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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Kerlikowske Letters

posted by on June 19 at 18:35 PM

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.

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Did we know prior to this that Bounds is leaving?

Posted by Happy Squirrel | June 19, 2007 8:25 PM

Yes, he announced his retirement several months ago.

Posted by yes | June 19, 2007 9:47 PM

Poor Kate Pflaummer. She acted like the Evil Queen of the Parks Board, then she threw a screaming tantrum and basically threatened all hell would break loose when Della wanted the council to have some choice in picking the members of the board, and now she sits on the committee to choose the new Parks superintendent? The same one she spent the public's time and money rubber stamping? Hmm. Can you say "conflict of interest"?

From reading her emails, it's clear she's still behaving like an adolescent.

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