The Frederick County branch of the NAACP has raised concerns about a Frederick police chief finalist’s involvement in and characterization of a protest in Pittsburgh last summer.

Commander Jason Lando of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is one of two finalists for the top position at the Frederick Police Department. He’s also one of numerous Pittsburgh city and police officials named in a federal lawsuit launched by eight citizens following a June 1 protest in Pittsburgh, according to court records.

A search committee comprised of residents narrowed down 35 applicants for Frederick’s next chief to seven, then a committee of the city’s leadership team trimmed the list down further. In December, Lando and police Chief Cleveland Spruill, of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, were named as the two finalists. Since then, a background check has been underway. Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor is expected to make a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen sometime this month.

The lawsuit’s allegations include accusing various police officers of attacking peaceful protesters with tear gas and “less lethal” munitions such as rubber bullets and a flashbang grenade, according to the lawsuit. A flashbang emits a flash of light and loud noise.

The civil case is ongoing and has not reached a conclusion.

Frederick County NAACP President Willie Mahone said he and members learned of the suit while researching finalists for the Frederick police chief. They found online news articles mentioning the protest and Lando, prompting the NAACP to contact Lando to ask for an explanation.

The NAACP also sent a letter to O’Connor and the Board of Aldermen dated Feb. 5 outlining its concerns. The NAACP sent a copy of this letter to the News-Post.

“We think that information regarding Commander Lando’s involvement and description of the police response to the protest is important information that should be considered in his bid to become our new Police Chief,” the letter reads.

Protesters gathered that day in Pittsburgh to rally against racism and police brutality, spurred by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Lando, commander of the narcotics and vice unit, allegedly “ordered, authorized, participated in, and/or acquiesced in the violations of Plaintiffs’ rights” during the June protest, the lawsuit states. The lawsuit did not specifically describe Lando’s actions.

Lando told the News-Post he was not part of the tactical decision-making process that day, but had been working with detectives behind the scenes. He said the protest was largely peaceful.

Mahone said the lawsuit and investigations launched by the Pittsburgh Office of Municipal Investigations, the Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board and the Pittsburgh NAACP raises questions that should be answered.

“Of course we are concerned, but I think the general community would be equally concerned,” Mahone said.

Mahone told the News-Post the Frederick NAACP was troubled by a particular quote Lando gave to the media when describing what he witnessed at the June protest. Lando reportedly told the Tribune-Review police used smoke — not tear gas — to dispel a group of people who threw rocks and smashed windows. This statement appeared to contradict what other Pittsburgh police officials said.

Lando told the News-Post when he offered that quote to local media in June describing what he’d seen, he hadn’t been aware tear gas was used.

“At no time did I ever witness gas being used. I learned later that night during a press conference that some of the crowd-control teams did use gas in other parts of the neighborhood after crowds refused to disperse. I was not present in those areas so I could not speak to what occurred,” Lando wrote in his response to the Frederick NAACP’s query. The NAACP forwarded a copy of Lando’s responses to the News-Post.

Tim Stevens, a past president of the Pittsburgh NAACP, has known Lando for years and most recently worked with Pittsburgh police in his current capacity as chairman and founder of the Black Political Empowerment Project. Stevens said he accepts Lando’s account of what occurred June 1.

“I think he’s probably one of the most trustworthy police officers I have ever met,” Stevens told the News-Post.

Mayor responds

The lawsuit and media coverage was not news to Frederick’s mayor. The city is working with the International Association of Chiefs of Police to gather background information on the chief candidates.

“The goal is to make sure no stone is left unturned,” O’Connor said.

O’Connor and Mahone acknowledged the lawsuit is open and investigations are ongoing.

“There are no findings yet,” O’Connor said.

The mayor expressed confidence in the city’s background check process, stating information gathered would be considered before he offered his pick to the Board of Aldermen.

That is Mahone’s hope, as well.

“I really want to see the mayor take this into consideration,” Mahone said. He did not call the allegations against Lando disqualifying, but characterized them as relevant to the chief selection process.

On Tuesday, Mahone said Lando had responded to the NAACP’s queries in a timely manner via email, though he didn’t feel Lando had adequately addressed their question about the smoke, not gas quote. The NAACP also reached out to Lando and Spruill to pose other questions regarding policing.

