Is there one set of rules or policies for employees and another set for Elder's corrupt command staff and friends?
When there is corruption at the top; corruption will slowly work its way down the chain of command. This is what causes deputies to feel it's okay to give a woman a ticket for DUI and then go back and have sex with her. When there is no respect for the sheriff, command staff, or the law and no worries of repercussions; integrity no longer matters and a person's conscious no longer speaks with a loud voice. When Deputies see Billy and Janet Huffor do things with total disregard for honesty and integrity, and with no consequences; they start questioning why should they be honest?
So, when Chief Brad Shannon violates policy and the law for his son; the word spreads quick, and Aagain, everyone wonders why they should have integrity when no one on the command staff does?
According to our sources at the jail, Chief Brad Shannon, who is not over Detentions visited the jail multiple times the last couple days. He was not in uniform and not on duty. He entered the jail without being searched and without being questioned why he was there off duty. As it turns out he was there for personal reasons, he was visiting his son who was arrested on a warrant out of Arizona. Can any deputy go into the jail anytime they want for personal reasons? To visit a relative? What does policy say?
This is only the beginning of Chief Shannon's unethical behavior. He made sure his son was housed in medical and provided with what ever he wanted. There has been other Deputy's children arrested; did they get this kind of special treatment? According to our sources Chief Shannon brought in contraband and was allowed to visit his son without supervision. Would any other Deputy be allowed this type of special treatment? Have these personal visits been documented? What does policy say?
We were also told Shannon has been attempting to contact the on call duty Judge in hopes of getting his son released and/or special treatment from the court. This is corrupt, unethical, and illegal. If he has contacted the duty judge, he has violated at least two laws; attempt to influence a public official and official misconduct. Simply this is abuse of power.
What if a deputy tried to get their son, who was being held on a no bond warrant, released?
Our friends working at the jail told us they never see Chief Shannon at the jail. so, when they saw him there and not in uniform they were surprised. But when they found out his son was being held in medical, their surprise changed to anger. Everyone knows of the corruption within the El Paso County Sheriff's Office command staff. Corruption is the new norm at EPSO.
Is anyone surprised Shannon's son was currently employed by El Paso County? You cannot make this stuff up. Special treatment for all those who play ball with Corrupt Sheriff Elder and dirty DA Dan May. How many of the county commissioners are in on it?
When will the corruption stop?
UPDATE: We have been contacted by multiple sources. It appears Shannon's son is housed in cell 9 in medical. Rumor has it Chief Brad Shannon wanted to talk with the Judge to see if it would be possible for him to drive his son back to Arizona and not have him transported by the normal process that everyone else has to go through when they are extradited. Does this sounds like abuse of power? Maybe "attempt to influence a public official?". It's corrupt!
We have also been told that Chief Shannon did not go through the normal process to visit an inmate at CJC. He bypassed the metal detector and was not searched when he went into the jail. There is talk he brought his son contraband. Special treatment for Elder's friends. That's how it works. What would happen to a deputy if they brought in contraband for an inmate?
Bottom line: Could any deputy come into the jail when ever they want to visit a relative? How about having a relative housed in medical?
This need to be investigated; but it won't. A corrupt Sheriff does not care what his command staff does.
If anyone else; not on Elder's "good old boy's list" did this they would be fired.
Lie, Deny, Hide, and let it ride.
Corrupt Sheriff Elder will do what he does best; cover it up!
Update: Now we are hearing Chief Brad Shannon wants to use EPSO Court and Transport to take his son to Arizona. So, He wants to use local taxpayer money to transport one person in an EPSO van all the way to Arizona? Please; just stop with the corruption.
UPDATE: Rumor has it Chief Shannon got the warrant squashed in Arizona with the promise he would get his son there within a week or at a court date which they set up. We know the warrant went away. So, Old Brad got his son special treatment and broke the law. Corruption is a wonderful thing!
Latest update: (2/2): It appears Chief Shanon went to the sheriff and undersheriff and unloaded on them about this article. Sorry we upset you Brad. Don't be corrupt and we won't have anything to write about. We also heard you have pulled your retirement papers. Now it's Larry Borland that wants out? We'll get the scoop.