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Mono County delays response to court order in Madrid case

After two and a half years, an arbitration and a court hearing, the Mono County Counsel now claims that Deputy Jon Madrid was never effectively fired. Madrid’s controversial termination was documented in a letter from then Sheriff Rick Scholl on November 7, 2011. Madrid appealed his termination and Mono County fought to uphold Madrid’s firing […]

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Final court decision goes against Mono County, for Madrid

In a recently filed decision, Judge James Garbolino has upheld the Arbitrator’s 2013 decision to reinstate Mono County Deputy Jon Madrid and denied the County a delay in enforcement of that decision. The Judge also awarded Madrid costs and attorneys’ fees. He once more said that evidence showed Madrid was harassed and the victim of […]

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Judge rules against Mono County and for former Deputy Madrid

Mono County, represented by John Vallejo of the County Counsel’s Office, petitioned Superior Court to set aside last February’s arbitration decision in the termination of Deputy Jon Madrid. In a tentative decision, Judge James Garbolino ruled solidly against Mono County and included several quotes in his decision, highly critical of the Mono Sheriff’s Department. He […]

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Mono County appeals Madrid arbitration

While former Mono County Deputy Jon Madrid sues Mono County and Sheriff’s personnel in federal court for violating his right of free speech, Mono County has filed a writ to appeal the arbitration that ordered Madrid to be reinstated and given full back pay. In the federal case, Madrid’s attorney alleges a pattern of retaliation […]

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Former Mono Sheriff comments on memo

Sparked by the public release of information on the Deputy Jon Madrid arbitration, a number of former deputies and others have talked about a memo that was issued by former Sheriff Rick Scholl. Officers have described the memo as “discouraging enforcement efforts.” Many of them felt that they were not supposed to be proactive. Some […]

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Attorneys for Mono Deputy file damage claim

In a claim for damages filed Monday against Mono County and Mono Sheriff’s officers, attorneys for Deputy Jon Madrid allege systematic retaliation against their client for blowing the whistle on illegal behavior and policies in the Sheriff’s Department. The claim goes against Mono County, the Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Ralph Obenberger and former Lieutenant David O’Hara […]

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Arbitrator finds “serious abuse of discretion” by Mono Sheriff’s Administration

In a 27-page decision, Arbitrator John D. Perone ruled that the Mono County Sheriff’s Administration discriminated against Deputy Jon Madrid and exercised a “serious abuse of discretion” in their treatment of the 11-year deputy. The Arbitrator ordered Deputy Madrid re-instated with all back pay and benefits and found no misconduct on the part of Madrid. […]

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Mono deputy goes to appeal hearing

In May, Mono Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Madrid filed a claim against Mono County and the Sheriff’s Department.  He alleged that officers in the Sheriff’s Department engaged in “illegal and otherwise wrongful conduct.” One of Madrid’s lawyers says his client was forced to sit in a hall 8 hours a day.  The deputy went to an appeal […]

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Mono deputy alleges mistreatment

A Mono County Sheriff’s Deputy has filed a claim for damages against Mono County.  His claim alleges that individuals within the Sheriff’s Department engaged in “illegal and otherwise wrongful conduct.” The claim alleges that the Sheriff’s Department violated Deputy Jon Madrid’s civil rights under the Fair Employment and Housing Act including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and […]

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