Brady, Newman choose the zoo over you
[Featured comment from an Officer at EPD]
I for one am thankful for Larry Glass. At a recent Eureka Police Officer’s Association meeting, both Brady and Newman showed remarkable ignorance of the POP [Problem Oriented Policing] team. Newman even called it the “Policing oriented Police” team. [Ron] Kuhnel and Glass knew the cities problems and the police departments function in helping address them. The EPOA endorsed both Glass and Kuhnel for the Eureka city council.
Both [Mike] Newman and [Marian] Brady stated that they would cut public safety the MOST if there is a deficit (and there probably will be). Both also flat out said that if it was a choice between cutting $200,000 from the Zoo, or laying off police officers, they would lay off officers (which was surprisingly honest since one of the lowest seniority officers who would face the cut was in the room and was pointed out as possibly being fired!).
EPD is a new department since the arrival of councilman Glass and Chief Neilsen. I guarantee that if Glass is voted out, the PD will return to the “Golden Years” of the recent past.
BTW – Lance Madsen showed up at the meeting because he wanted to “show his support” for Newman and Brady. Both Newman and Brady stated they would defer to Madsen for advice on how to make cuts at the PD. Madsen stated Chief Neilsen’s “political activities” needed to be addressed. He also stated he would ask Dave Tyson to stay on as City Manager. I wonder what would happen to the PD if Madsen, [Frank] Jager, Brady, and Newman were on the council. Just food for thought.
From – A progressive EPD Officer who doesn’t want the city to slide back to “the good old days” that are so often talked about by minority “old school” at EPD.