Damage Control

The rumor on the street is that Ozzie has planned with KXLY to do some damage control on the air regarding his Phil Tyler “dilemma”. Unfortunately, it might be all Ozzie and nothing from the victims, some of whom still work for the County and just might be afraid of retaliation from the Oz, so I thought you might be interested in some of this evidence in Ozzie’s own words. Yes, as you can see from the image above spending all day listening to BS and Spin can be boring but if handled right can often lead to quality evidence.

Here is some of the transcript from Ozzie/Buff Episodes Two and Seven as they relate to Phil Tyler. Remember these are Ozzie’s own words.


Ozzie/Buff Episode Two Control Regarding Phil Tyler:

(16:42 Me) Can we talk about Phil Tyler now…and your IA complaints…did you cover up for Phil Tyler Oz?

(Oz) “Do what?”

(Me) Are you aware of all the complaints against Phil Tyler?

(Oz) “Yah, I investigated any of those complaints.”

(Me) And they were complaints of sexual harassment right…harassment, right?

(Oz) “Sexual?”

(Me) Harassment… they were

(Oz) “You want to get it straight…which one?”

(Me) HARASSMENT…were the claims…

(Oz) “You said sexual.”

(Me) Well pardon me it was a slip…

(Oz) “Oh, it was purposeful…”

(Me) No, it wasn’t purposeful

(Oz) “Phil Tyler’s situation was investigated and there was no covering…”

(Me) Can you tell me what he was investigated for Ozzie…it’s a matter of public record…

(Oz) “It’s all can… (inaudible)…public record.”

(Me) Were you aware about a physical contact about… at a soccer game?

(Oz) “What are you talking about?”

(Me) “A physical confrontation he got into while driving a County car at a soccer game?”

(Oz) “I don’t remember Brian.”

(Me) Okay.

(Oz) “Again this is an individual you want to throw out and disparage again…”

(Me) Wait a minute you’re a friend of Phil Tyler’s… right?

(Oz) “Ahh… Yah, I am

(Me) You speak very highly of him, don’t you?

(Oz) “He did a good job…”

(Me) He id a good job as a Deputy Sheriff…I mean in the jail…

(Oz) “As a Corrections… he did actually…”

(Me) But he had all those complaints Ozzie?

(Oz) “He had complaints yes…

(Me) He had lots of complaints, didn’t he?

(Oz) “He had complaints…yes…so Brian…I’m not going to let you sit and disparage people all day long”

(Me) I’m not disparaging people…I’m asking you questions… I want to know why he was forced to quit?

(Oz) “He didn’t, he wasn’t forced to quit…that’s another lie you just said…”

(Me) I said another lie…why did he leave Oz?

(Oz) “He left because he got tired of the situation he was dealing with…”

(Me) Do you think that is what the jailers would say…wasn’t there a letter?

*** (I guarantee you some folks at this meeting took it as a threat…read it carefully and decide for yourself. It would be nice to hear from some of them. When someone is digging their own hole, just let them keep digging!!!)

(Oz) “Are you aware that the jailers…since you want to bring it up…are you aware that the Sergeants filed a no confidence vote on Phil Tyler…and wanted me to remove Phil Tyler from being a Lieutenant…without just cause because they had none…they admitted there is no just cause here Sheriff… we want him removed…are you aware I met with the Sergeants and went…do you want me to start operating outside of the confines of the contract and contractual law and labor law…is that what you’re telling me…

(Me) They didn’t think he was very good then…right?

(Oz) “You want me to remove this Lieutenant…right…right…which you admit (pointing to me) …that there is no just cause…”

(Me) I never admitted there was no just cause…

(Oz) “The Sergeants…right…so we put that all up on the board…I says now Sergeants if I do that for them do I do that for you also…If one of your troops have a beef with you…do I remove you without just cause…and they went oh no…no that can’t happen…you can’t do that Sheriff…I says you want me to do this to the Lieutenant…sure this has some issues…”

(Me) What issues were those?

(Oz) “It’s very black and white…right and wrong…and they didn’t like that…they didn’t like that…so at the end of the day…they all went you know Sheriff we all appreciate the meeting…we all appreciate you listening to our concerns about Phil…no we don’t want you to remove him without just cause…and we sent Phil to some leadership training…that was the nuts and bolts of it Brian…so back to this…”

(Me) No lets go back to this (Trap laid for later…😊)



Ozzie/Buff Episode Seven Regarding Phil Tyler:

(10:12 Oz) “He’s the NAACP President.”

(Oz) “Brian, I just want to tell you this, we looked at all those complaints, it’s not exactly the way it’s been painted to you go ahead and read all of them, I don’t care. What we did, we looked at all of them, there wasn’t anything we could substantiate.”

(Me) So, Ozzie, exactly how many complaints against Phil Tyler were there? Perhaps it would be a good idea to release all of Phil Tyler’s IA cases to the public and let the public decide whether they should have been “substantiated”?


(Oz) “Oh, that one I don’t remember him flipping anything off, I remember him pointing at a sign.”

(Me) You know the one I’m talking about!

