SLO County Sheriff’s Office on heightened security because of death threats

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department is on heightened security after several deputies received credible death threats related to the death of Andrew Holland.

On Jan 22, Holland died after being held naked in a restraint chair for more than 46 hours without sufficient food, water or access to a bathroom. Shortly afterwards, the FBI mounted an investigation into the criminal culpability of county staffers involved in a string of deaths at the jail, an investigation that is ongoing at this time.

Last week, someone released a video of Holland’s last days and his death. The video shows that while Holland struggled and then died on the floor of his cell, guards smiled and laughed.

At about 7 p.m. on Tuesday, correctional staff noticed a suspicious package near the front door of the jail.

As a precautionary measure, deputies told people who were at the jail to visit inmates, to leave the premises. The lobby and the parking lot of the jail were closed down and Kansas Avenue in front of the jail was closed to traffic.

Members of the bomb squad then detonated the package. The department has not yet disclosed the contents of the package.

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11 Comments about “SLO County Sheriff’s Office on heightened security because of death threats”

    1. ArroyoGrande2000 says:

      How do you know that this wasn’t done by someone connected to the sheriffs department in an attempt to garner support?

      1. slosum says:

        Good question AG2000. It’s certainly possible. But my bet is on angry progressives venting. I don’t think there is intent to harm. Just intent to scare and obstruct. Kind of like the supervisor meeting. It’s theater. BTW, I’m not downplaying the seriousness of this matter. Only the reaction to it, which has been to oppose conservative officials up for re-election like Parkinson, Dow and Compton. Yes, there is a pattern here. So yes, I think we can guess who’s behind this.

        1. ArroyoGrande2000 says:

          One could also conclude that Parkinson is starting to get worried about maintaining his control and he may think a little staged event might be just the thing to paint the other side in a negative light. Now he just needs to tie his opponent to these “angry progressives”. I don’t think the only reason people are against Parkinson is because you paint him as a conservative official, more to do with his many failures.

          1. slosum says:

            Yes AG2000 that’s possible… but not likely. Conservatives don’t think that way. (They’re just not that crafty) BTW, Parkinson has been put in that category because the SLO Progs have aligned him with Dow and Compton. I can understand Dow being a target as DA, but not Compton, who has nothing to do with this except being a conservative up for re-election. So when you put it all together, it points in one direction only. I have no dog in this hunt. I just observe how things work. And it’s sad this young man’s death has become so politicized.

            1. ArroyoGrande2000 says:

              I think you underestimate Parkinson’s craftiness, if he feels his $250,000+ salary is in jeopardy a bully with a badge will go to no end to keep it. We have seen it time and time again. When there is money involved people will do things you may think are not possible.

  1. William J Sidis says:

    Fine people we are dealing with here, aren’t we? This country is turning into mob rule.

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