‘We Did Not Handle This Very Well’

Almost a year after an Orange County sheriff’s deputy hit
motorcyclist Kevin Halliburton with a patrol car, a department
official admits that Halliburton was unfairly blamed for the

Accidents and Accountability

Orange County sheriff’s deputies and officials got in 141
accidents over the last three years, costing taxpayers more than
$3.5 million in settlements. But one involving a Lake Forest man
shows how far the department will go to avoid acknowledging