Orange County Deputies Fired After Brutal Jail Killing Want More Taxpayer Money

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Taylor: Bad boy, bad boy . . . Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
While a group of inmates inside "F Barracks" at Orange County's Theo Lacy Jail beat, kicked, stomped and sodomized another inmate for as long as 40 minutes on October 5, 2006, Deputy Kevin Taylor, the senior ranking officer with oversight responsibilities for the area, sat on the other side of a large window and later claimed he was too busy to hear the victim screaming for his life or to see any hint of the gruesome killing reminiscent of a hyena attack.

Though prisoners insisted Taylor informed inmate shot-callers that victim John Derek Chamberlain was a child molester (untrue) and gave a green light for the attack, the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) deputy claimed ignorance of the event, asserting that he'd spent the time reclining in an easy chair, watching a Cops rerun on television and sending 22 personal text messages to friends.

In February 2009, OCSD management secretly fired Taylor by citing three primary reasons: Dereliction of duty, misconduct and dishonesty. (California police unions working with politicians in both major political parties have won huge protection and secrecy laws--Public Safety Officers' Bill of Rights (POBRA)--that usually prevent the public from learning about dirty or incompetent cops.) The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS), the local deputies union, complained that Taylor's conduct didn't warrant termination.

In April 2010, arbitrator Robert D. Steinberg decided that OCSD's firing of Taylor violated his special POBRA rights and determined that taxpayers owed the fired deputy back pay and benefits.

Following Steinberg's binding ruling, Orange County handed Taylor $45,000 for back pay and unused leave time, but Taylor's lawyers are back in court insisting that taxpayers also owe the ex-deputy interest on the money from the date he was dismissed.

"It is well-established that a successful party to an arbitration is entitled to prejudgment interest," wrote AOCDS lawyers Charles A. Goldwasser and Samuel J. Wells, who say Taylor should get 10 percent annual interest on the back pay.

County lawyers say the demand is unjustified.

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Chamberlain had been a pre-trial inmate
Superior Court Judge Charles Margines will hear arguments on Oct. 23 inside the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

Steinberg ordered Jason Chapluk--a second fired deputy who was working with Taylor during Chamberlain's killing--reinstated to his job and awarded back pay of $69,106.

County officials have paid Chapluk, but he too is seeking an order that he's entitled to interest.

Go HERE to read Nick Schou's trial coverage for the Chamberlain killers.

Or HERE for a Schou report on inmate assertions of Taylor's role in the incident.

The Orange County District Attorney's office declined to charge any deputy with even a misdemeanor crime after the killing, but did issue a report detailing the extent of deputy corruption and incompetence inside the jails.

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JoeSmythe
JoeSmythe

California police unions working with politicians in BOTH major

> political parties have won huge protection and secrecy laws


BULL BULL BULL BULL


Democrats OWN California. They don’t need the GOP to pass ANYTHING. Stop lying.


DEMS are OWNED by the unions. Unions run ‘cop shops.’ Dems hate law and order.


Once again the Dems have put public safety BEHIND getting elected. It’s insulting for the OCWeekly to pretend that it’s everyone’s fault instead of the people THIS PAPER roots for; aka DEMS.


Pathetic.

stevestover48
stevestover48

If "Deputy" TAYLOR thought it was his responsibility to snitch on the low life child molester and give a green light to the shot callers, then his responsibility was to make sure it didn't get out of hand. Not only should he have been fired for misconduct, TAYLOR should have been charged as a conspirator to murder. If not that, first degree murder with malice aforethought, because every low-life piece of shit "deputy" knows what happens to scum like that. TAYLOR needs to shut the fuck up. Be happy he got ANY money at all and think about what could have happened.

Can you imagine what this piece of shit deputy would have been like on the street? Thank God those punkass deputies HAVE to serve time in jail before they are allowed to work in the general public. And the "police union" wants to hide this low-life ASSHOLE? Punks like TAYLOR should be stripped of any/all POBRA rights. Fuck the ASSHOLE - make him PAY BACK the free money he got after he was terminated and give back the money he didn't earn while he was on UN-DUTY reclining in his easy chair, texting his friends. 

Orange County Sheriff Deputies are THE LAZIEST, LOWEST SCUM ever to evolve into something to represent the people of Orange County. But, then again, that may be a representation the people of Orange County prefer. 



