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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

City Attorney's Office Responds to Police Accusation that Pete Holmes Is a Lying Liar

Posted by on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:34 PM

A few hours ago, Rich O'Neill, the president of Seattle's Police Officer Guild, flatly denied that he tried to "make a deal" with City Attorney Pete Holmes—specifically, that in exchange for dropping an assault case against SPD officer Gary Haynes, O'Neill would refrain from bad-mouthing the city attorney (who is soon up for re-election) to his 1,250-strong police guild. When questioned on the stand, O'Neill called the story "an outright lie." (Making Pete Holmes a lying liar.)

And frankly, I'm a little disappointed at the restraint shown in the City Attorney's response.

From the dew-kissed lips of communications director Kimberly Mills: “As City Attorney Pete Holmes and an assistant city attorney were leaving the United Black Clergy meeting at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Nov. 10,2011, Sgt. O’Neill caught up to them and initiated a conversation. There will be no further comment on the conversation until the trial concludes.”

Sigh. It's as if there was an adult in the room or something.


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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 1
Shouldn't Holmes have called the FBI to have them put a wire on him and get the attempted bribery on tape? O'Neil's never going to jail at this rate.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on March 20, 2012 at 5:59 PM · Report this
Shouldn't the Seattle's Police Officer Guild be prosecuted under the current RICO statutes?
Posted by DNash on March 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM · Report this
seandr 3
Rich O'Neill committed perjury, and the city attorney's office should nail him for it.
Posted by seandr on March 20, 2012 at 7:26 PM · Report this
Sounds like they are leaving open the possibility of perjury charges. Don't you think?
Posted by JonnyH on March 20, 2012 at 8:24 PM · Report this
Fuck this. If Pete Holmes does nothing, he will go down as Seattle's worst ________ ever. Yes, an extortion attempt of the Seattle city attorney is called "initiat[ing] a conversation."
Posted by Pete, your subordinates are laughing at you, you pussy on March 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 6

Pete Holmes should be fired for getting up in front of an illegal drug party, held in a public park with his blessing, and telling young kids that it's okay to break the law and take narcotics.

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on March 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM · Report this
seandr 7
@6: Pete Holmes should be elected mayor for that.
Posted by seandr on March 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM · Report this
NaFun 8
@7 cept our Mayor did it, too.
Posted by NaFun on March 21, 2012 at 12:18 AM · Report this
Donolectic 9
@6 - Horrors.
Posted by Donolectic on March 21, 2012 at 2:59 AM · Report this
Sir Vic 10
@6 If only he had cuffed a few kids and kicked them on stage, like a good protector of liberties, then we'd be building a statue of the man.

O'Neill is finding out that the SPD has no credibility in this city anymore.
Posted by Sir Vic on March 21, 2012 at 7:26 AM · Report this
watchout5 11
@10 you can say that again, it's hard to look at a police officer in the city and not think of these cases, I get these represent a small percentage of people but defending the worst of "your own kind" sinks you to their level. I'm sure there are plenty of people in the department who hate this, who just wish justice would be served and they can go back to serving their community, who wish their fellow officers wouldn't use so much force when it's clearly unnecessary AND ENTIRELY CAUGHT ON FILM. The fucking balls on those guys.
Posted by watchout5 on March 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM · Report this

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