Sheriff Paul Babeu's Spokesman, Elias Johnson, Under Investigation Over Allegations of "Serious Misconduct"

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Elias Johnson, a public information officer for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, was placed on paid administrative leave on Tuesday.

The PCSO, according to a press release sent out today, is conducting an investigation related to "allegations of serious misconduct brought forward against him by another law enforcement agency."

That's all PCSO is saying.

Tim Gaffney, another spokesman for the sheriff's office, says that no further information will be released until the investigation of Johnson is concluded.

Babeu hired Johnson, a former news reporter for CBS 5, in July 2011.

At the time, Babeu saidhiring Johnson would "help strengthen our relationship with the public by improving public safety and communication. Elias is a well-respected journalist who understands the importance of transparency and accountability in government."

Johnson graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a degree in broadcast journalism. He worked for news stations in his hometown of Iowa for a couple years before taking a job in Phoenix in December 2009.

He was also a Sun Devils' 141-pound wrestler, according to an old bio posted on CBS 5's website.



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pacholopez298
pacholopez298

is in other guy the Just risag, will good to talk to him,I saw boths of them talk, tim and munos in the loby pcso.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

"I have made a commitment to run a transparent and professional organization. We owe it to the citizens of Pinal County to complete thorough investigations when allegations involving misconduct are made against any of my employees. Public trust is not something that is given but rather earned through years of hard work."--Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu

 

Riiiiight.

 

Let's review some of the BS emanating from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office over the past two years.

 

>>The administrative 'investigation into MCSO. The one where you stated the MCSO shurf was unaware of what was happening right under his bulbous schnoz.

 

>>The Louie Puroll BS. Where he burned himself with his M-16 and later threatened Mr. Rubin.

 

>>Threatening to deport your homosexual Hispanic ex-lover if he ever exposed your relationship.

 

>>Decrying the racial-profiling ways of the MCSO shurf when the Justice Department announced its findings into the civil investigation.

 

>>Let's not forget that you abused a 17 year old boy when you were in charge of the DeSisto School in North Adams, MA.

 

 

NaughtyLisa
NaughtyLisa

So how many people does this make on "paid administrative leave" in Pinal County? The list continues to grow.

Babeu
Babeu

Paul was always having Elias johnson and Tim Gaffney cover up that he was gay or shall I say going on gay nude male website. Just like Chris DeRose, Paul's campaign manager and lawyer, was very corrupt by lying on blogs about me, and removing Jose blogs and replacing them wtih remarks about me, saying I wrote them. They knew full well it was not me and it was Jose and they did not want the public to know about Paul being gay and have a  relationship with Jose who was mexican.. To me this is unethical and slander.

During the investigation of Paul and Jose, nothing is mentioned about the slander  towards me and how Chris and Paul blamed me fo Jose comments. So, I ask, how can Jose be blamed? You cannot  have it both ways Paul and Chris. Both of you lied during this investigation and don't think you are free and clear.

 It amazing Paul how you can lie that Jose wrote that blog, but it says on that chino news that I wrote it. What is shocking to me, is you saved what Jose wrote, which no one saw, but my comment still remains. So, Paul, once again, you were abusing your position as Sheriff to slander me to try to get away from being exposed. Paul, and Chris are the one's that are liars and changed what they said before the investigation to reporters, and say a different story during the investigation. You both should be held accountable for blaming me for Jose blogs, and having them removed and blaming me for them. This is abuse of power as a Sheriff. When are you ever going to start lying and making the people that work for you stop covering your tattoo back. Chris and you were threatening Jose and there is more evidence that was not included. Somedaay soon it will blow up in your face. You can try to intimidate me, but it won't work. You will be held accountable soon.  Lucy Babeu

chocolate
chocolate

serious misconduct? tell us Babeu is being a sheriff and posting naked pictures on websites loooking to hook up, taking guys to your hotel on business trips, sleeping with other law enforcement officers, threatening exboyfriend, dating a 17yo guy in massachussets, using public resources for campaigning, trying to help young guys to become cops when you have some sexual interest on them ? what kind of conduct is that?

WiredWrong
WiredWrong

I bet he wasn't just ASU's 141 pound wrestler?

 

Right Ranger Paul?

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

With Babeu involved one is limited only by his imagination with regard to what "serious misconduct" might be....

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Well, let me see... OK, here goes. He's too cute to be straight.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Tommy_Collins only thing worse would be being kicked out of MCSO for improper conduct. just what would you have to do to rate that in MCSO?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @eric.nelson745 no,. the serious misconduct was because he slapped Babue's hand away when Babue tried to grab his ass

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @godhatesdems  

Genesis 1:27 " God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." 

 

savatage69
savatage69

If you want to see sweet cheeks, keep it between yourself and Baboo. He would be glad to suggest some websites for you...

chocolate
chocolate

 @danzigsdaddy  @eric.nelson745 Lt Tamatha Villar was the Public Information Officer along time ago. The media bombarded her with question about babeu sexuality, babeu misconduct posting naked pictures on internet looking for sex. Babeu didnt want anybody to know. Babeu had a new posision for Tim Gaffney, Director of Comunications, who knew babeu was gay, so he would control what to say or what not to say about babeu misbehavor. she was replaced then for Elias Johnson, because he was cute to have around. Tim Gaffney was Elias boss.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @godhatesdems  Genesis 1:27 " God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

 

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