18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

This District Attorney has been riding the coat tails of this Carona conviction way too long. Mr. Rackauckas, thinking you confronted OC law enforcements disgraceful criminal behavior because you jailed the most obvious few idiots is like thinking you took care of Wall Street and mortgage industry financial fraud by jailing Bernie Madoff. Why did you quit so soon?

Nov16
Nov16

Moxley,

Reference Convict Carona, let's not forget he was getting paid while getting laid in his office on duty. Then was approved for a lower back injury through workers comp. He's collecting around 30k, with COLA increases, a month while sitting in Fed prison. One thing I notice is you've never been able to obtain a booking photo of the Convict Carona? Please get ahold of one to make it viral forever!!!

Alicia Newhart- Reynolds
Alicia Newhart- Reynolds

My Dad retired from OCSD back in the day when it was cool to be a cop and kicking the bad guy's ass was just what they did (not in the jails, on patrol) - without guns or any other chicken shit means. He would kick a guys ass and then offer him a smoke before he gets cuffed. This isn't how it was back then and it's really sad to see the moral decline at OCSD or any other agency. Mike Carona was the beginning of what now has become an embarrassment and shameful agency and it's this kind of shit that I am certain has my Dad rolling in his grave.

Keith Patterson
Keith Patterson

Flat out wrong! He should be prosecuted...not given bad-pay.

fc2479
fc2479

I got a novel idea, don't do stupid shit and break the law and maybe, just maybe you won't end up in  the OC jail having your anus probed .......just sayin....

Andrew Nava
Andrew Nava

this guy should work for Fullerton pd or possibly the Slidebar

Victor Hugo Ayala
Victor Hugo Ayala

lol this is bullshit even though he may never be an officer filling for fucken unemployeement will be wonderful for him.. I dont see the point to this story it just piss me off www.vhamagazine.com

Kris Atwood
Kris Atwood

If this isn't the BIGGEST crock of shit I have ever heard in my life. How in the hell are laws like this allowed to be made. Whats even worse is the the nine inmates who committed this crime all were tried for murder (as they should). No wonder people like Kelly Thomas end up victims of police brutality with the public watching and the cops not giving a shit!!!! Damn this just makes my blood boil!!!!!!

rrl1965
rrl1965

Taylor's a murderer as much as any mafiosi who ordered, or "suggested" a hit.

rlm340
rlm340

Who in the hell oversees all this bullshit going on with these guy's in uniform n justifies their crap !!!!!!!

RonaldMexico
RonaldMexico

He will just get another job with another agency that smiles on this legal criminal behavior. Then the union will just cover for his psycho ass there. Has there ever been a time the union of corrupt brothers has found a cop to be truly dirty and deserving of firing or going to jail?

David Melowsky
David Melowsky

Rehabilitation never happens. Rehabilitation happens when there is accountability... Today I had a heart to heart with my daughter. I told her I am failing as a Father, because I get upset and yell at times when she does not listen. It is so easy to blame a kid, or punish, or take something away, or time out... Doing all this still does not change the behaviour.. They need to re-think a whole lot more than putting people in jail cells. It is not working... Going to jail is not a rehabilitiation. When people go to jail, they are more likely to return, and the problem is just detered, instead of dealt with... To understand big problems, you have to understand little problems, or don't even consider such issues like this...

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Tell those clients to email our editor at garellano at ocweekly dot com. Anonymity guaranteed!

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

It's a collective of drunks—got a message for them we can pass along?

sikntired
sikntired

Please compare this case to this one -
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2012/04/jesus_arturo_aguirre_eastside.php

16 year old hands shotgun with birdshot to buddy, buddy shoots someone in the leg / butt, victim is treated and released at hospital, victim (quite alive) does not want charges pressed, 16 year old is tried and convicted for murder, sentenced to life in prison. Where he is now.

The DA's whole case hinged on INTENT. If INTENT is good enough for a 16-year old, a buddy and a shotgun filled with birdshot, it should be sufficient for a trained professional and a bunch of inmates he supervises. 

What is the difference between the two? Hmmmm.....

Denice Hess
Denice Hess

Good it's about time OCJ did some house cleaning!!!!

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

Bit unfair title. Guy didn't kill him. He was just screwing around at work. Who hasn't done that?!? Not his fault noone likes child molesters (seem to remember him having sick porn, but doubt people in jail make a distinction). Anyways deviated prevert got what he deserved. Musta been god's will. 

