Pima County Special Ops Veteran Stalked, Investigated For Facebook Chat With Miller

Chuck Huckelberry [Pima County Facebook photo]

It is widely known that Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry uses public resources, including staff, to track Supervisor Ally Miller’s interactions. From monitoring every radio interview to trolling her private Facebook page, Huckelberry’s crew might have finally crossed the line.

According to emails obtained by the Arizona Daily Independent, County authorities called for an investigation of Miller’s Facebook friend, Jeff Huntsinger, a disabled Special Operations Army veteran for a comment he made in support of Miller.

The bizarre investigation was conducted by Pima County Sheriff’s deputy, Sergeant Eric Thompson, who serves as the Sergeant at Arms for the Board of Supervisors. Thompson, according to sources, Thompson was expected to conduct the investigation in a way that kept it from the public’s eyes. He failed in that task and compromised Huntsinger’s privacy when he sent the results of his investigation to Chuck Huckelberry’s staff as well as all board members, making it a public record.

From: Eric Thompson <Eric.Thompson2@pima.gov>
Date: May 9, 2018 at 11:06:32 AM MST
To: Monica Perez <Monica.Perez@pima.gov>, Deseret Romero <deseret.romero@pima.gov>
Cc: Ally Miller <Ally.Miller@pima.gov>
Subject: Jeff Huntsinger Facebook Threat

Good Morning,

I researched the Facebook account of Jeff Huntsinger, the subject who inferred a threat against Mr. Huckleberry on Supervisor Miller’s Facebook discussion about Golden Pin Lanes. He is a real person and has two Facebook accounts under his name. He posts very little, but is a staunch republican with strong views against the democratic party and politically liberal ideologies. His posts are terse and singularly opinionated. He is a former Army member, now retired. A criminal history check found minimal involvements, as a reporting person not a suspect, with no listed history of threats or violence. Though his remarks are irresponsible and inflammatory, there is no historical indication that he will act on them.

However, because of the high emotion attached to this and other topics on next week’s board agenda, combined with Mr. Huntsinger’s posts, I will bring in another officer (plain clothed) should I need additional assistance.

Please let me know if you need any further information.

Sergeant Eric Thompson
Government Security Services Coordinator
SWAT CNT Supervisor
(520) 724-2703
eric.thompson@pima.gov

Contrary to Thompson’s finding, Huntsinger is not a “staunch republican.” According to Huntsinger, he has been a registered Independent for nearly 30 years. Huntsinger, a former railroad man and union member, told the Arizona Daily Independent, that he does not hold “strong views against the democratic party and politically liberal ideologies.” “What I really dislike, Hunsinger said in a Facebok message to the ADI, “is corruption in Tucson politics, and the County and City are rife with it.”

A check of Huntsinger’s phone records show no attempt was made by Thompson or anyone else in Pima County government to discuss the matter with him.

Both Huntsinger and Miller have reviewed Facebook comments, and have been unable to identify any that could have legitimately been construed as a threat by anyone but the most paranoid person.

For his part, Huntsinger knows the County Administrator’s crew “will try to bully anybody that will allow them to bully them. I’m not that guy.” Hustinger says that he can call on his friends from Special Operations, as well as members of the Night stalkers Association to vouch for him. “I was in the B Company 3rd of the 160th Night Stalkers based out of Savannah Georgia Hunter Army Airfield. I was a crew chief on the CH-47 – the “black helicopters,” said Huntsinger with pride.

In an email to Thompson, JoAnn di Filippo, Miller’s chief of staff, made it clear that her office is outraged over the investigation and the violation of Huntsinger’s First Amendment rights:

From: JoAnn di Filippo [mailto:JoAnn.diFilippo@pima.gov]
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 4:53 PM
To: Eric Thompson
Cc: Ally Miller; Andrew Flagg; Sandy Russell; Therese Rubink; Lynne St. Angelo; Jan Lesher; Mark D. Napier; Monica Perez; Deseret Romero
Subject: RE: Jeff Huntsinger Facebook Threat

Sergeant Eric Thompson:

Supervisor Miller forwarded your email dated 5/9/18 re Jeff Huntsinger to me. I will maintain a copy of your email in our files; however, could you please forward a copy of the specific “Huntsinger post” to which you are referring to in your email?

Also, inasmuch as you have now placed your “research” in the public square regarding Mr. Huntsinger (see below), have you notified Mr. Huntsinger of your actions pertaining to your “security review” on Supervisor Miller’s personal facebook page? Please remember that all messages including your email and assessment of Mr. Huntsinger as a “staunch republican with strong views against the democratic party and politically liberal ideologies” are considered a public record subject to disclosure (see, A.R.S. 39-121, cited below).

The reason for this inquiry is that I want to make sure we follow proper protocol for forwarding potential security issues to your attention. Thus, could you please forward me a copy of your department’s protocol for conducting research on issues of high emotion and other topics related to board agendas, and which may support your request for additional law enforcement presence at upcoming board meetings (plain clothed or otherwise)? I would like to inform staff accordingly so we can forward said communications, etc. to you for consideration of your security review. Utilizing this approach will advocate for fair and equal treatment of all comments made in, again, the public square.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

All messages created in this system should be considered a public record subject to disclosure under the Arizona Public Records Law (A.R.S. 39-121) with no expectation of privacy related to the use of this technology. This message has been prepared and sent on resources owned by Pima County, AZ. It is subject to the computer and electronic policies of Pima County, and the Pima County Board of Supervisors, where applicable.

