Murman report: A mile wide and an inch deep

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

When he first began his $20,000 integrity probe of police Chief Kim Nuesse, attorney Michael Murman sent out a press release.

Anyone with “first-hand knowledge of accusations” against Nuesse should contact him. He also wanted to hear from anyone with “counter-accusations against other city officials.”

But Murman used different words to describe that invitation in the summary report of his investigation:

“(Despite) the almost constant presence of the investigators in the community over the past 10 weeks and a press release inviting those with information favorable to the chief to come forward, their silence has been deafening.”

Congratulations to city commissioners Dennis Murray Jr. and Craig Stahl, and city manger Matt Kline and law director Don Icsman.

You got exactly what you wanted: An investigation all boxed up that says exactly what you wanted it to say.

Comments

Anonymous

To these people on here that talk about our SPD, stand up for Nuesse when they don't know what they are talking about, act like a child, and say idiotic comments. Most of those tpye of people are just unhappy people and want to make others miserable. Remember, misery loves company. Most of the time they are just trying to get feathers in an uproar. Just try your best to ignore, they are hardly worth our time. Let them and Matt Westerhold be miserable on their own.

Anonymous

I don't know if they got what they wanted or not, but it is shameful that we, the taxpayers of this town, have to give up $20,000 for this crap: (and it is...all rumor; he said, she said). What a bunch of nothing. Now watch, the city will end up getting sued because our leaders didn't try to work this out peacefully and made such a big deal out of it. If that happens, everyone involved in this should resign PDQ.

Anonymous

To ref: Nightstalker comment: Wait a minute, you say you are a police officer with 19 years on the force...and yet you would print what you did? How much integrity do you really have to make the comments you just made, even if angry? How much caring really comes from you because someone disagrees with you and you lose your temper? People, all people, have a right to their opinions and may state such. It makes ALL police officers look bad when someone like you takes off on a general rant and says the things you just did. Not everyone hates the cops...and why do you care about the ones who don't? You are SUPPOSED to be ABOVE THIS. REMEMBER? You are one of Sandusky's Finest, Try living like it.

Anonymous

Apparently like the report, you didn't read the blog......I said I couldn't be that way because I had too much pride and my profession......maybe before you get on here and start spreading the (&(^(&)), should read and read again.

Anonymous

Hey Matt.........Did you or didn't you tape phone conversations? Still want that investigated.

Anonymous

Right on brother.These sheeple are clueless.they have no backbone,whatsoever.Just wait until they walk you into the gas chamber.Keep sitting on your hand's while these political scumbag's run roughshod over you.WAKE UP.Look around you this country is going to hell in a bucket.Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Anonymous

ALL THIS STUFF IS JUST TERRIABLE TO HEAR THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THESE HIGH POSITIONS AND WITH DEGREES AND ACTING WORSE THAT KIDS OR JUST AS BAD!!!THEIR HAS ALWAYS BEEN 2 SIDES TO EVERY STORY? LETS HEAR AND READ THE ______WHOLE MATTER ??? IT'S ALWAYS A FIGHT WITH THE POLICE ABOUT THE COFFEE AND DONUTS, (WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?) I REALLY DON'T READ ANY CONCRETE EVIDENCE??? LET'S SEE ALL THE PROOF N THE PUDDING!!! FROM ALL SIDES, (O.K. ALREADY!!!) I THINK THAT THE MERGE OF POLICE FORCES IS WONDERFUL IDEA!!!(SPD&PPD) A HOUSE OR CITY DEVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CAN NOT STAND !!! LET US LOOK INTO THE FUTURE ... CHANGE IS HEAR!!! CAN U SEE? WHEN LIGHT COMES, DARKNESS HAS TO FLEE!!!THE CITY OF SANDUSKY IS LOOKING PRETTY BAD RIGHT ABOUT NOW TO THE STATE AND THE WORLD!!! IF U KEEP IT UP WITH THIS EVIL,EVIL WILL BEFALL!!! GOD IS ANGRY AT US!!! (LET'S MAKE GOD SMILE ON THIS CITY)STOP ALL THE MADDNESS... (UNITY BRINGS STRENGTH)ARE WE TRYING TO WEAKEN THIS CITY TO WHERE AS NO ONE WOULD WANT TO VISIT THIS GREAT TOURIST TOWN? AND THEN WE WOULD LOOSE ALL KINDS OF MONEY!!!HELP US GOD!!!

Anonymous

cry cry cry mattie. Waaaaaaaa

Anonymous

Attorney General investigates it and sides with the released investigation. Then you will be crying about someone needs to investigate the attorney general

Anonymous

Fire her already!

Anonymous

Westerhold you are an idiot! Admit you were wrong in backing Nuesse! Fire her , and then you should resign!! The register rarely waits until they have all the facts before forming opinions, and it is obvious you and her are "friends", so, how can you be objective? Enough already!!!!

Anonymous

bring back gerald lechner as city manager/police chief. then we can get back to doing business in sandusky the old way...

hclayman

to slant at 8:11pm
BRAVO! what a perfect example of how words can be manipulated to tell a story, which is why some people hate lawyers.

to ref.slant at 8:17 pm
The writer wasn't slamming Jesus. Try to reread it with the insight that the story was about how someone can take a particular subject -Jesus- and twist it into something else using just words.

