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Hendershott Report

Hendershott Report

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Published by Carlos Galindo
A heavily redacted partial report has been released regarding Hendershott and his corrupt behavior. A must read!!!
A heavily redacted partial report has been released regarding Hendershott and his corrupt behavior. A must read!!!

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ReportofFindingsandConclusions
MCSOInvestigationNo.M081710AdministrativeInvestigation
by
PinalCountySheriff'sOfficePrincipal:MCSOChiefDeputyDavidHendershottApril11,20]1
.7.
ISSUE:Re:POLITICALLYHENDERSHOTTMACE:HENDERSHOTT'SMISMANAGEMENTANDMOTIVATEDINVESTIGATIONSSUBJECT:
H7A.Allegedly,ChiefDeputyDavidHendershottdirectedtheMACEUnittoconductinvestigationsbasedoilpoliticalconsiderations,ratherthanlegitimateenforcementofthelaw.Further,HendershottbecamepreoccupiedwithandmismanagedMACE,interferedwithandmicromanagedinvestigativeactivities,andcompelledMACEinvestigatorstoengage
in
activitieswithwhichtheyprofessionallydisagreedduetoethical,legalorotherconsiderations.
RelevantMeSOPolicies
PolicyCP-2,CodeofConduct3.UnbecomingConductandPublicDemeanor:
A.Employeesshallconductthemselvesatalltimes,bothon-andoff-duty,insuchamannerastoreflectfavorablyontheOffice.Unbecomingconductshallincludedisorderlyconduct,andactivitiesthatconflictwith,orhavethepotentialtoconflictwith,Officeduties;tend
to
bringtheOfficeintodisrepute;reflectdiscredituponemployeesasmembersofthe.Office;ortendtoimpairtheoperationandefficiencyoftheOfficeoranyofitsemployees.
29.Incompetence/FailuretoMeetStandards:
A.
Incompetenceistheinability,unwillingness,orfailuretoperformassignedduties
in
anacceptablemanner,orthefailuretoaccomplish.areasonableshareoftheworkload.B.Incompetencemaybedemonstratedbythefollowing:3.Failuretoconformtoworkstandardsestablishedfortheemployee'srankorposition..Failuretomakereasonabledecisionsor't:!.keappropriateactions.Actions,whichareunreasonable,orcleftiilyiinappropriateforthesituation.
·41.Use
of
Discretion:
A.···.·.·.Policycannotbewrittentocovereverysitu.a.~.i()nnwhichanemployeemaybecomeinvolved.Theemployeemustusediscretioninthe.enforcementoflaws,andin
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B.Whenemployeesarefacedwithasituationinwhichdiscretioncanbeexercised,theyshallevaluatethecircumstances,andconsideravailableresourcesandalternatesolutions.
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ReportofFindingsandConclusions
MCSOInvestigationNo.M081710AdministrativeInvestigation
by
PinalCountySheriffsOfficePrincipal:MCSOChiefDeputyDavidHendershottAprilll,2011
Theyshouldrelyontheirtraining,OfficePolicy,establishedprocedures,statutes,andthe'directionofsupervisorsinmakingadecision.
AllegationH7A,InvestigativeFindings:SUSTAINED
TheinvestigationrevealedthattheChiefDeputyforMCSO,DavidHendershott,wasinvolvedtoanextraordinaryextentintheoperationsoftheMACEunit.CommentsfromExecutiveChiefJerrySheridanandformerChiefDeputyTerryYoung,whoHendershotthighlyrespects,areinstructiveaboutthehighlyunusualinvolvementofHendershottinaninvestigativeunitinalawenforcementagency..Sheridan'scommeritswereasfollows.
...MyopinionoftheMACEissuewas,thatyouhad,whileyouhadtheChiefDeputyinvolvedintheinvestigation,which
I