O’Connor plans to make his recommendation for chief to the Board of Aldermen shortly after the background check process is complete. As he understands it, the report he’s waiting for is “sitting at the goal line.”

“When I have that report, we will move as quickly as we can,” O’Connor said.

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(105) comments

kfmd

Frankly, the city has done a crap job with this whole process. There is no reason we shouldn't have had a new police chief a year ago. The last chief was hired, and they knew he would not be here long. They should have started this process at that point.

kfmd

So did the NAACP President Willie Mahone find the articles regarding Chief Spruill. Where he issued the order to use tear gas to disband peaceful BLM protesters. Or, is this just a one sided smear campaign?

https://www.onlineathens.com/story/news/2020/06/13/amid-push-for-answers-protesters-meet-with-athens-police-chief/114872108/

Reader1954

my take is if you have applied to so many places that it just proves you are just interested in the best paycheck

KellyAlzan

Because chief jobs are just popping up left and right

KellyAlzan

Earlier today one of my wonderful commenters made this argument:

Frankly the City should not consider either one of these candidates. It is time to promote from within!

Lando states that he likes Frederick because he could be closer to family. If so, how does he explain that he applied and been a finalist for police chief in at least five cities, including Oakland, CA, Waco, Tex., Milwaukee, Iowa City, Iowa, Boulder, and Bend, Ore. He is also in the running for top cop in Arlington, Tex.

He has been rejected by all agencies.........”

I agree with the point that my subordinate is presenting to us.

But, I’m also thinking “here we got a county Sherf that never had any leadership role, never had any role in key decision making, never took a corporals exam, has no formal education ........”

I saw we just draw straws

gabrielshorn2013

Again with your personal vendetta. Your point was relevant 16 years ago when he first ran for office. He has all the on the job experience now, and meets the qualifications according to the CALEA certification. So, what does going after the gangs mean to you plumbum, and what would tou do differently? You never answered.

KellyAlzan

Really good plan, I hope we can give it a try

gabrielshorn2013

What plan is that plumbum? You never offered one. Yet you whine and whine, and whine. May I suggest a nice Camembert or Gorgonzola to pair with that whine?

bosco

A pungent Asiago goes well with a South African pinot noir. Place a few cashews on the side. Yum

C.D.Reid

Gabe, Plumbum proved a long time ago that she's a liar and a coward who can't be taken seriously. She post comments that are total BS and refuses to answer for them when questioned. She's like a little girl who sticks her thumbs in her ears, flaps her fingers at you, and dances around just out of arms reach shouting "Nyah, nyah, you can't touch me."

KellyAlzan

FNP - is your gonna moderate at least have consistency!

This story about police Chief selection has garnered over 90 comments. All because NAACP is mentioned.

The city is trying to do their due diligence in selecting the best person to lead the police Dept.

And here we have Sherf Trumpkins who’s credentials do not even come close to comparing to either of the two candidates Day and night difference is qualifications and in law enforcement leadership experiences.

[Copy made]

gabrielshorn2013

Can't help yourself, can you plumbum? There is some serious pathology with you. You never answered my question yesterday after your last rant. Let's try again. What does "going after the gangs" mean to you? Where do you believe that the Sheriff fell short, and what would you do differently? Please be specific.

KellyAlzan

👍🏻

gabrielshorn2013

That's about the level of response we can expect from you. Just wants to whine and complain, but you have no idea why. Zero credibility either. So, what did the Sheriff bust you for to keep up your personal vendetta?

KellyAlzan

Good plan, I say we go for it

Awteam2021

I don’t live in Frederick Proper, but if I did, I would want to know more about this. It wouldn’t be necessarily disqualifying. At this point, I would hope both of the candidates have been proven highly qualified. Not like the “Sheriff of Frederick”, with a history of racist practices, biases and all the political baggage. I would hope to have a proven professional servant, promoting community safety not subjugating “the others”.

HappySeller2014

Jason Lando has applied to be a top cop all over the country.

Waco, Milwaukee, Frederick, Arlington, Oakland and other locales in 2020.

Why does he want to get out of Pittsburgh so badly? That is a lot of applications. Be closer to family in Frederick? In Milwaukee, he wants to move on to bigger things?

He is applying all over the US? I guess if you shoot at enough fish in a barrel, you bound to nail one.

