Friday, June 05, 2009

The mayor's 'confidential' memo

Yesterday on WSPD, we talked about the March memo Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre sent to Mayor Carty Finkbeiner detailing the impact of police layoffs and how he planned to re-organize the department.

That memo is here:


Finkbeiner's 'confidential' response, getting the facts wrong and telling Navarre to rewrite the memo to make it sound better, is here:

Chief Navarre's response, disputing the mayor's position and opposing police layoffs, is here:


As I said last night on Eye On Toledo, there are only certain documents that can actually be considered 'confidential' under Ohio law. This memo to the police chief is not one of them. It's a public document that anyone could request and view - and which the public has every right to see.

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit (a.k.a. Dave Zawodny) said...

Maggie,

Thanks for putting the paper to the "allegations."

My guess is that these documents weren't exactly freely and cheerfully given without delay...

:-)

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