Hendershott Claims Report on Munnell Memo "Littered With Hundred (Sic) of Flaws"

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Dave Hendershott says that an investigative report into allegations against him is "littered with hundred (sic) of flaws."

Former Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott, in a gushing, now-public goodbye to his boss, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, claims that a long-awaited report on his misconduct is "littered with hundred (sic) of flaws" and other problems.


The document to which he refers is the 1,022-page report on an internal investigation into allegations by another high-ranking deputy with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Frank Munnell. In September, Arpaio passed the investigation involving members of his command staff to Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, and Babeu hired private detective Keith Sobraske to do the work.


Arpaio refuses to release the document, forcing the public to rely on a review by Hendershott, the prime subject of the report. As you can tell from the partial quote in his "resignation" letter, though, Hendershott doesn't appear to be all that good at catching flaws.


 

"You are the most honorable and hard work person I have ever meet (sic)," Hendershott writes to Arpaio.

Hendershott tells Arpaio, the guy who fired him and deputy chief Larry Black on Friday, that he's the most wonderful sheriff he's ever worked for, that he's enjoyed their "challenges and victories" and that the sheriff's office will continue to be "the world class law enforcement organization that it is."

World-class -- especially that 2009 staff meeting recorded by Munnell, in which discussion of the non-political business of the sheriff's office and jail system is almost nonexistent.

Hendershott adds some ourageous spin to his sycophantic rant:

"I am aware that the recent report prepared by Sheriff Paul Babeu and a citizen investigator has attracted much publicity and caused many people to try and put the MCSO in a negative light," he writes.

This is false, of course. The public hasn't seen the report, so the report can't yet put the MCSO in a negative light. True, the damning allegations against Hendershott, deputy chief Larry Black and Captain Joel Fox that sparked the investigation that led to the report -- those have put the MCSO in a bad light. Those and the recently released report by the state Attorney General's Office on the SCA campaign finance scandal, that is.

Hendershott goes on to say that the report "is unfortunately littered with hundred (sic) of flaws, misstates facts and ignores motives and conflicts. I wholeheartedly do not agree with the sustained findings in the investigation.

"Sheriff Arpaio, you are not responsible for the reports short comings (double sic). I am readily prepared to defend these findings," Hendershott states.

However, he explains, he's going to move on.

Yet it seems likely he'll have more chances to defend against the findings. Certainly, if he's indicted by the feds, who have an open investigation into alleged financial and other misconduct by Hendershott, he'll be defending himself. He's also the launcher and target of lawsuits that, if they aren't settled, will force him to defend against these and myriad other allegations.

We'd like to see even a few examples of the "hundred of flaws" of which he speaks and judge for ourselves if they're really flaws.


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juryisin
juryisin

Hendershott is kissing the ass that feeds him.

Jason Marques aka XSoldier
Jason Marques aka XSoldier

I wonder why Captain Fox hasn't yet submitted his resignation letter?

Personally, it's best for Fox to resign and move on BEFORE the state and federal indictments are handed up. Remember, he's the one behind SCA. A conviction on any criminal charges stemming from the SCA would automatically result in Loverboy's termination.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

On azfamily or channel 3, Patti Kirkpatrick reads quotes from Hendershott's resignation letter. I felt sorry as I watched her stumble over Hendershott's writing. She read it verbatim with all the grammatical mistakes built in to her reading. It was awkward and unnatural for her to butcher our English language for sure.

Native Guns
Native Guns

Wow. I didn't know that Jabba had very poor literacy skills. The "fat man" clearly cannot write. Honestly, Mr. Faux could have been in Hendy's position, since Faux's seem more smarter in terms of literacy. Just saying. The more we come to know about Jabba, the more we realized he isn't smart as we thought. He is an old school, old fashioned bully and nothing more.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Correction to last line of my last posting: Should be, "seed of the cancer...."

Also, the release of the investigation those who had policy violations sustained against them, namely Hendershott, Black, and Fox; is HIGHLY unusual.

