PBA Vote of No Confidence
The letter cites "an atmosphere of mistrust, disinformation and disorganization" with references to unfulfilled promises of new police vehicles and changes to uniforms.
In addition, the letter notes a plan to demote three captains, claiming the director's announcement was not corroborated by other city officials.
Further, six new officers were hired despite an alleged layoff/demotion plan having been submitted to the Civil Service Commission.
Although the legal representives allude to many more reasons for a lack of confidence in the director's leadership, the letter concludes with the comment, "Frankly, our members deserve to be treated with more respect - especially in light of their efforts in helping the City secure a record low crime rate in 2009."
Meanwhile, whatever the situation is with the allegations of impropriety, Plaintalker looked up the statutes on soliciting prostitution and was surprised to see how out-of-date they may be.
In years past, local police did make undercover busts by placing decoys on such local hot spots as the 1500 block of West Front Street where hookers did in fact violate state statute 2.C:34-1.1 by waving down cars and beckoning to people. So what if somebody nowadays arranges a "hook-up" online?
Much tidier, but just as illegal?
Time will tell.