Montebello police chief placed on leave

Montebello police chief placed on leave

There are 326 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Dec 14, 2009, titled Montebello police chief placed on leave. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Police Chief Daniel Weast, the target of a $30-million discrimination claim by members of the city's police department, was placed on administrative leave with pay Monday, city officials said.

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thick dick

United States

#1 Dec 15, 2009
the 13 are probably a click of racists out to get another racist.but the majority always wins if it is a certain type of racist.if your one of the wrong majority of racists your just a racist....racist,another trendy word to try and make you feel guilty about seeing the truth.
Reality Check

La Habra, CA

#2 Dec 15, 2009
why would anyone want to be a police chief these days anyways...having to deal with the uneducated political goofballs that get elected...no wonder there is a lack of good leadership in the police forces. The smartest people don't want to be promoted because they know the bs they would have to put up with.
Smiles

Compton, CA

#3 Dec 15, 2009
The chief and his cronys know the truth and they will have to answer to everything that they have done. Thats called karma. Now they and their families will deal with what the other officers have had to deal with. What goes around comes around. The truth will come out. The whirlwind storm will continue. An investigation is underway.
NAAWP

Irvine, CA

#4 Dec 15, 2009
Those races who refuse to work or just want to get promoted based on their race continue to drive this country into a downward spiral. All of these race related claims are nothing but BS. Let's continue to promote based on race or gender (not qualifications) and watch things go from bad to worse. Get me out of here...
sure

La Crescenta, CA

#5 Dec 15, 2009
NAAWP wrote:
Those races who refuse to work or just want to get promoted based on their race continue to drive this country into a downward spiral. All of these race related claims are nothing but BS. Let's continue to promote based on race or gender (not qualifications) and watch things go from bad to worse. Get me out of here...
Racists like you need to get taken out....of here.
Zorro

Covina, CA

#6 Dec 15, 2009
Urteaga is a convicted Felon who has hurt the City Of Montebello with his LA Politics. He is the payback and he and Kathy the Baglady Salazar need to pack and get the hell out of Montebello. They have destroyed what was good in town. Weast is a political payback for giving Salazar and Urteaga over 30 thousand dollars for the Chief's job. He has failed and hurt a once great department. Get on with it and do not forget the other close friends of these idiots. Gil Espino, John Edwards, Irma Mosia, Haydi Saenz and so on. Recall Montebello and get more good people in to Help Mayor Bill, Art and Frank they are trying to return Montebello back to it good residents, however they have a job to do and that is to get rid of Salazar who do not forget sued her own City? and Montebello does not need a soft talking Felon around either. Narramore has the knowledge and education to help turn Montebello around and Urteaga he is only and interim how can that be a political payback. You have done it so much you think everything is a political payback. Just leave and take Kathy with you. Good Luck and keep fighting Montebello. Your have the best in Molinari, Barajas and Gomez jr, they are trying. Merry Christmas
about time

Covina, CA

#7 Dec 15, 2009
Im happy to see the city is heading in the right direction now.This chiefs picture has only been in the paper when its something negative about montebello. what kind of man is that? thats not the kind of man who should run a large police department.you never see or hear of him doing anything positive for the community or his officers. Montebello citizens and officers deserve better than this guy. Thank you council for noticing!
SMR

Lynwood, CA

#8 Dec 15, 2009
Zorro wrote:
Urteaga is a convicted Felon who has hurt the City Of Montebello with his LA Politics. He is the payback and he and Kathy the Baglady Salazar need to pack and get the hell out of Montebello. They have destroyed what was good in town. Weast is a political payback for giving Salazar and Urteaga over 30 thousand dollars for the Chief's job. He has failed and hurt a once great department. Get on with it and do not forget the other close friends of these idiots. Gil Espino, John Edwards, Irma Mosia, Haydi Saenz and so on. Recall Montebello and get more good people in to Help Mayor Bill, Art and Frank they are trying to return Montebello back to it good residents, however they have a job to do and that is to get rid of Salazar who do not forget sued her own City? and Montebello does not need a soft talking Felon around either. Narramore has the knowledge and education to help turn Montebello around and Urteaga he is only and interim how can that be a political payback. You have done it so much you think everything is a political payback. Just leave and take Kathy with you. Good Luck and keep fighting Montebello. Your have the best in Molinari, Barajas and Gomez jr, they are trying. Merry Christmas
Don't you think that Molinari, Barajas and Gomez are doing the same thing that Urteaga, Salazar and Vasquez did. They became the majority and brought in their own people to move their political agenda. Molinari, Barajas, and Gomez are bringing in their own people. That's the way politics works. It is not a reflection of the work they are doing or not doing. When the council changes in the future a new majority will bring in thier people. It is just a fact of life.
Montebello Slums

United States

#9 Dec 15, 2009
Zorro - you're way off the mark in your assesment of what's good in Montebello and in your grammar. Take a look around at Monterey Park, Rosemead, Pico Rivera and even East L.A.. Montebello, once the jewel of the greater eastside is now a joke! Urteaga had nothing to do with this and Molinari had everything to do with it. Rosemead and Pico Rivera beat out sorry ass Montebello for a Wal Mart and Monterey Park beat Molinari on the 6 story limit on main streets - that is why there is all that development going on. Molinari sees his political career as a game to be won, not to serve the public. Kind of the way Nixon thought.

By getting rid of the Chief and the Interim Administrator Molinari just opened the city up to more lawsuits. And there is already precedent - on Molinari's tactics and court cases - Salazar beat a vindictive Molinari in court and the citizens of Montebello paid. Just like they will pay again, Zorro tell your buddy to brush up on contract law.

