Fullerton Brass Thought Money Was No Object

Back in April of 2017 we wrote a piece about FPD giving taxpayers the middle finger regarding spending cuts within the department. During budget meetings the Police Department offered the PR outfit “Behind the Badge” up for tribute in their paltry cost savings plan and that was pretty much it. For context, during this time […]

Fight a Paramedic, Win a $100K

Remember when Chief Hendricks left Fullerton after his run-in with some paramedics at a Lady Antebellum concert? It looks like we hired a PR firm to polish the turd of a Press Release and even the consultant admitted that Domer slobbering all over Hendricks looked bad since we were paying Hendricks to leave (emphasis added): […]

More Nepotism at the Fullerton Police Department

  We found an interesting aside to the Officer Brian Hagopian file that was released under SB1421. The file includes, as part of the investigation, a memo written from “Sergeart [Redacted]” talking about his wife, Officer [Redacted]. We know from our previous writing on Officer Hagopian regarding his (still?) outstanding arrest warrant in Riverside county […]

What Happened to Officer Christopher Chiu?

The City of Fullerton has, belatedly and selectively, released some police misconduct records. Despite the law changing on January 1st, 2019 and it now being the end of June, we have a whopping three files to look at on the city website. The first of these files is regarding former Officer Chistopher Chiu. What did […]

A Hamel Timeline and Conflict Problem

Was Kathryn Hamel’s Settlement Agreement, to bypass disclosure laws, the byproduct or possibly even the direct result of inter-departmental nepotism and favoritism? The following email shows that the Internal Affairs investigation into Lieutenant Katheryn Hamel started on or around August 02, 2018. This smells of a conflict considering the date of that fateful Lady Antebellum […]

No Public Input on the Police Chief

Well folks, Fullerton is at it again. On Tuesday, without any public input, the City Council is slated to appoint Interim Police Chief Robert Dunn as the “Permanent” Chief for the Fullerton Police Department. I put “Permanent” in quotes because Chiefs tend to leave in disgrace often around these parts. The position of Police Chief […]

A Fullerton Staffing Question

The Fullerton Firefighters are pushing a narrative that they’re understaffed and underpaid on social media, so let’s talk about it. We constantly hear about how underfunded, unpaid, underappreciated, undereverything our Police and Fire Depts are from the “Hero Deserve” crowd and the opposite side likes to point to pay rates, pension spiking, double dipping, medical […]

Let’s Talk More about Privacy

Tonight our City Council is going to allow the Fullerton Police Department to use asset forfeiture money to purchase two automated license plate readers or ALPRs. According to the paperwork these devices are used to allow police to drive around and scan the license plate of all cars on both sides of a street at […]