BROCKTON, IL (ECWd) -
We attended the monthly city council meeting in Brocton, Illinois last night, August 8, 2012, and decided this meeting was deserving of a multipart article.
Ordinance to Reinstate the Police Dpartment
An ordinance to reinstate the police department, after what we believe to be a binding back-door referendum (more on that later) was passed by the people of Brocton at the last election, was motioned and seconded. Just after the secretary stated she was calling for roll call vote, Mr. Rick Wahl started his ranting.
Mr. Wahl ranted about an issue he had with a police officer almost 2 1/2 years ago in which he refused to sign a complaint that would enable law enforcement to investigate the allegations. He also failed to talk to the Chief of Police about it, and failed to talk to the City Council about it. Typical of someone that cannot take responsibility for their own actions, he blamed it on everyone else and stated: "I will never vote for this police department".
What he didn't rant about, but I thought you should know, is the fact he has family members and friends that have received DUI's/DWI's in the past few years and also a family member that likes to beat her boyfriend up with a pipe. Makes you wonder if these are additional reasons he doesn't want the police department in Brocton.
Finally Comes Out
This rant finally shed some light on why he is so dead set on ridding Brocton of their police department. It is purely personal and quite obvious he could care less what the citizens of Brocton want and voted for. "Public Service" must not be in his vocabulary, as this rant was all about a personal vendeta with him and the police department.
This type of public servant is not acting in the best interest of the city or its residents. The best outcome at this point in time would be for him to resign immediately before he can do any more damage.
Below is a short two minute video clip of the ranting, and is quite telling.