NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) -
"We have an emergency"
"Two men that are very violent"
"Disrupting and yelling and screaming at everyone on the board"
All of those statements made by Board Member Melissa Stanley are false.
Then she tried to deny saying anything about violence to the Police Officer when he showed up claiming she only reported "a disturbance." The 9-1-1 audio recording tells something completely different.
Audio recording (download it here) provided by the Jasper County Sheriff's Office pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request.
Review the video (bottom of this previous article), and ask yourself if the statements she made to the 9-1-1 operator were true or exaggerated.
- Getting asked questions, after the meeting, about your illegal activities against another board member does not constitute an emergency (especially since nobody asked anybody to leave or to quit talking).
- The meeting was over, nobody disrupted anything.
- Nobody was "very violent" or any degree of "violent" - that was simply an attempt by her to get a quicker response from the Police Department, which also had the Police Officers showing up to a situation where they were wrongly told was a very violent situation.
- She joined and assisted in the discussion AFTER the meeting was over (which means nothing was disrupted).
- She assisted in elevating the volume of all three people involved in the discussion (meaning there was no yelling and screaming - and definitely not at everyone on the board).
- She lied to the 9-1-1 operator about what was happening.
What she should have told the 9-1-1 operator, and would have been more accurate: "There are two guys here that I don't like, and one of them is saying things I don't want him to say. Please come and arrest them for me because I am mad at them for talking in favor of board member we have all targeted for bullying. And make sure you arrest the second guy as well, even though he sat in his chair and never said a word to us after the meeting."
You be the judge...