This has given them the opportunity to be PAID by the county to prepare any defense against termination.

As the Board of Supervisors reviews county policy I would suggest they create policy that prohibits release of internal documents until disciplinary action has been taken and the sustained employee files a notice of appeal.

The old sheriff literally gave these three nimrods paid time to prepare any and all arguments regarding their termination. Because of the employment status, Hendershott and Black have little to 'appeal'. Fox, however, is likely to make this into a bigger circus than Aubuchon.

Also, based on a recent statement from Babeu, I get the feeling that the shurf is not going to terminate Fox. I hope I'm wrong. I think the time for Fox to move on has long since passed.

Since any appeal will keep him on payroll I can only imagine Fox will attempt to make the Aubuchon appeal process look amateurish. Since Fox is likely to represent himself (poorly as always), as did Aubuchon, it can be said they both had fools for clients.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

The gushing love letter of 'resignation in lieu of termination' was nothing less than a disgusting display of refusal to deal with reality, in my humble opinion.

A professional letter of recognition might look something like this:

"I have chosen to resign my position immediately in lieu of your proposed termination of my employment, as per state law and county policy. While I have enjoyed my time as an employee for the county I have determined it's best for me to move on and seek other opportunities. I thank you for having afforded me the opportunity to work for the county of Maricopa for so many years".

A comparison of the above suggested text, to the reality of the gusher supposedly penned by Hendershott, and one can see why MCSO is indeed NOT a "world class law enforcement organization", as he suggests.

The letter of resignation actually demonstrates the need for a PROFESSIONAL leader to take over MCSO, instead of a less than polished politician who is nothing more than a gushing bag of very hot wind, on his very best day.

The seen of the cancer at MCSO is at the top, and needs to be removed.

Marcy
Marcy

The fat man isn't going to talk about what he claims are flaws, he's just like Donald Trump in that he makes claims and then provides ZERO support for those claims.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I would be curious to see what mistakes and flaws Hendershott could identify. Might give a view of where his head is, or isn't.

Joel might have a totally different take on flaws and mistakes in the report since he comes from a more sensitive perspective.

Now, if there are hundreds of problems with the report, shouldn't by be addressed and defended by Babeu?

I certainly don't think that the two little amigos and the big fat gringo have any real chance of overturning part of the report. I would love to see where they think the problems are, if they even have real thoughts on that.

Hendershott in so many words: 'It is a flawed report, but I will just retire instead of dealing with it.' 'By the way, I love you Sheriff Joe! Just like Joel loves Larry. You are the bestest estest Sherf in the whole world...so cunning.'

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Why would Fox resign? He can milk us for full time pay for doing nothing for a year or more while his case is considered.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Fox can write better, but most of his practice is of the romantic genre. You even see it show through in some of his "I never lied" postings. Where he falls of the romance track is when he writes of his wife, which should be deserving of malicious neutering.

Jason Marques
Jason Marques

"Fox, however, is likely to make this into a bigger circus than Aubuchon."

Didn't the Merit Commission uphold Aubuchon's termination? If Fox gets shitcanned, which he rightly should, the Merit Commission should uphold it.......

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

If Fox is not canned, one has to think that he will have a whole lot of support from those at MCSO. Maybe an SCA conviction could cure that, if it ever happens.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

right you are. It is just about a "no contest" plea.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Gerry, don't hold your breath waiting for Fox to be terminated. I really feel the "cunning" shurf of MCSO and Mr. Fox have a plan to keep him employed while they wait out the results of the myriad criminal investigations being conducted.

Meanwhile, the shurf will to out weekly and continue to misuse staffing resources to arrest more landscapers, car washers, cart vendors, pipe benders, and candle makers. All for a few seconds of fame and fortune on local tv stations..

By the way, I've noticed a few suspicious looking brown folks in my MBA classes lately. I wonder if they are just illegals who are planning to take my job opportunities away when I finish the program? Might you imagine anything more disgusting than an educated illegal? Illegal what, I have to wonder...

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