And I can see no reason why he wouldn’t be since some of the
vetting included contacting Spokane folks!
For folks that don’t recall William (Bill) Hyslop was a member of the Use of Force Commission which eventually led to the COPS/DOJ Review of SPD and even though former Mayor Mary Verner got it rolling by requesting a DOJ Investigation, Mayor Condon and then Chief Frank Straub opted for the toothless COPS/DOJ Collaborative Reform model.
Since Mr. Hyslop was a member of the UOFC I can’t help but
wonder how he feels about the fact that several of the Commission’s
Recommendations were never implemented, or for that matter neither were some of
the Recommendations in the COPS/DOJ Collaborative Reform Review.
Sources tell me that although some of the issues at the
local US Attorney’s Office which took place during the James McDevitt and
Michael Ormsby tenure have been cleaned up not all have so if Hyslop is
confirmed he might have his hands full.
For those of you going back and
mining my old stories, as I mentioned before my CFO ordered me to cut down on
my ADOBE storage, so I had to delete some things as a cost saving measure. She
has since allowed me a somewhat bigger budget, so I have gone back and replaced
some of the old PDF File links.
Regarding the stories above ere you
go with what I thought were the most important because they are depositions
under oath, and although that doesn’t necessarily mean they are truthful
chances are good that they are.