Bradley Stewart Wagner, Dirty Anaheim Cop, Avoids Serving His Prison Sentence For Sex Crimes

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Wagner: I'm guilty. Wait, I'm not guilty if it means prison time.
Bradley Stewart Wagner--the prize embarrassment of the Anaheim Police Department for using his badge to violently sexually assault three women he believed were illegal immigrants near Disneyland--is baaaaaaack.

Well, to be precise, Wagner--who was sentenced to a 4-year prison term in December--actually never left.

That's right, folks. The dirty 34-year veteran cop who managed to repeatedly delay justice for five whopping years has also managed to do what other criminals just can't easily pull off: He's avoided the bus trip to a California prison even though a judge sentenced him to that fate on Dec. 16 or, for illustrative purposes, more than 2,472 hours ago.

Wagner's stint in the local jail reduces the amount of time he has to spend in the state slammer.

Officials interviewed by the Weekly haven't been able to explain on the record why Wagner seems to have received a special favor. Indeed, his official criminal file doesn't explain why a judge's order was not executed. But, yet, as of today, the Orange County Jail continues to list him as "in custody" there.

Since his December sentencing, however, Wagner and his wife have filed a flurry of complaints that don't seem to recognize that an official punishment was rendered by Judge Walter Schwarm. The judge approved a sentence that was not just relatively generous--it could have been more than double--but exchanged that generosity for a guilty plea from the cop. Worried that he'll be abused by other prison inmates, Wagner also asked for and got "protective custody" status. 

But now the 63-year-old cop--who'll get a generous public pension--claims he's completely innocent, his victims are liars, the police investigators on his case were cheaters and his original defense team of Jennifer Keller and Kay Rackauckas, two legal heavyweights, were grossly incompetent and underhanded. 

If only a different judge would release him on bail, he says, he could prove he's actually innocent now by "dispelling each and every contention from each and every victim," one of whom had teeth knocked out when he forced her to orally copulate him or face deportation while he was on night duty.

Deana Wagner also weighed in, claiming that her husband is "extremely ill, dizzy and fainting" in the Orange County Jail, a condition she fears will only worsen if he serves his prison sentence. She described him as "unstable" and said for the sake of the couple's children that he "be allowed to stabilize prior to any transfer" to prison. 

Farah F. Azar, Wagner's Irvine defense attorney, claimed in another brief that if Wagner is shipped to prison he'll endure "severe and irreversible damage" because of various medical conditions, excuses that Schwarm already considered and dismissed in December.

Deputy District Attorney Lynda Fernandez, who handled the case, told me that Wagner had managed to block his transfer by "filing motion after motion after motion in hopes of avoiding the consequences he faces."

The madness may have ended on Friday, when Judge Richard M. King denied all the post-sentencing defense motions. Whether this means that the convicted cop will finally go to prison for his disgusting crimes is unclear. I guess we will have to wait and see.

"There is no reason Mr. Wagner should not be in state prison within a couple of weeks," said Fernandez.

UPDATE: After this story was published, Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department, informed me that Wagner is now scheduled to leave the jail for prison on April 6.

Go HERE to see previous coverage of Wagner's antics.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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Guest
Guest

Does anyone know the name of his ex-wife?  Or of his children?

Cody
Cody

I dont know what has happend in the past 3 decades but the judicial system as a whole has really turned downwards. Its common place for reports on dirty cops everywhere and convicted folks released after it was later proven they were innocent.

Its not Code 4 its actually 925 and its time for more 10-15's of dirty cops. Its much more than just a few bad cops "slipping between the cracks". Its very unhealthy for cops to work with and hang out with cops. It breeds disaster and forms a mentality that "we cant break the law because we are the law attitude"

For us who know personally how frequently false and embelished reports are written and then testified to as factual its downright disgusting. Each time you do this it's perjury and perjuy under color of authority. And I swear to god I know personally it happens with such frequency its just accepted and not discussed elsewhere. So cops become criminals themselves but they think otherwise.

