Personally, I think there are a combination of things going on here. First the other sheriffs are definitely jealous of the attention he is receiving, and that may be why they just plain don't like him.
Second, I believe they exaggerated a lot of his behavior. We all know cops back up cops (see pages 1 & 2) in fact, this very article says "As our local prosecutors learned during several probes into police corruption in the past decade, some cops are readily willing to lie under oath, falsify official documents or hide incriminating evidence for a corrupt colleague". It also goes on to say "deputies strenuously tried but failed to undermine Montoya's Navy Cross; raised questions about his Camp Pendleton superiority and sniper skills; speculated that the tragic death of his fiancee" (basically trying to scrape up some dirt), and that they had ""assumptions" he was dangerous, a declaration used to justify placing secret cameras at his home and GPS trackers on his vehicles, as well as monitoring his phone calls without warrants."
"He is seeking financial sanctions against the department for failing to retain or purposefully destroying related Montoya records after officials had been put on notice about a potential lawsuit". "Which OCSD protests is meritless because any missing records were innocently obliterated."
Really? You "innocently obliterated" them? AFTER being notified of the lawsuit? Seriously. Who knows what really happened, the interesting part will be seeing what kind of EVIDENCE they will produce in court. Will they have recordings of him perverted conversations? Of him talking to a child molester? Do they have the phone records? Witnesses that will testify? Any proof other than hear say or he-said/she-said statements?
Keep us posted OC Weekly. You are doing a dam good job!