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Hate crime charges dropped against Mountain View Whisman employee, but misdemeanor DUI, hit-and-run and battery charges remain

Original post made on Dec 3, 2021

A Mountain View Whisman School District employee who was put on paid leave in August following a hit and run arrest has been reassigned to work as a night custodian and is no longer facing hate crime or resisting an officer charges.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 3, 2021, 1:45 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Barbara
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Dec 3, 2021 at 2:41 pm

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My grandchildren attend school in MVWSD. Truly terrifying that this man has been allowed to return to work on a school campus in any capacity whatsoever. He was not found innocent, charges are still being pursued. Appalling and unconscionable.

Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:56 pm

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I'm sorry, Barbara, but here in America people are innocent until proven guilty, do you don't have to be "found innocent."

Notwithstanding that, the fact that the police leaked "hate crime" charges to the press that they are now dropping should really make us all very concerned about how the MVPD conducts itself.

Posted by Cfrink
a resident of Willowgate
on Dec 5, 2021 at 6:47 pm

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Not sure what you mean “police leaked” hate crimes charges. Criminal charges are always public unless they involve a minor and even then they’re eventually released.

Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Dec 5, 2021 at 8:27 pm

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Now, Cleave, we all know your big thing is defending the cops, but don't you think it's a big deal to attempt to ruin someone's life by telling the press they're being charged with a hate crime, and then go "Oops, nevermind." They issued a press release about it!

Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 5, 2021 at 9:26 pm

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Innocent until proven guilty. This isn't the Soviet Union, where a single accusation was enough to ruin your life (and maybe your whole family's). On the other hand, I'm not so sure anymore.

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