Sep 28, 2016
So did the Fortuna PD lie to me yesterday about the Ramey warrant being turned in? And when do they plan on giving a report to the DA?
But Fortuna Police Department right now isn't winning the award for transparency.
Either someone misled Sgt. Charles Ellebrecht or Fortuna PD outright lied to me yesterday.
I spent almost two hours going back forth to various departments in the Courthouse yesterday morning. Everyone could not find a copy of the Ramey warrant. FPD was not reachable.
I was told last evening, finally after calling and emailing FPD brass repeatedly that the warrant was turned in at booking which was 9/26.
I turned to court admin for help. They were told that the warrant was not returned yesterday but will be today, sometime.
I spent this morning. Court staff spent time this morning. Unlike certain other media, I dont make one phone call or email request, I put in time and leg work.
Thanks a lot for wasting my time but more importantly the time of valuable court staff and law enforcement.
The DA is busy, courts are busy. Arraignment for someone in custody needs to be done in 48 hours. Even if a report is turned in today, it maybe too late and puts pressure on the DA.
EPD and APD and HCSO are busier than FPD. They manage to turn reports in, sure sometimes they may not.
After the Marci Kitchen debacle, FPD needs some scrutiny. The public needs information, the Ramey warrant is the only document so far.
I respect law enforcement but transparency more. Why the delay? Why no motive?
Maybe there is more to the shooting and its not quite so black and white. Maybe they should not have arrested someone quickly since they know the motive and said this was a personal dispute.