I know for example, that you wrote several e-mails around September 26th and the 27th of 2006 to the city planner, that state that you were not the plan checker of record and had not ever seen the final plans for certain out of conformance properties that were featured in the finance directors audit of the Building Dept. These documents were not ever made available until the late fall of 2007, although numerous public records requests had been made to obtain related documents. The reason given by the city attorney (then Mr. Hynes) was that that they were subject to POTENTIAL litigation--this was an illegal denial of a Public Records FOIA request, and may well fit into the chronology of extreme suppression of certain facts that may also explain the intimidation that you as the source of some of this information, then experienced. My own guess is that enormous power and influence was brought to bare, in order to protect a few special people by subverting the function of police dept. into a private security detail for those above the law. What the police put you and many others though during that time frame was an inexcusable abuse of power.
A timeline that included both your experience and the harassment of Mr. Johns would help everyone absorb what happened here so that correction might occur.
This story contains 290 words.
If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.
If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.