HappySeller2014

Cleveland Lee Spruill Sr. was appointed Chief of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department on February 4, 2019.

Less than two years and he wants out of Athens by shipping out his resume months ago.

Are these two "finalists" running from their current locales, or running to us to lead our Frederick City police force?

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION.

Is this the best talent the mayor can attract? No one from in state? Or in house?

HappySeller2014

I left out Iowa City, IA Boulder, CO and Bend, OR with Lando.

You gotta start wondering, does anyone want this guy? Lawyers like to cast big nets. But executives who mass proliferate their resumes rather than focus on good matches always make me wonder. Especially if they are not getting any bites from anywhere or anyone else.

KellyAlzan

I don’t know. I see no problem at applying. The chief positions are few and far between and very competitive

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C.D.Reid

Apparently you feel you didn't make a big enough fool of yourself yesterday, huh Plumbum? [lol][lol][lol]

KellyAlzan

This is a very compelling point I’ve laid out:

I am also concerned about what this candidate has to say about the carefree attitude displayed by the Pittsburg police regarding the death of Dakota James. Along with the mysterious deaths of other young men prior to Dakota. And now, another young man is currently missing.

Pittsburgh police have been very lax about what appears to be a serial killer.

I’d love to hear what this candidate has to say. He knows exactly who Dakota James is, I want to hear a detailed explanation why Pittsburg has not done anything to identify and capture the serial killer.

I would not hire him without hearing an explanation.

C.D.Reid

Why do you think it necessary to repeat your post of 8:29 last night, Plumbum? It is still up you know. Do you think people really care that much about what you think, or are you just practicing your copy and paste skills?

KellyAlzan

[thumbup]

sdm817

A whole comment without mentioning Jenkins. Congrats. I knew you could do it.

KellyAlzan

not a bad idea, hope everything works out

jloo

Lando is white...that's a problem.

girlinfrederick

If you do a search on both candidates, they have similar complaints against them. This would have been revealed early on, if even a basic background check was done, prior to the Mayor presenting them to the community.

teadoffinfrederickcounty

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

teadoffinfrederickcounty

Frankly the City should not consider either one of these candidates. It is time to promote from within!

Lando states that he likes Frederick because he could be closer to family. If so, how does he explain that he applied and been a finalist for police chief in at least five cities, including Oakland, CA, Waco, Tex., Milwaukee, Iowa City, Iowa, Boulder, and Bend, Ore. He is also in the running for top cop in Arlington, Tex.

He has been rejected by all agencies.

https://www.ktvu.com/news/a-closer-look-at-four-finalists-for-opd-chief

After Spruill’s arrival in Athen’s; in 2019, the county police department was involved in six shootings, five of them were deadly.

Spruill says unlike what protesters have characterized as excessive use of force by police against Black community members, "none of the people that were shot by [Athens-Clarke County police officers] were African Americans. We had one Hispanic. And then, I think two Asians and the others were Caucasian but in each of those instances it involved an individual, a person who either shot around, at our police officers, pointed a gun at our police officers or attacked a police officer with a knife. And so, in those cases our officers. Only use lethal force in order to defend their own lives against a violent attack on them."

https://www.wnep.com/article/news/investigations/the-reveal/athens-commissioner-proposes-plan-to-defund-police/85-aaba2b22-b8fb-4256-bccf-49f0e5371c7c

Memo reveals Athens police chief ordered tear-gassing of protesters, 19 arrests made.

https://www.redandblack.com/athensnews/memo-reveals-athens-police-chief-ordered-tear-gassing-of-protesters-19-arrests-made/article_52c83034-a468-11ea-9e0e-47a159891bf8.html

Local officials propose 50% reduction in police department.

https://www.acluga.org/en/news/commissioners-pitch-plan-partially-defund-athens-clarke-co-police

After less than 2 years in Athen’s Spruill becomes finalists in hiring process in Greenville, SC and Frederick, MD.

https://www.wsbradio.com/news/accpd-chief-is-finalist-job-maryland/MX4LICVGZFEBLHCHQONM3WICHI/

MD1756

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Awteam2021

If the plaintiffs are all white, claiming “abuse of force” by the officers, be a racist matter because they were protesting George Floyd’s murder? How does that work?

