SLO chief loses gun, rips Orndoff family apart

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My two children were placed in foster care and my dog was taken to the pound after San Luis Obispo Chief of Police Deanna Cantrell left her gun in a restaurant bathroom and misidentified me as the person who found and took it.

The chief then sent officers to my home without a warrant. They claimed I was on probation, and that they did not need a warrant. I am not on probation. They had a right to raid my home. They poured trashcans on the floor looking for the chief's gun, before taking photos to make us look messier. They also left our refrigerator open so when we bailed out of jail, our food was rotten.

To support her illegal entry into my home, her officers arrested my wife and I for child neglect because of the dirty home.

Even though the chief now admits I was not on probation and all evidence of a dirty home should be discarded, she wants to prosecute based on her officers' belief that a mistake in the probation records is reason for her officers not to need a warrant.

Two years ago, I was the victim of a crime. Someone in San Luis Obispo County government accidentally listed my name as the defendant in the county probation system. I was fired from my job and have been working for two years to correct this.

I recently graduated from Cal Poly Summa Cum Laude, but this report has kept me from getting a job.

Now that I have been arrested, the county now admits my name was wrongly put into the probation record system.

I am fighting to get my children and my dog back. We need money for legal bills and to get our house in order. A lawyer, Peter Depew is doing our criminal case pro bono. But we need money for expert witnesses and lab tests.  They took a photo of a pudding cup spilled on our daughter's bed. And even though the pudding cup and spoon were right there, they put in their report that it was feces. We need to have a lab test it to show the truth.

Our home needs several repairs done before we can hopefully bring our children home.  We also need a family court attorney and the funding to hire that attorney to protect our rights in family court.

We also need some household items such as a couch, a twin bed, a dresser, four dining chairs, and a stove(our stove is broken). You can message me on Facebook if you are able to help us with any of these items

We want to thank everyone who has helped us.
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I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. I felt a deep sadness start to grow within me about 2 months ago. I applied for job after job with hope in my heart that I could land a decent job in my field, so that I could already be somewhere well suited for time in a graduate school. Resume, accomplishments, and stellar letters of recommendation from professors and professionals didn't stand a chance against a simple background check showing recent arrests that no one responsible for wanted to help fix. My depression grew until only my children, wife, and pets were able to bring me any reprieve from the growing hopelessness, and feelings of inadequacy. Alas, then even those were taken. Thankfully, I still had my wife or what was left of her poor broken heart. Although, you all have brought a light back into my life. Once again, I found myself with a renewed belief in the kindness and compassion for others. That renewed hope is thanks to all of you, certain relatives, the honest reporting of Karen Veiley of CalCoastNews, and an unsung hero (an anonymous patrol officer or maybe two of SloPD. Thank you so very much for the gift of hope. Hopefully, if enough of the community stands together my family wont be sacrificed to pay for another".s mistake. Hopefully, his honor Covello and deputy district attorney Mr. Joo will amend the protective order at the hearing, so that we can see our amazing daughter on her birthday . Please stay tuned for updates.
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