Thursday, May 14, 2009

Liveblogging the Jackson Democratic Mayoral Debate, Part 3

Simmons asks Crisler if he'd slash the number of "in office" JPD employees and in turn increase the number of patrolmen. Crisler takes the opportunity to get a dig in at Johnson's failure to implement the Maple Linder recommendations.

Johnson responds by saying that Crisler was head of the Council's budget committee during the past 4 years, when the number of patrolmen dropped. Johnson then makes an interesting claim. He says that there were no promotions within the Jackson Police and Fire Departments since he was in office. Having had quite extensive experience with JPD over the past couple of years, I have to say this: I think he's flat wrong, and I was a little shocked to hear that.

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