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I also found an array of ...
I also found an array of nude pictures, printed from the web, of dispatch trainer Tiffany Huntz, who seemed to have benefited from a cozy relationship with the sheriff.
Tags: Long Story Short, Sheriff Terry Maketa, Paula Presley, Dorene Cardarelle, Tiffany Huntz, El Paso County Sheriff's Office
El Paso County Sheriff's Office - Administrative Personnel
It names three women alleged to ...
It names three women alleged to have had sexual relationships with Maketa: his second in command, Undersheriff Paula Presley; the comptroller, Dorene Cardarelle; and the head of training for dispatchers, Tiffany Huntz.
, after refusing to respond to The Gazette
on the phone, sent an email saying, "Your questions are outrageous and completely inappropriate.
I have never had a sexual relationship with the sheriff.
If you publish anything to the contrary, there will be consequences."
Allegations of special treatment for Cardarelle
were publicized by local media in 2010, but this is the first time evidence of affairs has surfaced and top commanders have spoken.
In addition to the complaints, The Gazette
obtained more than 500 emails and text messages dating to 2008 between Maketa and Cardarelle
Presley and Huntz
also got favorable treatment, the complaint says.
Goodall, the former undersheriff, said Maketa's
promotion of Cardarelle
, Presley and Huntz
was only half the problem.
The county complaint alleges Maketa also got involved with Tiffany Huntz, a 33-year-old dispatcher and one-time amateur nude model.
has been repeatedly promoted despite numerous cases of misconduct.
denied having a sexual relationship with Maketa
and called the accusation "outrageous."
Huntz started working at the Sheriff's Office as a night shift dispatcher in 2004, records show.
At the Sheriff's Office
was the subject of at least four internal affairs investigations for misconduct, according to records and interviews with former commanders.
According to a Sheriff's Office
memo about the issue, provided by an anonymous source, she
was investigated in 2007 for not seeking approval to have a second job after it was discovered she
was running a home-based sex toy business.
was investigated in early 2008 for sending more than 470 texts, largely of a personal nature, over the Sheriff's Office
computer system, according to another Sheriff's Office memo.
She was investigated in February 2008 for an elaborate prank in which she persuaded at least one co-worker to call in a fake rollover crash involving a person named "Fola Seaman.
Another dispatcher sent the call using the name, which Huntz
intended to be pronounced "full of semen," over the Sheriff's Office
radio, according to a third Sheriff's Office memo.
was investigated in March 2008 regarding her
application to become a deputy sheriff, according to a commander.
Supervisors discovered during a background investigation that Huntz
had previously applied to the Colorado Springs Police Department
and had failed a lie-detector test, Moore said.
was issued a letter of reprimand for the prank, the lowest level of discipline possible.
In May 2008, Huntz
requested permission from her
superiors to pose nude for various websites and magazines.
Nude photos of her
had already appeared on numerous websites, Kastner
Despite discipline problems and performance that Kastner described as "dismal," Huntz was promoted to supervisor of training in 2009.
was such a poor trainer that a growing rate of newly hired dispatchers failed to complete their training.
By 2010, she
was making more than $50,000 a year, according to published reports.
El Paso County Sheriff's Office - Supervisory Personnel
Tiffany Huntz - Mid Shift Assistant Supervisor
Office: (719) 390-5555
He agreed with Communications Manager Liz ...
He agreed with Communications Manager Liz Brown, who noted Huntz's request met the department's off-duty employment policy, which doesn't prohibit nude modeling.
Zani's approval came one day after the dispatcher, Tiffany Huntz, was reprimanded for staging an off-color joke on another dispatcher using the sheriff's emergency communications network.
(Sources say the photos were subject to an Internal Affairs investigation, but the sheriff's office refused to release two IA reports involving Huntz
, saying they involved her
"distant past" and a business she
used to own, and that her
privacy concerns outweigh the public's interest.)
The sites since have been removed from public access, but photos of Huntz
- totally nude and partially clothed - were still on the Onyx Fine Art Portraiture Web site as of Wednesday and were on the site, by her
own admission according to documents obtained last week by the Independent, when she
May 19, 2008, request to get paid for modeling while off duty.
asked permission to pose for "fashion/casual to artistic nudes," saying her
modeling profile was already listed on onemodelplace.com
and that her
pictures were posted on the Onyx site.
Taken verbatim from her
memo: "I have never done any derogatory pictures, they have always been very classy and would be willing to have them looked at if needed.
had been contacted by Hustler and Playboy magazines
and wanted to seize "a wonderful opportunity while I'm still at the age I can do it.
(It hasn't been confirmed that she's
appeared in the magazines.)
Huntz wrote she would "in no way" associate the photos with her job; sheriff's office policy requires employees to "conduct themselves both on and off duty in a manner that reflects most favorably on the Office.
Tags: Sheriff Terry Maketa, Paul Zani, Tiffany Huntz, El Paso County Sheriff