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Tonight: Atherton looks at police oversight

Original post made on Mar 17, 2010

The Atherton City Council is set to take up the question of who should police the police at the Wednesday, March 17, meeting. A presentation by police Chief Mike Guerra about police oversight committees is on the agenda of what promises to be a very full meeting.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 11:36 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by Timing is Everything, a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Yup, let's make sure the police oversight committee issue gets decided BEFORE Guerra answers to the issue of the doctored police report. This way, he can continue to claim "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Posted by Looking Ahead, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Time to Sunset the Atherton Police Department! For some years now they've caused us nothing but embarrassment and expense. Their skills are lacking in both police work and public relations. They're more like the Keystone Cops every day and it's OUR MONEY they're wasting. Atherton residents deserve better and there ARE alternatives to this overpriced fiasco. C'mon over to Town Hall tonight and say so!

Posted by Michael Stogner, a resident of another community
on Mar 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of no Police Oversight Committee. They think everything is going just fine

Posted by Michael Stogner, a resident of another community
on Mar 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of no Police Oversight Committee. They think everything is going just fine

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:25 am

Elizabeth Lewis
"We do have a new Police Chief, we have a new Sheriff in town. We've got to give this administration a chance."

This is her response to at least one Atherton Police Officer committing a felony against resident Jon Buckheit.

She and other leaders are completely OK with the FACT that a Police Officer has committed a crime against a citizen/resident, and she has made no effort in the last 60 days to help Mr. Buckheit identify the officer who committed this felony.

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:53 am

A big Thank You to Mayor McKeithen for her strong support for citizen oversight and shame on the other four council members for turning your backs on the community that you were elected to serve.

Moving forward I will work closely with the Police Chief and the Town Manager to take whatever administrative steps as are possible to increase citizen involvement, understanding and support of OUR police department. I will also ensure any additional funding which is required for such efforts.

We move on.

Posted by True Blue, a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 18, 2010 at 11:13 am

Now there is a positive spin.
"Move On" ward to where?
Towards our downward spiral to the center of the earth where we can safely bury our heads?
I'm pretty sure some one will notice we are M.I.A. eventually....
but Thank you for caring Peter

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