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Is Washington State Governor Locke Trying to be a Poster Child for I-695?

(e-mail to Gov Locke) I- 695 is an initiative to lower taxes in Washington State. I just read in the Tacoma News Tribune where you will give $4 million to Tacoma for criminal justice, police etc. We know that the police lied to get their accredition, now can't qualify for accredition; lied to get grants; can't account for 427 handguns; are purchasing $40,000 full sized police cars to bring home where there is no oversight on how they are used (Instead of a chicken in every pot each police officer has a car in every pot to bring home where ever they may live.); another city agency leases the police their police cars at a profit-this profit is kept in retained earnings as a slush fund; lied about "donations" to their firing range by state agencies; believe statutory rape is JUST statutory rape; lost three lawsuits for discrimination against females; couldn't take the jacket of the bullet out of the back window of my 18 years daughter's car when someone tried to murder her; is an agency the WA State Patrol refuses to investigate; lacks oversight by the state auditor etc. ad infinitum. Could it be you are rewarding the police for their early support of you? I wonder how many people are aware your cousin is on the Tacoma Police Force?


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Subject: Re: web site addition Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 19:32:05 -0500 From: Ira Wilsker To: phyll@accessone.com

I just added your link, but changed the name slightly to better reflect the page - Police Accountability in Tacoma, WA Police Accountability is an important issue to me. I do NOT condone an abuse of power or violations of law by anyone.
At 12:08 AM 10/15/97 -0700, you wrote: >For a little discussion in our area why don't you add my site. It deals with police accountability? Thanks Phyl

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Subject: performance audits and grants
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 20:58:38 -0700
From: Phyllis
Organization: self
To: sonntagb@sao.wa.gov
I finally was able to review the Tacoma Police Department assessment by WASPC. I discovered in l993 the TPD obtained their accreditation through fraud. They stated and had files to show they did annual performance evaluations on individual officers. They don't. They lied. The accreditation meant they could apply for grants from the state which they otherwise wouldn't be entitled to. They made other false representations. I hope this will be looked upon as a criminal investigation. Maybe now we can find out what is happening here before I get killed and anything more happens to my daughter. Phyllis A. Barrett

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Subject: Tacoma Police Department grants
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 22:48:51 -0700
From: Phyllis
Organization: self
To: Sonntag
CC: gao, locke
I am wondering the status of my complaint. Will I be given a control number? Is my complaint being studied. Funny thing the TPD purchased over $58,000 worth of items from a gun shop in the past month. Tonight Danny Marshall, their accountant, who won't talk to me anymore stated it was for ammo. That is a lot of ammo for 350+ officers. They also purchased over $154,000 for uniforms. Yet, their attorney wrote on 22 July 97, "Turning first to the matter of an equipment inventory on items issued to officers, please be advised that there isn't currently a document in existence that is responsive to your request." Pretty scary how did they then determine they needed to order over $200,000 for ammo and uniforms? Again, as I understand it all "whistle blower" complaints are to be answered by your office? Does the law apply to "civilians"? I sure hope there is some oversight by the state over federal loans given to the state to dispense. There must be some type of performance audit review. A financial audit wouldn't have found the TPD lying to the accreditation team. Phyllis A. Barrett

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Subject: Tacoma Police Department Fraud
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 22:20:37 -0700
From: Phyllis Organization: self
To: protect@atg.wa.gov
CC: fraud.osi@gao.gov
I tried contacting the AG's office in Tacoma. They sent me to AG's Consumer Affairs. I learned the Tacoma Police Department lied to WASPC when they received their initial accreditation in l993. They provided forms and stated they did performance evaluations of individual police officers. They lied they don't. Because of the accreditation they were then able to apply for and receive grant money given to the state by the feds. Money they otherwise wouldn't be entitled to. (They lied for other accreditation standards also.)I was advised the AG's Office didn't prosecute fraud and to tell TPD internal affairs what they are doing! If you don't enforce fraudulent claims for state grants (money supplied by the feds)who does? I have all the documentation someone will need. ... Phyllis A. Barrett ps Rumor has it that your AG doesn't want to rock the boat here in
Pierce County. It is too bad for the taxpayers.

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Subject: Federal Grants
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 22:31:10 -0700
From: Phyllis Organization: self
To: Governor.Locke@Governor.wa.gov
CC: fraud.ose@gao.gov
I had written you before about the Tacoma Police Department and how I am waiting to get killed because of their lack of enforcement action. I have just discovered they obtained accreditation from WASPC in l993 be fraudulent means. They provided documentation to show they did individual performance evaluations of officers annually. They don't.(There are other discrepancies also.)The accreditation then allowed them to obtain special grants from the state. I have to prove the fraud. I did contact the AG's office, but, I was advised they didn't prosecute fraud against the state and the federal grants that are administered by the state. Do you know who does? Phyllis A. Barrett ... Please if someone does call use an 800 number

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