Dwasserba

'“I think he’s probably one of the most trustworthy police officers I have ever met,' Stevens told the News-Post." Stevens is President of the Pittsburgh NAACP. Sometimes your job puts your future at risk. People whose opinion matters could say nothing. This is not nothing.

Reader1954

we already know they are going to go with the black guy because otherwise the county will be accused of being raciest. We are now in the times of reverse descrimination

shiftless88

Maybe the black guy isn't part of a civil suit, too. I mean, have you considered that?

bosco

That's a good point. I hope somebody is looking into the lawsuit history of each candidate. What's good for one is good for the other.

Awteam2021

“ The city is working with the International Association of Chiefs of Police to gather background information on the chief candidates.” ~ Mayor’s response. “Candidates” being plural implies both, Bosco.

shiftless88

Of course, bosco. That is what they are doing.

Dwasserba

Anyone can file a lawsuit.

C.D.Reid

Shift, maybe the mayor was predisposed to pick the black guy before he was ever aware of this.

shiftless88

Maybe you are secretly an alien from a nearby star system. But such unfounded speculation does not really advance any sort of point, does it?

C.D.Reid

Shift, I don't believe that thinking a liberal mayor, and an inept one at that, being partial to promoting a minority candidate for police chief is "unfounded speculation." It's the new Frederick.

bosco

awt, mine is an old Schwinn LeTour from the early 1980s. When I lived on the west coast years ago I did several half century rides and two centurys, not to mention weekend rides on the Los Angeles river basin trail etc. [thumbup].

shiftless88

CD; it is EXACTLY unfounded speculation. Nearly the definition of it. You are just projecting. Classic.

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bosco

And here's old Doctor Fed Up GregF, to play his tired and worn out racist card. You must have your own Little Orphan Annie Secret Decoder Ring. Please share any racist remarks that we may have posted. Not conjecture. Not your own projection of what you think we intended or meant - but a direct quote.

Your credibility to play the racist card evaporated when you called me a racist for not wanting to buy a bicycle made in China.

Put up, or shut up.

Awteam2021

Intolerance of Chinese bikes is more fitting.

bosco

Yeah, awt, I have little tolerance for Chinese bicycles. Over the winter I've rebuilt my old Schwinn and it's ready for the road. It's a little heavier than today's bikes, but it's reliable and familiar and I avoided sending dollars to China

[thumbup]

Awteam2021

Problem solved.

bosco

Yep, awt, problem solved. The older stuff was better built. I've managed to keep our 30 year old washer and dryer going with Youtube videos and replacement parts. [thumbup]

Awteam2021

I have a plethora of Schwinn bikes, hanging from the ceiling in my garage, as well as Specialized, Cannondale and parts from other bikes. Before the pandemic, I came close to buying another bike. An all terrain R750 based fat tire, electric bike by M2S. But my wife has veto power. She said “ no more”, arguing , with only me and her still here, “why so many bikes”? They are taking over the garage. But all the bikes seem to get along so well.

Side note: It’s hard to find any bikes today completely manufactured in the USA.

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pdl603

Awe, the February surprise. Yeah, we should quit our bitchin and just settle for someone who fits the mold determined by someone like you and your crowd? No, we should demand the best and not be swayed by the bigoted NAACP spokesperson. If he was involved in putting down the violent mostly peaceful protests during the left’s summer of love campaign, then he did his job. Good for him and I applaud his efforts.

C.D.Reid

Reader, I believe reverse discrimination started years ago with the bogus policies known as "affirmative action."

bosco

The goal of affirmation action was equality/equal opportunity. That has somehow morphed into equity - everybody gets the same regardless of how much hustle is in your bustle or how much of an entrepreneur you are. With equity, Jeff Bezos would still be selling books out of his garage instead of building a business and employing hundreds of thousands of people. Equity removes the spirit to get ahead - just sit around and wait for the government check to roll in.

NewMarketParent

@reek

Equity is equal opportunity, but you are intentionally trying to re-frame it to fight for white supremacy.

C.D.Reid

@NewMarketParent/Chump

That's rich; a black man fighting for white supremacy.

bosco

CD, it's amazing to me how racist the LLBTT is that they can't wrap their little minds around a mixed race person being a pro-law enforcement conservative. But then I've dealt with their types my entire life. They get uncomfortable with the idea of the Democrats plantation system crumbling as more minorities figure out it's a house of cards. I also wonder where some of these so-called liberals fall on the Von Luschan scale - or how many would be surprised to find a little African DNA in their profile?

