Thursday, October 4, 2007

Q&A: Mayor & Chief On The Yukon

Thanks to Chris Twomey of The Pittsburgh Channel for posting this raw video from reporters' Q&A with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Police Chief Nate Harper. You can look in by clicking here. I was going to post it as a podcast, but Chris kindly agreed to offer up the video.

One way or the other, I'll be blogging more about this story tomorrow. (I was off sick today.)

While not it does not pass judgment, the language in the statement from U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan is striking. Because the Homeland Security grant for purchase of the Yukon was federal funding, the United States Attorney's office has jurisdiction to examine whether there were violations of the terms of the grant.


1 comment:

EdHeath said...

Hope you are feeling better.

I watched the video, and I can’t help but think that Nate Harper is being set up as the fall guy … again. As I remember, he was “reprimanded” by the Mayor for his role in the promotions affair. Now, as far as I can see, for up to six months the Chief ignored messages from this Sergeant Wallace, and is saying that he chose the Yukon for the Mayor to use. There could be federal legal ramifications, but they won’t fall on the Mayor because apparently no one will admit to telling the Mayor to stop using this Yukon until apparently sometime after the concert. I wonder how many times the Chief will fall on his sword for this Mayor?