I have been interested in reducing this to ZERO in San Mateo County for about 15 years. I even made it an issue for my Supervisor campaign. None of the editors of 7 papers thought it was worth letting the voters know about it, or that it was a big difference between myself and Supervisor Don Horsley. POSITION PAPER: PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT POSITION PAPER: PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT When San Mateo County’s two top law enforcement officials, Sheriff Greg Munks, and Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos, were caught and detained as CUSTOMERS in an FBI Sting called Operation Dollhouse which involved Human Trafficking and underage sex slavery in a house in Nevada back in 2007, our District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe did not denounce this heinous behavior. He wouldn’t even hold his tongue. Instead, he praised Munks and Bolanos: Steve Wagstaffe e-mail sent 4/25/07 10:20 AM Greg and Carlos Just a quick word of support from me as you go through a difficult time. To those who matter, your decades of outstanding work in law enforcement are all that count and your integrity is not the slightest marked by the modern media’s efforts to make a story out of a non-story. Hard as it is to think it now, remember it will be yesterday’s news and irrelevant by tomorrow. My positive thoughts are out there for both of you. Steve 4/25/2007 4:49 PM Greg Munks to Steve Wagstaffe “thanks Steve..” In response, Munks wrote: “Steve, I really appreciate your words of support…. I’ve heard you took some heat for them and I apologize. I won’t forget the fact that you were there early.” This is prosecutorial misconduct. I have long advocated a system of checks and balances in San Mateo County to keep officials like Wagstaffe honest. This includes a whistleblower’s hotline and a County ombudsman reporting to a citizen’s oversight board. I don’t know about you, but the Wagstaffe e-mail makes me sick to this day. “To those who matter”. One thing I am certain of, he didn’t mean the San Mateo County taxpayer when referring to people who matter. Why is this happening in San Mateo County, in the middle of Silicon Valley and all of the wealth and education here? This behavior would be inconceivable in neighboring Santa Clara County, where the D.A. Jeff Rosen at least puts on the appearance of trying to hold law enforcement to the same standards as ordinary citizens. This all goes back to corruption in San Mateo County. It’s not the rantings of some fanatics. Our own County museum has an exhibition on it. It is a shame no one is running against Wagstaffe. We need to shake up the way this County is run. I intend to do so if I earn a supervisor’s seat. Public employees need to be accountable to you, the voters, not to each other. There needs to be an end to the arrogance that San Mateo County officials can literally do anything they want and get away with it. Unfortunately the press here in San Mateo County has been too apathetic. The two top Sheriffs are caught in a human trafficking sex house, and the D.A. praises them for it. And they continue to run unopposed to this day. Unbelievable. It needs to change.