Much like many of the stories I have covered and reported that have resulted in the Main Stream Media entering the fray late, this looks like it will be another one that won’t be covered by the MSM until the “Stuff’ hits the fan, as was the case in my recent Bob West stories. I however will continue to do my job as an Investigative Reporter as many of you follow my stories regarding improprieties involving Government Agencies.
The big question at this point is whether Sheriff Knezovich’s “RADICALIZED HATRED” of certain individuals, including myself, will reach the point that it will end up being costly to the Taxpayers of Spokane County. The facts at this point seem to suggest that it could get costly. Some folks that have suffered from the Sheriff’s RH, as I have mentioned in earlier stories, have lawyered up and are in the process of collecting evidence.
As we know Sheriff Knezovich is a prolific user of Social Media to…well…get his points across. He also utilizes a radio show which is Podcast and is played on FCC controlled public airways.
Based upon my background and experience Civil Lawyers when evaluating a civil lawsuit from the standpoint of whether it is worth bringing always look beyond the individuals involved, unless they are real wealthy, and see whether a nexus can be established with the proverbial “Deep Pocket”.
The question with respect to a nexus between Spokane County, which is the taxpayer, and the “Sheriff’s Report” radio show is whether Ozzie displayed in full SCSO Uniform, referred to several times as Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, and no real disclaimer other than “as seen through his eyes” disassociating the radio show from Spokane County, it may well be a tough to defend against a nexus. Especially since, even though I have searched high and wide I have been unable to find any Public Pronouncement by the Board of County Commissioners disassociating the County from the radio show. Should a litigation ensue First Amendment Rights, including those of Public Employees which require that the speech content be of “Public Concern” would be argued back and forth. I’m not sure that Ozzie’s well documented attacks on “Deplorables” would be considered of “Public Concern”.
Other notable “Deep Pockets” could certainly be some private businesses, including for example; The American Christian Network, The Liberty Broadcasting System, Mutual Broadcasting System, and others.
One of Ozzie’s more recent use of social media any lawyer could have screen shot and use to demonstrate some of the tactics Ozzie employs can be found at this link.
Unfortunately for Ozzie, the wife of Ozzie’s most recent target, Caleb Collier, handled Caleb’s light work and beat the pants off Ozzie.
Although Mrs. Collier made many great posts and points in response to the Oz, this one kind of sums up what Ozzie has put the Collier Family through.
Now for a bit of an update on this story:
I doubt there will ever be the press conference Ozzie challenged Mr. Chase and Mr. Christina to in this email, which I reported in the story linked above. But Ozzie challenges people to all kinds of things, like press conferences, debates, or meetings that don’t often come to fruition, likely because people have watched the Ozzie/Buff Episodes and don’t want to sit through a day long Power Point Presentation by Ozzie.
As promised, today I submitted a PRR to Spokane County for responsive records relating to the Knezovich vs Christina battle. Some folks are speculating that Ozzie received the information alleging Christina was cheating us out of time from his friend Bob West, so why not try and find out if that speculation is true… that is my job with this gig… right?
It seems as if every time I try to get to the truth Ozzie takes great issue with my efforts to the point of continuing his intimidation and threat tactics, it was no different today, as these Public Records clearly demonstrate:
Such is the life of an Investigative Reporter!