GUSTINE PD REFUSED TO INVESTIGATE OR MAKE AN ARREST
GUSTINE, CA – Dennis Brazil, a candidate for the California State Senate District 12 seat, which represents Merced, Fresno, Madera, San Benito, Monterey and Stanislaus counties, recently complained about being left off the ballot. But if voters found out about the alleged elderly abuse accusations he faced in 2017, he may want to reconsider his complaint.
Dennis Brazil, the former mayor of Gustine, was allegedly upset at his mother, Dolores Brazil, for going out with Dennis’s ex wife, Lora Brazil, on Easter Sunday in 2017. According to at least two sources, who wish to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation by the Gustine PD and Dennis Brazil, Dennis was so enraged about the trip he struck his mother with a fist at least once and slammed her arm in a car door. The source also alleges that Dennis’s ex wife also has a restraining order against him due to physical and emotional abuse she suffered while married to him.
His mother did not seek medical attention or call the police at the time until the next day when a neighbor, who is alleged to have witnessed the incident, talked Delores into going first to the Gustine PD before taking her to the hospital. According to one police department source with knowledge of the incident, Delores was deterred from filing charges because Dennis’s family’s long standing business and political ties in Merced County and his run for the California Senate. The Merced Sun-Star was also given this information and they have refused to inform the voting public.
According to court records a civil petition was filed with the Merced County Court clerk in May of 2017 (Merced County Court Smart Search Records shows case #17V-01591) for Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse. The judge in the case granted a temporary restraining order on 05/25/2017 and ordered Dennis Brazil to respond to the complaint. On 06/15/2017 a restraining was granted to Delores Brazil against Dennis and is still in effect.
Dennis has unfortunately continued to attack his own elderly mother and victim of his violent temper by calling her senile and allegedly lying about the incident and the Gustine PD, who refused to even take the victim seriously, should be ashamed of calling itself a law enforcement agency.
A message was sent to Dennis Brazil for a response to this story, but no response was received. You can ask for an elder or dependent adult abuse restraining order if you are 65 or older, or you are between 18 and 64 and have certain mental or physical disabilities that keep you from being able to do normal activities or protect yourself and you are a victim of physical or financial abuse, neglect or abandonment, treatment that has physically or mentally hurt you, or, deprivation (withholding) by a caregiver of basic things or services you need so you will not suffer physically, mentally, or emotionally.
Dennis Brazil was born and raised in the Central Valley and grew up in the 60-year-old family trucking business hauling hay and equipment. He works for Kagome, Inc., in Los Banos as an operations manager.
Dennis has served six years as mayor of Gustine, four years on the San Joaquin Air District Board of Directors and six years on the Merced County Crime Stoppers. Dennis announced his run for the State Senate in September 2017.