I wonder if their secret decoder rings will help them figure this out?

C.D.Reid

So you're not really a sock puppet, bosco? NMM/Chump will be so disappointed! [lol][lol][lol] That guy is a trip in himself, albeit a bad trip.

bosco

Nope, CD, never thought of myself as a sock puppet. It's interesting how much the Dims are focused on race. That speaks to their own insecurities. BTW, the group of friends that have been in contact with for 50 plus years, to a person, never worried about what race you are - it was about what kind of person you are. That's the American dream - something the Democrats can't stand if they aren't able to keep us down on massah's plantation and beholden to them for table scraps so they'll get the votes come next election.

Awteam2021

CD, Not sure how 8 white folks filling civil suits over police abuse would qualify as reverse discrimination. Please enlighten. Because they were protesting over the death of George Floyd?

C.D.Reid

Aw, where did I say that eight white folks filling civil suits over police abuse would qualify as reverse discrimination? Try going back and rereading the comments, I know that sometimes these threads can be difficult to follow.

Awteam2021

... especially the part about “reverse discrimination”.

Awteam2021

CD, You are the one questioning the legitimacy of the selection, basing it on favoring ones color (so called race) over another. Not me.

I’ve suggested, the civil case placed against Lando, ‘wasn’t racist’. But a question of procedure, the ‘right or wrong’ decision based best policing policy and best practices. Calling it racist would be a stretch seeing the police officers were ‘white’ and the plaintiffs are ‘white’. Lando even has the support of the Pittsburgh Community NAACP. The plaintiffs filed suit on abuse of power by police, not on the grounds of racism.

C.D.Reid

Aw, I did not bring up reverse discrimination, Reader1954 did in his 7:23am comment. I only stated in my reply to him that I felt the practice started years ago with affirmative action.

Awteam2021

So you don’t feel it’s reversed discrimination if Whites file suits against government officials, but if Blacks do, that’s reverse discrimination or not? I was only asking for clarification of your point, your perception that somehow “affirmative action” led to “white people” suing “white people” .

C.D.Reid

No Aw, my point was that reverse discrimination and affirmative action go hand in hand.

NewMarketParent

@CDeez

As apposed to the original discrimination, slavery, followed by years of cutting POC out of the political process and denying them full citizenship. We all know that the real victim here is YOU.

NewMarketParent

@Reader1954

May we all be the "raciest".

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NewMarketParent

@Greg F

From what reek said, he was a person of color (not really, he's a sock puppet).... Makes you wonder if what he said was really all a big lie.

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C.D.Reid

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] bosco, I've done the same with the G.E. washer and dryer that I bought back in 2000. They sure don't make 'em like that anymore. It's a "throw away"society today, appliances included.

bosco

Non-lethal tear gas " to dispel a group of people who threw rocks and smashed windows".

What would Mahone have the police do?

marinick1

[thumbup][thumbup]Exactly, bosco! [smile]

Awteam2021

I think you’re confusing them with Trump’s murderous insurrection mob at the Capitol. With baseball bats, hockey sticks, bear spray, armor, stun guns. Smashed windows, destroyed federal property, defecated throughout the building - incited by Trump to seize the Capitol to hang Mike Pence. 276 indictments, and over 500 investigations.

C.D.Reid

Aw, nobody who takes the time to remember what went on in Pittsburgh back then would confuse these rioters with the Trump supporters of 1.06.21. Rather than make a prejudiced jab at Trump, maybe you should take a few minutes and remember it yourself. I'd hate to see you make a fool of yourself the way Plumbum did yesterday. Here's a start for you;

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/06/01/Pittsburgh-extends-curfew-protests-george-floyd/stories/202006010049

https://www.wpxi.com/news/local/allegheny-county/timeline-44-people-arrested-during-looting-rioting-following-peaceful-protest/VIUHYBVPJJHW3B6R2XFOZVTDOY/

Don't be yourself what you once called bosco and me, which was "Both extremely stupid and willfully ignorant."

Awteam2021

Nope, Cd. Bosco is confused 🤷

bosco

Is that bosco the retired postal worker?

