Santa Barbara Police chief’s bogus statistics

January 13, 2013
Cam Sanchez

Cam Sanchez

Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez’s claims that 50 percent of all burglary arrests in November were committed by former state prisoners released because of realignment has been shown to be completely false. [Noozhawk]

Speaking in front of the Santa Barbara City Council last week, Sanchez said that the early release of state prisoners through realignment has contributed to higher crime rates in the city, particularly with property crimes. He also claimed that the alleged increase had prompted him to move officers out of community oriented units and into the property crimes unit.

However, in November, only one burglary arrest was made and the suspect was not released early because of realignment. In October, there were six arrests made and one of the suspects had been involved in realignment.

Police department spokesman Riley Harwood confirmed the misstatements by the chief that Harwood said came from an unrelated statistic. When police do compliance checks on realignment subjects’ homes, the searches result in arrests 50 percent of the time, Harwood told Noozhawk.

 


8 Comments

  1. SLOTECH90 says:

    If I misspeak to a cop, I go to jail. If a cop misspeaks to me, it aint squat. Anybody else out there
    been observant of the steady, progressive decline in respect for the police in the tri-county area (I don’t
    know about elsewhere).

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  2. changes says:

    I find it intresting that the SB Police Chief qouted his statistics incorrectly. This the same police chief that had illegally Wayne Scole asrrested at a family function. It disheartening to see all these police chiefs, Solomon, Mulhall, Annibali, Macagni, along the Central Coast abusing power. Sounnds like some house cleaning needs to take place.

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    • Cindy says:

      What’s the story on Wayne Scole? I haven’t ever heard of this incident.

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    • justbehonest says:

      There will be.. House cleaning here.Covering up only last so long. One thing.. I can say “DA Glimp , she is at least transparent then compared to DA Shea.. I have even had her respond… when I have never heard from DA Shea… wow

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  3. CommonSenseMama says:

    I have a hard time believing any statistics these days, especially government. The questions and results are usually slanted to fit an agenda and used to gain public support.

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  4. The Gimlet Eye says:

    Welcome to the police state–the land of true lies.

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  5. Dexter says:

    hmmmm … maybe he hired former Paso Chief Lisa Solomon to compile the SB crime stats. We know she faked them for Jim App in Paso

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