Chas 11 months ago on Letter - Lack of transparency on Cooper’s health concerning

When one is on the end of an L&I claim he is at the whim of the State and his employer as well as his own doctors. He could receive a letter that requires his attendance to an examination by Dr. _and Dr. _at-Deaconess Medical Center, Seattle, in thirty days. The injured/disabled are expected to report anywhere within Washington State regardless of the public transit availability. The reality of an employee post-surgery on L&I can reasonably feel abused. It also requires he respect his own privacy if he is to require how others may use his records. Claims can take years. It is my ernest hope he not be met with a hostile work environment upon return to work. The incumbent has a record at trial concerning personnel mistreatment and lost. His on-the-job training has proven expensive.

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Chas 11 months, 2 weeks ago on Letter - Lack of leadership, accountability at Sheriff’s Office

It is bad enough a deputy performed in a manner that doesn't pass Sheriff 101. The deputy must have thought the command climate would look leniently upon his misconduct.

How does the sheriff pay the settlement of wrongful termination of a court judgment and then deny the finding of fact of the court? His conduct is beyond the scrutiny of the court? His conduct was lawful despite the judgment of the court? When does this become not subject to the same laws?

Does a prisoner lose their constitutional rights because 1) he was drunk 2) he was brown 3) because a deputy can say so? Sheriff Turner can be fairly judged on his record. No more, please.

Deputy Tom Cooper is better qualified. Nothing can replace the hours Tom Cooper has served Walla Walla County. Tom Cooper knows the proper command climate sets the standard to his Office's performance.

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Chas 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Letter - We can’t afford four more years of Turner

The employer will report activity on a disability in process just to build/pad a record; the L&I website offers a bounty for miscreants. Knowing nothing other than "knee problems" I'd not expect any good patient to sit around. The severest charge I've understood involved walking irregular terrain. That is a physical therapy achievement. People approach everything L&I with suspicion—or not.

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Chas 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Letter - We can’t afford four more years of Turner

The settlement of $50,000 towards the mistreatment of a prisoner inclines me not care a whit about the morale of the Sheriff''s Office.

How does that happen? What kind of officer conduct to a restrained prisoner on the ground is allowed? Tazer? Really?

The legacy of Sheriff Turner is proving to be an expensive on-the-job enterprise. It's certainly not entirely bad. I don't like the direction its headed. What happened to a prisoner shames me, personally. That the surname is of Spanish origin does not escape my notice, either. Do they wonder why they lack candidates?

I want the Sheriff's Office to improve what I read about their "settlements" in this newspaper. I'm voting for Deputy Cooper for change for the better.

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Chas 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Letter - Unattended motor vehicle law prompts question

Thank you for the correction. I regret I can no longer remove the comment. My remark is wrong.

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Chas 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Letter - Unattended motor vehicle law prompts question

I am sympathetic with Sheriff Turner and he loses no points. He was firstly, 100% attentive with his friend. Someone else found the opportunity of an attractive nuisance and fulfilled a small dream of driving a police car, without incident. It is not unreasonable. It is human and I find no personal failings.

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Chas 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Letter - Unattended motor vehicle law prompts question

When I was a young man I walked across Walla Walla to work. I lived in a run down neighborhood and I was stopped and searched at whim. I was always polite and cooperated. Later, when I closed bar and drove home at 2:15 in the morning, it was not unusual, being a single male, to be stopped for the most creative pretenses of violations. --well, I'm sure the officers were lucky more often than not.

I complained only once when one officer was abusive. The chief closed his ears and denied all my observations. That officer would within months, enraged, perform inappropriately and cost the city dear.

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Chas 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Letter - Unattended motor vehicle law prompts question

I think we are looking the other way. The vehicle was on private property and he was nearby. That didn't prevent someone from driving it away. We all make mistakes.

I wanted to redirect to more pertinent issue, for me, the custody of a prisoner. Or, as the settlement I cite above suggests, the mis-custody of a prisoner.

This matter is not ultimately about leaving the rig running.

Law officers that don't properly transfer prisoners from one civil jurisdiction to another are nothing better than kidnappers with great intentions and badges. (that's not law enforcement, but thuggery) What the Union-Bulletin story doesn't tell me are the facts of the case. Washington State law was meant to have a high bar as to what may be Sealed. Settlements hidden from public scrutiny.

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