AT THIS POINT GOTTA WONDER IF ALL THE RHETORIC ABOUT TRANSPARENCY AND CONCERN ABOUT UNTRUTHFUL OFFICERS IS JUST MALARKEY!!!
Or just another case of a former TV Anchor reading from a script she was provided.
OPO Logue explains the necessity for transparency by SPD in this video, however the video was made prior to Mayor Woodward and the City Council’s approval of the Guild Contract which completely muzzles the OPO.
With the new Guild Contract negotiations going on now it might be predictable that Mayor Woodward and the City Council will agree to muzzle the OPO even further so when the Brooks/Lesser/Wallette investigation is complete he will not be able to tell “The whole truth and nothing but the truth.”
One thing the OPO can do is not “Certify” an IA Case until they believe all the facts have been gathered and investigated including for example the SPD PACT and Officer Brooks and Scott Lesser’s use of the Push-To-Talk (PTT) communications application “ZELLO.”
I have received information that as a matter of routine the former SPD PACT deleted ZELLO communications quickly to avoid having to produce them so if SPD tells the OPO they have been deleted the OPO might consider requiring them to have a forensic analysis conducted.
Having done my share of Internal Criminal and Administrative Investigations I found this these email exchanges between myself and Julie Humphreys the Public Safety Communication Manager I really have to question the City and SPD’s rhetoric about transparency and concerns for allegations of untruthfulness against SPD Officers.