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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Westfield Police Dept. Internal Affairs Launches Investigation Into "The Fact of The Matter"

     As The Fact of The Matter closes in on 100,000 hits, TFoTM has learned that Westfield Police Department officials have launched an Internal Affairs investigation into the who, what, where, when, and how, of TFoTM.  Ranking officers want to uncover what officers, if any, have accessed this site, discussed this site with fellow coworkers, and/or posted on this site.  It appears that town officials are circling the wagons, once again, to thwart the flow of information that does not present them in a positive light.  Stymied by there attempts to attack the facts and message conveyed, town officials are attacking the messenger and anyone affiliated with The Fact of The Matter.  The only thing missing is a rogue police chief running illegal criminal history checks/background checks on people that visit TFoTM.

     In an attempt to attack the messenger or the source of information,  employees of the police department are being ordered to fill out a questionnaire.  Westfield Internal Affairs Officer Lt. Chris Battiloro is in the process of distributing a list of the questions.


     No doubt, that an alleged failed attempt by Westfield Police Captain David Wayman, to enlist the services of the Union County Prosecutor's Office to look into The Fact of The Matter, has spurred this investigation.  Once again, if WPD officials can't generate a complaint from an outside source to "jam-up" an officer, it will go to the extreme to generate one from within.
    
     If mismanagement of the police department wasn't so blatantly obvious, the information TFoTM receives would not exist.  This is another attempt to stifle the flow of information.  
     Perhaps Westfield Police Chief John Parizeau, Town Administrator Jim Gildea, and Mayor Skibitsky can compile a list of 30 + questions to be handed out to members of the police department regarding the theft of time by other employee(s) as documented by Police Chief Parizeau.  Go to link to read memo: http://07090.blogspot.com/2010/12/westfield-police-chief-john-m-parizeau.html

     That document, a Memo issued by Chief Parizeau and revealed here on The Fact of The Matter, was issued to all police department supervisors.   A thief remains employed by the department while the department attempts to identify and possibly terminate the source of TFoTM's information that revealed the thievery and other corruption allegedly covered up.  It seems that some department officials have their priorities out of order. 

     The last time the police department and town officials attempted this tactic, they were left to defend the actions of former WPD Chief Bernard Tracy.  Might the ongoing investigations into current police Chief John Parizeau's alleged misconduct and the recent investigation into the alleged misconduct of Captain David Wayman have sparked an investigation into TFoTM?  Is the town resorting to retaliatory tactics again?

     Another case of mismanagement.  Spending Westfield resident's tax dollars to investigate TFoTM's popularity amongst the rank and file of the WPD and others.  An attempt to crucify those that read, talk about, or acknowledge this site. 
    
     TFoTM suggests that town officials attack the messages/the information and refute the facts presented.  The flow of information remains open and endless in an attempt to hold town officials accountable for their actions and to promote the "transparency" town officials preach. 

     Is the Town ready for a class action lawsuit suit by officers that might be consulting with the A.C.L.U. claiming that the department is going to the extremes in their attempt to censor what officers read and talk about?

     Is the "blanketing" of the police department, with a questionnaire a violation of the N.J. Attorney General's Internal Affairs policy if in fact those receiving the questionnaire have not been advised they are the target of an investigation? 

     Is this just not another "fishing expedition?"

      Does the current Westfield Police Department Internal Affairs investigation validate the existence of The Fact of The Matter?  You be the judge.  

9 comments:

  1. What a mess. Leave it to the three Stoogers to pull a stunt like this. I only hope that someone has a sack and runs to the ACLU to crush those morons. Taxpayers of Westfield be prepared to open up checkbook this is going to cost you big time.

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  2. Hey Dave and John
    Nicole is a great source of information.
    Thanks Nicole. Keep up the good work.

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  3. So let me get this straight. The police department is investigating how this site obtained information in the hopes of identifying the source of information and will most likely look to fire the person. But a cop that was caught stealing and revealed by this site to the public is allowed to remain a cop? Something ain't right here people. Fire the cop that stole and reward the cop that leaked the information to the public.

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  4. Chief, we will answer our questions, how about you take a shot at answering these questions. (I don't recall is not acceptable.)

    1. Were you ever the subject of a complaint by the parents of a Westfield High School female?

    2. Did you ever enable the entrance into, and the consumption of alcohol by underaged females, at the Jolley Trolley while wearing your jeans tucked into your Timberland boots; loosely tied?

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  5. LETS ALL WELCOME THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE RAT SQUAD LT CHRISTOPHER BATTILORO. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF "ITS MY JOB TO PROVE YOURE LYING". WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS MAN'S INTEGRITY? WE HAVE WATCHED HIM GROW AND WE THOUGHT THAT HE HAD PROMISE. HOW DISAPOINTING. I WOULD THINK THAT HIS POOR PEOPLE SKILLS AND LACK OF SELF CONFIDENCE WOULD HAVE PROMPTED HIM TO BECOME A BETTER MAN AND A PROTECTOR OF HIS MEN. WHAT A SAD WASTE OF LIFE.

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  6. It's not his job to prove anyone's lying. It is his job to pit one officer against another to flush out the the source of information, anonymous or not. Why doesn't he do an internal affairs investigation on Parizeau. All the evidence is there, you just need someone with a set of balls to render a decision to terminate the liar once it;s proven he "mis-spoke". That's a way of fluffing up the the chief's misconduct, he "mis-spoke".

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  7. I guess Parizeau took lessons from Anthony Weiner

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  8. when dealing with a police department one cannot pick and choose what assignments they will take this includes supervisors and patolmen.....(unless of course you are one of the chosen ones then if you assigned something you dont like you just dont do it...isnt that right wolf......) I am sure that LT CB didnt wake up one morning and decide to spend his time looking into who is feeding TFOTM information that makes the Dave and John look terrible....my feeling is that Dave walked into CB and said something along the lines of the of "the Chief wants you to do this"....translated into police lingo that means he is being ordered to do it.....unless the order is illegal there is no way it can be denied or not completed. old saying dont kill the messenger...and in this case CB is just a messenger.....

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