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Police chief fires back at organizer for comments about WPD

There are 55 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Jun 18, 2009, titled Police chief fires back at organizer for comments about WPD. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

Speaking publicly for the first time, Woodland Police Chief Carey Sullivan called "hypocritical" statements from those calling for an independent investigation into the April shooting death of a resident by members of the Yolo County Sheriff's Department anti-gang task force.

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Woodland Resident

Sacramento, CA

#1 Jun 18, 2009
Hey Sullivan what a hypocrit you are the PD has the worst morale and highest turnover rate and you are in no position to criticize anyone for voicing their thoughts.

Since any staff person that does within the WPD does is attacked personally and harrassed to eventually leave. So practice what you preach. Now I as well as many others are starting to see why the Woodland Police Officers voted a no confidence on you. Very sad indeed for the boss to be given a no confidence vote. Very Sad indeed.
Woodlander

Sacramento, CA

#2 Jun 18, 2009
Thank you, Chief Sullivan.
Here we go

Sacramento, CA

#4 Jun 18, 2009
Let's see. Guy on drugs, meth no less. Produces psychotic behavior on part of users. What's not to believe about him pulling knife on the cops. I'd shoot, too. How many of the indignant citizens have had to deal with a meth-crazed user who has decided to wreak havoc on those around him/her because of his/her drug-induced pychosis. Cops got to face this possibility all day and every day. Instead of turning their anger towards the cops, why don't they turn it towards the Hispanic dealers and other users that probably supplied him with the meth. Who is killing who here?
US SOLDIER an wood res

West Sacramento, CA

#5 Jun 18, 2009
Here we go wrote:
Let's see. Guy on drugs, meth no less. Produces psychotic behavior on part of users. What's not to believe about him pulling knife on the cops. I'd shoot, too. How many of the indignant citizens have had to deal with a meth-crazed user who has decided to wreak havoc on those around him/her because of his/her drug-induced pychosis. Cops got to face this possibility all day and every day. Instead of turning their anger towards the cops, why don't they turn it towards the Hispanic dealers and other users that probably supplied him with the meth. Who is killing who here?
Couldnt have said it better my self.
Whatever

Grass Valley, CA

#6 Jun 18, 2009
I have to comment on what Apodaca said about his family member being approached by someone on Gum. If I was approached by 3 guys who looked like gang members, I'd run too. However, I would definitely not turn back around and try to knife a guy, no matter who it was.
Dick Holdstock

Davis, CA

#7 Jun 18, 2009
Calling for an independent investigation by non Woodland/ Yolo Law enforcement officers is only good sense. If we are to gain respect for local police they must be willing to have their findings reviewed.
Woodland

United States

#8 Jun 18, 2009
Whatever wrote:
I have to comment on what Apodaca said about his family member being approached by someone on Gum. If I was approached by 3 guys who looked like gang members, I'd run too. However, I would definitely not turn back around and try to knife a guy, no matter who it was.
It said Rojas said this not Apodaca,where did you read Apodaca said this did not see his name mentioned in article.
Woodland resident

Woodland, CA

#9 Jun 18, 2009
Dick Holdstock wrote:
Calling for an independent investigation by non Woodland/ Yolo Law enforcement officers is only good sense. If we are to gain respect for local police they must be willing to have their findings reviewed.
Don't you think it might be nice to wait until the investigation is completed and the finding have been posted before calling for another investigation? I guess you got grounded for a bad report card a month before it came out so that makes sense to you!
Woodland resident

Woodland, CA

#10 Jun 18, 2009
Woodland Resident wrote:
Hey Sullivan what a hypocrit you are the PD has the worst morale and highest turnover rate and you are in no position to criticize anyone for voicing their thoughts.
Since any staff person that does within the WPD does is attacked personally and harrassed to eventually leave. So practice what you preach. Now I as well as many others are starting to see why the Woodland Police Officers voted a no confidence on you. Very sad indeed for the boss to be given a no confidence vote. Very Sad indeed.
Obviously you are delusional. I know Carey and he's a good guy. Never heard anything about a no confidence vote, and what does that have to do with these nitwits asking for an investigation into a shooting by a Yolo Sheriff before the investigation is even complete and submitted? Obviously you must not like someone!
Whatever

United States

#11 Jun 18, 2009
Woodland wrote:
<quoted text>It said Rojas said this not Apodaca,where did you read Apodaca said this did not see his name mentioned in article.
Sorry...I misread the article. Apodaca was quoted at the end of the article. Simple mistake.

