Could this be another one of Ozzie’s big… Oooops… that he will have to try and dig himself out of???
It very well could be! Well Ozzie… maybe not ALL People.
In case you haven’t been following the Ozzie backed lawsuit of Pendell v Matt Shea and Scott Maclay you likely wouldn’t know about Travis Pendell’s answers to some of the interrogatories in the case.
The problem with Pendell’s answer to INTERROGATORY NO. 26, is that it opens up a big can of worms as far as the IA Investigation is concerned, and of course the Ozzie backed lawsuit. If Ozzie wasn’t telling me the truth in the Ozzie/Buff Episodes…no big deal as long as you don’t get caught lying to the media is okay. Ozzie stays terribly fearful of responding to me in any way, as he knows it all will be documented and on the record. “I ask he won’t tell.” 😊
So… Is Pendell a Brady Cop like he says he is? I would imagine the Shea and Maclay lawyers are looking into that, as am I. Ozzie’s handpicked Citizen’s Advisory / Review Board (CAB) which includes Brandi Peetz and her father Robert West must know if Pendell is a Brady Cop… don’t they review all the IA Cases in their “Oversight” responsibility. I can’t imagine Ozzie not telling his CAB about a Brady Cop?
It is really easy to document that Ozzie has absolutely nothing but deep, and I mean deep, disdain for both Shea and Maclay… hell… even some of the communications between Ozzie and myself truly indicate that, so the big question is… “Will Ozzie’s arrest of Scott Maclay after the services for Freeman Hero Sam Strahan result in yet another big lawsuit we Citizens will end up paying for?”
I will keep you informed!
I REPORT YOU DECIDE!!!
It looks like two members of Ozzie’s handpicked Citizen’s Advisory / Review Board (CAB) are in a bit of a pickle when it comes to the CAB Ethics Code, the Public Disclosure Commission, and maybe some of we Citizens of The City of Spokane for using OUR time and resources in a Political Campaign, whether Citizens of the City of Spokane Valley will give a rip or not is another question.
This story is developing, and it is something I received information on back in July but haven’t had a chance to work on.
1) Robert West a friend of Sheriff Ozzie’s who works as a Clerk in the Spokane Municipal Probation Department along with one of his daughters Misty Griffith a Probation Officer in the same Department.
*** For those that don’t know Robert West is well known in the Criminal Justice Community, as somewhat of a wannabe Cop.
2) Brandi Peetz, another daughter of Robert West’s, friend of Ozzie’s and a former 911 Operator who is a Candidate for a City of Spokane Valley Council Position. Ozzie of course endorses Peetz a Democrat in that race.
3) Peetz’s election opponent Caleb Collier.
4) Howard F. Delaney Court Administrator for City of Spokane Municipal Court who would have to know about the complaints made against West.
5) Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, of course.
6) The City of Spokane Human Resources Department.
7) The Mayor and City Council.
Can we expect the Mayor and City Council to do much about this issue since it directly involves possible PDC, City Ethics Code Violations, and maybe more? With trying to figure out what to do about the purchase of Rifle Suppressors, a dysfunctional OPOC/OPO, and other things who really knows? Should they do something…hell yes!
Should I make a complaint to the PDC, as has been suggested and would take the Mayor and City Council off the hook for doing something? At this point someone else can take that lead.
Should Ethical Ozzie do something about his friends West and Peetz? Well sure… but since he has endorsed Brandi Peetz and it makes his handpicked CAB look bad… will he? Besides he is afraid of anyone who brings the truth forward and he likely has a lawsuit on his hands for his arrest of Scott Maclay one of his nemeses along with Matt Shea, at the services for Freeman Shooting victim and Hero Sam Strahan, the charges having been dismissed, and although the story hasn’t been reported in other media, it will be later here. So Ethical Ozzie probably has too much on his plate including all the concerns he has about evacuation of the entire City of Spokane.
***Let’s clear some things up before we hear the good ole “There ain’t no evidence!” thingy. There is plenty above and beyond the anonymous letter set to Collier, here is just one example:
***Let’s also be clear about this as well! Caleb Collier DID NOT provide me with the anonymous letter until I specifically asked him for it on Oct 12, 2017 12:26 PM long after I had independently investigated the matter.
I REPORT YOU DECIDE!!!
OPO Bart Logue is filing a complaint against Debra Conklin with the proper folks, Human Resources I believe.
All of this could have been averted had the Mayor and City Council worked together to take the proper steps to remove her when they had more than enough evidence to do so.
The only reasonable step now is to remove Conklin from the OPOC for the duration of the Investigation to prevent her from doing any further damage to the credibility of the OPOC and OPO ala Rachel Dolezal.
The Saga of the OPOC v OPO has now reached the bench clearing brawl stage. The good ole thanks for your time but your gone action wasn’t taken when it should have been, so the likelihood of litigation and embarrassment looms.
