Strange things indeed…

It was not Mitchell Johnson, nor the City Council, nor the N&R… but it was Wray himself who…

“…ordered a third inivestigation of Hinson to be done by two former Internal Affairs officers, D.C. Thacker and D.A. Wyrick, hired back solely for that purpose.”

Wray’s hand-picked hire-back investigators, whose “professionalism and capability were without question“, according to the former chief,  came up empty.  

The city manager didn’t learn of Thacker and Wyrick’s exoneration of Hinson until RMA found out about it and reported it to Johnson nearly three months later.

Perhaps it took that long for Wray to decide that Thacker and Wyrick needed a little looking into themselves before reporting thier findings.  Perhaps by self-described CIA-like (secret police, perhaps?) operative Scott Sanders who will quickly tell you (.wav file), “I go to a lot of strange places, and I look through a lot of strange things.”  Or, as Randall Brady more succinctly puts it, “…amazing what I get paid for, idn’t it?”

The strangeness will be in how some will include Thacker and Wyrick into their conspiracy theories.

The source documents will eventually be are posted here.

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5 Comments

  1. From A Clear Perspective
    Posted October 3, 2007 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    The Thacker/Wyrick investigation should have ended the Hinson matter but Brady continued the CIA mentality due to personal animosity towards Hinson.Wray’s blind loyalty to Brady caused him to make false statements and claims and made the City Manager and GPD look stupid. Lost confidence in Wray caused the Manager to force his resignation. Bottom line is that you cannot lie to the Boss. New allegations against Hinson still need to be investigated.

  2. MyTwoCents
    Posted October 3, 2007 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    There are ALWAYS 2 sides to every story – and generally speaking, both sides are a blend of truth, half truth, stretch and lies.

    From what I’ve read in the Rhino and at the N & R website about the Wray saga, it seems to me that someone jumped to conclusions and freaked out – that someone, would be Mitch Johnson.

    If only half of what the Rhino reports is true, Wray was treated unfairly and Hinson should have been fired long ago.

    Just MyTwoCents.

  3. From A Clear Perspective
    Posted October 4, 2007 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    The Hinsons and Fulmores of policing appear to be like a new “cancer” that we have yet to find a method of treatment and absolutely no signs of a cure. Old school policing would have investigated them administratively and fired them on the spot. This political correctiveness methods of dealing with problem employees severely harms the institution of law enforcement.

  4. Posted October 5, 2007 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    “The strangeness will be in how some will include Thacker and Wyrick into their conspiracy theories.”

    No, the strangeness comes from you in your on-going attempt to prop up Mitch, Miles, city Council, the N&R, and your continued schmoozing of same.

  5. Pete
    Posted October 11, 2007 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Great points here. The bottom line “is” that you cant lie and embarass your boss. Johnson did what any manager should do when people of all races and gender reported possible wrongdoing within the department. Even if Wray didnt know everything that was going on, using a football example: When the team loses, its the coach that typically gets fired. Managers are responsbile for all issues below them whether right or wrong. A real leader acknowledges mistakes and moves on.