Thursday, June 19, 2008

Newberry: Tim Bennett is my fall guy

This is a picture of Sgt. Hughes asking Mayor Jim Newberry about the whistleblower lawsuit against the city filed by Cpl. John Vest.

Newberry's response? "I guess I'm going to have to get to know John Vest a lot better," he said.

In sworn testimony, Newberry appeared to blame Public Safety Commissioner Tim Bennett for the cover up of illegal activities at the jail.

"Tim Bennett is the Public Safety Commissioner, who is responsible for the jail. And he is my primary source of information about the jail," Newberry said.

According to available court records, Bennett has not yet testified publicly. That should be an interesting conversation.