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Editorial: Officer keeps job despite prostitution charge

Original post made on Jan 15, 2013

The recent discovery that a Menlo Park police officer who admitted soliciting a prostitute continues to work full time for the department is disturbing and shows just how little control the city's managers have over this critical part of the work force.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Holly L.
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jan 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm

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Geesh, Almanac editors: the stories about and underaged prostitutes have been all over the news since at least 2006.

Here's a story from the San Francisco Examiner about it back in 2011:

Recent San Mateo County prostitution arrests related to
By: Mike Aldax | 09/07/11 7:17 AM
SF Examiner Staff Writer |

Two recent underage prostitution busts in San Mateo County are tied to, a raunchy hookups website that lists reviews of escort and massage parlor services.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: Web Link

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Posted by Holly L.
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jan 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

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[Post remove. Please don't use Town Square to refer to a blog that suggests named people are involved in illegal or immoral behavior. If you have evidence of illegal behavior, submit it to authorities or email it to the Almanac.]

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Jan 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm

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Editor, you say: "In other words, city employees who might know that an internal affairs investigation is being conducted are forbidden from discussing the matter with outsiders and could be disciplined if they do."

Given the above remark, will you investigate the necessary punishment that McIntyre deserves for speaking in public, with a non-employee, about a confidential personnel matter? Obviously, there has been a lot of good for *you* and your publication that resulted from McIntyre breaking the city's rules, but his doing so is also a newsworthy story.

It's obvious that what Vasquez did was illegal but what McIntyre did was unethical, yet there is no editorial from you about that. Perhaps next week we might read one?

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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm

The Daily Post version of this story began with: " An on-duty police detective...". The Almanac version does not make it clear that he was "on-duty".

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