The Kerlikowske Letters
posted by June 19 at 18:35 PMon
A week ago, I filed a public disclosure request to try and get a hold of any email communications between SPD chief Gil Kerlikowske OPA’s civilian auditor, Kate Pflaumer. Today, I got ‘em.
The first email, from Kerlikowske to Pflaumer, gives a little bit of insight into the OPA process:
A couple comments on the report but nothing worth changing.
The time line has been reduced and continues to come down. It is not a question of resources but of management and direction. The case you looked at Friday is a good example; it comes in on 1/5, no statement is taken until 1/18, no video is obtained until 1/29, no interview of officers until 2/15 and the second interview of the officers was not conducted until 3/28. Another example were cases that were put on hold when one sergeant took a 30 day vacation, the cases should either have not been assigned or reassigned in his absence.
A large delay was in the Director’s office for her review. I understand her strong desire to thoroughly review every case but, as the time lines show, this was clearly a bottleneck.
The other email, this time from Pflaumer to Kerlikowske sheds some light on her feelings about cavities and the catholic church:
Next week is a horror - including a four hour (!!!) meeting of the search committee for Ken Bounds’ replacement. Ugh. And I think a new cavity. Ugh, super ugh.
I am the tort claims reviewer for the Spokane Diocese Bankruptcy settlement - responsible for interviewing 160 pedophile priest victims and distributing an insufficent settlement pot. Ask me what I think about Easter and the Catholic Church, I dare you! Anyway - that’s why I am so booked up.
While the emails are pretty mundane, we’re hoping there’s still more out there. We’ll post them when we get them.