Sunday, February 18, 2007

Whether Concealed or Destroyed, Sheriff's Audits No Longer Needed

Bill Brown, Sheriff of Santa Barbara
Commander Sam Gross
Kelly Duncan Scott, Esquire

I no longer need the two audits that the three of you are hiding. (Or perhaps you are not hiding them. Perhaps they have been destroyed!?)

I know what those audits contain (or contained). If the audits had not contained evidence of Michael Carlson’s guilt, Michael Carlson would not have been transferred from Information Services to patrol duty, and the audits would have been included in Sam Gross’s declaration.

I urge each of you to make this right.

Michael Carlson got away with the misdemeanors and felonies he committed—as far the courts are concerned. There’s not a chance in the world that Tom Sneddon or Bonnie Dumanis will prosecute him for his crimes, or that I will win my appeal.

But the three of you and Carlson are incorrect that this matter will be permanently concealed. The damage that Michael Carlson and Sam Gross and Deborah Garvin did to children, adults and taxpayers is too great to ignore. The fact that felonies are being committed by people in a position to put others in jail and prison for the exact same crimes is ridiculous. People who lie out of sheer arrogance don’t just do it one time. I’ll bet the Sheriff of Santa Barbara has covered up this type of wrongdoing more than once. Taxpayers shouldn’t be paying the sheriff’s department to cover up crimes.

It’s time to rehabilitate the reputations of the innocent—and the behavior of the guilty.

Yours truly,
Maura Larkins

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