Last week in “Sesame Street lesson lost,” we reported that Jimmy Du was called to meet with the chief deputy Craig Brady regarding his suspension. That was incorrect. In February, shortly after his suspension, Du, of his own volition, went to meet with Brady and apologized. Brady said he accepted Du’s apology but that the incident was out of his control; Internal Affairs Captain Sonny Colunga and Detective Robert Williams were investigating him for violation of Election Code 255 because he sent an email to coworkers about a Sheriff’s candidate debate from a county computer.
Then again in March, Du met with Brady. During the March meeting, Du asked for his job back. According to the documents provided by Du, Brady told him that Internal Affairs was complete, but they were waiting on the District Attorney’s Office. In April Du received a letter from the County Clerk that stated no charges had been filed against him.
As of today, based on county records and the District Attorney’s Office there are no charges pending against Du, nor has any such case ever been submitted to that office. Violation of election code 225 deals with political advertising. However, Du is still suspended.
So if any reader thought that Chief Deputy Craig Brady made any attempt to contact Jimmy Du that would not be would not be correct.
All contact and apologies were initiated by Du in an attempt to get his job back.
Du has filed a grievance with the Civil Service Commission and is awaiting their response.