(Oz) “Yah, I do, he was on vacation, he found a sign that said Massoni right…and he stand there doing this right… and he sent it to his friends right…”

(Me) And you put letter in their files.

(Oz) “It was little bit more than just for that.”

(Me) Do you think it’s healthy to have a guy with that background?

(12:08 Oz) “You do realize he got chewed out for that right…and it’s not terminal…right?”

(Me) You came out and supported him for City Council.

(Oz) “I didn’t know anything about the DV, Brian… I found out that from the report.”

(Me) You know where I’m coming from on that, and I going to come hard on that to.

(Oz) “I don’t know what your going to come hard at… it’s a give and take there.”

(Me) There is an allegation that you went over to HR and put the Kibosh to a harassment complaint.

(Oz) “What harassment complaint?”

(Me) I really don’t want to get into it…

(Oz) “With who?”

(Me) Massoni that was one… she made some complaints…

(Oz) “Oh…they looked at that…”

(Me) Did she make some complaints…yes or no…

(Oz) “I believe she did…and I believe HR actually looked at that…”

(Me) And you did end up putting some letters in your troops files.

(Oz) “I did because it was… there were things that you…you don’t realize so…you throw that out there… but I’m telling you if you read the files…would understand why.”

(21:31 Me) You don’t agree with me with respect to Tyler and how you should approach that obviously…

“I didn’t say anything about that… I hear what you’re saying.”

(Me) Gayle Bass?

(Oz) “What about her?”

(Me) Has she had a lot of problems with him?

(Oz) “With who?”

(Me) Tyler.

(Oz) “They were friends at one point.”

(Me) At one point…

(Oz) “Until he got promoted.”





Times Up


It’s never “Just old dirt” for victims, it sticks with them forever!!!

SH Tyler Knezovich 1

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Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who ran the Spokane County Jail from his appointment in April 2006 through June 2013, when Spokane County commissioners assumed control, wrote the City Council to support Tyler’s appointment, citing his strong leadership skills.

“Mr. Tyler was promoted (to lieutenant) because of his unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity,” Knezovich wrote. “Phil was known for doing the right thing for the right reasons.”

Knezovich said in an interview he is aware of the lawsuit Tyler filed against Spokane County and didn’t think it would interfere with his ability to serve on the council.

Knezovich said he wasn’t aware of Tyler’s domestic violence cases from the mid-1990s. But a department background check cleared him to carry a gun, Knezovich said, which means the cases never rose to disqualifying him from law enforcement.



Despite the electioneering involved and hypocrites on the panel for the “Time’s Up Spokane Town Hall” event I really wanted to attend because of all the years I spent investigating thousands of cases where women were victims as well as because of my involvement with Lutheran Community Services North West, but after thinking long and hard about it I decided it would be best not to attend because I would have many questions and it wouldn’t be fair to victims to take up their far more important time. There are many more victims out there who really do need to set fear aside and speak up. If there ever is another event like this with an All-star Panel of Victims (They are the real All-stars!) telling their own stories, nothing will hold me back from attending.




Draw your own conclusions, I drew mine a long time ago.

Tyler aka Carp

Ozzie K Guy










What Ozzie had to say about Scott Maclay to Prosecutors and other Folks in the days leading up to Ozzie’s arrest of Maclay on September 23rd, 2017?

Well, I sure did, and I’m sure Maclay’s Defense and Civil Lawyers probably wonder too. I’m sure that S/A Jennings and Deputy McClary would wonder as well.

I’m always ready to help lawyers and LEOs, so Ms. Houchin has it all ready for you, I just hope you can get copies that are more readable that the ones I got.



Houchin Redactions


This sucker is really hard to read, maybe you can make something out of it.



One thing is for sure, Ozzie sure does a lot of private stuff with our phone.



BTW, in case you are interested Ms. Houchin cites a case I’m quite familiar with which was handled by Mary Schultz; Tiberino v Spokane County Prosecutor 103 Wn. App. 680, 13 P.3d 1104 (1999) …you might find it interesting.






Just like Brandi Peetz was!

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But my aggravation comes from the fact that there is no mention of suspect vehicle in the report Brandi had here father Bob West make for her?


What is interesting about the above posts by Brandi Peetz is that Barb Howard is very best buddies with Ozzie and Laura Renz is Scott Maclay’s ex who started the “We Support Travis Pendell” FB Page. Pendell you might remember is the Brady Cop who with the backing of Ozzie sued Matt Shea and Scott Maclay.

Laura Renz We Support

The is no love lost between Laura Renz and Scott Maclay and boy does it ever show. I can’t imagine she said any nice things about Maclay during her interview with the Feds.


By contrast it looks like the Collier Clan did the best they could to help the Cops get the crooks, including follow-up calls and photos.


One would think that the Sheriff a big backer of Brandi Peetz would get right on these cases, especially since he complained about the “Hit Team” removing his signs during his WSP statement. But it looks like he was more concerned about informing Maclay that Collier denied any association with him and the now infamous “Bounty” post by Maclay.

Ozzie to Maclay re Collier