SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill under psychiatric watch

March 13, 2020

Dee Torres and Supervisor Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill was released from Arroyo Grande Hospital on Thursday after being placed on a psychiatric hold following an alleged overdose, according to county sources.

A county employee, who asked to be unnamed to protect employment, said medical personnel placed Hill on a 5150 hold following his suspected suicide attempt. California Welfare and Institution Code provides for the temporary, involuntary psychiatric commitment of individuals who present a danger to themselves or others.

Hill is currently chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

On March 11, the FBI served a search and seizure warrant under seal to the County of San Luis Obispo. Agents then searched Hill’s office on the fourth floor, according to a county official.

A few hours later, at 1:22 p.m., emergency personnel responded to Hill’s Shell Beach home for a medical emergency. Medical personnel then transported Hill to a hospital.

Hill’s estranged wife Dee Torres informed the Tribune that Hill was released from the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital on March 12 under the care of a doctor. Last year, Hill filed for divorce from Torres, who currently lives out of the county, according to their divorce records.

For more than five years, multiple people affiliated with a pair of local developers and the marijuana industry have accused Hill of participating in pay-to-play schemes. The county and federal investigators are not disclosing the reason for Wednesday’s raid.

Hill is currently ahead in the District 3 supervisor race. Hill leads Stacy Korsgaden 51 percent to 49 percent, or by 528 votes. There are currently 817 uncounted ballots.


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criticalobserver

If the FBI opens the lid on SLO County they will be there for a long time. Corruption in SLO is rampant with a lengthy history. Money buys silence hence KSBY and the Tribune are useless in reporting or uncovering fraud.


modernwelding

This is a wide accusation. Two sides disagree they often call the other side corrupt.

It is not an accusation to use because one disagrees with a political decision, but only if one has actual evidence of malfeasance.


So, if you have evidence of corruption, I would provide that evidence to the Grand Jury or FBI, if you think the Grand Jury is tainted.


Per US Legal: Corruption in the legal context refers to a wrongful design to acquire or cause some pecuniary or other advantage. Corruption may encompass a variety of wrongful acts, such as, among others, bribes, kickbacks, jury tampering, and abuse of public office.


Smith

This is not a wide accusation. Criminal fraud, malfeasance, extortion are all at play here with Adam Hill and his gang. Why did Adam try to kill himself when the FBI raided his office? Not because he is innocent. Read the Knudson report and you will see how many felonies Dan Dow has not prosecuted for Adam. Dow has had all the evidence on Hill for a long time. That is how we know Dow is corrupt, it will take the FBI to bring them all down. America is better than this.


modernwelding

Volunteered and donated against Hill in 2016 … about a weeks worth of work, and voted for Stacey. I do not liked Hill’s awful approach to politics. But I am unaware of the evidence you speak of. Where can I get the Knudson report? Do you have a link?


TKG

You will soon see that the FBI has that evidence…


Snoid

Problem with slo’s grand jury its not criminal. Look at the Wallace,Ferrara debacle. Those two laughed at the GJ and nothing was done a a result of their report.


analyticone

modernwelding – the accusation is deep and wide, as is the corruption. True, two sides often do call the other corrupt. However, it does not follow that because corruption is called out it is a case of “two sides”.


Hundreds of people have provided the evidence to the Grand Jury, FBI, State & Federal Attorneys General, Local Police, Sheriff, and District Attorney.


US Legal describes what is going on perfectly.


Gordo

The Red Flag Law was written for guys like Adam. Maybe the police should get a warrant and search his house for guns while he is in the booby hatch.


1965buick

“There are currently 817 uncounted ballots.”


Well what’s the hold up? How long does it take ?


obispan

I dunno, maybe given the news about the FBI and the fact the the SLO Progressives failed to flip the majority they decide to throw it to Korsgaden to save face, but I’m betting on resignation and a SLO Progressive appointee. The fact that such open corruption escapes The Tribune entirely, and for years, leads me me not only to end my subscription but to actively boycott their advertisers.


kayaknut

Shouldn’t Sheriff Parkinson be paying Mr. Hill a visit to remove all guns he has and any guns any family member has that Hill would have access to?


blackjack

Can’t wait to see if Belsher gets implicated further and deeper as a result of the investigation.


obispan

SLO City staff are complicit with everything Belsher has done, SLO County staff are complicit with everything Hill has done, Grover “Beach” staff are complicit with everything the Shoals and Lee have done. And what have Shoals or Lee ever done to justify their slopping at the PG&E ratepayer trough? Peddling influence just as they do in their side business. You do not get to drop your name in the hat for marijuana permits or construction developments, you pay to play.


modernwelding

“staff are complicit with everything … has done” A little broad brush?


obispan

What do you not understand about pay-to-play?


analyticone

Fair to say that not all staff are complicit. The worst offenders are not government staff, although many turn a blind eye in order to keep their employment, and some are outright in cahoots. The worst offenders are your favorite elected officials and their contractor or developer buddies.


KAG2020

Hill has been on pyschiatric watch for years. All of us have been watching his behavior.


IronHub

Vegas oddsmakers put Hill’s chances today at 51-50.


IronHub

Oh… and rumor has it that the reason no reporter could find Hill at the Arroyo Grande hospital is that he was checked in under the name “Sal Krill.” (Inside joke)


Snoid

Krill…how ironic of a name he came up with.

Krill are small crustaceans. The name “krill” comes from the Norwegian word krill, meaning “small fry of fish”.