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Grand jury issues first reports of year

By From page A5 | March 28, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County 2013-14 grand jury released its first two reports of the year Thursday. They included a glowing review of jail conditions and mild concerns about the county’s whistleblower program.

The grand jury reported that the county’s whistleblower program would benefit from increased publicity about the program, including giving the program more prominence on the county website.

“Currently, there is minimal effort to inform the general public of the program other than a few posters and some handouts available only at (c)ounty facilities,” the report stated.

The report also recommended developing a way to determine if the costs of investigating complaints – there were about 40 last year – was more or less than the amount of savings from changes made after investigations.

The sole recommendation for jail operations was to keep up the good work.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • The MisterMarch 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

    "...mild concerns about the county’s whistleblower program." Ya think? With corruption oozing out of County government office after office... and no whistleblowers coming forward? Ya think there's a problem with the whistleblower program?! For instance, there are a lot of good sheriff deputies and correctional officers who must see on a regular basis the acts and effects of corruption from the Sheriff down. Same in the DA's office... can all those people be as incompetent or corruption at du Bain? And no one has stepped forward? And what about the granddaddy of all whistleblower programs... the county Grand Jury? Have witnesses be coming to you? If not, then why not? Because you don't offer protection or you won't take any action? With all the corruption just being exposed in our County government, why didn't you find this out and expose it before it go to this level? The taxpayers will be on the hook for millions as trial after trial gets replayed... not to mention the very real possibility that justice was perverted by the very people we trusted to carry out justice! Grand Jury... I think there is blood on your hands too. If you don't think so, then please tell us why.

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  • SteveMarch 28, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    Apparently the rest of us poor ignorant folks, including the Grand Jury cannot see the rampant corruption that is overtaking the community and is unfolding before our very eyes. We live in a cesspool of corruption. It is undeniable. It is a plague upon our houses. It is.... let's see, I'm running out of superlatives here.....

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