Sandy Brundage wrote a good story. She accepted and believed certain explanations about why Vasquez could not get prosecuted.
The Sunnyvale police officer who arrested Vasquez allegedly could not show up to the prostitute's trial for a ten-day period because of an alleged medical emergency with his wife. I hope the Almanac fact checks this by submitting freedom of information act requests on his time cards.
The prosector, Rob Baker, said that without a conviction of the prostitute, the charges against Officer Vasquez were hopeless, and he had to dismiss.
The point everyone is missing here is that Officer Vasquez CONFESSED to the Sunnyvale officer. That made the prostitute's conviction and testimony irrelevant.
The officer needed only to show up in court AT VASQUEZ'S TRIAL and testify to what he saw, and what Vasquez confessed to him.
The REAL STORY here is the cover-up, not the transgression.