Let me start off with a fully-confirmed fact: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Mackiewicz was one of three people sent by Joe Arpaio to supervise confidential informant Dennis Montgomery in Seattle.
Then let us move from fully-confirmed to credibly reported. Brian Mackiewicz was called on the carpet for photographing corpse genitalia at the morgue and he took the wine country tour while on the county payroll babysitting Montgomery. You can read that in Stephen Lemon’s article at the Phoenix New Times.
Now for some unconfirmed speculation. This message appeared in comments at the Phoenix New Times web site:
Recurring rumor around the County that ex-commander Bob Rampey [sic] is working with the Feds on reopening the abuse of power case. Apparently he knows where all the ‘bodies are buried’, They attempted to silence him using their usual tactics of illegal search warrants and trumped up charges. Apparently they didn’t know that he recorded every interaction and even has shit on Montgomery. Crap is swirling in the toilet bowl around the county corridors.
Rampy was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to get access to 2 years of MCSO emails associated with the Melendres case. Maybe there’s a body there.
Rampy himself came under scrutiny from the Phoenix New Times back in 2011.
The trunk of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s clown car is now open and all sorts of crazy stuff is coming out. As for me, I’m now following @stephenlemons on Twitter.
Apparently, there is another status conference in the Melendres case tomorrow (May 14). I hope to have a report on that.