Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:01 PM
Yet another agency legend will not stay to help rebuild. Yet another hero, GONE. How many more of our Senior Agents and Inspectors will leave the agency aka the sinking ship before Congress and DOJ act. Jay is just ONE of many. Tragic turn of events. Soon will be posting a listing of who our leadership has disgusted so badly, that their experience and wisdom are LOST FOREVER. Jay is JUST ONE, THERE ARE MANY. Most would concur that elevating John Torres in any form or fashion is ONE of the more despicable actions in recent history. The following was sent through the entire chain of command up to and including DD Brandon.
As I have, I am continuing with my transparency. The addressees are my chain of command
Today, I submitted to ATF my proposed retirement date of November 19, 2012.
November 19 is personally significant to me because it is the 25-year anniversary of when I was shot. I am 50 and already have 25 years of service so I could leave at anytime and be fine. I chose this date because I want to leave on my terms and on the anniversary of the greatest day of my career; the day I learned the hard way to get up, fight back and act like an ATF Agent.
There is no one single factor that was used in my decision but, one significant factor is Mr. Jones’s full and over-the-top embracing and support of John Torres.
This is likely insignificant or unnoticed to/by you but it is overwhelmingly powerful to me.
With Mr. Jones recent public comments and decisions related to Torres and in comparison with the way I have been, and am being treated, it is clear that there is no place at ATF for Jay Dobyns but there is a respected and applauded place for Torres.
Whether intentional or unintentional, Mr. Jones has made that clear.
We all know who JT is and what he is about. He has been found guilty of discrimination in San Francisco, committed fraud, waste and abuse, killed moral, retaliated against agents, broke and manipulated the rules and has been a negative presence in every single position he has held.
He has threatened and intimidated civilians. His citizen’s academy was his personal promotion to Hollywood using ATF’s dime to advance his individual goals. His hoax was on HQ. He routinely lies to his upward chain of command and intimidates and retaliates against those below him. His agents across the board in Phoenix, San Fran and LA despise him to a level of hatred unheard of at ATF. He did everything he could to slow, hinder and obstruct the great cases made on his watch in LA and then was the first to jump on the podium for the press conference. He is counterfeit. He is a fraud.
On a personal note, first, he is a coward and a sociopathic liar. He did his best to frame me as mentally unfit for duty. He went proactive to deny my participation in two federal RICO trials and obstructed justice. He harassed and retaliated against me to no end as an LAFD employee. He is guilty of multiple policy violations, ones he has been given a pass on yet ATF is suing me for upwards of $500K for lesser alleged conduct. He lied countless times in his deposition in my case and did so without batting an eye. Since being in HQ he has harassed others simply for being friends with me and a few other great agents that he also hates in LA.
Good or bad, love me or hate me, I never one time ever, set out to hurt anyone. I’ve spilled blood for this agency and came back for more over and over and over. I never took and always gave to ATF to a level that is unmatched. The professional worlds and ethics of people like JT and me collide and the JT’s are the ones who get taken care of. This is in no way the ATF I know or care to be a part of.
Mr. Jones could not say JT’s name enough times in El Paso, over and over praising his sacrifice to come to HQ and his contributions to OSII. He did the same thing in Phoenix last week. He appointed JT to act as his personal representative and stand in for a presentation during the upcoming Law Enforcement Week honoring fallen ATF Agents. Are you kidding me? That is the ultimate arrogant insult to all of ATF and especially those of us in the field. Regardless of how the Director feels about him, I personally refused to even shake his hand in El Paso and I did so in front of all of you. You may be able to play nice with him, my dignity won’t allow me to. I handled that in the most integrity I could muster because if I would have spoken it would have gotten very ugly and I did not want to subject anyone to that.
On the other hand the Director could barely speak a word to me in El Paso and was clearly pained to even have to shake my hand, which he tried to avoid but I cornered him anyway. Mr. Jones has stood back and allowed ATF and DOJ attorneys to rape me in legal process all the while putting an arm around JT. When I see and hear his ChangeCast messages they personally come off to me as nothing more that feel-good rhetoric without substance and an insulting underestimation of those of us in the field.
I don’t expect any of this to mean anything to any of you. On the other side, Mr. Jones treatment of me as compared to JT is so unjust that the writing is on the wall and that does mean a lot to me. It has never been more clear. There is always a place for the JT’s of ATF to find comfort and there is no place to hide for the Jay Dobyns’s of ATF to seek refuge.
Mr. Jones may not know this but he lost huge points and support in El Paso and Phoenix by making it a point to shove his love of JT down everyone’s throat. If he doesn’t realize that then his ears are closed. JT may have bamboozled the Director but the rest of us are smarter than that. The Director’s ignorance of facts and history is embarrassing for him.
I will spend the rest of my days here trying to serve ATF. Tom A and Carlos, I will run through a block wall for you guys, no questions asked. You have taken a stand to openly and proactively support me when that is a very unpopular position to take. I know it and you know it. That will never be forgotten or unappreciated by me and my family. You have my loyalty to the end and beyond. I am in your debt.
On the flip side JT will spend the rest of his career lying, manipulating the system, enhancing his resume and taking everything he can get from everyone who will give it. He is the worst of what ATF has to offer and that is what gets rewarded in today’s ATF. My vocabulary is not strong enough to come up with a more powerful word than “disgusted”.
When our executives are afraid to talk to an agent or unwilling to simply do the right thing because some attorney who never did the job tells them they can’t, that is most discouraging. All the surface and fake nice-nice is a joke.
My decision is not so much about JT, that was just the last-straw trigger for me. The message is clear both spoken and unspoken, it is time for me to go.
I don’t want a response or reply. This is just me telling you guys where I stand and what my intentions are and keep my word on remaining transparent.