Not any of my stories but this February 16th, 2016 story written by Rachel Alexander. I can’t remember how many times I have attempted to make this correction to SR Stories…but I guess one more won’t hurt.
The organization Anne Kirkpatrick “travels around the country” working for is NOT the FBI. It is a 501 (c) (3) named FBI-LEEDA. If one knew the background of the company she works for they would know that saying that Kirkpatrick travels the country as a “master instructor” for the FBI attaches far more credibility than Kirkpatrick deserves. Rachel Alexander wasn’t around during the Otto Zehm/Karl Thompson case had she been, or had she checked Kirkpatrick’s background she probably would have known or discovered how Kirkpatrick mismanaged the Spokane Police Department, how much her decisions cost the taxpayers which will only be exceeded by Frank Straub’s mess, and why she left. In fact, Ozzie Knezovich was the President of FBI-LEEDA 2012-2013.
In reality it was Kirkpatrick’s mismanagement of SPD, and Mayor Verner’s complete confidence in Kirkpatrick as well as other stupid decisions by Verner that gave Condon the election.
This quote from Kirkpatrick and Verner says it all…but there is plenty more.
- March 1, 2009: Mayor Mary Verner and Chief Kirkpatrick publicly declare their support for Officer Thompson. “I’ve looked into the details surrounding this incident,” Verner says in an interview with The Spokesman-Review, “and I just don’t think the behavior of the officer rose to a criminal behavior.” Says Kirkpatrick: Thompson “has my unequivocal support. Based on all the information and evidence I have reviewed, I have determined that Officer Karl Thompson acted consistent with the law.”
FBI-LEEDA, Inc. 5 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 125, Malvern, PA 19355 | Phone: 1-877-772-7712 or 484-321-7821 | Fax: 610-644-3193 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Association is a private 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not a part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or acting on behalf of the FBI.
5 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 125, Malvern, PA 19355 | Phone: 1-877-772-7712 or 484-321-7821 | Fax: 610-644-3193 | Email: email@example.com
FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Association is a private 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not a part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or acting on behalf of the FBI.
I’m not sure whether Rachael Alexander took it upon herself to get a statement from Kirkpatrick, or whether someone recommended she contact Kirkpatrick, or if the statement was supplied, either way it was a big mistake from the standpoint of establishing the TRUTH about what has and is going on at City Hall and SPD.
I REPORT YOU DECIDE!