTATE, RIGHT?”

      Mrs. Sellout: “Um yes. Poor thing. You don’t look well.”

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    1. Concerned Texan

      Can these recent emails be used as evidence on behalf of the people to prove Chief Sellers is a fraud? Can you sue to remove a police chief?

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      1. SherBear

        Sue to remove him?!! I can hope for that and if fraud can be proven, sued for every dime given him on his disability claim. Ah…in a semi perfect world…

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        1. Vernon Dozier

          I suggest reading the Indemnification clause in his employment contract. The City is screwed unless they can prove he failed to cooperate as stated in the last paragraph.

          http://www.cityoffullerton.com/civica/inc/displayblobpdf2.asp?BlobID=7565

          City shall defend, hold harmless and indemnify Sellers against any tort, professional liability claim or demand or other legal action, arising out of any allleged act or omission occurring within the scope of his employment as Chief of Police in accordance with the provisions of California Government Code Section 825. At its sole discretion, City. may compromise, settle, assign legal
          counsel, determine litigation strategy, or pay judgment rendered in any such claim or suit.

          Sellers shall cooperate fully in the investigation and defense of any such liability claim, demand, or legal action.

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  3. merijoe

    I wonder if Andy Gump is circulating another email to advise Sellers that FFFF is releasing their prior emails and blooding them. This is looking more like a sceen from Police Squad

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    1. karma

      more like Reno 911.

      Chaz doesn’t need to circulate an email, they are all waiting with baited breath each day for a new e-mail, just like us.

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  4. van get it da artiste

    I would not be surprised if fullerton Police Chief Sellers wrote off his cruise as a professional development, needed management training or as a form of therapeutic medicine for his high blood pressure

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    1. fullerton lover

      Good point Van get it da artiste! I wondered when I read that e-mail as to why a grown man would go on a cruise, with anyone other than his spouse?
      If it was a fishing trip that would be a different story, however a cruise on the love boat with other officers for a week leads me to believe you’re right on the mark!

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  5. truthseeker

    High blood pressure disabilty? What a crock. I have worked with people who showed up for work everyday with high blood pressure, lupus, HIV and even CANCER! There is nothing more degrading and shameful than to be known as a coward unless you top it off with what he has done to the citizens and taxpayers of Fullerton. Maybe the real reason he can’t get his pressure under control is because it is not a physiologically induced problem but rather a psychosomatic condition caused by the battle raging between his conscience and his choices. May I remind him that it is never too late to do the right thing.

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  6. Durfee

    Most high blood pressure is easily controlled with diet and/or medication. When last seen in public, Sellers needed to lose some weight.

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    1. merijoe

      Sellmate is likely claiming “stress” more than BP issues…Hes obviously directing his own care and treatment, and Dr F Dick Doolittle is rubber stamping anything hes told to do.

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      1. fullerton lover

        You mean “Frederick”? Yes, that’s what the “F” stands for in F. Dick Jones… aka: “Freddy” Jones.

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  7. truthseeker

    Christian :“hats”??? Some one care to explain the reference?

    Yes he was referring to the ” tin foil riot gear helmets” the FPD thought they would be needing if and when the DA refused to file charges. Since the tin foil worked and put the DA in a corner and TRack couldnt slither out of it, the “hats” went back into storage with the raincoats.

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    1. Tracey

      The sign in the window of Cherch mentioned a new business opening soon. Something like JP/23. I can’t remember exactly. Guess the fire will delay the opening.

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  8. AntiCorruptionUnit

    Jane H :
    Actually, it’s not just Fullerton, but they got caught.

    You got that right. Chiefs retiring under these clouds of controversy is VERY wide spread. California is among the worst.

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    1. EyeNeverSayNo

      Executives retiring amidst controversy is hardly limited to police chiefs or even government employees. It’s commonly how change is effected at the highest levels of the employment ladder. Rarely are CEOs and such fired, they are moved, retired or sometimes allowed to ‘voluntarily leave to pursue other opportunities.’ And quite often this happens when things aren’t going well for the company. It’s business. Oh and police work is business as much as it is public service.

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      1. Mr.Peabody

        Interesting apology.

        Business executives and CEOs don’t work for me unless I’m a shareholder. I don’t care what they do.

        And coppery is not a business, unless you are referring to monkey business. In Fullerton it’s not much of a public service either.

        Typical boohoo nonsense. You remind me of 4SD Observer!

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      2. merijoe

        Oh, Police “work” is not business, its supposed to be a SERVICE that I pay for from my taxes-but the creepy dirtbags in blue everywhere have turned it into “business” robbing my tax money for whatever or acting like they own the town.

        Yeah, if thats what you mean by “business” Anyone who doesnt go along with the nazi program of thuggery, or is honest, is fired or razzed until they quit or worse.

        What business is that? mafia?

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  9. EyeNeverSayNo

    Still more blah blah blah than you can shake a stick at… OMG, he must be an idiot, he put an apostrophe in ‘hears.’ And then the kook bringing this up totally mangles a sentence with an error of his own (“how sick the many really is”). Too funny.

