One glance at a recently released police report about the sex scandal that rocked the family of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock and it's obvious the county supervisor was paranoid that police were listening in on jailhouse phone calls between him and his wife, Susan Brock, who was recently sentenced to 13 years in prison for carrying out a sexual relationship with a teenage friend of the Brock family.
He was right. However, if you take another look at the report, it seems that he and his wife save any potentially incriminating conversations for special unrecorded "courtesy" visits facilitated by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
According to MCSO policy, "courtesy" visits "may be used for such matters to include, but not be limited to, death notification by the family member or out-of-state visits that have
The Brocks fall so not qualify under this rule, yet apparently were granted the visits because Fulton Brock and Sheriff Joe Arpaio are old political pals.
What was discussed in those meetings -- and who was present -- are a mystery. But whatever was discussed was intentionally omitted from conversations between the county supervisor and his wife that they knew were being recorded by authorities.
In one conversation, the county supervisor and his wife were discussing how she'd signed a document without his consent:
Susan: Oh...well..I will, I will explain everything, I'll tell you why...I just needed to um...
Fulton: Yeah, just tell me tomorrow...I don't wanna...
Susan: That's what I'm saying.
Fulton: I don't want to say anything because these, you know, these...
Susan: I know! It's just...
Fulton:...these vultures are listening to everything and they're...
Susan: I know, I know. And it's soon enough they won't be interested anymore in what I have...
Fulton: Right. No, they're very interested in what you have to say, and they will be for a long time, and they'll share it with all the other parties, so don't say anything.
Susan: I'm not saying anything! I'm just sayin'...I'll...
Fulton: You know, you gotta...
Susan: I'm just sayin' I'll call you tonight.
Fulton: You know you gotta give these people something other to do than coffee and doughnuts.
In another phone conversation between the county supervisor and his wife, Susan Brock tells Fulton that she "had a meeting with Darren today and I need to talk to you about it really bad."
The county supervisor responds by saying "I'll be down tomorrow, so just don't say anything, everything is 100 percent monitored."
"I know that, I know that. I'm telling you -- I need to see you soon," Susan Brock insists.
What the Brocks discussed in the privacy of an MCSO "courtesy meeting" is quite different from what they discussed in phone calls they knew were being monitored by police.
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Supervisor Brock has not responded to several requests for comment, and his pal Arpaio didn't record certain conversations between the county supervisor and his sex offender wife.
Susan Brock pleaded guilty to charges that she had sex with the teen boy, so the unrecorded conversations -- in regards to her -- probably aren't too damning.
However, Fulton Brock, police reports show, lied to police about knowing about the relationship between his wife and the boy, and briefly hid evidence from detectives when a search warrant was executed at his house -- so we're interested in what he had to say during these Joe Arpaio-approved special visits.