Derrick Penney and Logan August made local headlines in 2017 when they were sentenced to probation and community service after admitting to using their department-issued keys to access a KCSO evidence facility where they stole marijuana.

The investigation into former Bakersfield police officer Patrick Mara's dirty dealings revealed he was working with KCSO deputies August and Penney.
 

Key Players

Logan August

  • 32 years old
  • KCSO for 8 years
  • Married with children
  • Opened KC Crossfit in 2014 before leaving KCSO
  • Hired by Kern High School District as an officer Feb 3, 2016. He resigned Feb 25, 2016
  • In his federal sentencing memorandum, August discussed his passion for working with non-profits and using the gym to raise money for various causes

Derrick Penney

  • 36 years old
  • KCSO for 7 years
  • Married with children
  • Now lives in Idaho
  • Owns a construction company with his brother
  • Documents say he encouraged Mara to come forward

Damacio Diaz

  • 46 years old
  • Bakersfield PD for 17 years, Tulare PD for 2 years
  • Divorced once, now married, 6 children
  • PAL Representative, 1986 National Track Championships, 1987 California State Cross Country Championships, College of the Sequoias Hall of Fame, Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame

Patrick Mara

  • 37 years old
  • Bakersfield PD for 13 years
  • Joined the BPD gang unit in 2005
  • Married with children - both parents are former law enforcement
  • Kern County Law Enforcement Foundation awarded Mara the Exceptional Officer of the Year award in 2012

Noel Carter

  • 45 years old
  • Manager of Bakersfield Pacific Workplaces, an office rental company
  • Married with children
  • Currently on house arrest