(Above an image of Sgt. Tui Wright, Chip Croft and Dr. Ronda Hampton)
The fabric on this article is reprinted with permission from Cece Woods at The Local Malibu.
Cece Woods writes:
Within the fall of 2018, after months of terror with a shooter on the unfastened in Malibu Canyon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division arrested 42 yr outdated Anthony Rauda in reference to the homicide of Tristan Beaudette and a number of shootings in and round Malibu Creek State Park that occurred between November 2016 and June 2018.
However was this the correct man? After 4 years there’s nonetheless no court docket date within the case.
For the final 13 years, there have been 4 excessive profile circumstances in Malibu Canyon which have had severe points with legislation enforcement cover-ups, corruption and deliberately deceptive the general public and media.
All these circumstances have one frequent denominator, (now retired) Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division Sergeant Tui Wright.
Sergeant Wright was in command of the searches in all lacking individuals circumstances, most notably the unsolved ones, in addition to performed unbiased investigations within the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings.
Wright has a historical past of court docket documented psychological points, PTSD and has on-record expressed the capability to fatally hurt others courting again to 2012.
Essentially the most well-known case Wright was concerned in, is the loss of life of Tristan Beaudette.
In 2009, Mitrice Richardson, 24, was taken into custody by deputies from the Malibu/Misplaced Hills Station for failure to pay her invoice at Geoffrey’s Restaurant in Malibu.
Witnesses and workers on the restaurant observed she was experiencing a psychological well being episode and notified responding deputies. Deputy Armando Loureiro was ending a double shift when he responded to the Richardson name and moderately than reserving her on a 5150 so Richardson could possibly be correctly evaluated, she was taken into custody on the station.
In accordance with sources revealing new data, Richardson initially was booked on felony housebreaking, which was later diminished to misdemeanor cost of Failure to Pay an Innkeeper and possession of below an oz of Marijuana.
Richardson was launched from custody from the Misplaced Hills Station shortly after midnight on September seventeenth, 2009 with no cash, no mobile phone and no transportation to security into the useless of evening.
Due to the situation and circumstances of Richardson’s disappearance, the case gained media consideration virtually instantly.
Sgt. Wright was concerned within the seek for the younger girl’s physique. His actions in these searches have been very suspicious.
In accordance with a number of sources, Wright constantly and purposefully didn’t observe division protocol. Throughout the first search in 2009, he deliberately stopped the K9s after they picked up Richardson’s scent. Initially, the search was scheduled for 2 days however after the canine picked up Richardson’s scent, Wright determined to not have them return the second day.
A number of months later, throughout one other search in 2010, Wright deliberately led a drone operator away from the world the place Richardson’s physique was discovered.
The younger girl’s physique was finally discovered within the park. One man has been charged however many are questioning if the correct man is behind bars.
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Cece Woods began her profession in publishing in 2013 with the launch of 90265 Magazine. In late 2014, after noticing a void in native investigative journalism with the departure of Surfside Information founder Ann Sobel, Woods began The Local.