Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hislop and the CIRT...

ER CHP officer shoots DUI suspect

A man suspected of driving under the influence was shot Sunday after a vehicle pursuit that ended with the driver’s alleged attempt to back over an officer from the Humboldt Area Office of the California Highway Patrol...

...The Critical Incident Response Team was called out Sunday and is conducting an investigation led by the DA’s Office.

That office’s chief investigator, Mike Hislop, said Monday afternoon that he could not say whether the CHP officer was placed on leave pending the investigation’s results.

Calls to the CHP were referred back to Hislop.

TS Pursuit ends in gunfire
TS Driver shot by police identified
The driver of a car who was shot after he allegedly lead pursuing California Highway Patrol officers on a chase through and around Blue Lake has been identified as Rodney Bartow Jr.

Should the CHP take a tip from Garr Nielsen?

Follow up:
Man shot by California Highway Patrol officer out of jail after posting $50,000 bail
After receiving medical treatment, Bartow was booked into the Humboldt County jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, assault with a deadly weapon, felony evasion, being a felon in possession of a handgun and driving on a suspended license.


  1. The Real Anonymous9/25/2007 7:45 AM

    That has got to be the worst use of force policy that I have ever seen

  2. Jorge Patillo9/25/2007 1:13 PM

    Thank God Jeff Schwartz is no longer working at the DA's Office or this case would be seriously fucked. I'd rather put my ass and this case in the capable hands of Arnie Klein, a 35-year criminal law lawyer who, I've heard, has never lost a case. Not to mention, he dresses a hell of a lot better than that faggoty-ass Schwartz.

  3. Better never lost a case than Stoen, who, far as I can tell, never tried a case.

  4. Jorge - where did you get the info that clien was a 35 year criminal attorney --

    Wrong. He did personal injury work for that time. He only had a job as a deputy da for approximately one year prior to him being hired here. He was let go from Monterey county during his probationary one year period with them.

    But we all agree with your assessment of yougofree.com

  5. Seemed like the best spot to post this development.

    Cotton case in DA's hands
    Thadeus Greenson/The Times-Standard
    Article Launched: 09/25/2007 04:08:54 PM PDT

    EUREKA -- The Critical Incident Response Team finished its investigation into the Aug. 9 in-custody death of Martin Cotton II and has turned its findings over to the District Attorney's Office.

    Cotton died just hours after being booked into Humboldt County Jail, after being involved in several altercations at the Eureka Rescue Mission, including one with Eureka Police officers. Humboldt County Coroner Frank Jager announced Sept. 13 that the cause of Cotton's death was a subdural hematoma due to blunt force trauma.

    Jager said the manner of death could not be determined but offered four possibilities. Cotton may have received the injury before arriving at the mission, during one of two fights with people at the mission, during his struggle with police or the injury could have been self-inflicted while in jail, Jager said.

    The incident, the fifth EPD officer-involved death since April 2006, has renewed calls for citizen review of law enforcement. Several witnesses have come forward claiming EPD officers used excessive force in subduing Cotton, but Police Chief Garr Nielsen has repeatedly said his officers acted appropriately given the situation.

    Humboldt County District Attorney's Office Chief Investigator Mike Hislop confirmed Tuesday the investigation had concluded and been handed over to the District Attorney, but would not give any timeline as to when the DA would issue a report.

  6. How many months did it take him to write this POS? I've got no problem with the investigators having the weapons as they are paid for by seized drug monies for the most part, but this policy needs to be seriously reworked, as well as proofread.

  7. http://www.officer.com/videonetwork/index.jsp?showid=378811

  8. Jorge Patillo9/28/2007 4:47 PM

    To anon, 9/25/2007 4:19 PM:
    I heard Klein worked in the District Attorneys offices in LA, Tulare and Monterey Counties before coming here. I think he's been here for about a year and a half now, right? I also heard that prior to working in DAs offices that he was a high-scale private attorney working in criminal law. I don't remember hearing anything about him working in civil law.


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