Lets go one step further shall we? Have you as a Police Officer ever made a personal call on the PD'S cell phone? Have you ever taken a ball point pen or white out or paperclips or other? Than as we both know that is 488pc or petty theft isnt it. So in those terms you have become a criminal as well

So lets not try and tell the general public you are pure and innocent and a saint as most cops want us to believe. There is a growing concern that corruption has spread so far that it is taken down chiefs and sherriffs as well as rank and file. Look at OC law enforcement alone just in the past 18 mos. My god what more do we need to say. 2 different administrations of 2 different PD's found corrupt. And do you think for a moment it ends there? Hell no it continues

RWECLEAR
RWECLEAR

The dirty anaheim cop is a reflection on that dirty stainedorange county justice system...the dont ask...dont tell practice of dirty tricks on somecourt employees comes from that courthouse shop thatneeds to be shut-down...public funded employees protect other employees fromdisclosure of misconduct and crimes...district attorney...tear down those walls of corruption.

Jlc
Jlc

Dear Lt. Dangle:You have never heard of these cop credo's...."Testi'lie", "pencil-fuck" admit nothing/deny everything" you self righteous liar and most likely a thief and fellow-child molester!!! Get off your high horse Lt. Dangle. A police officer is arrested every day in America....fuckin hero's my ass......Cody said the truth and it hurts your corrupted little mind!!!!

hook
hook

Outstanding update, Scott.

I knew there was some sort of court nonsense going on with this scumbag.

I hope he enjoys his ride to Wasco.

David
David

They should put him in general population in prison and let the prisoners deal the only justice that piece of sh@&$t deserves. His family doesn't really believe he is innocent due they? Makes you wonder how many more cops knew what he was doing and turned a blind eye. The cops are worse than the so called criminals.

Cody
Cody

What you the general public does NOT realize is this man is more than likely telling the truth about crooked cops. You have to be in law enforcement or have been in law enforcement to understand this is more than likely true. The general public likes to assume Cops tell the truth at all times so it must be true as they say. Well ladies and germs I am here to tell you that at least 75% of Cops lie and lie in official reports and yes lie on the witness stand. Its just a hard fact that is true. Cops for the most part will say or do anything to get justice even if that means fabrication of facts on a police report or perjury before a court of law. Think what you will but I am in a position to say this is true

909Jeff
909Jeff

Send his ass to Chino... They'll give him what he deserves!

Cesar
Cesar

This guy is an idiot. He only got 5 years. They should add a year for every day he is late reporting to jail. Glad my wife or sisters never ran into this jerk. He is the worst kind of cop. He tried to use his badge and words to threaten a women, when that didn't work, he knokced out her teeth. You belong in prison Wagner. Hope your victims sue you and get all your pension that you dont' deserve and we are all paying for.

Guest
Guest

Isn't this the cop who claimed he was high on drugs in court when he admitted his guilt?

Plagues
Plagues

Cops: Making a mess all over the city.

Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse

How do you know he's going to Wasco? Lots of experts in here I see.

OCLocal
OCLocal

Did we read the same story? Where did he (I assume you are talking about Wagner) anything about crooked cops? Obvi he is one..

Where did he tell the truth about the cops, was this from a different story?

Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse

He certainly does deserve his pension. He put in his time on the job. The retirement is independent of any criminal convictions and is not a factor.

hook
hook

He's most likely going to the CDC reception center, shit for brains.

Were you really a cop, CH? And where was it you worked? It obviously wasn't in the jail. Many cops believe they know all aspects of law enforcement and the law itself. I've met lots with years of "experience" that don't know any more than putting the key in the ignition of their patrol car, answering a couple of radio calls and avoiding as much work as possible.

And as for your pension comment, many folks believe most of his should be used as restitution for the victims.

Wagner should just be grateful that the feds didn't prosecute his case.

hook
hook

"nancy boy", "little cherry", wtf?? Those are the kind of words I could hear coming out of Wagner's piehole. You must've been great friends, huh?

I see that Wagner, Bradley Stewart-AG9167, is currently being housed at Wasco. But I forgot, you're the master of criminal procedure. Yeah, ok....

You can shut the fuck up now, shitbird...

Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse

Listen nancy boy, you don't get to ask me questions. Any retard knows he's going to one of the reception centers. You think that one up all by yourself? You want to tell me you know more about criminal procedure than I do? BWAHAHAHA!!! I'll leave you where I find you, little cherry.

I don't give a rat's ass what "many folks" think about Wagner's pension. How do you know this? Did you stand out in front of WalMart with your pants down past the crack of your fat ass and interview everybody? You can take public opinion from fools such as yourself and wipe your ass with it for all the good it does. His pension is his. Period. It's untouchable. Period. State law and retirement law say so. Now shut up.

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