Police Chief Hendricks Subject of Criminal Investigation


UPDATED:  4:45pm  August 27, 2018

It’s as official as it usually gets per the city of Irvine.

Here’s the Email from Irvine’s police chief to their council members two days ago. Two. Days. Ago.

Here we are two days (!) later and no official word from the City Manager Ken Domer or our City Council letting us know that our Chief of Police is the subject of a criminal (felony?) investigation.

44 Replies to “Police Chief Hendricks Subject of Criminal Investigation”

  1. Hey, uh, is there anyone working over at City Hall who might want to say something?

    Ken Domer?



  2. Let’s see how the Chaffee power duo of Dud Dougie and Carpetbag Paully handle this. They may need to stop hanging campaign signs all over the area, even outside their supposed districts, and actually do something regarding a city matter.

    Yeah, doubt it.

  3. Let’s see, Irvine chief Hamel. Isn’t that the husband of Fullerton police Lieutenant katherine Hamel,
    Isn’t she the sister of chief “somewhere in the desert” X Fullerton police captain George crumb?
    Time for a big flush at FPD.

    1. She is in the middle of everything already. She likes to think she is very important and push her BS Lt bars around; she is literally incompetent and scared of her own shadow.

    2. Chief gone- Hamel gone – toilet flushes- now to clean up the keystone cops. Fullerton needs a complete detox- bye Evil Kate

  4. The Chief is one year in to a 5 year contract and Oliveras (Oly) just turned 50…… hmmmmm, I wonder how this is going to end?(in the tax payers end)

    1. Cumulative injury disability retirement app concurrently with Workers’ Comp cumulative injury claim for Olivares

  5. Assault on emergency personnel is more serious then a “regular assault”

    Where they armed? Oly takes his gun everywhere.

    Where they drinking and armed?

    How was Oly expecting to get home to Fontana? In an Uber police car?

    So many questions

    1. He (Oliveras) drives drunk because he hasn’t been caught and gets in fights and verbal pissing matches all the time when he’s not on duty. Hes been in so many off-duty altercations involving alcohol and aggressive behavior and has gotten a pass every single time because he knows how to wiggle out using his badge even before the promotion. And yeah he always carries his gun so I guarantee he had his weapon on him that night.

      1. Who are you? How do you know so much personal stuff about one police captain? Do you have proof? Have you seen it?

    1. Translation:
      They (and all their union paying, campaign donating buddies) are fantastic… contributors… let me shut up now.

    2. Much.

      She’s got a pretty ripe streak off quality public servants she supports.

      Hughes, Felz, McKinley, Jones, Bankhead … Really picks winners.

  6. Meanwhile, while all this is going on …..over the past year Fullertons open plaza off Wilshire and all the surrounding parking structures are being over run by drug dealers selling to all the students during their lunch hour. Independence park off Valencia has become ” home” to these grown homeless men who morning, day, and night are dealing, distributing, selling, doing drugs with and around our community of kids and students. As a result Fullerton has a out of control drug problem amongst all the high schools. All this going on over the past year seconds away from Fullerton pd station and all these same drug dealers openly, freely living life large in Fullerton as if they all have a free pass. No patrolling, no monitoring, nobody being arrested and the drug dealers and kids know it. Go check out instagram page elwubluntgang and go meet the homeless Fullerton drug dealer all the highschoolers, community of kids know. Maybe, the acting Chief of police will get more officers patrolling these areas to keep our kids safe and get these degenerates out of our city instead of all FPD hands on deck bailing out fellow officers and councilmembers. One can only hope…..

  7. I smell a set-up here folks! Too much coincidence. Hamel & Hamel!! Lets wait and see what the witness statements say after all is said and done. Chief Hendricks is/was cleaning house from all of the cronyism and perhaps a Hamel or two is trying to stop it. I definitely feel like there is a person hiding in the woodshed!!

    1. R u kidding me??? This chief picked her #1 as his lieutenant. I’m sure she’ll cover this whole thing up for him.

      1. The #1 pick was a farce. She is/was the least qualified candidate when it comes to actual police work….she can read the hell out of a book and tell people about it though. She’s been attached to the Chiefs teet for awhile now.

  8. What a charming, Machiavellian, little town we have here… or is it more like the Palace of Versailles?
    When is Mel Brooks going to pop out at say “it’s good to be the King!”

