Where is Sheriff Donnie Youngblood now?

Where is Sheriff Donnie Youngblood now?

Jennifer Tisdale - Author

When police informant Jorge Ramirez was murdered during a sting operation by the very people he was trying to help, authorities wasted no time lying about his involvement. The family did not believe the full truth was being told by the Bakersfield Police Department in Bakersfield, California, where Ramirez lived. He then died in September 2013.

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In Hulu’s Killing County, the Ramirez family takes us on a journey through the years, ultimately uncovering countless cover-ups by BPD. His son’s death was just the tip of the iceberg. During that period, the Kern County Sheriff’s Department was headed by Sheriff Donnie Youngblood.

Where is Sheriff Donnie Youngblood now? Here’s what we know.

Sheriff Donnie Youngblood

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Where is Sheriff Donnie Youngblood now?

As of this writing, Donnie Youngblood is still the Kern County Sheriff. According to his biography on the Kern County Sheriff’s Office website, he was elected in his 2006 and has been under scrutiny for police-related crimes despite his county being under heavy scrutiny. He keeps getting re-elected.

December 2015, after “a series of special reports based on dozens of interviews, hours spent with officers on patrol, and review of thousands of documents obtained through public records requests and court searches.” , The Guardian concludes that Kern County officers are some of the “deadliest” police forces in the country. This included the murder of Jorge Ramirez.

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Is it ego or indifference that Sheriff Yungblud was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times in the spring of 2022? Anyway, he certainly answered honestly. During his tenure, “taxpayers have paid over $20 million in settlements for wrongful deaths, prison strip searches, and various other abuses involving Kern County lawmakers. ” Yet his job is stable.

What does it mean to fail hard? In his final race, Youngblood ran unopposed.

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The change in Kern County, which Youngblood first points out, has less to do with crime rates and more to do with political trends. “we [Kern County] It used to be 70% conservative Republicans. Today, I think he’s probably 56%. ”

Per the Los Angeles Times, Kern County is actually “36% Republicans and just 2% behind Democrats”. seems to be, he assured the outlet.

In 2018, to be exact, Youngblood told viewers that “killing suspects is ‘absolutely’ a better scenario than maiming them in order to save taxpayers millions of dollars in tax dollars.” A video was taken of what was said. settlement. “When pressed about it, Youngblood simply said, ‘I could have said it better.

Video of Kern County Sheriff “Donnie Youngblood” saying it’s cheaper to kill a suspect than to incapacitate him.
I boosted the audio to make it sound louder and clearer 🗣 pic.twitter.com/u2xwH8pzWf

— 🌙lonewolf☀️ (@zacarip) June 4, 2020

It doesn’t feel like Sheriff Youngblood is evolving at all. Rather, like most old dogs, he’s been forced to learn new tricks.

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The California Department of Justice investigated Kern County.

The Guardian also announced in August 2021, “The California Department of Justice[d] announced a court-enforced reform settlement with the Bakersfield Police Department,” largely due to a 2015 Guardian investigation.

The state’s Department of Justice concluded that “the Bakersfield Police Department failed to enforce the law uniformly and adequately because its policies, practices, and procedures were flawed or inadequate.” pointed out the extraordinary use of force by members of the department.

The decision, known as the Consent Decree, gave the BPD to “revise the guidance on the use of force, revise the guidance on the use of force, strengthen training on the use of force, strengthen training on the use of force. Use of force, police dogs.” modify the use and training of

Perhaps this is the change Sheriff Donny Youngblood is so afraid of. You know they say if you can’t stand the heat, don’t run.

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