Politics READ THE REPORT!
posted by July 12 at 14:00 PMon
In Counter•Intel this week, I argue that despite his intentions, Mayor Nickels’s review of the OPA’s work on the controversial George Patterson arrest—released on Monday— is not the soft ball whitewash that Nickels intended it to be. Nor is it the whitewash activists perceive it to be.
In fact, I argue that OPA director Kathryn Olson’s report is damning and adds indisputable credibility to activist demands that the Mayor get tough on the Chief.
I wish police accountability activists would seize Olson’s report—she adamantly yanks the OPA’s previous finding that exonerated the officers against charges they lied—rather than pooh-poohing it, and make the case that when the OPA director scolds cops like that, the Mayor and the Chief need to take action against those cops.