C.D.Reid

How is bosco confused, aw? And did you educate yourself with the links that I provided about the "mostly peaceful" riots in Pittsburgh?

bosco

No confusion at all awt. We were talking about the Democrats Summer of Love - Philadelphia Style.

I wonder how many of those businesses destroyed were Black-owned and what the hue and cry would be if the police had retreated and done nothing?

Awteam2021

Now you’re confusing cities 🤷‍♂️, Bosco.

bosco

Head slap. Pittsburgh - Philadelphia. Thanks [thumbup]

NewMarketParent

@Awteam2021

You forgot the Confederate flags. There were plenty of those too.

Awteam2021

Cd, “nobody who takes the time to remember what went on in Pittsburgh” then calls it Philadelphia is the definition of confusion.

C.D.Reid

Police, bosco? Mahone would have called in the counselors.

shiftless88

The issue was that he lied about it, apparently. He said it was smoke, not tear gas. So wouldn't you consider it a problem if you were considering a candidate for a job and found that they were part of a civil suit and also that they were quoted in the paper lying?

Dwasserba

Why are we so quick to call something a lie when someone says they weren't aware of something amid chaos.

gabrielshorn2013

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]Deb!

C.D.Reid

Dwasserba, we aren't. Shift is.

NewMarketParent

@Dwasserba

Because liars use the fog of lies to escape accountability.

Awteam2021

Clearly chaos Lando said according to this article “ Lando reportedly told the Tribune-Review police used smoke — not tear gas — to dispel a group of people who threw rocks and smashed windows”.

“This statement appeared to contradict what other Pittsburgh police officials said. “ Lando told the News-Post when he offered that quote to local media in June describing what he’d seen, he hadn’t been aware tear gas was used. Sounds like it was apparently chaotic. But doesn’t demonstrate racism. Especially since all the plaintiffs are ‘white’. The question is more how force was used. What was appropriate.

If it was left up to me, I would have open fire on the insurgents at the Capitol. Others might disagree. The question is what is the ordinance.

Dwasserba

That would be the question. The candidate wasn't aware tear gas was being used. He was forthcoming. Any of us could have a civil suit filed against us any time, it's something we can't control. It's not a disqualifying factor, in America it's luck if we don't. Do we wait until it is resolved? Is it fair not to? Is "what's fair" the issue when there is another qualified candidate without similar baggage? I don't know, just asking.

shiftless88

I get it, but I am saying what the issue is. Did he know or not? Why didn't he say "as far as I know" if he had such little strategic overview of the situation? Did he correct the record of his own accord?

niceund

Don't worry, the mayor was never going to pick this guy anyway.

C.D.Reid

I believe you're 100% right, niceund. [thumbup]

bosco

Hey Doctor Fed Up GregF, the Black candidate is a skinhead cop too!

Always trying to play your expired racist card aren't you?

[lol][lol][lol][lol]

C.D.Reid

Touché, my friend! [thumbup][lol][lol]

NewMarketParent

@Reek

I can't wait to play my race card. I've heard on the white deck gives you special priviileges. The other decks only bring you hardship and pain.

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C.D.Reid

Oh, is that what a "skinhead" cop looks like, is he?

bosco

Looks like Groggy got cancelled [lol]

C.D.Reid

Yep, it looks like he did [thumbup][lol][lol]

KellyAlzan

from what we know about the mayor, probably correct, niceund. Frederick city soon to have a black mayor and a black police chief

KellyAlzan

I am also concerned about what this candidate has to say about the carefree attitude displayed by the Pittsburg police regarding the death of Dakota James. Along with the mysterious deaths of other young men prior to Dakota. And now, another young man is currently missing.

Pittsburgh police have been very lax about what appears to be a serial killer.

I’d love to hear what this candidate has to say. He knows exactly who Dakota James is, I want to hear a detailed explanation why Pittsburg has not done anything to identify and capture the serial killer.

I would not hire him without hearing an explanation.

newspostreader

If there is an ongoing investigation they are not going to give any details. Releasing details that could identify the suspect will cause him/her to run. When Bin Laden was captured, we didn't tip him off first. We went in and got him.

KellyAlzan

different context. you would have to read up on the cases to understand the concern mentioned. There are MANY articles and write ups online about this. Hours of reading

C.D.Reid

[thumbup] Shift

C.D.Reid

Nobody cares, Plumbum.

shiftless88

On this we agree, CD

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