Thursday, July 19, 2007

The house that Ron Tussing built

We're only hearing one side of the story so far, of course, and Steve Feuerstein sounds suspiciously like a whiner -- most guys would just move on to something else, and let the Billings Police Department do their thing. After all, do you really want someone as your cop who can't handle the bumps and scrapes of police department politics without filing a lawsuit?

But even taking all of that into consideration, the story coming out in Feuerstein's suit against the BPD doesn't sound pretty, and has a ring of truth. Favoritism, intimidation tactics, dishonesty -- well, it does seem to confirm every caricature of now-mayor Ron Tussing and his leadership style (or lack thereof.)

The alleged mishandling of confiscated drugs by BPD officers and Tussing's failure to investigate properly the complaints brought by Feuerstein were among the proximate causes of Tussing being paid to leave. In return, he agreed not to seek to be on the payroll of the City of Billings any more. (Not that he had enough personal honor to keep that agreement.)

We'll see how the trial goes.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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