|SMC Sheriff Office has opened Internal Investigation for Joaquin Jimenez case.|
The San Mateo County Sheriff Office has opened an Internal Investigation into the behavior of its Gang Task Force Deputies and Patrol Deputies for their alleged behavior on October 18, 2015 in Half Moon Bay. The allegations became public October 20, 2015 at the HMB City Council Meeting where 19 year old Joaquin Jimenez shared his experience as a young HMB resident having his photo taken and being video taped by the Gang Task Force. He was concerned so he called his father Joaquin Jimenez who was concerned so he walked downtown to find out what was happening. He found out much more than he wanted, while talking to his son SMC patrol car pulled up he approached and asked why are you racial profiling my son and taking photos of him is Illegal. Deputy driver flings door open grabs Father by vest with both hands pushes him back 15 ft and says get on the Fâ?¦..g sidewalk. He tells father he is interfering with a Gang Investigation and he will lose his job. The Deputy knew Mr. Jimenez is employed by San Mateo County in the Juvenile Probation Department.
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