But seriously, that's your comeback to what I said? People are blaming the cops for shooting a man in the back when that is not what happened. No one is blaming him for running away because most of us would do the same. He swung a knife at someone...a cop no less. I'm not saying he deserved to be shot, but if he was truly afraid for his life, why did he come back at them with a knife when most of us would have kept running away without turning back?
El Tigere

Woodland, CA

#12 Jun 18, 2009
Rojas made himself the center of attention in this prolonged ordeal... he'll be running for office on the Latino ticket in the future.

Go home Al.

Chief... screw Al... there is no reason to even justify Rojas banter with any comments from you. He is an idiot! He does not represent or speak for me!
US SOLDIER an wood res

West Sacramento, CA

#13 Jun 18, 2009
just playin chess is right El tigere. nice job for pointing that out. they're using this situation more for their own gains than for justice. dead is dead as all can be. once youre gone that is. these marches and rallies and sign wavin moreons are just makin fools of themselves.
Woodland

Mather, CA

#14 Jun 18, 2009
I especially enjoyed Rojas' comment to Pimentel, or should I say "Brother Pimentel" as Rojas said. If Rojas is so supportive of a unified country why is he only referring to Pimentel as his brother? Rojas is the biggest racist here and OUR councilman supports him. Or should I say soon to be ex councilman, when do we vote?
Woodland born and raised

Mather, CA

#15 Jun 18, 2009
I congratulate Chief Sullivan for standing up for his officers, and the Mayor for standing up for the Police Department and thus the city - Thank you.
Pimentel you bow down to special interest groups who you think will support (vote) for you. You make me sick where. Where were you when Deputy Diaz who also came from a farm working family was shot and killed?
US SOLDIER an wood res

West Sacramento, CA

#16 Jun 18, 2009
does anyone here think that these rojas and pimentel and apodaca should just put a sock in it already. because the marches the raliies the sign holding......sounds more like the begining of a campaign to me. they are making fools of themselves. they need to let the WPD do their jobs and shut up and go home already. this town aint what it was 20 years ago.
two over par

Woodland, CA

#17 Jun 19, 2009
US SOLDIER an wood res wrote:
does anyone here think that these rojas and pimentel and apodaca should just put a sock in it already. because the marches the raliies the sign holding......sounds more like the begining of a campaign to me. they are making fools of themselves. they need to let the WPD do their jobs and shut up and go home already. this town aint what it was 20 years ago.
I may have missed something but I thought that Pimentel was taking heat from Rojas and Co. for not caving into the demands for an outside investigation, at least until the WPD investigation in completed.
fin

Yuba City, CA

#19 Jun 19, 2009
Woodland resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously you are delusional. I know Carey and he's a good guy. Never heard anything about a no confidence vote, and what does that have to do with these nitwits asking for an investigation into a shooting by a Yolo Sheriff before the investigation is even complete and submitted? Obviously you must not like someone!
Obviously you must not know Carey, or Carey doesn't know what's going on in his department (which is more likely). There was a no confidence vote brought about by the association a few years ago. And I agree with your comment about the nitwits.
Focus on Woodland

San Jose, CA

#20 Jun 19, 2009
How about publishing the report? Don't rush things but it has been more than a month and a half.
Typical Police PR tactics

Sacramento, CA

#21 Jun 19, 2009
I was there, Sullivan kicked out Al Rojas for no apparent reason. Over 50 residents (not 20 like the paper quoted)got up in solidarity with Mr. Rojas. I heard our cheif of police shout, "Don't talk to me like that". Talk about putting on a show! Very unprofessional of our cheif of PD. This makes me think.."ok he is our top guy from the police force, he is not cool, calm, or collected under fire. What makes me think he can lead in a impartial way?"

That showed me alot about our cheif of police. He just melted.

...and also abused his power by kicking out a resident who has the right to assemble and importantly speak.

I am disguisted!
davis resident

Bloomington, IL

#22 Jun 19, 2009
US SOLDIER an wood res wrote:
does anyone here think that these rojas and pimentel and apodaca should just put a sock in it already. because the marches the raliies the sign holding......sounds more like the begining of a campaign to me. they are making fools of themselves. they need to let the WPD do their jobs and shut up and go home already. this town aint what it was 20 years ago.
US SOLDIER: HOW SAD YOU ARE A SOLDIER SERVING OUR COUNTRY,TO ME IT SEEMS YOU ARE RACIST.I THINK WHAT ROJAS IS DOING IS GREAT!!! YOU DON'T KNOW NOTHING. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ARE A SOLDIER.

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