(Los Angeles County) Sheriff’s captain took inmate on golf outing, deputy says

A pro golfer turned jewel thief was escorted from the Catalina Island jail to a golf course, where he gave the captain pointers, the deputy and the former inmate say. The captain is under investigation.

By Robert Faturechi

Los Angeles Times

April 5, 2012

Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-inmate-golf-20120405,0,3542308.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Flocal+%28L.A.+Times+-+California+%7C+Local+News%29


  • (Inmate) Carrillo said Capt. Jeff Donahue escorted him in a patrol Jeep to a hilltop golf course last summer. There, dressed in his yellow inmate jumpsuit, Carrillo said, he gave the captain pointers on how to improve his swing and reduce a double-digit handicap.
  • (Inmate) Carrillo, who compared his time in jail for multiple felonies to “hitting the lotto,” thought Donahue should be emulated, not investigated.
  • (Capt. Jeff Donahue), now on medical leave, headed up the sheriff’s Avalon force.
  • Deputy William Cordero, who filed the claim, said (Capt. Jeff Donahue) documented in the jail log that (inmate) Carrillo never left the station.
  • The allegations caused a rift at the station, (Deputy William Cordero) said. Some deputies had no problem with their boss’ actions, but some thought his conduct was illegal, according to the deputy’s filing. (Deputy William Cordero) said he spoke out about the incident and was harassed by other deputies as a result. (Deputy William Cordero has since been transferred off the island.


  • Is Capt. Jeff Donahue out on medical leave due to a golf injury?
  • Perhaps there is an inmate who previously practiced sports medicine who can provide treatment for Capt. Jeff Donahue.

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