Phil Frost was camera shy, and angry about it

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Here's how life works for Sandusky police Lt. Phil Frost: When his boss gives him an order he doesn't understand, she's a liar. When he misleads the Murman investigators, he calls those "misstatements."

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Frost acknowledged Thursday that several statements attributed to him in the Murman report were "inaccurate" or "misstatements."

City officials should be embarrassed the expensive legal team they hired to conduct fired police Chief Kim Nuesse's civil service hearing actually believe Phil is a credible witness. He threw a fit during his testimony on Thursday because a reporter snapped a photograph of him while he was on the witness stand. Gosh Phil, you're a public official on the taxpayer payroll. You should at least have had the guts to speak out publicly and allow the reporter to not only photograph you but also videotape your testimony. After all, you want to get the truth out there, don't you?

When Nuesse testified earlier this month she allowed her entire testimony to be recorded and videotaped.

The city's legal team appears to be actively encouraging its witnesses to demand their testimony not be videotaped or recorded in any way. Does that mean they don't want residents to see this? If it does, that might mean they don't want the truth out there and by their actions are continuing to conceal it.

I agree with the sentiments these two commenters expressed earlier this week.

Unbelievable wrote on Oct 30, 2008 1:37 PM:

"What remarkably vague and unsubstantiated "testimony" from a supposedly seasoned professional police officer. You can now add him to the list of slander defendants."

Julie R. wrote on Oct 30, 2008 2:41 PM:

"OH MY GOD! All this expense not to mention all the humiliation this poor woman has been put through just so a bunch of idiots can call her a liar, a thief and now a demon...I am so ashamed of this city and the DEMONS that are running it."

Comments

Anonymous

That maybe he didn't want to be photographed or taped because the SR and Westerhold are so biased? Look what you did to Sam's. Very, very childish, I might add. I don't think any of you should even be allowed in there. You are so one sided it is sickening. Why would anyone want you to tape them? I sure wouldn't!

Anonymous

Besides that, Why in the world can't you EVER write about anything else Westerhold? Seems to prove the point of biased to me.

Anonymous

As residents we should be demanding that this "trial" be videotaped. Remember people we as citizens are the final check and balance.

Anonymous

If Phil Frost wanted to avoid my bias then wouldn't the best thing have been to allow his testimony to be recorded and replayed for residents to judge for themselves?

Anonymous

It is amazing when you get on the stand how you must tell the truth. The cops call Nuesse dishonest, what about Frost back stepping his statements and making false statements and that is okay? The difference is that he is under oath. Can't wait for the attorneys to start testifying. I think by the time this is all over, the city will have to get rid of a few good old boys in the police department and possibly one city manager. They are enough to drive anyone a little nuts. No wonder she had to keep looking over her shoulder all the time.

Anonymous

You people are just plain nosy. I think the ones involved that know what REALLY went on can handle it without you.

Anonymous

?? From what I have seen in these stories in the SR, I really don't think I would trust it.

Anonymous

Well it's very simple. If you don't want the other witnesses to hear what each other said, you make them leave the room. If would be pretty stupid for the Register to then video tape them and put the testimony on the internet. Come on, it is not that hard to see why they don't want to be taped and the Judge should have stopped all taping when the first motion was made. But of course, Westerhold would not have been able to see all testimony so he could prepare for his turn in the box. Get a life Matt you are pathetic.

Anonymous

That look on his face is from when he heard that Matt Westerhold was actually hired by a newspaper to try writing. Phil just could not believe it, based on the crap he had seen Westerhold writing when he was a punk at the register starting out.

Anonymous

I find it disturbing Matt, that you're calling into question Frost's "guts". This from a man that is the biggest coward this county has ever known. We all get it Matt....you are IN LOVE with Kim Nuesse, I mean why dont you just come out and say it, WE ALL KNOW IT!!! I mean you have to wonder why a good looking blonde wouldnt want a sniveling little "wannabe" editor of the Sandumpsky Register. What a life you could provide for her. I am sure she would feel safe with you by her side. When ever trouble comes, youll run and lock your office door and write about it. I am sure Phil is losing a lot of sleep this weekend because mean ole' mister Westerhold said mean things about him. I like how you only list the Pro-Matt posts on your sad editorials. You are such a joke Matt.....you have proven that the pen is NOT mightier than the sword. Frost TELLS it like it is, but you WRITE it like it is. Whats wrong Matt is Frost the kind of person who use to steal your pocked protector in school and stuff you into lockers?? Is that why you are so bitter?? Kim's got herself a REAL man here huh?????LOL!!!!

Anonymous

Here I sit having this visualization. HILARIOUS.

