Sheriff Jeff Hollowell files a $20 million government tort claim with Inyo County

Inyo County Sheriff Jeff Hollowell

Sierra Wave News has confirmed that Inyo County Sheriff Jeff Hollowell filed a $20 million government tort claim with Inyo County. A press release from Perez Law Offices in Sacramento says the following:

The Sheriff of Inyo County, Jeffrey Hollowell, elected on June 5, 2018 and took office July 13, 2018, has filed a $20,000,000 Government Tort Claim against the County of Inyo. This action was taken in connection with the illegal release of confidential records, libel and slander, and arises from the actions of the Deputy Director of Personnel, her nephew former county employee Reuben Bradley, and former county employee Joshua Nicholson.

“A Government Tort Claim is something that precedes the filing of a lawsuit which will be filed in the United States District Court shortly,” stated his attorney, Anthony M. Perez of Sacramento, California. “The County of Inyo has 45-days to accept, reject or avoid responding,” Perez said.

“This is a unique, disgraceful and outrageous case with strong evidence supporting Sheriff Hollowell’s claims,” Perez added.

 

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Shauna cant get police report when vigilante board member neighbor tried to run her over with a dozer on her property
Shauna cant get police report when vigilante board member neighbor tried to run her over with a dozer on her property
1 year ago

I agree with cleaning house..if youve ever had to deal with Any county dept that you dont have a “Friend” in than youre profiled right when you walk through the door- or they walk through yours… Planning and the sheriffs being the worst. I get wanting to sue inyo county.… Read more »

Upon Review...
Upon Review...
1 year ago

If the Sheriff is so emotionally distressed over the County’s alleged misconduct that he needs $20 million to get through the day he should resign immediately, as being unfit for duty.

Again?!
Again?!
1 year ago

No new ideas in Hollywood. I mean, this Sheriff Dorsey reboot has a couple of new elements, but my money is on it eventually having the same ending.

Sami
Sami
1 year ago

Hollowell continuing to demonstrate that he has no intention to serve the people of this county.

G-Man
G-Man
1 year ago

Is Inyo County self insured?
This could be a problem!

Stoopid is Stoopid does
Stoopid is Stoopid does
1 year ago

Clearly the individual who released the info did so with the intention to cause harm. What I want to know is surely there must be a process in which individuals who apply for positions such as those involving both law enforcement and or veterans affairs, would at the very least,… Read more »

Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

Hello, Abstract; It isn’t necessarily the case that an insurer will be bearing the whole loss, if it comes to that. This is because it isn’t always the case that municipalities or counties will have high limits liability coverage in force. It becomes too expensive in terms of premium costs… Read more »

Wow
Wow
1 year ago

It is really too bad. There are a lot of great employees at Inyo County who are very dedicated in their service to the public, keep their heads down and get the job done. More often than not on a shoestring and at the expense of their own families. So… Read more »

Echo Sierra
Echo Sierra
1 year ago

Elected officials employment and military records are and should be available to the public under the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA). You wouldn’t file a lawsuit if you had nothing to hide.
https://militarycorruption.com/hollowell/

Dean
Dean
1 year ago
Reply to  Echo Sierra

After reading the article, I hope to hear a response.

VillageWitch
VillageWitch
1 year ago
Reply to  Echo Sierra

Echo Sierra, I am not a fan of Mr. Hollowell but this article does not state any facts. It is completely bias and includes words like probably, in my opinion and other phrases that make the article totally unbelievable. It’s a joke.

Dean
Dean
1 year ago

Does the deputy director of personnel still have her job? Seems that sharing personal and confidential information should be grounds for dismissal. If proven true, of course,

B. Park
B. Park
1 year ago

Maybe he knows he isn’t going to win election so he’s starting (deleted)? I recently had a hearing he attended along with a couple of other county employees, the letters of evidence did not match the statement to an OFFICER they over looked everything. Total (deleted) show of course they… Read more »

FishinDay395
FishinDay395
1 year ago
Reply to  B. Park

I think when “county property” is misused or exploited by an irresponsible act or person whether it be a physical item or said animal, action should be taken by the owner (The County or Sheriff) to remove the possibility of future exploitation or misuse to prevent liability. In this case… Read more »

InyoArabians
InyoArabians
1 year ago

So our sheriff makes a big display about refusing to enforce health directives meant to prevent serious disease and death. A former deputy is fired and runs around the county spreading false accusations. Then another county employee furnishes confidential personnel records to her family and friends? Sounds like it’s time… Read more »

Paying for Jeff's Lawsuit
Paying for Jeff's Lawsuit
1 year ago

Let me get this straight. This elected official is suing the county over something that his employees did through and FOIA request? And now he feels that each one of his constituents owes him $1112.53 each? Between this and what our local veterans have to say about him does not… Read more »

Marcellus von Hamlet
Marcellus von Hamlet
1 year ago

Bravo Sheriff Hollowell!

Shakespeare seems so often to have said it best:

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

Low
Low
1 year ago

While I dislike this Sheriff’s press release of the COVID situation, it will be interesting to see if his claim is true. The fact that the deputy director of personnel has a personal connection to two former employees says a lot. I remember seeing news articles regarding that whole mess… Read more »

Frankly, there's more to this than meets the eye...
Frankly, there's more to this than meets the eye...
1 year ago

I seem to recall some stories in The Sheet about what this is likely about. There are some bad actors at play here and it is not the Sheriff. Maybe it’s time for all of it to come out?

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago

Just seems something wrong about an acting Sheriff suing the County and the people he works for. Because if he wins the lawsuit, guess who are the ones that will be paying…

Low
Low
1 year ago
Reply to  David Dennison

There’s two sides to every story and if his claim is true, the fact that the deputy director of personnel is releasing confidential records to the public is corruption. I don’t like the Sheriff and will gladly be voting against him in 2022, but it’s a bit disturbing that there’s… Read more »

In theAbstract
In theAbstract
1 year ago
Reply to  David Dennison

I take your point but reply with two: 1) Sometimes it takes a civil lawsuit to hold government officials for their misbehavior; in fact it is often the only way. 2) The county and its officials are well insured (because they are a distinct liability to the public fisc); so… Read more »

In the Abstract
In the Abstract
1 year ago
Reply to  David Dennison

I take your point but reply with two: 1) Sometimes a civil lawsuit is the only way to hold government officials accountable for their misbehavior; it is often the only way. 2) Being a liability risk, the county and its officials are well insured; so, in answer to your “guess… Read more »