Dear Concerned State Legislators:
The fact that Ms. McLeod is asking you to grant state imprimatur to the continued negative conduct of Bruce McKay when her husband refuses to even allow the public to see McKay's personnel file is ludicrous. There are matters about Bruce McKay's tenure before Grafton Superior Judge Timothy Vaughn currently pending in the Right-to-Know/FOIA action of KingCast v. NH AG Kelly Ayotte/Town of Franconia 07-E-268. Judge Vaughn, coincidentally just granted a Permanent Restraining Order against Liko Kenney's killer Gregory W. Floyd for gun threats to a neighbor. Listen to all of these hearings on YouTube right here.
Some of the things you need to be concerned about include, but are not limited to the facts that:
Bruce McKay was commonly known as a bully even by those who had no tickets issued against them by him. Watch the short film "Franconia 5/11: Injustice on Stilts."
Here is today's Caledonian Record story on HB 1428.
Other LE from Lisbon even demanded that Chief Montminy remove their frequencies from Bruce McKay's radio and that he stop speeding through town and stop trolling for tickets in his personal car. I have a copy of that letter and can JPEG it for you if you need it but it was widely reported.
Attorney Troy Watts complained of Bruce McKay's unethical behavior in OC Spraying his client and then lying about a plea agreement in Open Court; the town of Franconia has taken six months, from 27 July 2007 to the day of the 07-E-268 hearing on 10 January 2008 to admit that they have it, and then they sent me a non-functioning copy so that I couldn't get it online before the hearing.
Bruce McKay violated town policy on Use-of-Force for the Tahoe when he bashed Liko Kenney's car back, and seconds later, in his last act of official largesse, OC Sprayed Liko Kenney and Caleb Macaulay in violation of town policy as well. Read about it here.
Bruce McKay did not keep or maintain required Use of Force reports for Liko Kenney's 2003 arrest in Fox Hill Park, when such arrest was likely Unconstitutional according to Judge Cyr because the persons were seized without probable Cause. Judge Cyr issued such an order in several cases and the underlying charge in Liko Kenney's case was nol-prossed, hence the false notion that McKay asked for leniency for Liko Kenney after his arrest.
State v. Nathan Wright 03-CR-109
State v. William Miller 03-CR-012, 013, 029
State v. Kenney 03-CR-197
The case Memoranda and decisions are all JPEG'd here.
Bruce McKay overreacted in a situation between Fox Hill Park and Hillwinds Motor Inn and was allegedly suspended for that, as an Affidavit I filed in 07-E-268 shows that Chief Montminy told the Affiant that, yet the paperwork has not been provided by the town nor has the town even mentioned the incident in the records it produced.
Bruce McKay "terrorized" a woman with a non-police spec "penis shaped" knife near her labia for no lawful reason. This woman, "Ms.B" was even married to a police officer, and she holds a Criminal Justice Degree and a teaching certificate. She flat out told the town in a 13-page complaint (which went unanswered I might add)
"I recommended he be sent to a certified psychologist for cognitive testing for communication and control issues... this could cause serious problems for officer McKay or Franconia."I have a copy of that complaint and can JPEG it for you as well. NH AG Kelly Ayotte lied to me about the presence of this complaint.
State Rep Gionet wrote me against HB 1428 as noted in this replication of his email.
I have many many other anecdotals from people who did not file complaints because they correctly figured the town would not address their concerns.
And to add insult to injury, Martha McLeod brought this legislation to bear without even contacting the members of the Franconia Recovery and Reconciliation Committee, when the primary purpose of this committee is to help the town heal, using a pragmatic approach to the entire situation. The fact that she tried to slip it past them speaks volumes about her integrity as does her insouciant remark in this email "Apparently I should be shot," and "Apparently there's a 'firestorm of activity" over the issue. And her email about me "I am not responding to his emails so he is getting more persistent" was none to friendly after I wrote her this nice letter asking for Civilian Review Boards as previously sought by
Will all due respect I was an AG in the employment section for 3 years and never saw a police officer with these sort of allegations against him. The only proper vote on this bill, in any iteration, is "NO." Let the law enforcement officers who still respect Bruce McKay erect a memorial on Law Enforcement property, which is still subsidized by the public.
For a similar story about an officer who --like McKay-- did a few Good Things, made a lot of money on traffic tickets and turned into a rogue and made his career-ended mistake on 5/11, ____ miles away when he harassed one Brian Noakes. Read this blawg post and the Corvallis Gazette-Times editorial "Candor better policy than silence."
In a few months you can watch a movie about Bruce McKay and Dave Cox, because I'm friends with Brian Noakes' family. Your vote, whichever vote you take, will be a part of that movie as well. Please vote wisely, and not out of blind faith respect for a badge, because Bruce McKay too often failed to show that badge enough respect when he wore it.
Very truly yours,
Christopher King, J.D.
Oh behalf of KingCast.net
On behalf of the Franconia Collective.