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Assembly ignored Lowe's issues

 


What appalls me in the matter of chief Lowe is that had this assembly and manager listened to even one word of what people were saying, they could have stopped this tornado from once again disgracing this community and its police force. Gary’s career could have been saved by the assembly, had they listened to even one of us who has spoken out over the years, warning of a problem with Gary’s character, helping him to better himself. Instead, our Mayor praised him and even went so far as to threaten to gavel those of us who had the guts to speak out at the assembly meetings. They had no choice but to react when it became an internal issue. Now it is out of control. The assembly is the boss over the police, so they can fire a chief “at will.” We, however, are the boss over the assembly. Never once have they mentioned the complaints of the citizens and, trust me, I am a small grain of sand on this beach. It just happens that I am the one that got the loudest. Well, we will be heard. And I would like to thank Debra Schnabel for all she has done, because she is the only member of that assembly who does hear our cries for help. She appears to be the only one who truly works for the people.

Dean Lari

 
 
 
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