Today’s primary post discusses the transparent biases of some critics of the civil suit settlement. It also raises an obvious, if largely overlooked, point: it’s fanciful to believe that everything bad about the DPD’s performance has already come to light.
For instance, Deputy Police Chief Ron Hodge has yet to be deposed. This is the same Ron Hodge who,
As we know now, the case not only wasn’t strong; there was no case at all; Hodge’s portrayal of the evidence was, therefore, false.
Only two explanations exist for his statement: (1) in the highest-profile case in the city’s history, he allowed his fellow officers to mislead him, causing him to mislead the public—calling into question his competence; or (2) he willfully misled the public—calling into question his ethics.
Under oath, what explanation would Hodge provide?