Yolo County Law Enforcement Associations share concerns about District Attorney candidate Johansson

Support Local Journalism

LOGIN
REGISTER

We, as respective leaders of police officer associations from every city in Yolo County and the Yolo County Deputy District Attorneys Association, have become aware of facts regarding Dean Johansson, a candidate for the Office of the Yolo County District Attorney, which have compelled us to come together to share our concerns.

On March 8, 2018, Dean Johansson submitted paperwork to the county elections office which qualified his name for the ballot in June 2018 as a candidate for Yolo County District Attorney. As a result, the disclosure of these facts is now necessary and timely.

All of the information disclosed in this statement is a matter of public record.

A summary of the information is as follows:

  1. Terminated as a Former Deputy Prosecutor (1997) – Allegations of “Falsifying Documents, Lying & Distributing Confidential Information.” According to published reports from the Visalia Times-Delta newspaper on Oct. 8, 1997, Tulare County District Attorney Phil Cline fired former deputy prosecutor Dean Johansson in mid-September 2007, accusing him of “falsifying court documents, lying, distributing confidential information and harming the reputation of Cline’s organization.” (Visalia Times-Delta Article attached as Exhibit 1)

The same newspaper article reported on lengthy electronic journal entries authored by Mr. Johansson, many predating his termination as a deputy prosecutor, in which he disclosed confidential information, accused individuals of wrongdoing and outlined questionable actions by others in court cases in Tulare County. (Johansson Writings – Attached as Exhibit 2)

  1. Maintained a website/blog called “fighttheman.us.” In connection to these previous items, archives of a political blog, called “fighttheman.us,” were located and are believed to be authored by Dean Johansson after his termination as a deputy prosecutor in Tulare County in 1997. (“FighttheMan” Blog – Attached as Exhibit 3)
  2. Speaker at Anarchist Event – “Radicalized.” On March 10, 2005, the weekly periodical, Sacramento News and Review (“SNR”), published an article entitled, “Coffee, tea or anarchy? Local anarchists come together for a six-hour struggle against the man.” In that article, the writer explained that on Feb. 26, 2005, a “crowd of a hundred or so youthful anarchists” gathered at Sacramento’s first “Anarchist Café.” (Sacramento News and Review article dated March 10, 2005, attached as Exhibit 4)

According to the report, the gathering was billed as an event “for the exchange of anarchist ideas.”

An anarchist is generally defined as a person who rebels against established authority and who promotes the use of violent means to overthrow the established order.

According to same SNR story, Dean Johansson was one of three featured speakers at the anarchist event who recalled “the moment he became radicalized….” According to the article, Mr. Johansson related several personal stories about encounters with the police and stated, “Nothing can combat the slide of our rights toward totalitarianism better than guerilla video.”

According to the SNR article, Mr. Johansson also stated, “Do not talk to the police… Police are trained to lie; they’re trained to exert dominance.”

As law enforcement officers who are committed to keeping citizens safe, we cannot stand idly by and watch as a candidate like Dean Johansson attempts to win the position of District Attorney, which serves as the chief law enforcement official in Yolo County.  Such a result would be disastrous to public safety.

The role of District Attorney must be filled by a person who not only possesses the necessary education and experience as a prosecutor, but who also has an established history of stability, honesty and high moral character. The power and discretion associated with the role of the District Attorney is too significant to allow someone lacking such qualities even the remote chance of winning the position.

For all these reasons, we stand united in our efforts to inform the public about the past conduct, statements and character of this candidate.

No person who is reasonably committed to keeping our communities safe and ensuring the integrity of the justice system would remain quiet in light of these facts.

SCOTT ALLEN

President

Davis Police Officers Association             

JASON DROBISH

President

Woodland Police Officers Association

 

JOSE HERMOSILLO

President      

Winters Police Officers Association         

 

GREG LANG

President

West Sacramento Police Officers Association

           

MATT DE MOURA

President

Yolo County Deputy District Attorneys Association

 

Total
0
Shares
10 comments
  1. Speaker at Anarchist Event – “Radicalized.” On March 10, 2005, the weekly periodical, Sacramento News and Review (“SNR”), published an article entitled, “Coffee, tea or anarchy? Local anarchists come together for a six-hour struggle against the man.” In that article, the writer explained that on Feb. 26, 2005, a “crowd of a hundred or so youthful anarchists” gathered at Sacramento’s first “Anarchist Café.” (Sacramento News and Review article dated March 10, 2005, attached as Exhibit 4)

    According to the report, the gathering was billed as an event “for the exchange of anarchist ideas.”

    An anarchist is generally defined as a person who rebels against established authority and who promotes the use of violent means to overthrow the established order.

      1. Is it a comment other than the one there? If so, could you please repost? It doesn’t seem to be there.

  2. Speaker at Anarchist Event – “Radicalized.” On March 10, 2005, the weekly periodical, Sacramento News and Review (“SNR”), published an article entitled, “Coffee, tea or anarchy? Local anarchists come together for a six-hour struggle against the man.” In that article, the writer explained that on Feb. 26, 2005, a “crowd of a hundred or so youthful anarchists” gathered at Sacramento’s first “Anarchist Café.” (Sacramento News and Review article dated March 10, 2005, attached as Exhibit 4)

    According to the report, the gathering was billed as an event “for the exchange of anarchist ideas.”

    An anarchist is generally defined as a person who rebels against established authority and who promotes the use of violent means to overthrow the established order.

      1. Is it a comment other than the one there? If so, could you please repost? It doesn’t seem to be there.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Article

When you need help, call the police

Next Article

Congratulations

Related Posts