Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Skeletons Rattling In The Closet


Why did Supervisor John Auberger wait for a full year AFTER learning of Rahn's missing gun before asking Rahn to write a memo documenting the loss?

Parrinello: "How did you become aware that Chief Rahn's was stolen?"
Auberger : "Merritt Rahn informed me."
Parrinello: "Did u start an investigation?"
Auberger : "No"

Auberger responded "I don't know" or "I don't recall" to many of Parrinello's questions.

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SCATS ~~ With such poor ability to recall such important details of the past, John Auberger should RESIGN NOW! Maybe Parrinello can get Auberger's responses to Loszynski's internal investigation questions admitted as evidence just to prove Auberger has a very selective memory when it comes to his troubles with Rahn & the GPD ;)
 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hairberger's attorney advised his client to plead stupidity to protect his arse. It is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Keep saying i don't remember or i don't recall is used all the time. And as for Hairberger resigning??????????? The sheeple republicans elected him. Dopes!

Anonymous said...

Auggie is acting more like a mob boss than a public official

Anonymous said...

Maybe we're still paying for Loszynski's services because John "forgot" to tell him the investigation is over.

Anonymous said...

History repeats itself:

http://www.videosurf.com/video/iran-contra-coverup-1-of-8-57056810

Anonymous said...

Hey SCATS! It was GREAT to meet you today at the courthouse! Thanks for introducing yourself. You really do mean it when you say you have first hand knowledge. I appreciate your honesty and you have my word.

Anonymous said...

So we are to believe that someone from November 11 to December 4th , 3 weeks, would not ever reach under the car seat to feel for the gun? Is leaving a gun in an unlocked vehicle the standard procedure for police? Did he need to at least be able to have his gun or was he like barney fife and only got the bullets when they were on a big case? Was that an extra gun and he had another gun that he wore on his person like all the police do? Misplacing your keys or the remote yes but misplacing a gun when you are the chief of police is ....no do not believe it. Some possible scenarios come to mind....either he knew the gun was missing right away and covered it up until it turned up or he was clueless and did not know it was missing because he had a memory problem at age 50, or it was just not important to him that the gun could have been taken by a neighbor kid or relative and caused harm by accident.
It is curious that the accident that caused the 2 broken wrists played in to the defense of not being able to drive or handle a gun. How convenient. But they were broken wrists according to the EMTs. The lengths some people go to for hiding something that unbelievable and embarrassing.

SCATS said...

To 11:09PM ~~ Seriously?? You think he fell off a ladder on purpose to hide the fact his gun was missing? I guess he must be really lucky to have staged that accident just right so that both wrists actually broke at the same time. I don't think this man is any saint, but I don't know if he's that talented either.

To me, I'm wondering why Auberger can't recall needing Rahn to provide written documentation of the missing gun a year later, but being unable to recall why that was now. Obviously, he longterm memory was just fine back in 2001.

I'd like to know more about good ole boy Skip Beaver's role. What a surprise to see his name come up.

Anonymous said...

No I don't believe he fell off a ladder at all. But his wrists were broken or appeared to be. Too much of a coincidence that the broken wrists helped with the alibi as to why he was not aware that his gun was missing. Staged. With a little help from his friends.

Anonymous said...

Scats: Auberger's recall problem goes back a long time. Just last Fall he showed us all he couldn't recall Maloney challenging him to a debate even though he was challenged in public. His ability to remember things has become an issue of liability. Time for him to resign and head to Florida.

SCATS said...

To 12:11AM ~~ Do you believe Rahn staged Auberger's inability to recall who was acting chief while Rahn was out with two broken wrists, too?

Charlie Hubbard said...

It's all about 'trust'
When ANY public official or group of public officials feel they above the law, problems are sure to follow.
In this case the proceedures and expectations of those entrusted with a firearm are now and have been for years known.
Others know this is grounds for dismissal, but once politics enters into it nothing but problems will follow. Mistakes are going to be made. Honest people stand up and admit mistakes, those who do not stand up can never be 'trusted'.

Reguardless how this case turns out 'legaly' I truly hope any and all elected or appointed officials learn from this. My biggest concern is they will not.

Anonymous said...

No Auberger is pretending to not know that information on his own.
He has been told not to remember and that could be in return for silence from someone else. Just a guess. He obviously has not been caught doing anything felonious but at the very least is very lackadaisical about his administrative duties. Think about how many people under him have been let go or arrested for crimes from the tax assessor to the Beaver scandal to the shredders and the corrupt cops covering for each other. All the way to the top and he comes out of this unscathed.
If either of the lawyers...we don't know who asked him each question.....wanted to know some information they could have gotten the data with a subpoena and asked him to look at a roster for example and verify if that was the correct name of the officer who subbed for Rahn. JP may say he feels sorry for his lack of memory but he is relieved or not surprised possibly.
Here is a question. Why was he in the hospital for breaking his wrists? I know people that have open heart surgery and appendectomies that go home within a week for the heart and 2 days for the appendix. Even at that time 1999 why was he admitted for broken wrists? So long he had visitors! Was he there for something else too?
And when do we get to the testimony that would include JPs own admission that he had a meeting with Auberger about recommending he hire Pignato?
And since Losynski unearthed much of this when is he going to testify?

Anonymous said...

Listen 11:09, Merrit Rahn is NOT the one on trial here, so why don't you leave him alone. This isn't about Rahn's crimes and illegal stuff he's done. We don't care about that here. It's ok that Rahn did illegal things because Auberger's the real problem. Auberger=bad, Rahn=good. I'm also wearing my "I <3 John Parinello" shirt right now.

Good job defending Rahn SCATS. Did Parinello get you off for a crime you committed and this is your way of thanking him?

SCATS said...

To 10:56AM ~~ About those broken wrists & the hospital stay ... while I don't know about Rahn's particular injuries, I do know that if you break a bone in your wrist there is a decent chance it will require surgery. The wrist is comprised of several rather delicate bones. Often there is a need to stabilize fractures in that area with plates and or pins, both of which require surgery. I know someone who spent 3 days in the hospital after breaking one wrist this past winter.

To 12:31PM ~~ I'm jealous. Where can I get a t-shirt like yours? LMAO If you think it's only about Rahn, you better go have another drink.