Anonymous

Matt, you just gotta be in love with Nuesse. There is nothing else to explain your obsession with her and this whole story. It's all you ever write about anymore. I have never seen such biased coverage on a story from any newspaper before. I am not a city resident and I don't know who I believe in this Nuesse vs. SPD case. However, it sure would be great to maybe just get some unbiased reporting. I know this blog is for you to state your own opinion, but I can't help but think that you influence your reporters who are writing about this because of your own infatuation and bias regarding Kim Nuesse.

Anonymous

I believe the Register published at the time of Westerhold's hire that he received his degree from either Ohio University or Miami of Ohio in 2004? At that time, however, he was working at the Elyria Chronicle? That's quite a commute! Is this an online degree? That would explain a lot. Is it a degree at all? Hmmmmm? That would explain everything.

Anonymous

The reasons for not wanting a video tape are simply to avoid losing the bigger lawsuit that will surely be filed if the chief is not reinstated.

All of the video tapes of the city's witnesses could contribute to studying who is squirming and not telling the truth.

The city has apparently figured out how weak their witnesses are as evidenced by Sam's and Frost testimony. With video, even a stress analysis of the voices and body language may be interpreted to assist Nuesse's attorney who will have a field day with that level of data upon which to build the key questions and exploit the witness weaknesses to win the lawsuit against the city.

Anonymous

This officer starts yelling and throws a fit just because someone snapped a picture of him. This is the kind of officer we have on our force. When things do not go his way he starts throwing fits. Makes me feel real safe to know this idiot is on our force and is allowed to carry a gun. Looks like the city is losing big time on this. They better back off and admit their mistake or it is going to cost us more then the insurance will cover.

Anonymous

I agree---when Nuesse testified she allowed her entire testimony to be recorded and videotaped. These guys are idiots that talk out of two sides of their mouths. Nothing but a bunch of crybabies who should be ashamed of themselves.

Anonymous

Lets put Frost and Westerhold in a celebrity tough man contest. The winner gets to de-pants the other for a video to be put on line by the register. Then everyone can see if Westerhold is really a man or a mouse by the size of or lack of.

Anonymous

Your frustration at having your girl friend getting sent packing is to funny to watch. Even seeing you at the McCain rally, you were showing how aggravated you were not to have her there by your side. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA you are two losers, what a pair.

Anonymous

How much of this can you take. Has it sunk in yet about her and Matt and Tim. We guess it was just about the pay check for you also, her being with them as much as she apparently was, leaving them heart broken.

Anonymous

Sams' testimony was on the SR video feed and the SR only provided small little blurbs, much like Nuesse's testimony. The truth is coming out..only the bias reporting won't print it.

Anonymous

You don't play the entire video. You play parts of testimony. Play all of it so people can make up their own minds. Not everyone has the same feelings for her that you do. Love is blind.

Anonymous

Westerhold admits that he agrees with Nuesse supporters. Come on, you have spun this show from the beginning. Kim can't get along with the police command staff, the fire chief, the law director, the administrative services boss, the county prosecutor, the sheriff, the city manager and several city commissioners. If she was such a great chief, she would have learned to work with them. That would be a great leader, not someone who comes in looking to lie and fight everyone. Be a leader and get people to see your way, don't lie to get your way.

Anonymous

Those of you who believe anything that Matt says are sadly mislead. I know Phil Frost personally and there is no way he pouted because a reporter wanted to take his picture...so now not only is Westerhold being bias he is once again lying to us all. Phil Frost is one of the most accessible officers at that department, anyone who has ever had any dealings with Phil knows that true. If Phil didnt wanna be taped it had to be on the advice of the city's attorney. I just can not believe there is normal hard working people that are this bitter against the Police Department. Westerhold is the on inciting this and I think he should be held accountable. He is doing all this in hopes that Kim will like him...well SHE WONT Matt.....so give it up and start focusing on something else....you are a pathetic excuse for an editor....

Anonymous

I swear Matt looks just like the guy who delivered my pizza last night in this picture. Matt do you work for Pizza House West???

Anonymous

You say she allows to be video taped and recorded? Did you ever take into consideration that it is probably because Westerhold and the SR are bias? What would she be afraid of they don't print anything positive about the other side? I would not trust Westerhold either. He will do ANYTHING to defend this woman, something like infatuation. Besides, she loves the attention.

Anonymous

I would say that maybe you should print some truth about the witnesses also...that way you won't appear so bias.

Taxpayer

Frost must have been coached for hours before his testimony. LIES classified as "inaccurate" or "misstatements" is dirty-lawyer talk.

Anonymous

Were you there or just going by Westerholds word? Or are you Matt? Try getting a little bit more information (ex: truth) before spewing all of your hatred. Citizens of Sandusky are getting alittle tired of your belittleing.

Anonymous

No, I am not going by Westerhold's word, I am not Matt (but thanks anyway) and I know this to be a fact----LIES classified as "inaccurate" and "misstatements" is lawyer talk---excuse me, I meant dirty-lawyer talk. THE END. (which means I have no intention of arguing with you)

Anonymous

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