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.


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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
  • Previously filed for bankruptcy