Sept 11, 2020: Police Corruption Investigation. (Original Headline)
(Oct 25) ~I have learned, during the investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the phrase "statute of limitations" concerning the alleged crime(s) was used. The phrase is used when a crime committed was not brought to the attention of authorities within a certain time frame.
Because of this action, I'm very concerned an executive or number of executives in Lebanon police hierarchy have been allowed to get away with their crime(s).
If I'm elected mayor, I will reopen the Police Department Investigation! If I'm not elected, I will demand the facts of the investigation be made available to (we) citizens, with an additional demand those who committed crimes be removed from their executive positions.
Full story below...
City politicians have decided to close the investigation of police administrative corruption, with no more than a "slap on the wrist" for the police chief, and other officials in his office. After careful review of allegations of corruption (during the last 10 years) as leveled by a police lieutenant against other administrative officials, and taking into account the history of corruption in Lebanon city politics, I will reopen the investigation, and personally examine not only the administration at the police department, but the legal department of our city. As a result, there may be some drastic changes, for the better.
~See news article links below:
Lebanon Mayor and City Officials End Investigation
Initial Story: Wilson Post Newspaper, by: Xavier Smith
Lebanon Police Chief Mike Justice, Major Koy Lafferty and Public Information Officer PJ Hardy face a series of allegations filed in a formal complaint by Lebanon Police Lt. Scott Massey. Some allegations date as far back as 2010!~As candidate for Mayor of Lebanon, TN, this is very disturbing to me, especially when I have the highest regard for law enforcement personnel. I will keep you informed as the investigation into these allegations continue.