Thursday, October 22, 2009
I've Heard of Extra Patrols, but THIS IS RIDICULOUS!
As first reported over on Terry Burns' Indianapolis Times Blog, the lone squad car sitting at Maple Creek Golf Course every night has hit the local television news.
Fox 59's Russ McQuaid had the goods originally reported on Terry's blog and was armed with video when he confronted interim Public Safety Director Marc Renner about the possibility of a Greg Ballard campaign contributor getting preferential treatment in the form of a working police car sitting in his business parking lot for a month. The Fox 59 report also shows a golf course employee driving the car and storing it in the pole barn for the overnight period. McQuaid's report also reveals an e-mail from course owner (and Ballard campaign contributor) Dave Bego which stated that he had a problem with car break-ins in his lot.
In short, it's worth the three minutes and 22 seconds to watch the report. You can do so by clicking on this link.
For his part, Renner does his best to shine this excrement, but it's just not working. Mayor Ballard needs to explain this one himself. Renner follows orders, and the Lieutenant Colonel may have given them this time. Kudos again to Terry Burns and to Fox 59 for bringing this important story to light.