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Doesn't it seem suspicious that for 76 obstruction charges, none resulted in jail time?

Posted by Greg | October 10, 2008 5:01 PM

How about assault charges after the fact? Any pattern of abuse there?

Posted by keshmeshi | October 10, 2008 5:11 PM

So why is the budget for them so out of control, then?


Yeah, like we actually believe you ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 10, 2008 5:29 PM

I'm not sure I understand. Is the OPA auditor is using the lack of an OPA complaint as prima facie evidence that there is no problem with the arrest? If so, that's bullshit.

But even if not, can't we point out the obvious here? The OPA auditor exists mainly to reinforce the lack of transparency abound the OPA. If this supposedly independent expert has reviewed the files, then we're supposed to be contented with the fact that the public has no access to them whatsoever. Nothing to see here. Trust us...

Posted by Trevor | October 10, 2008 5:36 PM

So, 7 arrests resulting from jaywalking (not even a misdemeanor) doesn't indicate an abuse of power?

Posted by Free Lunch | October 10, 2008 6:32 PM

To protect and serve, my ass!

Take that any way you want to.

Posted by pigroast | October 11, 2008 12:09 AM

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