Sheriff's deputy arrested on suspicion of DUI, assault in Livermore


An Alameda County sheriff's deputy was arrested in Livermore early in May on suspicion of drunk driving and assault, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.

Gael Paredes, 27, was arrested around 2 a.m. May 4 in the 500 block of Jeannie Way following a crash, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said.

Kelly confirmed that Paredes is an Alameda County sheriff's deputy and said Paredes is on leave.

"We are aware of the DUI arrest of our employee," Kelly said. "The criminal allegations are serious and being handled by the judicial system. This is a personnel matter and we will not comment further. However, we encourage all people with substance abuse problems to seek treatment."

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Yeah Yeah
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on May 17, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Throw the book at him... sound like a total criminal case.

Ok, how about throw solid state disk drive with the book stored on it, ok ?

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Posted by Retired Leo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Yeah wonder if this will go anywhere in the legal process. This deputy is the son of a Alameda County Sheriff Capt and the grandson of the Alameda County Sheriff Office undersheriff. Get the broom, this is one definitely swept under the carpet.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 17, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Is this the same sheriff's office that let the murdering wife go?

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Posted by Friend of LEO
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2019 at 6:58 pm

Hey Retired Leo (glass house), nowadays cops seem to be held accountable for criminal conduct, as reported in the news. I wonder how things were handled in your day? Oh wait, I already know.

Please follow the case closely and you’ll see that you are wrong on this one wrong.

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Posted by Retired Leo
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Jul 8, 2019 at 8:51 am

Hahahaha. I got to respectfully laugh at your glasshouse/cops being held accountable for criminal activities slam at me. it appears your belief that accountability for cops related to command staff of a law enforcement agency is normal these days is a little bit of a fantasy in your rose colored lenses you view through. It appears this deputy is now back on the job after spending his last 30 days at rehab, in Maui. Yep that's right, Hawaii and paid for by your tax $$$. Not bad. Have dui crash, assault citizens, fight with arresting agency, and have drugs in your car (cocaine & marijuana edibles) to get trip to Hawaii and keep working in a position of authority enforcing the laws you break while earning $100000 a yr. So research before you speak my friend "friend of LEO"

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 8, 2019 at 8:44 pm

If true. Completely unacceptable. Gives good cops a bad name and furthers the community divide.

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Posted by Retired LEO
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Jul 10, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Yes Pleasanton Parent, it is every bit true. Lots of problems in that sheriff office culture. Too bad. It was once an honorable policing agency back when sheriff Plummer was at the helm. Those were the days when people were held accountable.

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Posted by Oliver Heaviside
a resident of Val Vista
on Jul 12, 2019 at 9:38 am

Oliver Heaviside is a registered user.

Thanks, Retired LEO. When working cops are unwilling to testify against other officers, they become as guilty of the crime as well. This is all too common in police-involved shootings. And it hurts ALL cops. How can I trust one when I don't know if he has covered for another one?

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