‘Brady cop’ tag for King

Dishonesty label may be downfall, but not necessarily

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Not Freida Cook - Am a relative - Patrick Rodgers - Since municipal government time sheets are normaly reviewed and approved by a supervisor, who in the Sheriff’s Department had the responsibility for approving King’s time card to assure it was correct.  Had that person been doing their job, questions should have been raised about the hours and either justified or deleted from the card before it was submitted and paid? 

If I were a voter, I would want to know in my mind before voting “Yea” or “Nay” if the time card error was intentional or unintentional.  That intent or lack thereof goes a long way in documenting the honesty and integrity of Steve King.  If the Internal Affairs Investigation was done properly, intent should have been documented and served as justification for sustaining the charge of timecard falsification.  A possible criminal charge for Fraud might also have been considered?  If intent could not be proven, the charge would not be sustained and have been handled as an unintentional error by King. 

As I recall from the media coverage, King was terminated for insubordination, due to his dealings with the Sheriff and not for fraudulent submission of a timecard. That leaves questions to be answered by both the Sheriff and Steve King.  For the sake of all involved and most importantly the citizens of Mesa County, this matter needs to be resolved as quickly as possible. As Fox Mulder from the “X Files” used to say, “The truth is out there.”

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