Former Police Capt. Says Chief Conspired Against Officials For Rejecting "More Cops Tax" (InformationLiberation)
Thursday March 20th, 2014
After a Vegas town rejected a "more cops tax," the local police chief allegedly conspired to persecute city officials for their opposition.
From KSNV TV:
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- The FBI is asking questions about a former police captain’s allegation that top Metropolitan Police Department officials discussed ways to discredit the chairman of the Clark County Commission.
Former Metro Cpt. David O’Leary spoke exclusively to News 3 not long after News 3 detailed freebie flights given to non-police employees on department helicopters. O’Leary says Metro forced him out in the wake of the initial helicopter reports.
[...]O’Leary alleges a chief in the department called a closed-door, private meeting of captains in the investigative services division. The chief floated the idea of investigating Commissioner Sisolak—just days after the first time county commissioners rejected the “more cops tax” advanced by Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
“[Sisolak] was viewed as an obstacle to getting the ‘more cops tax’ and that was very contentious,” O’Leary says. “He’s not very well liked by the Police Department.”
The meeting’s purpose, O’Leary says, was “putting together a group of people who had the expertise of working organized crime to revisit and review some of the things about Commissioner Sisolak from his past."
“You look at his business associations, his personal associations, his business practices…other sources of information. Are they digging? They’re digging. Yes.”
This is a perfect example of the maxim that every tool the state has to "protect you" can also be used against you.