Change is good

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

The last paragraph from the Murman report executive summary recommends Kim Nuesse not be reinstated as Sandusky police chief "unless the city is prepared for the wholesale replacement of the command and support staff."

So be it.

Comments

Anonymous

Lets get a new chief of police!

Anonymous

I agree with the conclusion if that means that the command staff will quit....what do we lose, a bunch of cry baby losers? Return the police chief and let the chips fall. The city commissioners can restore order and discipline to the SPD by having the police chief back on the job to clean up the police dept. Next, the city commission needs to release the city manager and the law director.

Anonymous

How about a replacement for Westerhold.

Anonymous

Tim McClung appointed to the Asst. Chief of SPD under Nuesse. It would save some running for him, and they all could car pool to the coffee shops. Hence less parking tickets to worry about.

Anonymous

Way to go..get a woman, Cheryl to do your sexist work this week and write a "woman's opinion". The SR is just like the Murman report...only full of opinions and no facts..right???

Could an SR reporter find out how the Chief's daughter is attending Perkins schools for free, when she lives in Sandusky. Now that would be a story.

Anonymous

How about an honest editor for the paper with integrity. Because we all know, that is NOT Matt Westerhold...

I know you're going to delete this blog as all my others...BUT REMEMBER Matt that night you sat in her house, secretly listening to her talk to the commissioners on speaker phone, don't you Matt.

Anonymous

Start with city commissioner's first.

Anonymous

PLEASE ALLOW ME THIS FORUM:

I just finished reading the story in today's paper (Sunday) about the homeless. More than 90 percent are local people. The shelters are over-crowded, under-funded, and this goes beyond Erie County.

PLEASE READ THIS STORY, PLEASE!

These are not people who were/are on welfare. Their possessions are in a shopping bag (not in the story, but I know).

These agencies need our help, some very basic needs, like toilet paper, paper towels, trash and garbage bags --- and yes, some money.

What brought me to this particular blog option, is because Mr. Westerhold's topic is apparantly the most importent and pressing issue in Erie County this year. Many hundreds of blogs, pro/con, for/against, opinions run rampant.

YET, NOT ONE SINGLE BLOG FROM ANYONE WHO JUST MIGHT CARE ABOUT THE HOMELESS.

I am 73, have very little, but I have been close to the "homeless" possibility. So, my heart goes out to these people. The tears I shed right now cannot be helped. Make fun if you will. But if there is JUST one of you out there who may be thankful for what you have, read the story --- and share.

thank you

Anonymous

that Matt went into hiding in the "underground" according to the printed version. What's the matter, Matt? Getting a little too hot for you?

Anonymous

This article isn't a threat to the SPD officers, is it? Implying Nuessee will get rid of all of them? Another good reason she shouldn't come back. You're worrying about her attempted career vs. the career of many dedicated
officers.

Anonymous

Nuesse, you may want to get your name on the waiting list at the VOA. They probably wouldn't want you there either!

Anonymous

That Matt Westerhold can not get through one month, one week, one day, one hour, one minute, one second without obsessing about this woman. See how good she is? She definitely took over his mind and is doing a pretty good job with a few others from the sounds of the comments I have been reading. She is a real good manipulator. Why some can't see that is beyond me. It is everyone else's fault. I can not think of one single person that has not been blamed since I started reading these blogs. Sad.

Anonymous

Seem like a threat to me. This guy(Westerhold) better get a grip! He is going downhill fast!

Anonymous

Let's see here, the SPD Murmur report called for the command staff to be replaced and suggested that they may quit....good deal for the city, we return the chief and the chickens will then scatter leaving us in better shape to hire professionals who can work as a team with the chief...Kline & Icsman created a nightmare and now the city commissioners need to reinstate the police chief to avoid becoming a party to the sex discrimination problem they created when they endoresed the direction Kline and Icsman took by hiring the investiagators who were going to find criminal charges....NOT, nothing but sour grapes from discontent men who do not want to take directions from a REAL WOMAN, not like their whimpy wives..

pamela Hall

If she comes back there will be chaos. Grievances will fly at a great expense to the city. She has already had several filed on her. These are not cheap. This report has made it clear that there are issues with her truthfulness and decision making. That report would be the first thing brought up in each and every arbitration hearing. She has been render ineffective by her poor management and leadership style.

