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King City Police Chief Facing Misconduct Investigation

San Francisco Chronicle via YellowBrix

August 05, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO – King City officials will be investigating accusations that the city’s police chief showed up at crime scenes while intoxicated.

Meeting in a closed session Wednesday, the City Council moved to open an investigation into allegations that Chief Nick Baldiviez drove up to the scenes in his police vehicle while under the influence.

The decision comes after the accusations surfaced in a letter from the King City Police Officers Association. The letter claims that Baldiviez drove several times to crime scenes while under the influence, including a double homicide in 2009

The chief’s attorney, Andrew Liu, denied the allegations, terming them “an agenda-driven action of the few.”

City officials say no decision has been made as to whether to place Baldiviez on leave.


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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Another bad apple!

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10928 Comments

    If he was intoxicated, he should have been arrested right then. If the sheriif has a substance-abuse problem, I sicerely hope he gets help. In the meantime, let the investigation unfold on its own merits.

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16734 Comments

    Let it all play out ! They want to open an investigation???? NOW??? Can't prove a thing!!!!!!!!! Stupid actions of others will hurt everyone with bull crap like this. The time to make such a complaint is when they observe what they believe to be intoxication.........................Simple!!

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    184retired

    over 3 years ago

    3806 Comments

    Hey we all know it is a common problem for seasoned Vets,,,after all the bad you see and being afraid to ask for mental health you turn to the bottle...It's a shame... I always found the internal crap that goes on within the chain of command harder to deal with than running the streets...Memo's for this, memos for that and God forbid you forget one you could lose your job...

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    ronin1965

    over 3 years ago

    128 Comments

    I, like my other brothers on the line, hope this Chief obtains the help he needs and the city will take an approach of help and assistance versus discipline. If he has been in long enough to have promoted to Chief, he has been in long enough to receive the help he deserves to maintain his life beyond this incident and career. Be well, Chief.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    46104 Comments

    Hope the Chief gets the help it sounds like he needs.

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    Ahhhhh, not a good situation there. I can see it if just one or two disgruntled guys made a complaint for one incident but this seems to be a fairly common practice for the Chief. He apparently needs treatment for alcoholism. Doesn't mean he is a bad guy or bad cop, just that he has a problem.

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