The Baldwin Park Police report detailing the drunk in public arrest of Councilman Anthony Bejarano was released today. (The fee was even waived by the clerk’s office.)
As I was picking it up around 3:30 p.m., Bejarano was walking out. “It’s interesting,” he said.
In the report, it alleges that Bejarano “was boisterous and uncooperative” during the booking process.
“He refused to answer routine booking questions and refused to sign the standard medical form and fingerprint forms,” the report states.
The report also alleges that, “As Bejarano spoke, I could smell an even stronger odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. I could see that his eyes had a slightly, red glossy appearance. … It is my professional opinion Bejarano displayed obvious symptoms of alcoholic beverage intoxication,” wrote Sgt. D. Parnell.
The report also states that Collin Spencer, who was with Bejarano that night and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, was carrying a bag of marijuana. He also had with him a medical card permitting him to carry it.
There are three different narrative reports written by three separate officers.
After reading over the report, I called Bejarano to get his thoughts on it, and how he will proceed next.
“The reports, each and every one, are one inconsistent with each other, are inconsistent with the police press release and are grossly inconsistent with the truth,” Bejarano said.
He said that he will bring up the incident at the next council meeting.
More to come later…