Smile for the camera, Kevin

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Kevin Baxter will testify this month in the Kim Nuesse civil service hearing, and I expect he will allow the cameras to roll when he does. That would be the best way to assure residents get the best and most complete information on this important topic.

I’m hoping we’ll be able to livestream his testimony at sanduskyregister.com. That coverage gets underway again Dec. 15, when the hearings resume for two days. You have to respect the “justice delayed, justice denied” strategy the city’s crack Cuyahoga County legal team has adopted.  The delay-delay strategy means these hearings could go on for many more months. When the evidence does not favor your agenda, stall, stall, stall.

The county prosecutor already has acknowledged numerous inaccuracies in the statement he gave to Murman investigators, although he has not been specific or explained why he changed information in their $22,000 report. I stopped counting at a dozen inaccuracies when Baxter had that deer in the headlights response to my questions. That probably won’t work so well under cross-examination.

The stories Baxter told the crack investigators about two specific meetings with Nuesse appears intentionally misleading when contrasted to what other participants in those meetings recalled. Of course, that’s just the opinion I reached after reading Baxter’s witness statement and then talking with those other participants after the $22,000 Murman report was released. Those crack investigators never bothered interviewing any of those witnesses who could have provided them more complete and accurate descriptions of those meetings. Did I mention the bill for that report alone was $22,000? The cost to date for Nuesse-gate, including the tab for civil service hearing, is likely approaching $300,000.

HAVE A (GIRLSCOUT) COOKIE, PHIL

And another thing, it’s not personal for me regarding Phil Frost. He might very well be the top cop in the nation. I just don’t think making a false criminal allegation against your boss – that goes nowhere and is disproved at a civil service hearing – is good police work, even for a bad cop. It's also a newsworthy topic. Will there be any followup? Will the city be investigating the false criminal allegation. It would be "super-crazy," to quote Phil, if it did not get reviewed.

 

Comments

Anonymous

Time to make a new article. Lets talk about how thick the GOB are with the SPD. All police are GOB. FTP!!! The SR will expose them

Anonymous

Me thinks the same.

Westerdump

Im telling you "between the cheeks"

Crackhead

taxpayer--

if you love kevin, truly, love him, i think you should call him. i don't think he reads these blogs. i really think if you are going to get into a relationship you should find out about his past ones. he is a very complex man and possibly has a God complex...

Anonymous

Maybe you'd like a former resident's view? I lived in Sandusky for a short time - unfortunately got hit by one of your area layoffs all too quickly. In the time I lived in your city, I found it to be inhospitable and quite self-loathing. I thought it would be enjoyable to live in a city by the bay, but - and this is even discounting my layoff - my experience there was anything but. It seems that you people dislike your own city, and frankly, all of the saber-rattling from this newspaper doesn't enhance the view. And all of that dislike is palpable to those who take up residence there. I felt it all too keenly, and now that I've moved on, frankly, I'm relieved. Sorry if this offends anyone, but life there was disconcerting.

Anonymous

Clark back at helm of Sandusky NAACP:

Did we notice that this article run yesterday didn't leave an option to write anything? Another one of the RAGISTER'S ploys to control. I say everyone cut and paste this on all the blogs and we can comment on it from each blog. Let's see if they will disable all the blogs. Why bother to write the article on the blogs when you disable the comment section. If you are going to pitch MATT you have to be willing to catch!!!

Anonymous

People don't "dislike" their own city without a REASON. And there's plenty of good reasons in this city so sorry to burst your bubble.

Anonymous

Fired police detective James "Al" Jenkins is scheduled to testify Tuesday. Kevin Baxter does not believe that Jenkin firing will hurt the case against John R. Riems and Judge Tygh Tone will decide whether the confession is admissible. Baxter said " Tone will be fair". That will be a first for that court house.

Anonymous

Isn't it about time for you to stir up another article?? Sure you can make up some more fantasies about Kimmie, or lies about public figures........

Maybe you should wait until after you testify in the Nuesse hearing. Then you can rip yourself a new one. Man wouldn't want to be you when the cross exam comes. Make sure you stick to your story that you weren't at Kimmie's when she was confrencing with the commissioners. Wait a minute, oh that's right, Kimmie went around telling everyone that you were there. Make believe? Just ask those at SPD when she said it, they might be able to give you a date for reference. Oh forgot, I believe your response to Julie Farrar was, "NO I WAS NOT"!!

If you do a good enough job, maybe Bailey will represent you in the slander law suit, that could be just around the corner.

Anonymous

show us more of your stupidity with another half truth article.

Bye Bye Register you are history!!!!!!!

