The Examiner has received numerous inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death of Daren Borges and the ensuing $10 million dollar claim against Eureka for wrongful death. Details have been pretty scant. No media, besides this blog, has ever seen fit to mention this major case against the city. No media has questioned what is going on with Officer Stelzig Jr., who continues to show up and collect a paycheck. The lack of interest from the local media is shocking and disturbing, to say the least.
However, we have been given some very reliable information from a local justice watcher and not yet out in the public domain. Namely, that the District Attorney’s Office, under Paul Gallegos, opened investigation as to whether there was any criminal wrong doing by Officer Stelzig Jr., in regards to the death. As of yet, no decision has been reached at the DA’s Office.
Why was this case, which was apparently started under the Gallegos’ regime and never completed, passed on to Maggie Fleming? Is the case that complex, or are there more issues to be investigated? The DA’s office was pretty quick to come to a decision when Tommy McClain was killed. But Daren Borges died months before the killing of Tommy. So what’s going on here?
There are more questions than answers in this mysterious case. However, the $10 Million Dollar question is: “What will ‘Law and Order’ Maggie decide?”. On another note, is the media EVER going to look into this case? Thad G., Ryan B., Hank S., Dan S…….. yeah we’re talkin’ to you