Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Two former Kern County sheriff's deputies . . . who conspired with another law enforcement officer to sell drugs they stole from evidence lockers, were sentenced . . . to probation"

in an extraordinary and tearful sentencing hearing presided over by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence O'Neill, the two officers were spared prison time by the judge, who was clearly moved by the defendants' remorse, their decision to voluntarily confess everything to investigators, the pain the families have already suffered, and the unwavering support the two wives have given their husbands.


O'Neill went on to acknowledge that the wives had taken "the brunt," maybe the largest share, of the suffering meted out by the acts of their husbands.