The Hamel Separation story that we broke, and which got us sued, was referenced on KCET’s SoCal Connected this last weekend. Check it out, we show up about 22 minutes and 30 seconds into the show.
Fullerton, like most departments, has a problem reminiscent of Serpico and this problem is years in the making. This problem is part of the story of the sordid “Culture of Corruption” that was documented after the Kelly Thomas beating. This veritable Serpico problem is a cancer within the system where once in uniform even good […]
A lot has happened in Fullerton over the last several years and while my involvement has waned ever since the City threatened me civilly and criminally because I happen to be associated with this blog, and this blog published embarrassing things City Hall would rather hide from the people, I have remained committed to […]
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 […]
By now you’ve likely seen that the City of Fullerton and the Fullerton Police Department cut a deal with Lieutenant Kathryn Hamel and in doing so bypassed CA’s disclosure law known as SB1421. We just received a tip which gives us some context into this whole Hamel ordeal. Most of the details are buried but […]
As hinted yesterday, we received an anonymous piece of correspondence with a copy of the separation agreement between “Lieutenant” Kathryn Hamel and the City of Fullerton. It is quite an interesting read. We aren’t the only outlet to receive this so we’re curious to see what coverage, if any, this receives in the press. From […]
We’ve been told that Kathryn Hamel was allowed to resign from FPD. In exchange for her not suing for worker’s compensation the city dropped not one but two internal affairs investigations into her conduct. Did her husband being the Irvine Police Chief play a role in this deal? Did FPD know that she was guilty […]
The last time we wrote about Fullerton Police Lieutenant Kathryn Hamel it was to share the rumor we had heard that she was on admin leave. “Word also has it that Katie Hamel, wife of Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel, has been put on leave but we’re trying to very that information and she would […]