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    Go ahead and elaborate, large.

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    Sandra, I noticed in this morning's Chieftain that the hunt for a new police chief was derailed when applicants cited too many problems in the police department and withdrew. Do you suppose Velez is just the only guy who would take the job?
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    I'm going to wait this one out . . there's a lot more to this than meets the eye, I'm thinking . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by large View Post
    I'm going to wait this one out . . there's a lot more to this than meets the eye, I'm thinking . .
    The most interesting comment in the Chieftain piece was the last paragraph when Rhodes said he was told six months ago that Velez would be appointed interim chief and the permanent chief later on. Seems like the decision had been made long ago, even before the other applicants abandoned ship. If my memory serves me correctly, Velez originally said he was not in the running for the chief position, but just a placeholder until the consultants did their thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by large View Post
    Y'kno, this may have opened a can of worms for the city and their human resources people . .

    Think about it . .
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    The most interesting comment in the Chieftain piece was the last paragraph when Rhodes said he was told six months ago that Velez would be appointed interim chief and the permanent chief later on. Seems like the decision had been made long ago, even before the other applicants abandoned ship. If my memory serves me correctly, Velez originally said he was not in the running for the chief position, but just a placeholder until the consultants did their thing.
    And that may come back to haunt them. On several fronts. One might look to legal action from some (or all) of those applicants who literally wasted their time and resources applying for the job. The Police Union might have some sour grapes on hand, as well as might some of the members of the City Council once things start to go South. There's all kinds of little legal entanglements that Jerry Pacheco has exposed himself to . . And it begs to question the credibility of Velez himself . . What did he know and When did he know it? Velez already has a history that some consider questionable from his tenure as Police Chief of Colorado Springs . .

    Also, we watched the Saga of Andy McLaclan, a case of Chief Velez making a bureaucratic mistake and then attempting to punish a subordinate for it . . Sort of like jumping to the conclusion that certain evidence could be done away with.

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    Well, again, I'm gonna put my conclusions on hold for a while. But it's kinda like that "Cheap Suit", it may "Fit" but it still doesn't look right . . .
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