I’m trying to help the Guild out here because for some
reason in their quest to identify my sources and at the same time try to
intimidate people they left a key player out of their PRR…Council Member Mike
Holy crap guys and gals if your going to do it do it
So, in order to help the Guild out I submitted my own PRR
just like the Guild’s but included Mike Fagan so we can all have the facts. Why
the Guild would exclude Mr. Fagan from their PRR may or may not be a mystery depending
on his communications with Guild President Kris Honaker, Vice President Tim
Schwering, other Guild members, Craig Meidl, and SPD Command Staff… we shall
see, but it is something that shouldn’t be overlooked.
I hate to add work to an underpaid, purposefully
understaffed busy City Clerk’s Office but just adding Mike Fagan to the request
shouldn’t be that big of a burden. Keep in mind that my request as well as the
Guild’s request won’t be filled for several months, and unless Chief Meidl can
find some way to continue to push back the release of the Lesser Body Worn
Camera Video neither I nor the Guild will get a response until well after the
This Public Records Request by the Spokane Police Guild
should give everyone a pretty good idea of the lengths the Guild is willing to
go to in order to protect Dan and Scott Lesser.
The question is was the PRR intended to intimidate, try and
establish wrongdoing on the part of elected officials, and the OPO, or is it a
legitimated effort to investigate and get ready to defend the Lessers in the
unlikely event that they will receive discipline from Mayor Condon and Chief Meidl.
In the past SPD has released the names to Officers involved
in Criminal/IA Investigations in the past after the 72 hour wait period in the
Police Guild Contract.
For some reason SPD chose not to do so in this case even
though they did “ring the bell” with this press release.
There has been a lot of speculation on various social media
that the Officer involved in the press release was Dan or Scott Lesser who were
the Officers involved in the now infamous Lesser Video case which was
originally covered up by SPD. To resolve any speculation, I have decided to
release the name of the Officer involved, however I will not release
information at this point regarding the details of the case.
The Officer Involved is:
Officer Kristopher Henderson # 1294 who joined the Spokane
Police Department on 06/20/2016 as a lateral transfer from the Lakewood Police
(*** I did request the usual head shot photo and more background on Henderson however SPD refused to provide the information)
The Spokane Police Department is required by the OPO
Ordinance to notify the OPO within three days of a case like this being
initiated and like the Lesser case that has not been done.