King City manager accused of wiretapping
August 25, 2014
The city manager in King City is accused of spying on city employees including Interim Police Chief Dennis Hegwood, who was formerly the Atascadero Police chief. [KSBW]
In February, King City’s longtime former police chief, Nick Baldiviez, and then acting police chief, Bruce Miller, were arrested along with four other officers under charges of bribery, embezzlement and making threats. As part of their investigation, Monterey County Sheriff deputies bugged City Manager Michael Powers.
Powers, who faced intense scrutiny following the arrests, brought in Hegwood to lead the police department.
Now, Powers is under investigation for allegedly bugging phones and recording conversations of Hegwood. Before the arrests of the former chief, Hegwood had assisted in an internal affairs investigation into King’s City’s police department.