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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on "State Examiner calls for state police investigation of recording and release of audit exit conference"

Updating this ILB post from May 18th, here is a Saturday story by David DeLong of WFIE14 that begins:

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - City Council Vice President Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley addresses the allegations that she secretly recorded a closed door meeting.

In a statement posted to Facebook, Brinkerhoff-Riley says, "The idea that I've done something wrong or am going anywhere is inaccurate. I've never seen such a rabid drive to hide the truth about the current state of the financial records of Evansville. The recording I made was to preserve the truth. The fact that it will be embarrassing is a testament to its value. Evansville still can't balance its checkbook after 2.5 years of Lloyd Winnecke in office. The way to solve a problem is to admit it exists. There's a reason our State Legislature made the potential penalty for the release of critical information to the public by an elected official an A infraction (speeding ticket). It was so that doing the right thing doesn't come at an unbearable cost. and I will fight any ticket issued. As to morality, I'll take my interpretation of morality over that of my critics any day."

ILB: Also of interest is the South Bend story from Courthouse News that begins:
Four South Bend, Ind., police officers claim a City Council member defamed them after listening to illegal wiretaps of their conversations.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 18, 2014 02:09 PM
Posted to Indiana Government