hadseeninthehistoryoftheoffice,JoeArpaioisthefourthSheriffI'veworkedfor,theChiefDeputyshouldnotbeconductinginvestigations.YourChiefDeputyshouldbeaChiefDeputyandyourDetectives,Captain,Sergeant,Lieutenant,thosearetheonesthatshouldbeconductinginvestigations.TheChiefDeputyshouldnotbesittin'inhisofficecallingtheshots.I'veseentwootherSheriffsloseelectionsbecausethey'vehad.theirChiefDeputiesmeddlinginpolicework.They'renotDetectives,andsowhen,youknow,allthishappenedandseeingtheChiefDeputyinvolvedinthecase,IfeltalittlebitbetteraboutitbecausewealsohadaDeputyCountyAttorneywhosomepeoplethoughtwasverycompetentandacoupleofothersthoughtmaybenotsocompetent.Wasthere,hadanofficeinourbuildingandwas,youknow,doingwhatprosecutorsdo,theyhelpramrodtheinvestigation,makesurethatalltheprobablecauseisthereforthesearchwarrants,makesureyouaddtheelementsofthecrime,makesurethateverythingistheresothatwhentheybringittocourttoprosecutethecase,everythingisinaniceneatlittlepackage.So,Ididn'tpaymuchattentiontowhattheMACEUnitwasdoing.Iknewbecausepeopleweregoinginandout........Aspeoplewerebeingmoved
in
andout,youknow,I'dhear,youknow,
in
thehallways,youknow,soandsowasmad,Hendershottandthisandthat.Youkno~~;~;jy.stchalkedthatuptothewayDaveis.Dave'.isverydifficulttoworkwithandaround,andhe'sverydemanding.Andit'seitherDave'swayor
the
highway.randsoI'msureheateupDetectivesandspitemout.Andiftheybalkedat
him
"andyouknow,questioned
him,
I'msuretheywerereplacedWithafreshonethenextday.Andthat'swhatIattributedthisto,but
I
alwayswentbackfOrriythoughtprocesswas,hey,yougottheDeputyCountyAttorney,
a
high
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ran1citJ.gDepll1?'c~~tyatt~rneyassignedtotheMACEUnit,she'soverseeingall
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ReportofFindingsandConclusions
MCSOInvestigationNo.MOSI710AdministrativeInvestigation
by
PinalCountySheriff'sOfficePrincipal:MCSOChiefDeputyDavidHendershottAprilll,2011
Q:You'rereferringtoLisaAubuchon?A:Yes,Sir.Andsothat'swhyIneverreallypaidalotofattentiontoit.(pp.26-27,Exhibitll37)
WhenaskedaboutHendershott'sintimateinvolvementinMACE,andwhetheritwasunusualforaChiefDeputytobesointimatelyinvolvedininvestigativeactivities,TerryYoung'sresponsewasasfollows.
A:Iwouldsaycertainly,butit'snotoutsideofhischaracterforsure.Hispersonalityandleadershipstyleissuchthatifhegetsinvolved
in
something,he'sliketheconsummatecorporal.YouknowwhatImean,hewantstobetheguywithhishandsonandmakingallthedecisionsandjustrightthereontopofthings.Hedoesn'twant,
in
otherwords,goingthroughmetogetthingsdoneisjust,I'minhisway.Hejustisgoingtogorighttowhoeverheneedstogettoandhaveitdone.Sothat'snotuncommonforhim,butit'sveryuniqueforanyotherinvestigativebranchI'veeverbeenapartof
in
theoffice.~.38,ExhibitII4Sa)
NodirectevidencewasgatheredsuggestingthatHendershott'sdirectionoftheMACEunit,orselectionofsuspectstoinvestigate,wasdirectedbypoliticalconsiderations-nointervieweeindicatedthatHendershotttoldthemthatcertainpersonswere.beingtargetedbecausetheywereopponentsoftheSheriffArpaioorMCSO,orhadcausedproblemsfortheSherifforMCSO.ThePCSOTeamdidnotthoroughlyinvestigatethenumerouscasesinvestigatedbyMACEovertheyears,orattempttocatalogandanalyzewhowasinvestigatedandwhethertherewasanypatternindicatingthatthesepersonsorentitieswerepoliticalopponentsorpracticalobstructionstoMCSOoritsagenda.Assuch,wecannotdrawanyinformedconclusionsaboutthemotivationsofHendershottinselectingthetargetsoftheMACEinvestigations.ThereisconsiderableevidencethatHendershott'sconduct,inhisdirectionoftheMACEunit,wascontrarytosoundlawenforcementpracticeandutilizationofresources.Thepreponderanceofevidenceindicatesthefollowing.Hendershottex.ercisedvirtuallycompletecontrol
over
whatinvestigationswereconducted.Investigativeleads(thereportsofallegediIIegaFactsthatpromptedtheinvestigations)werenotdiscoveredorbroughtfo.rthbyMACEpersonnel,butwereprovidedbyHendershott,andheauthorizedalltheinvestigations.Typically,in.anorganizedcrimebureau,leadsforinvestigationswouldcomeinfromavarietyofsourcesto.theinvestigativepersonnelorothers-thele~dsare.nQtProughtinvirtuallyexclusivelyoneindividual,inthiscase,theChiefDeputy.
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