Vallejo Police Department Sergeant Mat Mustard’s alleged quote in book sparks controversy


Vallejo kidnapping victim Denise Huskins and her husband Aaron Quinn have released a book about their 2015 experience entitled “Victim F” — the pseudonym given to Huskins in paperwork surrounding the case.


In the book, Vallejo Detective Sgt. Mat Mustard is quoted as allegedly disparaging victims of rape.


The book, which came out on June 8, is a sharp indictment of the Vallejo Police Department, as well as the FBI and, to some extent, the couple’s employer, Kaiser Permanente.


The case, dubbed by some as “Gone Girl” in reference to the plot of the popular movie and book, in which a woman frames her husband for her fake murder, captured nationwide attention. From the beginning, the VPD was criticized for appearing to suspect only Quinn, treating him like a suspect, not a victim. Once Huskins was safely released from the kidnapper near her mother’s house in Huntington Beach, the VPD switched its narrative to the kidnapping being a “hoax.”

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