Crystal T Medina
Crystal T Medina

I work a drug rehab and I'm terrified by the stories clients tell about the deputies and the way they abuse inmates. I think there are many more deputies that need to be investigated!

Ludmirer Moyd
Ludmirer Moyd

I want to know who is the snarky voice behind this Facebook page.

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

Seriously? WTF? Its time to do away with POBRA.

wittenlove
wittenlove

@stevestover48  How about this Mr Happy Pants.... Us O.C. people will keep our "Taylor" as long as you stay where you are and have no plans of gracing us with your ugliness. And one more thing unless you were there maybe you are the one that needs to "shut the fuck up" and listen a little bit more....Quit being so judgemental unless of course you can walk on water.  Then and only then I will shut my mouth.... CIAO!


BobLoblawsLawBlog
BobLoblawsLawBlog

The guy was a PRE-TRIAL inmate. He wasn't convicted of anything. Hope you never get arrested, even if you didn't do it, tool.

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

@rlm340The lack of meaningful oversight isn't just an ongoing problem in Orange County jails. The problem is also with city police & county sheriff's management as well as the elected officials (in both major political parties) that too often look away when they've got rotten apples in policing ranks. (For example, county supervisor John Moorlach--a rabid, Bible-thumping, Christian conservative Republican--liked to aggressively defend whoring, drunk, bar-hopping, mob-tied, lie-prone Sheriff Mike Carona, a fellow Republican, even after he had all the facts that led to the FBI/IRS arrest. It is true that OC has numerous excellent people in law enforcement--individuals I'd put up as some of the nation's best. (The Irvine PD, for example, has produced many top cops.) But, sadly, our law enforcement agencies have also hired more than their fair share of pathetic, lowlife turds who think they are untouchable gods because they've been given government-issued badges, weapons and/or aircraft. I know. I've covered law enforcement and courts here for nearly two decades. For a taste of the allegations, go here: http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2013/08/westminster_police_corruption.php

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@David Melowsky Agreed, it seems like there's alot of financial benefit for certain groups (prison unions, private companies that run prisons) etc that lobby for changes in the laws that keep people in jail. Need to just execute alot more people (rapists, murderers, pedos, armed robbers) or physically punish them via caning (graffitti artists) or just let them go (drug offenders/weapons for example). No need to put people in a cage for years for growing weed in a national forest or having a few guns that the state deems illegal.

sikntired
sikntired

@vegandawg23- "screwing around at work"? For reals? Purposefully using one's authority and unleashing a rabid gang of criminals to torture and kill? Who hasn't done that? Uhmmm.... few people who HAVE done that are not in prison for life. Unless...

Like someone who hires a contract killer to rub out the ex-wife or unpopular business associate is just playing?

spencerj05
spencerj05

@vegandawg23 Okay you're illiterate. HE WAS NOT A CHILD MOLESTER. It says as much in the article. The officer lied and said he was to instigate the beating.

You can either fess up as being functionally illiterate, or admit you're telling lies to cover for the pig.

fc2479
fc2479

@Crystal T Medina Oh, Okay...I would believe about one percent of anything a hype tells you.  

fc2479
fc2479

@BobLoblawsLawBlog  In forty years of living on this earth I have never been arrested and come to think of it I have never had any contact with the police....hummmm....funny how that works....me thinks you are a tool and I would bet you have been probed via the anus.....and liked it....

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

The "looking the other way" sometimes is in regards to the cover up of capital hate crimes. Stupid, wreckless and indicative of a group of people who basically have a crack addict addiction to money and power. Gotta get that next fix no matter the consequences.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@sikntired @vegandawg23 You don't know that's what happened. He could have just been chatting with some people and told them the guy was a chomo who had pics on his computer of kids. Nothing illegal about that. Just a conversation is all. Your friend got what he had coming. Most parents would say the same. You think he should just be able to exploit children and then get out in 6 months to come on this website and whine about having to put a sign up halloween?

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@spencerj05 @vegandawg23 He was arrested for having child porn if i remember correctly. You know that though. The cop didn't do anything. Telling a lie is not illegal. Guy was a sicko and got off lightly.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

When people say there are just a few bad cop apples in their County - they are just missing one word. Few "hundred"

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Apparently reading comprehension wasn't your forte.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@18usc241 "capital hate crimes"? The heck's this even mean? You just making up words now. Think any murder is a "hate" crime. Pedos a special class like the gays now? 

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