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Monday, August 30, 2010

[CA] Deputy Mathis fired but since he was never arrested for attacking wife in front of cops - is this just a strategy?

Merced County Sheriff's Deputy Johnny Mathis attacked his wife, was never arrested, and after a brief bit of time off was back on duty. This "alleged" attack happened in the presence of other officers. I suspect that his firing is actually protecting him from a completed internal investigation. If there's no report and the blue wall of silence kicks in, there will be nothing to keep him from coming back or being hired at another law enforcement agency.

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He allegedly pushed his wife, an on-duty dispatcher.
Merced Sun-Star
By Jonah Owen Lamb
Aug. 18, 2010
[Excerpts] A Merced County sheriff's deputy [Johnny Mathis] who's been charged with battery after allegedly pushing his wife against a door inside the county jail in May has been fired... no reason was given for Mathis' termination... Deputy Mathis allegedly battered his wife, an on-duty dispatcher, while he was in uniform and on duty May 26 inside the County's Main Jail... MATHIS WAS NEVER ARRESTED. Immediately after the incident, Mathis was put on administrative leave, but then given modified desk duty at a substation in Delhi. Soon after the incident, Mathis was charged with a misdemeanor, to which he pleaded not guilty in Merced County Superior Court... During the last 10 years, Mathis has been involved in three civil cases and a government claim over use of force while on duty. All were settled out of court. In all, Mathis cost the county more than $400,000 in the settlements. In the meantime Mathis's wife has been hired as a correctional officer with the Merced County Sheriff's Department, said Cavallero. Her hiring as a correctional officer has nothing to do with Mathis or his firing, he said... [Full article here]


[CA] Never-arrested Merced County Sheriff's Deputy Johnny Mathis who (allegedly) assaulted his dispatcher wife at work (with witnesses) pleads not guilty. Merced County Superior Court Judge Marc Garcia said that he plans on filing a protective order for Mathis' wife. [LINK]
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