Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WDT: Legislature Throws a Bone to Times

   A probe of the Sheriff's Department will be limited only to one incident involving a deputy thought to have been drinking in a patrol car, who was only belatedly charged with an open container violation. The County Legislature made that decision during a lengthy closed door session last night.
    Hard to say what that will accomplish, but lawmakers likely felt they had to be seen doing something.
Watertown Daily Times | Jefferson County Board of Legislators calls for outside investigation of Sheriff’s Department

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or they can act like the city council in the Van Waldick incident and do nothing until it is too late and the situation implodes like it did at the city. Would that be better Jeff?

Anonymous said...

Run for office, then run from the responsibility.

Anonymous said...

Whatever you do, don't micromanage...I read in Business Week or The One Minute Manager or somewhere...that doing that is baaaad.

Anonymous said...

I feel if that had been me in that vehicle with an open container or any other ordinary citizen we would have been arressted. I think this man should have been. I also think that more should have come of the Scott Gray incident a few years back. I guess it depends on who you are. Sad.

Dan Francis said...

All good comments ... some on target, some not. However this proceeds, we need a better run Sheriff's department and that probably reflects on more than just the man at the top - although that's where leadership starts and responsibilty rests.

Anonymous said...

I think we need new people in power positions here in Watertown. It is time for the people with a brain and sense of decency to show it and get these bad apples out of office!!!!

Anonymous said...

Danny for Sheriff??????????

Anonymous said...

Danny; Simple question. Should Burns resign for his complicity in this coverup?

Anonymous said...

Danny, what do you know about leadership? Your military experience is about command, not leadership. Real leadership involves no threat of court martial or firing squads.