Anonymous

Since the commissioners have a deaf ear at there own meetings, I suggest we call them. Here is a list with phone numbers and addresses!!

Craig H. Stahl, President

419.626.8631 (Office) * 419.625.7780 (Home) * 107 Lurie Lane

Craig Stahl was born and raised in Sandusky. He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1974 and received his Bachelor's Degree from Hillsdale College, located in Hillsdale, Michigan, in 1978.

After graduation from Hillsdale, he returned home, and in 1979, co-founded Lake Shore Graphic Industries on Hancock Street. Craig currently serves as President of his family-owned corporation.

Craig and his wife, Susan, live in Sandusky with their son, Matthew, who attends Sandusky Central Catholic Schools.

Brett L. Fuqua, Sr., Vice President

419.627.8776 (Home) * 2125 Remington Avenue

Brett was born and raised in Sandusky and is a 1984 graduate of Sandusky High School. He holds an Associates Degree in Legal Assisting from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from
Central State University.

Brett is an Education Training Coordinator for Ford and the UAW Local 913. He and his wife, Mary, reside in Sandusky with their two sons, Brett, Jr. and Brock

Pervis D. Brown, Jr.

419.625.8136 (Home) * 1910 Fourth Street

Pervis is a lifelong resident of the Sandusky area and is a graduate of Perkins High School. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force, majored in Business Management at the BGSU Firelands Campus, and has 35 years of management experience and an extensive record of public service.

Pervis and his wife, Sandra L., are the parents of two sons and one daughter, and own and manage rental properties.

Liaison to: Downtown Design Review Board, Finance Committee - Alternate, Fair Housing Board, Housing Board of Appeals

Julie A. Farrar

419.626.5743 (Home) * 426 Dewey Street

Julie is a native Sanduskian and SHS graduate. She initially became involved with city government in 2000 when she was appointed as a member, and subsequently the Chairperson, of the Sandusky Recreation Board.

From 2004 - 2007, Julie served on the Sandusky Board of Education. She holds a Certification from North Central Technical College in Activity Therapy and is employed by the Ohio Veteran's Home as an Activity Therapist.

Julie is married and has two children.

Daniel J. Kaman

419.626.1525 (Home) * 5323 McCartney Road

Dan was born and raised in Sandusky. He and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of a son, Dan, and a daughter, Kayle. Together they own and operate Golly-G Drive-In.

David Waddington

419.626.8681 (Home) * 1446 McKinley St.

David is a lifelong resident of Sandusky and a Sandusky High School graduate. He is employed by the Sandusky City Schools and holds a State of Ohio Stationary Steam Engineers License. Dave is a former national and world record holder in powerlifting.

David lives on Mckinley Street in Sandusky with his wife, Ann, and one son, Tyler

Robert R. Warner

419.503.1265 (Cell) * 419.627.1595 (Home) * 1011 Third Street

Bob Warner is a 1973 graduate of Margaretta High School. After graduation, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and served three years; he was honorably discharged in 1976.

Bob is a longtime member of Painters Local 788 and has had training in labor law, organizing, elections of officers, and contract negotiations & enforcement. He has been the Local's Business Agent since January, 2000.

Bob resides in Sandusky with his wife, Sami. "

Anonymous

Mr. Fuqua does not work at Ford. He sells used cars in Vermilion.

Westerdump

I wonder if the SR and westerhold would like me to place his home # and address in the blogs. next thing you know he will be complaining that people are harassing his b!tch a$$

Anonymous

These commissioners are supposed to be servants of us taxpayers. We have every right to know their addresses and telephone numbers. They work for us! We're their bosses! Matt Westerhold is not being paid by the taxpayers.

Anonymous

Baxter said Tone will be fair? Oh come on already Baxter, your lap dogs don't know the meaning of the word.

outsider

IT'S ABOUT TIME THE SR GOT A RECENT PICTURE OF BAXTER... THE 1988 PICTURE HAS OUT LIVED ITS USE. LOOKS LIKE KEVIN WILL HAVE TO GET ANOTHER EYE JOB.

Anonymous

Time for a new Blog Bro!!! Nothing for the new year Holmes???

Anonymous

Why are you so worried about Kim Nuesse? You should be more worried about these crook Lorain and Cuyahoga County lawyers that I heard are coming into this county and filing fraud documents! Get your priorities straight, Mr. Baxter! Who are you working for anyway? Sure isn't the people that pay your salary!!

Anonymous

There's a scam going on in Erie County with property and title companies and financial institutions (two anyway) are involved in it. This fraud is a lot more serious than Nuessegate.

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