Lawyers take the facts and twist them to the point that juries believe that the guilty person is innocent? Understand? Think OJ.

Anonymous

Excuse me but you obviously do not keep up with politics, but the Attorney General is being investigated, why do you think at one of the commission meetings when it was mentioned that we need to have the ATG involved with the investigation of the investigation it was said "but not the Attorney General".

Anonymous

Think you need to read your Bible again. You have several inaccurate statements in you 'account'.

Anonymous

I think he's happier in FLA

QUALITY ASSURANCE

ALL 'HE SAID, SHE SAID'!

Anonymous

Matt - How can we get rid of you? Even your picture grates on my nerves. Go try on some sunglasses and look all coy and post that one.

Anonymous

MR. WESTERHOLD, we have never spoke, but I have left messages. I have an inkling that by now you wish the blogs opened by The Register had never been opened.

It was a dumb option in favor of "openess."

However, I do know (at the risk of more more uneducated opinions) that you are doing your job. Been there, done that!

IMO, chase all of this hype down. DEMAND an independent investigation in to this alleged "investigation. "EVEN IF THE REGISTER HAS TO PAY FOR IT."

Look, Matt, I know how this expense may cut into your annual bonus. But this is where pride, newsworthyness, take charge.

reader

Re: your online survey question

How about an option to pick " She doesn't seem to be police chief material and should be let go. " ???

The optional answers listed don't give an good choice to those of us who waited to read the report before getting our panties in a bind whining about the investigation, and, after reading the report, have concluded the chief wasn't performing her duties in the manner expected for a police chief in our fine city.

Anonymous

I hear the national Inquirer is hiring thats a paper that fits your journalistic ethics and by the way as for the ethics part im talking about how you and nuesse taperecorded phone conversations
Don't even try to B.S. your way out buddy i know you did

Anonymous

Stop wasting tax dollars. Fire her now.

Anonymous

Men and woman complained that she lied over and over again. Men and woman complained that she was a horrible supervisor. There is hard evidence that she lied repeatedly. What are you people defending?

Anonymous

Hate is kinda a strong word and does not really describe how i feel about Westerhold. I dont respect him and to me I would much rather someone hate me than disrespect me,but it doesnt seem to phase him. Which makes him inhuman. I would love to see Westerhold go to the PD and request an interview with an officer rather than hide behind Kims skirt.....He is a coward and he is slime. I am SURE this will be deleted because whenever someone hits a little too close to home for Westerhold it dissapears....I think he has given up on being respected because he just cant seem to know when to jump off Kimmies bandwagon....as for Gary Frankowski, I hope one day his guts match his big fat belly and he tries to show his face at the PD. No one has to respect him anymore cause he is NOTHING. The best part of Frankowski use to be his wife,but even her character has to come into question now with supporting this man and his "keeper" kimmie.

Anonymous

Maybe I shouldnt have attacked Gary's wife, but since some of you seem to be attacking Helen Prosowske, obviously everyone is fair game. Anyone who suppports Kimmie now is dilusional and deserves any comment that is made about them...I WISH so much I was able to reveal who I am so that Gary would know who I am....but for obvous reasons I cant.....He knows me well and is said to be the ONLY reason I have a job, well according tohim that is...

Anonymous

Bravo............the only respect Gary had at the pd was from himself. His hitler tactics and I know everyting mind set made him the worse one there. If the truth be known, I remember hearing him spiouting off after hearing Doyle talk, that he didn't want to work for a female chief. The only reason he started cheesing up to her is because she placed him back into a comannd position. Wheich should have never been done. runner had him in the right position, hallway monitor. For those of you who know, you know what that means. Oh and GARY, why don't you share with everyone what "LIE" stands for. Most of you readers now it as being untruthful but Gary has a different meaning for it. Rates right up with there with your hitler arm band you brought to work back in '89. Remember?

Anonymous

What is going on with the people of Sandusky? What in the heck is wrong with that Matt Westerhold? I am in total amazement! People whined and cried to see the report, they get the report, but surely they could NOT have read it. Are they still defending Nuesse becasuse they only read the summary and not the report? Of course the summary is going to be so bias...SR wrote it. They will NOT give up...it is unbelievable! That I will never ever understand. It has made me hate the SR along with SO many others. I am hoping that the reason people here is because they just like to keep watching people fight. I can not imagine anyone, after reading all that she has done, still defending her. I would hate to think that those kind of people are living among me. If you haven't read the whole 224 pages PLEASE do! One last thing, what in the heck is that Sue Daugherty (sp) thinking? Seems to me that she is not a very good judge of character...she got Buffaloed too. Is there any place that we can get in touch with to do something with this town newspaper that loves to keep trouble going?

Anonymous

Cancel your subscription now. Money talks.

Anonymous

Im glad Matt stole this from her rant at thursday night's commission meeeting
And who doesn't Sue Daugherty thinks she is, who is she to tell the commissioners how to run the city (elected officials classes, wtf) if she has a problem run for city commission next time otherwise SIT DOWN and SHUT UP, Susie

Anonymous

Fire her already.

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