Speaking about oourt, whatever happened to that false police report that Molinari made that was refuted by a D.A. staffer that was present. This smells like another lawsuit.
rob

Anaheim, CA

#10 Dec 15, 2009
I met the cheif one time, he seemed like a descent person, its funny how people love to run peoples name in the mud for there gain. well will see how this plays out in the days to come. The truth always comes out
karma

San Pedro, CA

#11 Dec 15, 2009
rob wrote:
I met the cheif one time, he seemed like a descent person, its funny how people love to run peoples name in the mud for there gain. well will see how this plays out in the days to come. The truth always comes out
I smell a counter lawsuit coming. The depositions should be real interesting.
juan

United States

#12 Dec 15, 2009
this has nothing to do with race , its just politics as usual in montebello. the new council members are just doing political pay back to the old ones they recalled. the ones replaced are already planning recall efforts on the ones who replaced them.. on and on it goes.what a joke the representatives of montebello are and have been for the last 15 years
Be Happy

Montebello, CA

#13 Dec 15, 2009
about time wrote:
Im happy to see the city is heading in the right direction now.This chiefs picture has only been in the paper when its something negative about montebello. what kind of man is that? thats not the kind of man who should run a large police department.you never see or hear of him doing anything positive for the community or his officers. Montebello citizens and officers deserve better than this guy. Thank you council for noticing!
Besides this so called racist law suit. Name one thing the chief has done wrong that deserves his firing. NOTHING!!! just another case og Molinari payback.

Thank s Dumbaazz Bill for another pathetic chapter in your pathetic life.
Be Happy

Montebello, CA

#14 Dec 15, 2009
Montebello Slums wrote:
Zorro - you're way off the mark in your assesment of what's good in Montebello and in your grammar. Take a look around at Monterey Park, Rosemead, Pico Rivera and even East L.A.. Montebello, once the jewel of the greater eastside is now a joke! Urteaga had nothing to do with this and Molinari had everything to do with it. Rosemead and Pico Rivera beat out sorry **** Montebello for a Wal Mart and Monterey Park beat Molinari on the 6 story limit on main streets - that is why there is all that development going on. Molinari sees his political career as a game to be won, not to serve the public. Kind of the way Nixon thought.
By getting rid of the Chief and the Interim Administrator Molinari just opened the city up to more lawsuits. And there is already precedent - on Molinari's tactics and court cases - Salazar beat a vindictive Molinari in court and the citizens of Montebello paid. Just like they will pay again, Zorro tell your buddy to brush up on contract law.
Speaking about oourt, whatever happened to that false police report that Molinari made that was refuted by a ****.A. staffer that was present. This smells like another lawsuit.
It is still being investigated by the Montebello PD to see if a criminal complaint can be filed and a civil case also.
about time

Duarte, CA

#15 Dec 15, 2009
Be Happy wrote:
<quoted text>
Besides this so called racist law suit. Name one thing the chief has done wrong that deserves his firing. NOTHING!!! just another case og Molinari payback.
Thank s Dumbaazz Bill for another pathetic chapter in your pathetic life.
I agree with placing him on leave until the investigation is completed. I did not say "fire him". but if the investigation shows he did wrong then that is up to them to determine what the consequence should be. a vote of no confidence and a pending lawsuit should require immediate attention. unfortunatly, with the last council this was not done. fair is fair.
BerdooWatch

Oxnard, CA

#16 Dec 15, 2009
Time to send him and his Nazi goons away. This is a great deal. It shouldn't stop with him, there's more filth in the dept who need to be removed as well.
Montebello Slums

United States

#17 Dec 15, 2009
Molinari is being investigated by the police department in which he just fired the chief? Do the other new council members know that they are now complicit in his "crime" - that is if Cooley decides to investigate.

I thought Montebello was at least a couple of elections away from lowering themselves to South Gate's level, I guess I was wrong.
Molinari Watch

Lynwood, CA

#18 Dec 15, 2009
Montebello Slums wrote:
Molinari is being investigated by the police department in which he just fired the chief? Do the other new council members know that they are now complicit in his "crime" - that is if Cooley decides to investigate.
I thought Montebello was at least a couple of elections away from lowering themselves to South Gate's level, I guess I was wrong.
Tick tock, tick tock. Watch the clock. Keep your eye on the ball because on the 90th day we will start another recall. Molinari is the reason for the lawsuits, political instability and fiscal irresponsibility.
Concerned Citizen

Whittier, CA

#19 Dec 15, 2009
Be Happy wrote:
<quoted text>
Besides this so called racist law suit. Name one thing the chief has done wrong that deserves his firing. NOTHING!!! just another case og Molinari payback.
Thank s Dumbaazz Bill for another pathetic chapter in your pathetic life.
Weast may or may not have done anything. An investigation will determine that. Unfortunately, Weast was not even remotely qualified to hold the job of Police Chief. For crying out loud, he only has a GED and never went to school to get even an AA degree. Check your surrounding cities and public agencies, people at his level have at least a BA and in many cases an MA. By appointing someone with so little education, he became the laughing stock of the police community. It was well known that he was merely a political puppet. What a shame for Montebello. It used to be known as a wonderful City. Now, with all the political shenanigans, it is a joke. Hopefully, the new Council and the new Interim City Administrator will clean house and get rid of the unqualified people who have been promoted to positions for which they are unable to fulfill the qualifications. It will be hard to attract anyone to come to this agency unless they do not know what has been going on of late.
Montebello Slums

United States

#20 Dec 15, 2009
What is Molinari's educational background?

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