Saturday, October 06, 2012

Sam Ross & Brian Ball: The Connection


Of course there's NOTHING to see here folks ...

Just because Greece Police Dept's ill-fated former Sgt. Brian Ball happens to be Chief of the Union Hill Fire Dept ...

AND ... just because Chief Todd ran all over Greece when he was first hired as Greece Police Chief telling everyone that "Brian Ball will never work for Greece Police again" ...

AND just because current/suspended-with-pay Greece Police Officer Sam Ross used to be the Deputy Chief of the Union Hill FD where he is still listed as an EMS Volunteer ...

Doesn't mean Greece PD is still tainted by ghosts from Merritt Rahn's (and John Auberger's)past. Nope. Couldn't be ... ;)

I WONDER WHY NONE OF THE OTHER LOCAL MEDIA MADE THIS CONNECTION???
 

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

here we go again........

Anonymous said...

Chalk another one up to the hiring practices of Auburger.We can put this one in the loss column when it comes to the games played in this corrupt town government. Let's see if he tries to place the blame on Merritt Rahn as he did with our jail birds being hired inspite of their records with the RPD.
The year this guy was hired, I met with Rahn regarding an unrelated issue. The subject of hiring new cops came up. I question why he was hiring lateral transfers from other departments. His response was swift and obviously bothersome to him. "I don't hire anybody Auberger does all the hiring and has done so since he became supervisor." I didn't find this fact to be surprising because it was well known in political circles that Auburger disliked Rahn. What was troubling to me was Rahn telling me that in most hirings, he had never met the new hires until swearing them in at a board meeting.
A short time later, I had occasion to talk with Auberger and I brought up the subject of hiring transfers vs those from civil service lists. He responded that he did this for cost related reasons as those hired off civil service list were required to attend recruit school for 16 months and still were paid. Transfers on the other hand, we're already state certified and were instant help.
I pointed out then what I perceived as a danger attached to that policy. I asked , " how do you know you are not hiring other departments "Broken Toys" " To this he told me that extensive background checks were done prior to their hiring to prevent that from happening. We now know how " successful" these checks were .
Another black eye for our town courtesy of Emporer Jack.!!!

SCATS said...

To 10:25AM ~~ Did you notice that Auberger didn't appear to be anywhere nearby when Chief Todd was talking to the press? I wonder why? He could barely keep from wetting his boxers when watching over Chatterton at the press conference regarding Kasren Klein ... an issue where you'd expect the Supt. to be, instead!

Anonymous said...

The media didn't make the connection because they don't have ex-GPD cops giving them this stuff. Blogs and a certain radio station get all the juicy stuff. No fair!

Anonymous said...

So should Baxter have fired the entire dept when he took office? Unions wouldnt allow that.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately for Ross, he's not related to Big King Bill. If he was, this all would probably be swept under the rug like other criminal incidents.

SCATS said...

To 6:47PM ~~ Sorry to inform you, but no cop, ex or otherwise, gave me anything.

To 6:55PM ~~ Who suggested that??

To 8:20 ~~ Bill? Reilich???

Anonymous said...

Howard Handupme here with the 11 oclock news that's fit for Greece Taxpayers to see.

This whole cop/dog/kid story is a hummer generated by antirepublicans in Greece. All that happened was an off duty cop & his dog were out for a walk, the dog sniffed out a kid with a bottle of beer, and being a German dog confiscated the beer from the kid. Unfortunately, the cop didn't get the beer away from the dog, and again the dog's ancestry caused him to drink the beer.

Now a lot of people who ain't Republicans are trying to make an issue out of it.

More news as it becomes available.
Tune in to Ted Baxter at 6 tomorrow.
Howard out

Anonymous said...

Joe Moscato ring a bell to you?

SCATS said...

To Joe ~~ It would be easier on these folks if you were still signing your posts instead of leaving us to guess based on the words you so frequently misspell ;)

Anonymous said...

Scats,
You Mention Rahn and Das Hairberger, but what about the Town Board that did what they were told without asking questions? These are the guys in line to take Das Hairberger's place.

SCATS said...

To 9:24AM ~~ The current Town Board and the one from Rahn's days is a different group of folks, isn't it? Except for Kirk Morris, I doubt any of the four stooges would be allowed to takeover for Auggie, especially not Conlon or O'Keefe.

Anonymous said...

Did you see who the knew spokesperson is for GPD? Since Chatterton is gone.

Anonymous said...

I thought Rainbow Ricky or Jeff McCann were getting the nod to replace Stupivisor Auggie.

Anonymous said...

This is Ted Baxter, and I am the official spokesmodel for GPD when Chief Punchie doesn't want to come out & talk for himself.

And Now The News.

Over the weekend GPD adopted two Pitt Bulls to act as part time canine officers since Officer Hunter was suspended for swilling some kid's beer.

Chief Punchie Baxter has requested me to inform Greece citizens to keep their cats indoors as the Pitts sort of like snacking on cats.

Now over to Joc Strap for sports;

SCATS said...

To 9:51PM ~~ You're so amusing! You should write for SNL.

Anonymous said...

SCATS I think I do. The County cuts the paycheck though.

It's pretty much the same, SNL- Sandy
Comedy is comedy.

Anonymous said...

Ball was cleared. And actually won some money from the Town of Greece. Don't you know anything SCATS?

SCATS said...

To 1:54PM ~~ Won? LMAO!! Don't you know anything??

There was a "deal" where he was given compensation in the form of back pay: "Upon reaching a settlement, the Town of Greece has dropped all disciplinary charges against him. Director of constituent services Kathryn Firkins said the settlement will compensate Ball for his employment prior to his resignation in 2009." Greece Post 11/3/2010

Anonymous said...

http://www.copblock.org/21953/greece-ny-police-department-plagued-with-misconduct-and-corruption-back-in-spotlight-after-officer-sam-ross-is-arrested-on-charges-of-unlawful-dealing-with-a-minor/

Anonymous said...

The Kathryn Firkins that is named in the FBI investigation.

SCATS said...

To 8:52PM ~~ We haven't been told anything about that yet, so why don't you fill us in on the details?