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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Montebello Police Chief Kevin McClure seeks Retraction from the "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News" regarding (false?) Mayor Jack Hadjinian/Crime Stats Controversy

In another blow to the once stellar journalistic reputation of the formerly Los Cerritos Community News ..........., now the alleged, Commerce Casino-financed "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News", Montebello Police Chief Kevin McClure calls upon the now Propaganda Organ of the infamous Chacon Political Family ........., to RETRACT its factually-challenged missive regarding his supposed comments on Mayor Jack Hadjinian's Crime Stats Claims.
Montebello Police Chief Kevin Mcclure.

** Blogger's Note: In what can only be describe as a major blow to the journalistic integrity of the former, award-winning Los Cerritos Community News, the now "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News" (financed by ad revenue via The Commerce Casino, see below), has been hit with a multiple part RETRACTION (read it in full below) request from Montebello Police Chief Kevin McClure, regarding a recent Brian Hews-byline "Exclusive" on the alleged reaction of Chief McClure to Mayor Jack Hadjinian's comments and campaign mailer on Montebello Crime Stats. 

Judging from Chief McClure's Retraction Request Statement, Hews supposed Exclusive, was bluntly, an exercise in fiction, clearly crafted to benefit the Fictitious Campaign of Fernando Chacon. Upon further review via the now "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News" archives, we find it of interest (but informally ......., and maybe a subject of a formal investigation), the timing of the "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News Montebello Edition's Creation". The Inaugural Edition of the "Brian Hews/Los Chacon Montebello Community News" comes soon after Fernando Chacon of the infamous Chacon Political Family, establish domicile via a Fictitious Business Statement

We should also note that Fernando's Sibling, Montebello School Board Member Hector Chacon, also was retained by Board Colleagues Edgar Cisneros and David Vela, as their Campaign Consultant. Discerning observers will note within the recent months editions of the "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News", numerous Campaign Ads for Fernando Chacon, both Cisneros & Vela, along with big, full page ads from the Commerce Casino (a notorious supporter of the Chacon Political Family). 

Base upon those facts, we would recommend a Formal Investigation on whether the formerly, award-winning Los Cerritos Community News,  has now become the "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News Slate Mailer" for the Chacon Political Family ......., and should be register as such with the FPPC, with full disclosure of all "fiscal/campaign contributors---Scott Johnson. 
Will the now co-namesake Publisher/Chief Propaganist of the "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News" respond to the latest, alleged episode of Journalistic Malpractice, directed at Montebello Police Chief Kevin McClure and Incumbent Montebello City Councilman (and current Mayor) Jack Hadjinian?

Open Letter to Hews Media Group Seeking Retraction of Inaccurate Reports 

To Whom It May Concern: 

I just returned from a conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and learned of recent inaccurate reports in articles by the Hews Media Group that I was, a) interviewed about crime rates in the City of Montebello, b) contradicted the Mayor in the interview, and c) had an argument/confrontation with the Mayor about a campaign ad. 
It is important that the residents and businesses of the City of Montebello know that they can trust as accurate and impartial the information disseminated by the Office of the Chief of Police. The sharing of accurate information is critical to efficient police/community relations. The information recently published by the Hews Media Group regarding an interview of me, alleged statements by me in the supposed interview, and an argument/confrontation I allegedly had with the Mayor is inaccurate. I respectfully request that the Hews Media Group retract the reports. 
The FBI collects crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the United States yearly and the City of Montebello reports our figures as part of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The Police Department provides these statistics annually and the numbers reflect the previous year’s crime statistics. In February 2015 when the Police Department released our crime statistics which reflect 2014 crimes information, the city showed an 18% decrease in crime. Nevertheless, in Montebello and throughout California, we are facing a serious public safety threat as the result of Proposition 47, which supporters said would “improve public safety” and reduce state prison overcrowding by reclassifying many felonies as misdemeanors, allowing police officers to concentrate on violent crimes. California prosecutors and law enforcement officials had well-founded concerns about Prop. 47 and, when the City next reports crime figures in February 2016, the figures will most likely show an unfortunate increase in certain crime rates due in large part to the effects of Prop. 47. 
I invite residents and businesses seeking accurate information regarding the Montebello Police Department to find it at the Police Department’s website (http://www.cityofmontebello.com/depts/
police/community_alerts.asp) or contact my office.
Kevin McClure 
Chief of Police 
Montebello Police Department

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