Anonymous

The chief of police can not hire or fire employees. Only the city manager can do that. She can only sit back and be ineffective.

Anonymous

That Matt Westerhold can not get through one month, one week, one day, one hour, one minute, one second without obsessing about this woman. See how good she is? She definitely took over his mind and is doing a pretty good job with a few others from the sounds of the comments I have been reading. She is a real good manipulator. Why some can't see that is beyond me. It is everyone else's fault. I can not think of one single person that has not been blamed since I started reading these blogs. Sad.

reader

I have been an area resident for decades, and a Sandusky resident again for 3 years, and I am not aware of any huge problems rampant through the command structure of the Sandusky police department. I feel we are well served by the men and women of the SPD.

I do have a problem with Chief Nuesse being willing to subordinate our department in any way to that run by Chief McClung. The people in Perkins all know what an idiot he is....that was made quite clear when he requested authority to accept military surplus helicopters to patrol route 250. And from the disgruntled comments in online blogs about his leadership skills...

What was the big rush to push through a merger between the Sandusky and Perkins dispatch ?

I am all in favor of merging services, preferably on a county level, for any and all governmental services, that will result in taxpayers getting a bigger bang for our buck. But trying to push through a merger of the dispatch systems when there is no pressing need to do so ?

What exactly is the relationship between the two police chiefs ? Why was Chief Nuesse willing to subordinate our police department to his ?

I think city manager Kline needs to fire Chief Nuesse and begin the search for a better leader.

Anonymous

Every other time on the SR polls you could vote everytime you signed on. Not this time. That's weird (jk). Makes me wonder if there are only a select few that can vote over and over. Maybe even the SR? Oh yea, they would stoop that low on this one!

Anonymous

Is she gone yet?

Anonymous

Throw the baby out with the bath water. You are an idiot. Since when are their complaints about the whole command staff at SPD?? What an imbicilic assessment.

Anonymous

The command staff had the courage to stand up and report the misconduct of Nuesse. They have nothing to worry about, if she tries to ever retaliate, grievances would fly. But this is all irrelevant, because she will be unemployed soon.

Anonymous

Had Kline had the backbone to support the Chief in the first place we would not be in this spot. So now he has to fire the Chief to prove he did the right thing in the first place, which I seriously doubt. Then we get a new Chief and if he/she has the same relationship with the other law enforcement agencies, which is not at all unusual or uncalled for, we go through the whole mess again when the whiners say that there is a hostile workplace. You are working for the Police Dept. stupid!!!! That is a hostile environment, if you can't deal with it, start teaching kindergarten if you think you can handle it.

Keep the Chief, get Kline a backbone implant and send the Commissioners to school to find out what their role in Government is, drag the Twp Trustees along, just for good measure. It appears the Chief was the only one who really understood her role as a employee of SANDUSKY and she is being burnt at the stake. Didn't we learn anything from the Salem trials??

Anonymous

You sound so proud and courageous for your actions. To me, one of the general public, you sound like a buch of immature fourth graders. Proud, courageous? More like sqeaky littlle rats with inflated egos, who under closer examination would not be allowed to carry weapons. Deserving of the public trust? I do not think so.

Anonymous

sandusky register...keep the nuesse vs. icsman & kline story front and center... when all is said and done the real master of deception,incompetency & charm will be revealed. don c. icsman has run this city since 1998. his fingerprints are every where and the "chaos" lies squarely on his round weak shoulders.

Anonymous

SAME PERSON....Hmmm I wonder who that might be. Are you having fun? Hope so. Noone believes you anyway.

Anonymous

What in the world makes you think that Mr. Kline would ever have even thought about suppoting her in the first place?

Anonymous

Spell check...I meant to say "supporting"...before I get slammed for forgetting the "r".

Anonymous

to happen is for PHares to get a backbone and some round ones and fire his screwball Editor Westerhoven or whatever his freaking name is !!!!!!!! That would solve a major problem that Erie County faces at this point!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

What person would cast their vote more than once on any poll?what kinda creep are you?how do you live in yer skin?Why would anyone vote every time they come on?Get a life loser,maybe some integrity.this town sorely needs it.

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