Few folks showed up for the OPOC meeting despite my story that it might be an exciting evening, by my count including me, it was 6. Which kind of surprised me since Deb Conklin had tried to rally her troops from the Spokane Police Accountability & Reform Coalition to attend, I guess to support her as she handed over the OPOC Chair to someone else. When I saw Conklin’s compadre Marianne Torres there I knew she would be up at the microphone passing kudos Conklin’s way, but she was the only one that did. If you don’t know who Marianne Torres is she is an activist which a simple google search will reveal to you her position on a lot of things including police and military folk. I am not one of Marianne’s favorites, I’m not sure why because we both have the same agenda when it comes to police oversight, could be the former Marine, Cop thing but c’est la vie as the French say.
I showed up because I happened to be on the Agenda about the Public Records Request I had made back on May 21, 2017… remember the “POS” “Dead” cellphone one, which btw is still an ongoing battle. Because of that PRR I needed to get Conklin and others on record which I knew would require some forcefulness or bullying depending upon your perspective. New OPOC Chair Ladd Smith did do a good job of cutting off my “interrogation”, so I think he will be able to handle his new job pretty well, although I would guess he hopes I don’t show up too often.
Aside from what I was able to get on record concerning my PRR, the show was great especially Gita George-Hatcher’s presentation regarding how Civil Service works. She did leave out the part about how the Civil Service Process has to be unbiased, nondiscriminatory, fair and nonsexist, as an email in my possession and disseminated to the Mayor, Civil Service, City Council, and others alleged. To be more specific the email I referring to states this:
“I am sending you, Deb and Ladd separate emails. But, the message is the same — I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Marty is being let go because she did not pass a typing test! I think it’s very sexist in this day and age to even have a typing test. Her job is more than just typing as you know. I have already emailed Ben Stuckart and David Condon asking for their help. I am also thinking of sending an email to all of the city council members. I am not afraid to go to the media if I have too. I just wanted you to know. Thank you.”
If you haven’t been following my stories part of the Saga is who gets to hire and supervise the OPOC Coordinator, so Gita was there because there is a battle between Deb Conklin and apparently Breean Beggs and the OPO over who should hire and control the OPOC Coordinator Position.
Even though the date of the email may later become important I’m not going to get into the above email too much because I think the sender now has a grasp of just how misguided it was, and I believe the impetus behind the email was from Deb Conklin who was pulling out all stops to try and keep her control of her confidant and UC operative, for lack of other terms in her fold, Huseman who had failed the Civil Service typing exam more than once, also in my view Gita George-Hatcher successfully put an end to this over-reach and attempt to control BS.
***NOTE TO GOVERNMENT WORKERS AND VOLUNTEERS!!!
If you are trying to create a hostile working environment to get someone you despise to quit don’t think you won’t get caught by waiting until they are out of town on government business for the backstab.
When you send an email to honorable employees intentionally leaving out the target of your hostility like this one you will get caught.
See the problem is when you send an email like Conklin did above to an honorable person like Gita George-Hatcher she will read right through your very poorly disguised power play disruption plan and include a copy of the response to your target.
When an individual is on a backstabbing power trip and doesn’t have the character, honor or fortitude to address the issue face to face you get this!
NOW FOR SOME TROUBLING STUFF!!!
If you watch the OPOC Meeting video you will see plain as day that City Council member Beggs has been providing the OPOC with LEGAL ADVICE.
During the discussion of who has the power to hire and supervise the OPOC Coordinator position Conklin and Vice Chair Smith brought forward that despite the written opinion of the City Attorney that the power lies with the OPO, Council member Beggs had gone to the City Attorney, apparently had some discussion with the City Attorney and communicated to Smith and Conklin that he disagreed with the City Attorney’s opinion based upon the NON- EXISTENT new OPO ordinance he was working on. Conklin of course tried hard to use the contrary Beggs opinion she was given to further her power play. Her attempt didn’t work and Smith rightfully pointed out that the new proposed Beggs ordinance does not exist (Nor does it have the CC votes to pass) and the OPOC is subject to the current ordinance.
***NOTE TO LAD SMITH!
If I get the urge to attend another OPOC meeting keep in mind that I might be old and I might be slow but I seldom overlook the appearance of impropriety and yes when I returned to microphone to speak regarding the PRR issue and started with the Beggs contrary opinion it was an “interrogation” technique. Both you and Ms. Conklin were already on record regarding the misguided Beggs opinion and providing the opportunity for someone to try and dance around on the record statements simply solidifies those statements… JUST SO YOU KNOW!! 😊
In the interest of complete transparency, I did contribute to the Council member Beggs campaign for election to his current Council seat. However as is documented in an email exchange and to be clear he expects and I always adhere to, if I see something I don’t like, Conservative, Progressive, Libertarian, Socialist, Communist, etcetera I will without question express my displeasure.
***NOTE TO OPO BART LOGUE!!!
I accept your apology for calling me an “ass” when I was just trying to get information. I understand your current frustration and I was not offended in any way. To be clear however, had you used the good ole Marine Corps term MAGGOT I would have been offended…so keep that in mind during future contacts as well as Cop cases you review!
I REPORT YOU DECIDE!!!