SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris awarded Senior District Attorney Investigator Schyler Beaty with a Peace Officer Certificate of Commendation Thursday for his work as a member of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit and as a member of the Inland Regional Corruption Task Force.
The presentation occurred at a regional Zone 6 meeting in San Diego where law enforcement leaders met with Attorney General Harris to share and discuss current trends and encourage collaboration. Zone 6 is composed of San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial, Inyo, Mono and San Diego counties.
For the past five years, Beaty has continually distinguished himself through exceptional investigative skills contributing to the convictions of two seated councilmen in two separate cities, said Mike Smith, chief of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation.
“In the first case, the defendant was convicted of conspiracy, grand theft, a presenting a false claim,” Smith said. “He was sent to state prison and was forever barred from holding public office. In the second case, the councilman pleaded to felony perjury at the arraignment, resigned his seat on the city council, and agreed to admit his guilt in court. He, too, was forever barred from holding a public office.”
While assigned to the Federal Task Force, Schyler spearheaded an investigation into complaints of kickbacks, thefts and bribery related to the development of the San Bernardino International Airport. The matter is currently before the state courts.
“Since joining our office six years ago, Investigator Beaty has demonstrated nothing but investigative excellence in every case assigned to him,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “He not only has an exemplary understanding of the law, but he has a proven record of obtaining positive results when it comes to seeking justice on behalf of the citizens of our county.”