ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLICE MISCONDUCT ATTORNEY
Jerry L. Steering, Esq., is a Police Misconduct Attorney, who sues police officers for, among other things, the use of excessive force upon civilians. His law practice involves serving, among other places, Orange County, and the Orange County cities shown below. Mr. Steering also represents persons in both civil and criminal case. He is an expert in brutality / excessive force cases, false arrest cases and malicious prosecution cases; both civil and criminal. Tel: (949) 474-1849.
POLICE MISCONDUCT IS RAMPANT IN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.
Cops In Orange County Really Do Bad Things To People Who Don’t Deserve It.
If you are reading this page, chances are that until recently, you believed that the police were basically honest, and that save a few bad-apples, the police didn’t do bad things to people who didn’t deserve it. Chances also are, that you no longer have that belief system.
Either yourself, or a loved one, or a relative was just beaten and falsely arrested by the police for your or yours “failing the attitude test”; commonly known as “Contempt of Cop”; the reason for most police beatings of innocents and others. See Mr. Steering’s dissertation on Contempt of Cop Resisting Arrest Cases.
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THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF AND HIS “TEAM FOREVER” GO TO PRISON.
Mike Carona was elected Sheriff of Orange County in 1999. He and both of his Assistant Sheriffs, Don Haidl and George Jaramillo, were all convicted of serious felonies for official misconduct.
During Carona’s reign as Sheriff of Orange County, the Sheriff’s Department deputies were simply out of control. Deputy beatings of inmates at the Orange County Jails, and on the streets, were rampant. Internal Affairs Investigations were a joke. The Sheriff’s Department just never found that it’s deputy was ever wrong; ever at fault.
Until Sheriff Carona went to prison, Orange County was a fantasy assignment for those truly sadistic peace officers, who “get-off” on beating inmates and arrestees. Carona’s Assistant Sheriffs, George Jaramillo and Don Haidl were both criminally prosecuted. See, Carona gets 66 months in federal prison. Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2009.
PERKINS OPERATIONS AT THE ORANGE COUNTY JAIL; THE ORANGE COUNTY “SNITCH SCANDAL”.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, along with the help of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, “solved” “cold cases” by getting persons whom they had mere suspicions about, to confess to crimes that many of them did not commit. When various Orange County police agencies had suspicions about persons, but no evidence that they committed some heinous “cold case” crime, Orange County prosecutors and Sheriff’s Department officials deployed “professional” inmate informants for decades to solve the cold case by getting someone to admit to committing it; regardless of their true guilt.
Orange County paid “real deal” Mexican Mafia dropouts who were already doing serious prison time, as much as $1,500.00 each per day to obtain “confessions” and “admissions” out of new arrestees at the Orange County jail. These really scary Mexican Mafia dropouts could get you to admit to the Kennedy Assassination.
Under Perkins, when the police engage an inmate to elicit incriminating information from another inmate, so long as formal charges have not yet been filed by the prosecution, the cops can plant a “snitch” to pump a fellow inmate for incriminating statements. However, even under Perkins, when the police arrest someone without a warrant and throw them in a jail cell with two real deal convicted Mexican Mafia murderers (who are paid to get you to admit to a crime that the police could not solve), the police cannot hide the payments to the “informants”, or the offer of leniency for working off their sentences by implicating others, or even the existence and persistence of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s 30 year organized paid snitch program. Nonetheless, that is exactly what happened in Orange County; the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department hid that highly exculpatory evidence.
The real problem is that the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office used well paid real life murderers to get innocent people to confess. They could get you to confess to murdering President Kennedy. Accordingly, because of these methods of obtaining confessions, the police, the courts and the public cannot tell if the confessional was genuine or not.
Therefore, when the Orange County Sheriff’s Department planted actual Mexican Mafia dropout murderers in the jail cells of new arrestees to obtain incriminating statements from them, they did not violate the law. However, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department paid two real-deal Mexican Mafia inmate murderers $1,500.00 per day while they were convicted inmates doing time, to threaten and trick actual innocents to confess to crimes that they were either innocent of, or for which the police did not have sufficient evidence to convict them.
Jerry L. Steering was able to obtain a time-served Sweetheart Deal for a man accused of murder in 2018. See, Prosecutors agree to 3-year sentence, not life, after defendant claims illegal use of snitches, Orange County Register, January 25, 2018.
SOME OF MR. STEERING’S LAWSUITS AGAINST ORANGE COUNTY:
Gomez v. County of Orange, et al., U.S. Dist. Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles) (2011) obtained $2,163,799.53 for unreasonable force on convicted jail inmate.
Nancy Butano v. County of Orange; U.S. District Court (Santa Ana) (1992); $727,500.00 for false arrest and unreasonable force. Nancy Butano was beaten and falsely arrested in her own home for not answering door fast enough.
Torrance v. County of Orange, et al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Santa Ana)(2010); Skip Torrance recently settled a lawsuit with the county and Laguna Beach over a false arrest and being shot with a taser obtained $380,000.00 for unreasonable force and false arrest.
Chamberlain v. County of Orange et al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Santa Ana)(2009); obtained $600,000.00 for failure to protect pre-trial detainee in Orange County Jail.
Baima v. County of Orange, et al; U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Santa Ana)(2003); obtained $208,000.00 for false arrest / unreasonable force.
Celli v. County of Orange, et al; U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Gabriel Celli and his mother, Nancy Turner (Santa Ana)(2009); obtained $208,000.00 for false arrest / unreasonable force.
Sharp v. County of Orange II, et al.; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Published Opinion) holding among other things that unlike a search warrant, an arrest warrant generally does not allow the officers executing it to detain others; $250,000.00 recovery for clients.
Mr. Steering has also had many acquittals in Orange County Superior Court; especially in cases involving false arrests. If you are the victim of police misconduct, such as a false arrest, the use of excessive force, a malicious criminal prosecution, first amendment / free speech retaliation, or other police outrages, we can help you. See, What To Do If You Have Been Beaten-Up or Falsely Arrested By The Police.
Call us at (949) 474-1849 or email at email@example.com
Serving the Following Orange County Cities: