DON’T BE FOOLED!!!

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jul/18/opposition-persists-as-new-spokane-regional-emerge/

This is actually a political power struggle and attempt to salvage a failed legacy with Mayor Condon and his Conservative allies on the Board of County Commissioners trying to gain complete control over the taxpayers dollars used to fund Public Safety Services while at the same time help their Conservative buddy Condon out with his legacy, pitted against the primarily Progressive Spokane City Council, with Conservative Council Member Mike Fagan likely seeing the disadvantages for City taxpayers joining the Progressives on the issue.

The record is quite clear that Mayor Condon and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich wanted a Metro Public Safety Model for all of Spokane County and despite warning after warning Condon hired Rudy Giuliani and convicted felon Bernard Kerik sycophant Frank Straub who had previously been booted from his Public Safety Director positions in Indianapolis Indiana and White Plains NY. We all know what a blunder Condon made with the hiring of Frank Straub, and the millions it cost taxpayers.

Condon said he recently met with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who earlier advocated consolidating the two police agencies.”

Knezovich said Condon “wants to make sure this is a good fit. I don’t want to speak for the mayor, but it was my understanding that (full consolidation) … is not off the table,” he said.

“With change at the top of the Spokane Police Department, Knezovich said the timing is perfect for the city and county to explore combining the force with the Sheriff’s Office. The police and sheriff’s departments are, respectively, the largest and second-largest law enforcement agencies in Eastern Washington.”

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/nov/18/sheriff-offers-to-lead-spd/

“Condon said he recently met with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who earlier advocated consolidating the two police agencies.”

Knezovich said Condon “wants to make sure this is a good fit. I don’t want to speak for the mayor, but it was my understanding that (full consolidation) … is not off the table,” he said.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/jun/02/mayor-eyes-metro-model/

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/aug/23/mayor-selects-straub-to-lead-police/

To make matters even worse and showing his cards Condon hires Conservative buddy and Straub sycophant James McDevitt as the “Director of Law Enforcement” to continue SPD’s downfall.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Abf3a4d3d-b131-44ce-9c8d-90167ac4a213

To continue the Condon/Straub SPD downfall Condon bypasses the Police Chief hiring process and hires Karl Thompson sycophant Craig Meidl to continue the Straub, McDevitt SPD downfall. Meidl most recently stroked Straub during the July 16, 2019 OPOC Commission Meeting (more coming later on that dog and pony show).

https://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2016/02/26/email-reveals-deep-sympathies-to-officer-convicted-of-excessive-force

https://www.khq.com/news/public-criticizes-newly-appointed-spokane-police-chief-meidl/article_cc7d26db-c542-5b5e-8d24-a8fd12cf282c.html

Anyone who has studied the SREC/SPOCOM issues knows what a mess it is and how the meeting minutes demonstrate concerted efforts to grab taxpayer dollars while at the same time cut the City of Spokane out of any say whatsoever in decisions. It is hard to understand why other reporters haven’t mentioned all of the previous failures of Steve Reinke, SREC’s executive director.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aae65fde1-cabf-4ba7-a2cf-f551702e6f08

BACKGROUND:

https://examplepro.me/2018/11/21/9-1-1-emergencyjust-the-facts-please/

https://examplepro.me/2018/11/15/run-city-run/

https://examplepro.me/2018/11/27/run-city-runpart-twothe-short-version/

https://examplepro.me/2019/05/16/run-city-run-part-three/

STORY IMAGES:

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Addf28667-04d6-4e4c-b845-3b6128152051

I REPORT YOU DECIDE!!!

WILL THERE BE ANOTHER FURNITURE-GATE???

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jul/17/spokane-council-members-suggest-moving-police-prec/

Although I seriously doubt there will be a real effort to move the Precinct back to the city core until sometime after we have a new Mayor, because doing so would once again prove the very expensive Condon/Straub/Meidl Precinct Model has been a failure, I can’t help but wonder if some member of SPD balks at the move and Craig Meidl is still Chief Meidl if he will make another stupid and frivolous IA Complaint against any member who balks at the move like Meidl did with Captain Brad Arleth during the move from STA to the Intermodal Center.

https://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2016/03/18/spokane-police-captain-disagrees-with-insubordination

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Adc9be620-59e8-40b6-9843-167ff381c4ab

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A8ee2d8a0-bc2a-44bf-a367-de96d4020f17

Of course, if there ends up being an IA Complaint made by Meidl there will, as is always the case with SPD, some type of retribution against any SPD Officer trying to do the right thing.

https://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2017/05/15/racial-disproportionality-exists-in-spokane-police-stops-searches-and-arrests-study-finds

https://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2016/09/21/why-was-spokane-police-capt-brad-arleth-removed-from-his-big-race-data-project

Whomever might report the facts of any retribution on the part of SPD will get the typical “Bad Boy/Girl” email from Meidl, something he apparently gets a kick out of doing.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A01127e26-37d0-44ef-a508-6734aaf368cc

It is amazing isn’t it how things change during election cycles, one candidate brings up what could be a legitimate point and all of a sudden it becomes difficult to tell what any candidates true position actually is, or exactly what overall costs might be. In the case of Council Member Lori Kinnear who championed the hiring of Craig Meidl, it is really difficult!

https://www.inlander.com/spokane/news/Section?oid=2124740

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ab429fb98-bc94-4be9-b1dd-a32a3a516838

FURNITURE-GATE BACKGROUND:

https://examplepro.me/2016/01/06/arlethyes-furniture/

https://examplepro.me/2016/01/11/big-meeting-on-arleths-furniture-today/

https://examplepro.me/2016/02/09/prr-update-lynden-smithson-vs-brad-arleth/

https://examplepro.me/2016/03/17/what-do-you-do-when-your-asset-manager-lies-in-official-correspondence-part-one/

https://examplepro.me/2016/03/18/what-do-you-do-when-your-asset-manager-lies-in-official-correspondence-part-two/

https://examplepro.me/2016/03/21/what-do-you-do-when-your-asset-manager-lies-in-official-correspondence-part-three/

https://examplepro.me/2016/03/23/what-do-you-do-when-your-asset-manager-lies-in-official-correspondence-part-four/

https://examplepro.me/2016/03/26/furniture-gate-part-six-the-clean-up/

https://examplepro.me/2016/03/28/furniture-gate-part-seven-the-garrity-statements/

https://examplepro.me/2016/03/30/furniture-gate-part-eight-is-this-what-you-want/

https://examplepro.me/2017/10/17/more-proof-the-straubcondon-precinct-model-is-an-expensive-waste/

STORY IMAGES:

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A8f24d8cf-8041-4111-8285-d624fe268168

I REPORT YOU DECIDE!!!

UPDATE…TIP OF THE ICEBERG!!!!

A bit of an update to the continuing SPD PACT saga.

https://examplepro.me/2018/09/19/no-leak-investigation-regarding-the-battle-between-spds-detectives-and-the-patrol-anti-crime-team/

https://examplepro.me/2019/04/06/it-is-like-a-high-school-cafeteria-food-fight-over-civil-rights-violations/

https://examplepro.me/2019/06/12/what-the-naacp-and-others-dont-understand/

https://examplepro.me/2019/06/26/spokane-police-guild-attempts-to-block-lesser-video-investigation/

https://examplepro.me/2019/04/03/story-update-two-million-dollar-claim-made-against-spd/

After listening to the Captain Dave Singley interview which was recorded during the City Human Resources investigation of Detective Lonnie Tofsrud’s complaint against Lt. Dave Staben for the fourth time it became obvious yet another PRR was in order.

For those interested you can listen to the recorded statement at this link:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjPlZebSPc_fg5Fpc7zLHv7aq8vAWA

BTW…the Gag Order hasn’t slowed the flow of information.

STORY IMAGES:

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I REPORT YOU DECIDE!!!

SPOKANE POLICE GUILD ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK LESSER VIDEO INVESTIGATION!!!

The effort to coverup the “Horrific” Scott and Dan Lesser BWC Video just got completely out of control when the Spokane Police Guild sent a letter to Mayor Condon et al not only objecting to the OPO being present to oversee IA Interviews and the entire IA Case but also in an obvious effort to intimidate the OPO by making allegations that OPO Logue violated the OPO Ordinance without providing any evidence or facts supporting the basis for their allegations.

The SPD Guild Letter from Guild President Kris Honaker and the response to the letter by OPO Logue are imaged below:

As you can see from this previous story the SPD Command Staff is complicit with the Guild in attempting to eliminate oversight of the Lesser IA Case and the only reason Chief Meidl and Director MacConnell attempted to remove my name as the Complainant and replace it with Logue’s name was to help the Guild in preventing the OPO from overseeing the Lesser IA Case.

https://examplepro.me/2019/06/21/whose-daffy-idea-was-this/

This story is developing, and I will report more as it becomes available!

STORY IMAGES:

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I REPORT YOU DECIDE!!!