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Decorated sheriff's deputy sues San Mateo County over workplace sexual harassment, assault

Original post made on Nov 13, 2022

The only woman on the San Mateo County Sheriff's SWAT team, who leads the sex crimes unit, has filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court alleging she was repeatedly sexually harassed by her male supervisors.

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Posted by Dave Boyce
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Nov 13, 2022 at 6:36 pm

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This report is not surprising. It is disappointing and it does point directly at Sheriff’s Office management for creating an atmosphere that does not condemn any hint of such behavior.

A “new broom” is on deck for taking on this management challenge and she should address this villainy in no uncertain terms. The era of Munks and Bolanos can’t end quickly enough.


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 14, 2022 at 7:21 am

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With the likes of Munks and Bolanos, the notorious visitors of a house of prostitution, leading the department this was a completely predictable result.


Posted by susannahID
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Nov 14, 2022 at 12:31 pm

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It is not OK that our taxes pay the salaries of people who treat their colleagues with such unkindness.


Posted by Nanc
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Nov 14, 2022 at 12:50 pm

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Why is she suing for only $25,000 and why is the DA not prosecuting for sexual assault?! Seems like this case should be worth $25 million for a ruined career and emotional distress.


Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Nov 14, 2022 at 1:24 pm

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I am a former San Mateo County Sheriff's Office employee. How embarrassing that Sgt. Minoit and his boys are a part of the organization. They only give it a bad name. Hopefully, Minoit and other Deputies like him will be kicked out of the organization! Maybe there's hope what with the new lady Sheriff coming into office


Posted by Dave Ross
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Nov 23, 2022 at 12:21 pm

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@Nanc - the $25,000 amount is simply a category for the type of complaint being filed. Lawsuits seeking damages under $25K are handled differently, so this is just a way to notify the court that the damages demanded will be above that amount. I expect that as the case progresses, the amount sought wil be much higher: "... unspecified damages in excess of $25,000."

This "boy's club" behavior is inexcusable. I (and many others) voted for Sheriff-elect Christina Corpus in hopes of breaking up this internal culture.


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