However, we — all of us — still have the power to alter and correct certain existing unacceptable situations, but only if we stand together and demand deserved explanations and answers.
The following long overdue questions need to be answered by Sheriff Candidate Joe Lombardo and Sheriff Candidate Larry Burns before the 2014 Clark County Sheriff’s election begins. The hard questions are as follows;
#1. Knowing now about the beheading murder of LVMPD Officer Kevin
Scott Dailey, in December of 2007, what steps are you going to take in
opening up this murder investigation and bringing the truth out and
prosecuting all those responsible?
#2. What steps are you going to take in adequately resolving the
officer involved fatal shooting death of Suave Lopez in 2006, and the
subsequent cover-up and manipulation of the crime scene and omission
of evidence (handgun and briefcase), all of which was falsely
presented at the Clark County Coroner’s Inquest?
#3. What steps are you going to take to reinvestigate the Trevon Cole
officer involved fatal shooting incident and to adequately indentify
all the parties involved and also to obtain the missing video tape,
from the “COPS TV” show, of the entire incident?
#4. What steps are you going to take to expose the obvious conflict of
interest of the outside video company, owned and operated by an
employee of the LVMPD, that was used to reexamine the video equipment
in the Costco officer involved fatal shooting of Erik Scott? Also, how
about the reinvestigation of the ambulance driver that found the
second handgun from Erik Scott’s body in the ambulance? Why didn’t he
testify at the inquest? What happened to Erik Scott’s girlfriend and
why didn’t she testify at the inquest? Why was the public
administrator and a homicide detective so anxious to forcibly enter
Erik Scott’s residence? What coercive methods were used against Erik
Scott’s father, Bill Scott, for him to back down with his complaint on
the flawed fatal shooting and corrupt homicide investigation on the
death of his son?
#5. What steps are you going to take to transfer the nine full-time
police officers from the LVPPA Board of Directors, to now perform
their taxpayer-paid duties as police officers in the community, rather
than spend their entire careers as administrators in the police union,
at taxpayers’ expense?
#6. What steps are you going to take to examine and hold persons
accountable for the $42 million flawed Police Radio System? Will you
tell us where all that money went? There is also the question of that
$26 million expenditure to fix the flawed $42M Police Radio System,
which is still broken. It should be noted that this Harris radio
system was known to be lawsuit-ridden and flawed prior to its
acceptance by Sheriff Gillespie, et al., in 2006.
#7. What assurances will you give that you will follow the
Constitution of the United States of America and The Bill of Rights,
and protect all of your constituents in this state, against any
#8. What assurances will you give that you will properly discipline
all violators of the Oath of Law Enforcement, and the supporters of
the current corrupt police administration that are still currently
employed by the police department?
#9. What steps will you take to correct the disability fraud scheme
that has been and still is occurring in the Workers Compensation
Department of the LVMPD? And what about the issuing of well deserved
#10. Since becoming aware of the alleged theft and misuse of funds of
at least one billion dollars from the State Treasury and its taxpayers
(by then Attorney General Brian Sandoval now Governor Brian Sandoval,
along with former Governor Kenny Guinn), what will you tell us about
that money, which was illegally transferred to a private company
called “EICON”? What steps are you going to take to make sure this
allegation is properly investigated and resolved?
We need answers to the above 10 little questions quickly and honestly before we elect another crook to the office of Sheriff of Clark County Nevada.
IN GOD WE TRUST
Gordon Martines is a former LVMPD detective who has served in many capacities over his 39-year career in law enforcement. He has been a candidate for sheriff in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014, with the intention of bringing integrity and accountability back to the department, and filed a federal lawsuit against LVMPD in 2011. Martines now
contributes his opinions and ideas to the Las Vegas Tribune to keep the public informed and help improve policing in Las Vegas. He has also appeared on the Face the Tribune radio program several times to share his plan for a better LVMPD.