JoAnn di Filippo, PhD
Chief Advisor
Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller – District 1
www.allymillerdistrict1.com
P: (520) 724-2738
F: (520) 724-8489

“On Tuesday night, Mr. Huckelberry showed up on my Facebook page. He is getting very aggressive and his stalking-like behavior is disconcerting. I find it really disturbing that my constituents cannot communicate with me on my personal Facebook page without being stalked and investigated by Chuck Huckelberry,” Miller told the ADI.

17 Comments on "Pima County Special Ops Veteran Stalked, Investigated For Facebook Chat With Miller"

  1. Pima county government is unbelievable. Always talking about spending money and private agendas rather than how to save money in the budget. Tax tax tax. Ali Miller seems to be the only one that questions to spending all the time. What right does huckleberry have to interfere with an elected official? He needs to go !

    • Unelected and scary Huckleberry has NO RIGHT or authority to stalk board members or any other citizens in Pima Co. These people are dangerous and absolutely insane. For her own safety, Ally Miller should immediately contact the FBI and ALL the news organizations. Huckelberry and the county should be sued. He must step down immediately.

  2. What, Again | May 16, 2018 at 4:04 am | Reply

    Can’t be having any of them thar republicans making comments, not here in Pima County. Shut ’em down, shut ’em down NOW! Dissent will NOT be tolerated. This is Pima County and if Raul Grijalva or Chuck Huckleberry say shut up, you best SHUT UP!

  3. David Thompson | May 16, 2018 at 5:11 am | Reply

    Chuck needs to vacation permanently. RETIRE. Your democrat board rubber-stamped the approval naming the incredibly expensive loop that has no potholes after the Huckster.

  4. Ally must be over the target. She’s ducked & dodged these bullets before and will continually until Huckleberry is gone. Christy is a huge disappointment, turns out he’s just another Ray Carroll and no support for citizens or Ally. BUT…BUT…BUT..he knows roads.

    • The heck with Christy. He says he knows roads and he may be trying to find some solution, but deep down he is a crony and part of the good-ole-boys network. I’m still wondering if he will actually vote to fire Huckleberry, like he pledged in his campaign, if the opportunity arises.

  5. Working Man Blues | May 16, 2018 at 7:22 am | Reply

    What’s that old phrase? Your not over the target if your not taking flake. Alley is a ray of hope in this great big wasteland. Called tucson pima county

  6. The Oracle of Tucson | May 16, 2018 at 7:54 am | Reply

    As if anyone needed another reason not to have a Facebook account.
    Doesn’t PCSO have bigger fish to fry then bloggers who dissent with the Dingleberry swamp creatures?
    Not like I’ve been very supportive of the Dingleberry corruption crew, kinda have to wonder how many times I’ve had my rights to free speech suppressed and mislabeled as hate speech or threats to be unmasked by the chosen few in private confidential memos?
    Just another overreach of privilege by the elected few over the voters.

    The Oracle

  7. Richard Hernandez | May 16, 2018 at 8:15 am | Reply

    Lol they Democrats did the same to me. I was told that privately but there was no written record. That is corrupt in it highest form.

    Let’s see what Sheriff Napier does? This Sergeant need to have internal affairs check all of his inquiring request while he has served as Security to the Board. Any violations of policy should demand Swift and severe consequences. If you can’t trust Law Enforcement Officials we are all in danger..

    Ally my suggestion is, don’t stop doing what you do. Do not count on Barbara Lawall to provide any justice, she part of the problem. Keep speaking the truth and share it with us ” we the people”.

    Richard Hernandez

    • What, Again | May 16, 2018 at 3:46 pm | Reply

      “If you can’t trust Law Enforcement Officials we are all in danger..”

      Border Patrol, ICE?

    • The Oracle of Tucson | May 16, 2018 at 7:14 pm | Reply

      “IF” any wrong doing had occurred, PCSO is just the reporting agency, and we all know Bab’s office will exercise her discretion and refuse to prosecute any alleged wrong doing.
      Now of course if anyone else pulled simular crap on this scale, they’d need a change of address kit for Florence….
      No effort is ever wasted trying to hide the abuses of power when it originates from Dingleberry’s office.

      The Oracle

  8. This is one more in a long line of outrages by Huckleberry in his ongoing efforts to silence anyone who questions his actions. We need some leadership from Governor Ducey, the Attorney General General and the State GOP to help put an end to Huckleberry`s harassment of Pima County citizens and Supervisor Ally Miller. At this time, EVERY ELECTED OFFICEHOLDER in the State must stand up for freedom of speech and rally around Jeff Huntsinger and Supervisor Miler and condemn these tactics of County Administrator Huckleberry. Mr. Huntsinger is a citizen of Arizona who is doing nothing more than exercising his constitutional rights as a citizen and Ally Miller is merely fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of her office. Furthermore, it is also time for the Attorney General to investigate these tactics of the County Administrator and for Sheriff Napier to explain to the people of Pima County the nature of the “investigation” undertaken by Sergeant Thompson and the justification for it.

  9. Is Government investigating and attacking those citizens they oppose the new norm? I feel as if there should be further investigations into the Electeds from Pima County and charges need to be filed against those who have abused their power.

  10. Sgt Thompson bahaha.
    Should have never been a deputy.
    Prime example of how the department promotes idiots who don’t have the spine to tell commanders or Huck, “No” when doing their dirty work.

  11. It official now. Tucson /Pima County are El Republico de Bannanas.

    Thanks to democrats.

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