Reliable sources are now telling me that candidate for full-time Southbridge police officer, Ms. Ortiz-Diaz, will be made a dispatcher until she can qualify for the police academy in June.
I have no bias against this person; I am only addressing the process and the apparent hypocrisy that is going on.
Immediately before the section that I previously quoted from the town manager's response to Roger Caouette, Mr. Clark said, "…we were attempting to recruit people and have those done in order to try to get to an academy so we could get officers into an academy.”
Remember that it was so urgent that the appointments be made that the candidates’ documentation did not get into subcommittee members’ hands until only minutes before the meeting.
Now however, it is apparently OK to wait five months for this candidate to meet the conditions that were attached to her appointment.
As I pointed out in the earlier article, there seems to me to be a concerted effort to avoid having to appoint a candidate whose family is less than popular among our current ruling elite.
But, then again, maybe all the urgency that surrounded these appointments on December 19 wasn't only political in nature. After all, I only have the town manager’s word to rely upon.