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  • Now Kopp is gone too....

    Well Kopp just had a meeting with the governor then resigned. No word on who will be the replacement.

  • #2
    Do you think Palin will backtrack completely now and try to give Monegan his job back? Probably hoping everyone will just forget this whole mess. Kopp looked like a total politician on the news.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Brader View Post
      Do you think Palin will backtrack completely now and try to give Monegan his job back? Probably hoping everyone will just forget this whole mess. Kopp looked like a total politician on the news.
      Absolutely not. She hates him now. He stood up for himself. She didn't expect that.
      Proud father of a US Marine and USAF SERE Specialist!

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      • #4
        Yeah, I wouldn't expect Monegan back. I'd be shocked if she made that move. Don't expect Audie, either. Actually, I'd be surprised if anyone from APD or the Troopers was even on her list.
        "All that is, ever
        Ever was, will be, ever
        Twisting, turning, through the never."--Metallica

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        • #5
          Police and politics. 2 things that do not mesh well at all.
          Correlate your feces.

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          • #6
            Koop flew the coop once he saw the butcher coming with the meat cleaver in her hand. What a fiasco. She worries more about her hair style than actually being a competent manager.

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            • #7
              Is it just me or does it seem that this position is cursed?

              Glen Godfrey - murdered
              Randy Crawford - Plane he was flying missing
              Walt Monegan - Fired
              Chuck Kopp - Resigned in scandal

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jakflak View Post
                Is it just me or does it seem that this position is cursed?

                Glen Godfrey - murdered
                Randy Crawford - Plane he was flying missing
                Walt Monegan - Fired
                Chuck Kopp - Resigned in scandal
                I was just thinking the same thing this morning. Weird.
                Proud father of a US Marine and USAF SERE Specialist!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fishAK View Post
                  Yeah, I wouldn't expect Monegan back. I'd be shocked if she made that move. Don't expect Audie, either. Actually, I'd be surprised if anyone from APD or the Troopers was even on her list.

                  The word is that Holloway was on the way out to but I doubt it now since Kopp left. ADN reported that Deputy Chief smith at APD was offered the job but he I think is smart not to take it.

                  TGY
                  Disclaimer: The writer does not represent any organization, employer, entity or other individual. The views expressed are those only of the writer. In the case of a sarcastic, facetious, nonsensical, stirring-the-pot, controversial or devil's advocate-type post, the views expressed may not even reflect those of the writer [This sig stolen from Brickcop who stole it from Frank Booth].

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                  • #10
                    Everyone saw Kopp's resignation coming. Ya know what sucks for him??? He quit KPD with like 19 years on so he doesn't get his retirement! I dunno if they're going to hire him back either. If they haven't yet, I don't know if they will. Maybe they'll just wait until things quiet down a bit. I know they changed the combination to the PD door if that means anything at all....

                    Oh, Palin has appointed a task force to seek a new commissioner.
                    The DA/SA handgun: A NAZI solution to a problem that didn't exist!

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                    • #11
                      Koop only has a year left. I'm sure he can find a job somewhere. Even if it's in Bethel.

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                      • #12
                        I'm sure the chief in Bethel really wants a former chief and DPS commissioner out there in Bethel. Doesn't he have tenure since he is a state employee? I thought state workers get some type of retirement even after only 5 years. Am I wrong?

                        Now there are rumors that someone gave Kopp a 10K payoff for leaving. This stuff never seems to end. This is from Andrew Halcro's website. One thing about Halcro is that he loves this stuff more than anyone:
                        http://www.andrewhalcro.com/
                        Note from Andrew: As a blog, we consider ourselves a portal of information, a mixture of fact and opinion and we strive to make sure our readers know where that line is everytime we post a story. We're not CNN, NBC or even ESPN but that gives us the ability to step out where others can't.

                        The following blog is a developing story but the information we have gathered so far, gives me enough faith to at least let our readers know it's in play and the question has been asked.

                        On a daily basis I get numerous emails concerning activities or issues that never make it to these pages. This story is one that gets an exception because of the way it came about and the specific information that was supplied. I have emailed Sharon Leighow in the Governor's office and asked if the following is true.

                        Did the State pay ousted Public Safety Commissioner Chuck Kopp $10,000?

                        Yesterday I received an email from a unknown reader who asked if I could put them in touch with the special investigator who was hired to investigate the firing of former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.

                        His email stated "I have a bit of information for him that he might find interesting in his investigation. It relates to a payment made to Chuck Kopp by the AG's office."

                        As I stated above, I get numerous emails every day from folks that offer insight to things behind the scenes but this one piqued my interest because of the rapidly changing events surrounding Kopp's departure.

                        You'll remember when the heat about Kopp's appointment started to escalate, Kopp was quoted in the press saying he had no plans to resign. There was clear public disagreement between Kopp and Palin about who knew what, when.

                        Kopp stated that the administration was aware of his sexual harassment complaint back in 2006 when he was appointed to run Palin's public safety transition team. Then he said when he was interviewed by Palin's staff last month for the position of Public Safety Commissioner, no one asked him about any actions taken surrounding the complaint, including any letters of reprimand.

                        The governor, after defending Kopp just two weeks earlier and saying that her administration had investigated the complaint and they found no basis to it, changed her story and said she was shocked and disapointed to learn that Kopp had indeed been issued a letter of reprimand.

                        The next day, after saying he wouldn't resign, Kopp resigned.

                        The email

                        After receiving the first tip about this payoff I mentioned the email casually to someone else.

                        "I got a pretty bizarre email this afternoon from someone who asked for a way to get in touch with Branchflower. They mentioned something about a pay out to Kopp from the Department of Law.
                        These times seem to draw out some interesting emails", I wrote.

                        I was floored when the response was that the payment did occur.

                        Apparently the DPS was asked by the Gov.'s office to make a $10,000 payment to Kopp when he resigned. This was not salary, defered compensation, or leave. It was, for lack of a better description, a payoff. DPS refused to pay it and I am told the payment was made from DOA or GOV.

                        I checked the state's online checkbook and can find no sign of the supposed payout but the fact is that $10,000 can be easily hidden in the state's accounting system.

                        I understand that very few people know about the payment but if it did occur, it still should be easy to track as the check had to have been cashed. Unless of course we've begun handing out $10K in plain envelopes.

                        I am awaiting an answer from the governor's office as I sent an email last night asking about the validity of this story.

                        I will post their response immediately.
                        Proud father of a US Marine and USAF SERE Specialist!

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                        • #13
                          My tier is vested in 5 years, which means I can transfer it anywhere in the state and I'll get at least a partial retirement when I hit 65. However, if I make it to the golden 20 year mark I'll be able to retire then, not when I turn 65.

                          So if someone leaves the job at 42 years old with 19 years on, he/she doesn't get retirement for another 23 years. If they just wait 1 year they get it then.

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                          • #14
                            Now KTUU is breaking a story (8-13-08)...In a hastily called press conference today, Gov. Sarah Palin says a recording has surfaced that suggests former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan was in fact pressured to fire Mike Wooten, an Alaska State Trooper.

                            A "recording"? Oh boy, I can't wait.
                            ...hunter of the shadows is rising...

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, this is from a guy name Frank Bailey. She says he says he did this on his own even thought the recording sounds like he is doing it on her behalf. Sounds likes a bunch of amateurs running the governor's office.

                              I got a feeling that a lot more of these loose threads are going to come to light.

                              http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/492964.html
                              Proud father of a US Marine and USAF SERE Specialist!

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