Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 | 2 a.m.
I had to chuckle after reading of the recent report that Henderson paid $80,000 for by the International City/County Management Association concerning the city’s police department.
The association praised the department as having a “small-town approach,” apparently reminiscent of Sheriff Taylor and his deputy, Barney, in Mayberry.
This vision strikes me as comical, when I often see an elderly citizen stopped for a traffic violation, and there are usually two, sometimes three, police cars involved.
Then, of course, there is the ongoing federal grand jury that is apparently looking into the head-stomping of a motorist who was in diabetic shock by police Sgt. Brett Seekatz. Oh, that’s right. Sgt. Seekatz was “disciplined.” And the city paid the victim $158,500. And they paid his wife $99,000. “Small-town approach?” Um, it doesn’t seem to appear that way.