Paul Brown responds to abuse allegations
May 28, 2013
OPINION By PAUL BROWN
It came to my attention today that my ex-wife, Jayne Isaacs, has sent out an email attacking my character in the final three weeks of this special election. While the ugliness of our divorce and the related proceedings from 2007 are long in the past for me, I am compelled to respond to statements made in her email.
-The allegations of abuse were investigated by the San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office and found to be without merit.
-Commissioner Perry, who presided over our divorce and placed the restraining order, rescinded (removed) the order eighteen months before it was scheduled to expire. Perry stated he didn’t feel I was a threat either now or when the order was originally placed, but felt he needed to, at the time, err on the side of caution.
-If the accusations were true, I would not be able to work as a police officer in the state of California. I have successfully passed four background investigation processes and have never been denied employment as a law enforcement officer based on anything in my personal history.
I regret the public has to have all this “dirty laundry” aired, once again, because of the election. I feel it is regrettable that accusations like this are used as a tool in divorce and politics because it takes away from those who truly need protection from physical abuse.
If any members of the media or public want to contact me regarding this issue, please call my cell phone (805) 550-1661.
Paul Brown is a San Luis Obispo City Council candidate.