For those who may not have seen, there is an extensive post on the website of Brandli Law detailing the entire sequence of events related to the Christmas hayride and the subsequent handling of the matter by the Sheriff's Office.
To read the entire post, click this link. Below is an excerpt.
Deputy Menjivar went to his vehicle. Deputy Menjivar called dispatch to get information on Mr. McCutcheon, the truck, and the trailer. Deputy Menjivar made this call from his vehicle only two minutes after Deputy Korth arrived at the scene, about four minutes into the stop. During this call, Deputy Menjivar stated, "You might inform Zebra One [referring to Sheriff Nou] that this is going to turn into a complete FUBAR [a military acronym for 'F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition']." Deputy Menjivar's voice was strained on the radio. Carolers can be heard singing in the background.
A few minutes later, Deputy Menjivar stated on the radio from his patrol car, "Now the whole crowd is turning against me. Let Zebra One know that he is going to get a lot of complaints." The dispatcher responded that Sheriff Nou was listening to the radio traffic at the time.
A few minutes later, Deputy Menjivar exited his patrol car and began snapping flash pictures of the trailer and its occupants. Several of the younger children were crying during this time. Several witnesses report that Deputy Menjivar was sarcastically invited to take a picture of one of the crying children, and that Deputy Menjivar took a flash picture in the face of one of the children in response. The county provided no such picture in its response to our public record's request.
Deputy Menjivar then cleared the scene. As he told dispatch that he was clear, he said, "Let Zebra One know that he is going to get about thirty complaints lying about what happened."
Deputy Korth escorted the carolers around town and home.