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While I appreciate Lisa's position and agree with most of it, I do think the community has the right to a summary of the allegations that are being investigated. I would agree with her about setting a precedent of someone sending an email and expecting it to be published, but that's not what happened.
This letter has been substantiated by another letter from an officer currently employed with SSPD, if I'm not mistaken. Several former officials also felt strongly enough about it to publish a letter of their own and make comments that seem to validate what was said in both letters.
No one that I know of has come forward to rebut these allegations or call into question the credibility of the accuser(s). The city is about to spend probably around 75 grand to investigate these allegations and has suspended the officers in question. I'm actually surprised the city hasn't put out a press release explaining what's going on. It's not every day that a city relieves its two highest-ranked law enforcement officers of their duties.
Bottom Line: Given the apparent severity of the complaint, I think we deserve more disclosure than we're getting, and I thank Scott for enlightening us a little further.
Now that, is worth a long bus ride. Oh, and editors, you may want to correct the spelling of the headline.
I don't understand why the community doesn't have a right to be made aware of the specific allegations against these public servants.
Sure, allegations can be damaging in and of themselves, but we're all big boys and girls -- even though it may not seem like it on this site. Your refusal to publish anything until these allegations can be verified isn't doing the community any favors. Obviously, the city is taking them serious enough to pay an investigator a whole lot of money to check their validity.
I think the community deserves to know the specifics surrounding these allegations that have so many well-respected current and former officials concerned.
I applaud your research skills into Al Gore's properties. Now do yourself a favor and go do something useful.
Did it ever occur to you that you only recycle now because of the same environmentalists you apparently detest?
Banned from posting? A bit excessive, don't you think?
Can't you simply delete the names along with any identifying info and publish the letters anyway?
I'd be curious to know how many of you anti-public-education folks went to public school.
New Orleans Suspects? Yes, PLEASE!
Crocker should be Cocker.
I'm surprised there are no standards for the vicinity of affordable housing to a target city and its proximity to public transit, etc.
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