Things just keep getting more and more squirrely in the saga of the Round Building vs the Cop Shop, which I wrote about earlier this morning.
Even though the Police Commission met and determined that it wants Chief Darryl Perry to come back, and the chief was planning to return to work today, Mayor Bernard Carvalho is saying no. In fact, he issued orders that Perry should not be allowed to enter his office, and the County Attorney even seized his computer. Good grief.
It was really kind of sickening to watch the video clip of Perry standing outside his office while the games continue. Carvalho isn't even on-island, so Perry is supposed to check in with Gary Heu instead. Right.
According to a statement that Carvalho released this morning:
“The Chief will remain on leave until we have discussed and agreed upon terms of his return.”
Do take a gander at the mayor's spin, I mean statement, which validates my earlier reporting that Perry wanted to be placed on leave from the get-go, but Carvalho said no, then changed his mind a couple of days later.
It also includes an email that Perry wrote to Police Commissioners after Deputy County Attorney Justin Kollar advised him that he could not put himself on leave. In it, Perry states that he had been “placed on notice by the Mayor for my involvement relating to the most recent complaint against AC [Assistant Chief Ale] Quibilan,” — whatever “placed on notice” means — and asks commissioners to “contact the Mayor’s Office as soon as is practical to have my [leave] request approved without delay.”
Interestingly, Carvalho totally sidestepped Perry's claim that the mayor had suspended him for insubordination and dereliction of duty. We do learn that Perry has an attorney, who reportedly advised him not to meet with the mayor, who is intent on reaching “a shared understanding of the terms under which the Chief could return to work while the complaint is being investigated.”
Now the mayor is miffed that “the Chief refused to meet and chose instead to communicate through the media.”
As opposed, of course, to letting the mayor do all the public talking.
To quote one observer, “It's a pissing match.” And to quote another, “What a mess.”
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Update: Mayor Says No
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Who did Perry choose as attorney? That decision might tell us something about if he's really trying to work it out or getting ready for litigation, or negotiating terms of departure.
Wasn't the chief all set to take a TSA job at some point?
The trauma drama continues, at the expense of the public and dignity (or lack thereof) of the crony Mayor.
Carvalho totally sidestepped Perry's claim that the mayor had suspended him for insubordination and dereliction of duty.
When and where did he make that claim?
In today's Garden Island.
“I was suspended for seven days first, for insubordination and dereliction of duty,” the police chief said.
Perry said he was suspended from Feb. 1 until Feb. 7, and then placed on paid leave beginning Feb. 8.
I hope he has hired the best. Which attorney doesn't matter, he should be protecting his rights.
This county is not know for understanding basic concepts of the constitution or employment law.
i.e. See today's fiasco.
What a joke. They look like clowns in a circus in that round building.
Kids watch the adults...our leaders, our cops,heads of religions....see the lies, corruption, and hypocrisy...looking for role models.
No wonder we have a drug problem!
Looking in from the outside: Sorry, but Carvalho is showing himself to be a megalomaniac. This kind of arbitrary treatment of a Chief of Police is totally inappropriate. If this continues even one more iota, Perry should resign. Offensive lineman Carvalho is not King of Kaua'i.
If we are paying for the Mayor and his entourage to attend the Grammy's - I believe the public deserves to know why and how much we spent. Who IS this guy?
Seriously anyone read in the Charter how to impeach a corrupt official?
This is just gone too far.
Have a complaint? Take it to the boss mayor.
It's not the Grammy's he's at the Oscars
Is he there promoting tourism?
Why do you have George or Art if you are Going to do their job too? Do your job, be here for the people who ELECTED you.
Self righteous Pompous cow.
Am I understanding this correctly? He's attending the Oscars on our dime? Is that for REAL?!!? WTF for? Some other pr junket? There's a crisis at KPD that he helped to create and he's not here. He micro manages or should I say Beth/Gary do, but his fat ass can't be hear to deal w this shit. He's a worst nightmare than I ever dreamed possible.
Lots of prejudging going one here by people who don't know the facts. Those facts, however, should become apparent as investigators delve into the chief's computer, which was apparently seized for investigation. Wonder what they will find, if anything, in chief and asher's computers. That surely should reveal more truth than the mayor or the chief's press releases.