  9. Just throwing this out there, but Section 8(A) of Hendrick’s employment agreement defines him as an “at will” employee who can be fired without cause upon service of a 30 day notice. However, Section 8(B) of the same agreement says he can’t be fired within ninety days of a municipal election or ninety days after certification of the election results (which usually takes several weeks). https://docs.cityoffullerton.com/weblink/DocView.aspx?dbid=1&id=645152&page=1&cr=1

  10. Are you kidding ? Anyone else would be in jail right now!! Mug shot Plezzz- get real- he choked a medical tech while providing help. Where is fair treatment??

  11. Lies By Omission
    August 28, 2018 Joshua Ferguson
    For those of you playing along at home we know that two of Fullerton’s Finest (Chief Hendricks & Captain Oliveras) have been put on a paid stay-cation (costing us approximately $1,955/day) for their conduct at a Lady Antebellum concert in Irvine. With City Manager Ken Domer putting Captain Bob Dunn in charge of FPD we are now being run by… Dunn & Domer.

    It’s too bad this isn’t a comedy. Instead we’re finding ourselves in more typical Fullerton drama that a little transparency might have avoided. Alas instead of openness and honesty City Manager Ken Domer couldn’t be bothered to let anybody outside of the police department know what was happening in our town at the time, the next day or even the day after that.What happened? How long is the leave? Was it criminal? Who’s investigating the case?

    The City will not provide further information at this time, out of respect for the integrity of the ongoing investigations.

    In other words “F U. You don’t have a right to know anything at all because integrity of an ongoing case”.Except no.

    We already know from an email from the City of Irvine there is plenty to see here and we deserve details. I’m tired of this mentality that it’s okay to publicly and loudly (Instgram?!) shame societal nobodies when they screw up but when our overlords do the same all of the sudden we need to worry about “integrity” and bury the details behind a wall of BS.

    The first bit of BS that we need to knock down here is that this isn’t just some boilerplate investigation that “related entirely to allegations of off-duty conduct”.

    This is an allegation of battery against an EMT. By possibly armed off-duty officers. The alleged battery alone falls under CA Penal Code 243(c)(1) unless the injury was serious and then it elevates.

    (c) (1) When a battery is committed against a[n][…] emergency medical technician […] engaged in the performance of his or her duties, whether on or off duty, […] and an injury is inflicted on that victim, the battery is punishable by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for 16 months, or two or three years.

    Next we have to ask who will oversee this investigation? Why were no arrests made for this alleged battery?

    How is the District Attorney involved? Which internal investigator are we planning to hire? Is Irvine being allowed to investigate this case?

    These are all pertinent questions especially considering the incestuous relationships we have with other departments. Remember that Irvine’s Chief of Police, Mike Hamel, is married to Katherine Hamel who herself is a Lieutenant under Captain Oliveras and Chief Hendricks.

    Is Irvine’s Chief Hamel really going to investigate his wife’s boss? Is this why no arrests were made?

    Regarding the “ongoing investigation” angle – that’s the same claptrap the city is still throwing at us over the Joe Felz accident and cover-up that happened 657 days ago. #SorryNotSorry that we can’t trust you and your comrades in obfuscation in the City Attorney’s office to come clean Mr. Domer.

    If Fullerton’s City Manager Ken Domer really cared about transparency and “integrity” he wouldn’t hide behind subterfuge and lies of omission. He would tell we the citizenry about what is happening, how it is happening and how we can be assured that another Danny Hughes Felzian cover-up isn’t taking place in our city.

    Domer would do well to read his own interview with the OC Register when he said;

    You cannot operate local government without partnerships, without collaboration, without openness, transparency.

  12. What is the big deal?
    This is just a ‘fix-it ticket’, no bail, no jail.
    Heck – it probably isn’t even worth the time and money to investigate. The paperwork cost, union fees, city and county attorney costs… just isn’t worth the time and money.

  13. Speaking of bad Fullerton apples..this one should be coming up the ranks quick since he lies real well, especially when using his LIEdar to write bogus tickets, beware of up and coming super douche motor officer Beaty, I’ve seen him hunting all around the city, have talked to a few of his victims, seems like he must go take speeds on the freeway then frames innocent drivers minding their own business on the city streets..hopefully he gets caught and reprimand soon, he is mentally unfit

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