An internal investigation at the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office has prompted the arrest of a San Joaquin County Correctional Officer. He is being charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and illegal possession an assault weapon.
San Joaquin County Sheriff Patrick Withrow lead a virtual press conference on February 2, 2023 with the latest details. However, information will be limited since it is an ongoing investigation.
On February 1, 2023, San Joaquin County Correctional Officer Brandon Wolf was arrested on multiple charges including possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell, and illegal possession of an assault rifle.
Three additional San Joaquin County personnel, two correctional officers and one civilian staff, have also been placed on administrative leave. Sheriff Withrow could not confirm nor deny if they were involved with Brandon Wolf’s activities.
Finally, Sheriff Withrow wanted to note that there are two types of investigations: internal investigations and a criminal investigations. Internal investigations look at policy violations. They can lead to criminal charges, but not always. If criminal activity is found from the criminal investigation, it will be brought to the District Attorney.