    Meanwhile, none of those who were so insistent a few months back on romanticizing OC’s homeless (‘the most harmless and defenseless among us’) are talking about last night’s knife fight in front of a Fullerton homeless shelter between two of these fine, upstanding, but simply down on their luck gentlemen. A knife fight. In front of a shelter. Both ended up in the hospital, one got pretty worked.

    It doesn’t excuse at all the murder of Kelly Thomas, not at all, but for local law enforcement, interacting with OC’s homeless is hardly a bed of roses. Plenty of ’em are potentially violent and dangerous.

    http://www.ocregister.com/news/homeless-335280-armory-police.html

    Now, back to your regularly scheduled FFF circle jerk. 😉

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    1. EyeAlwaysSayStopResisting

      For local law enforcement, interacting with OC’s homeless is hardly a bed of roses. Plenty of ‘em are potentially violent and dangerous.

      Which is why Ramos and Cincinelli did Kelly a favor when they put him to sleep …after he resisted arrest.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRoSWYGzxAE After you watch this video you’ll understand why the gentlemen involved in this so-called beating took the steps they did. She was clearly a danger to the community like Kelly Thomas was. Watch the video entirely, at one point she starts chasing after the gentlemen.

      If you were them, you wouldnt want this crazy bum chasing after you, regardless of her so-called mental status.

      Now, back to your regularly scheduled FFF circle jerk. 😉

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      1. truthseeker

        The steroids and the prions in your meat have worked their magic on your brain. I believe this is a rather widespread phenomenon.

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  10. Wrong Guy

    First, he (chief ‘Spineless’ Sellers) is an idiot just because he’s an idiotic irresponsible coward who incapable of addressing the Kelly Thomas murder by his ‘blue-oy thugs’, because of his own guilt.
    No one here brought up that homeless stabbing incident because this blog is about creating transparancy within the local gov’t; not to report random news.
    My take is that you “EyeNeverSayNo” need to get your nose out of your ex-bosses ass and start making some legitimate message posts.

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  11. fullerton lover

    EyeAlwaysSayStopResisting :
    For local law enforcement, interacting with OC’s homeless is hardly a bed of roses. Plenty of ‘em are potentially violent and dangerous.
    Which is why Ramos and Cincinelli did Kelly a favor when they put him to sleep …after he resisted arrest.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRoSWYGzxAE After you watch this video you’ll understand why the gentlemen involved in this so-called beating took the steps they did. She was clearly a danger to the community like Kelly Thomas was. Watch the video entirely, at one point she starts chasing after the gentlemen.
    If you were them, you wouldnt want this crazy bum chasing after you, regardless of her so-called mental status.
    Now, back to your regularly scheduled FFF circle jerk.

    Troll Alert! Please disregard this inflammatory message or refrain from making comments, as trolls are like seagulls, in that they will randomly crap on innocent people, as long as you keep feeding them with responses.

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    1. foolerton airhead

      EyeNeverSayNo :
      Still more blah blah blah than you can shake a stick at… OMG, he must be an idiot, he put an apostrophe in ‘hears.’ And then the kook bringing this up totally mangles a sentence with an error of his own (“how sick the many really is”). Too funny.
      Meanwhile, none of those who were so insistent a few months back on romanticizing OC’s homeless (‘the most harmless and defenseless among us’) are talking about last night’s knife fight in front of a Fullerton homeless shelter between two of these fine, upstanding, but simply down on their luck gentlemen. A knife fight. In front of a shelter. Both ended up in the hospital, one got pretty worked.
      It doesn’t excuse at all the murder of Kelly Thomas, not at all, but for local law enforcement, interacting with OC’s homeless is hardly a bed of roses. Plenty of ‘em are potentially violent and dangerous.
      http://www.ocregister.com/news/homeless-335280-armory-police.html
      Now, back to your regularly scheduled FFF circle jerk.

      Troll Alert! Please disregard this inflammatory message or refrain from making comments, as trolls are like seagulls, in that they will randomly crap on innocent people, as long as you keep feeding them with responses.

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  12. AntiCorruptionUnit

    The problem with the trolls around here is, many of them are cops.

    Of course their bravery defending their profession is done from behind a screen name. Toying with the bloggers like they do certain citizens.

    They could never go one on one with someone of equal ability, they would need their partners to back up their misdeeds.

    Remember it took TWO cops on the average to write a simple infraction citation to dangerous “horn honker”.

    It took 6 to take on a skinny homeless man.

    The troll is one person, he/she dare not venture onto an equal playing field and be taken down. His lack of manhood might truely be exposed.

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  13. Steve Brow

    It is not just Fullerton. The vast majority of chiefs and top brass are retiring with medical disablity along with various methods of pension spiking. The lawmakers gave our safety employees generous perks with good reason, but the system has been systemically corrupted.

    The cops have become the criminals.

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  14. College Park Codger

    “By order of his doctor?”

    Where can the average working stiff find such a doctor? And can he get full salary for a “stress leave” too?

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  15. Steve Brow

    There are many such doctors making similar claims for average working stiffs under the worker’s compensation system

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