Baxter and Barylski correct statements

SANDUSKY Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter made eight corrections to the statement he gave investi
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter made eight corrections to the statement he gave investigators for the Murman law firm pursuing misconduct allegations against former Sandusky police Chief Kim Nuesse.

Baxter met with city manager Matt Kline and made the changes June 9, two days after the Register reported discrepancies in portions of the statement in which he discussed difficulties he faced in working with Nuesse.

Baxter altered the statement by crossing out sentences and, in some instances, penning notes in the margin. He did not meet or talk with Murman or Murman investigators before changing the report.

In Kline's disciplinary decision in which he fired Nuesse, he cites the chief's inability to get along with Baxter's office as one of the reasons for her termination.

"After speaking with Erie County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin J. Baxter, and his Chief Assistant Mary Ann Barylski, it is very apparent to me that you failed in maintaining effective liaison and open channels of communication between our department and theirs," Kline wrote in the decision.