No accountability for Bob Fletcher: Comment of the day
Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher defended himself yesterday against accusations that he fabricated terrorism reports by saying, "We don't have an obligation to define which individual or groups we're spending most of our investigative time on."
And he lashed out at the man who aired the dirty laundry, Ramsey County Sheriff public information officer Randy Gustafson, calling him "clueless."
"And herein lies the crux of the problem and in my opinion is a problem with modern policing in general, no accountability," commenter justacoolcat said in response.
"Shockingly," he adds, "the police always need larger budgets, faster cars, more exotic training locations, and increased powers."
Fletcher told us his officers attended over 100 meetings in their anti-terrorism work and collaborated with other agencies, but he says it's none of anybody's business what they researched and who they talked to.
Adds commenter Mark Gisleson: "I suspect Sheriff Bob is about to find out that it's much harder to manufacture reports after the fact than he seems to think."
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