MCSO Sheriff Paul Penzone held a press conference yesterday to discuss his 100 day plan for the department. He said the emphasis would be on crime prevention, training, crimes against children, reducing opioid abuse, and preventing fraud and scams against the elderly. His plans however will not include the Cold Case Posse or Mike Zullo.
Penzone said the Cold Case Posse is being disbanded and formal notices are going out to the members that “they no longer have the right to represent this organization or an extension of it”. Ouch!
Penzone made it clear that the days of staging publicity stunts like his predecessor loved to do were over. He also said he put together an advisory task force headed by former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods to look at whether it is viable to keep Tent City in operation or should be shut down.
The disbanding of the Cold Case Posse officially ends the 64 month long investigation in which the Posse tried unsuccessfully to prove that President Obama’s long form birth certificate released in April 2011 was a forgery.