Get rid of everyone, they're a waste of tax payers dollars. A total embarrassment of honored and respected positions. I mean everyone from Chief Perry, Asher, Quibilan, Mayor Carvalho, beth, gary, and the rest of the cronies.
Give Begley a chance, he has seen the corruption that exists in kpd. He may be able to identify all the problems to the Feds and help uncover and destroy Kauai's mafia. At least give him 2 to 3 years and if nothing happens, we must find someone who will investigate citizens complaints.
The coconut wireless confirms that many complaints about drug dealers, drug houses, murder suspects, internal complaints, and many other reports have not been investigated by chief perry and his asst chiefs. You have to wonder why aren't these reports investigated while crime rises on kauai.
You're all FIRED! Complete FAIL!
The department has been dysfunctional for decades and every chief in recent memory had gone through this kind of political manuvering/slandering and removal. Get the fucking politics out of it and let the Commission oversee the chief. Perry should've applied for the Honolulu job instead of sticking around for this hanging. Again Kauai County looks foolish and ass backwards.
The problem is that these people believes that they are the untouchables. We the people of kauai have let this abuse go on for decades because we are cowards. We suffer and our children will suffer unless we are part of the untouchables. I won't sell my soul to this evil enterprise, that being said I will never be accepted by this regime.
You know the good ol boys and girls are laughing at you.
You're promoted! Thats the way this county works!
Come on george and art are fixing their knee pads, give them a break!
Mayor you are suspended for 1wk pending the investigation. Someone take his malsadas, ukelele, and utensils away and lock the poi pantry mr begley.
Why would want to?
Did Chief Perry hire his brother Warren Perry as an attorney to represent him.
LMFAO he should have the inside scoop.
Where is Mel Rapozo and his ES 177, rat em out Melly!
Has anyone filed ethics charges against the Mayor?
Seems his behavior is an example of extremely poor judgement. Is it unethical?
For all the evil, there has to be good.
One or many will stand up and tell the truth. The truly evil and corrupt will be revealed.
Let's try this...
First, recall the Mayor and make a rule that his replacment can't be a "local boy."
Second, fire the entire PD. Make each and every employee (sworn or not) reapply for their job under the following conditions:
1. Submit to a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory according to the same criteria as the FBI.
2. Submit to a polygraph as to whether they've ever taken a bribe, looked the other way, harassed anyone, etc...AND do not use the same polygrapher KPD has always used, only one from the FBI.
3. Make a simple, CAPITAL LETTERS statement in the Charter that the Mayor DOES NOT CONTROL THE CHIEF OF POLICE. To do so puts the Mayor literally above the law.
It's time the people of Kaua'i get off their okoles and get rid of the "Boss Hawg" kind of mini-mafia, screw the people "government" that has plagued them since the Overthrow.
I second the motion... all in favor???
Who Mayor Beth TOKIOKA or the big singing dummy? Who's the mayor?
We have seen this secenario before: bailout big banks executives that bankrupt the country get millions of dollars in bonuses and then take a luxurious trip paid for by the tay payers. Trip includes airfare, food, lodging, prostitutes, entertainment, shopping spree, and all of this paid by nickle and diming the citizens.
Mayor and his entourage can stay wherever the Oscars will be. Don't come back to Kauai, you and your cronies aren't wanted here on Kauai!
The event itself is a mute point but his actions alone should be the most disturb.
Coward! He let his pawns kpd officers RAPE a lady they arrested and he stands silent watching like he did before as he does now. It cost Kauai half a million dollars, what what is this mess gonna cost us?
Not enough registered voters who will vote against him.
Define bribe. Alcohol? Maladadas? Overlooking a crime? Conveniently not charging a criminal because he is a GOB?
They believe Camelot will last forever.
The real question is will the public continue to drink the kool aide.
The public is drunk off of the kool aid, the nitpickers identify problems and bring up solutions yet their voice is silenced by deaf and mute herd. You must strike the sheperd and his flock shall scatter like sheerwater birds.
Probably at the prosecutors office collecting checks. Thanks to Shaylene
I rather enjoy watching the circus with the big clown strumming his ukelele, little people running around him.
It is really kind of amusing. I hope the plot at least gets a little more ump, like a nice plot twist were something or someone gets themselves really with their paws in the cookie jar (aka public coffers).
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