Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cop Out

Who's the bigger swine, Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw or Des Moines City Manager Rick Clark?

Bradshaw stated yesterday that there were enough officers this year to handle the problems at this year's Iowa State Fair, but announced there will be more police officers and a stronger presence at next year's Fair.


WHO HD's Aaron Brilbeck didn't buy the adequate staffing explanation and asked why were there so few arrests after the attacks? "I can't tell you why there weren't more arrests," Bradshaw replied.

Bradshaw also could not elaborate on how many more officers that would include, yet the Chief of the Iowa State Patrol knew he would likely increase his staff's presence by 15 to 20 troopers.

Clark comes into this because in April he gave Bradshaw a $13,000 a year raise, on her $133,580 salary, to keep her in Des Moines because she was one of 11 semifinalists for the top cop job in Seattle.

According to Clark, "She's really good at what she does and it's not easy to find people of that caliber to fill these kinds of positions."

Bradshaw was firing blanks, and the scientific community is united in that fact, if she can't handle a little fair fracas there's no way she could settle down Seattle.


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