Chief Hurtt, thy name is Courage
CHIEF HURTT'S BLAMING PREVIOUS HPD ADMINISTRATIONS FOR FINGERPRINT UNIT PROBLEMS:
“As we go through the organization and we find these things, the messenger gets punished,” Hurtt said. “And this has been going on for many, many years in the organization and through many administrations.”
Hurtt added, “I'm not too sure that other folks in previous years didn't have the same knowledge but didn't have the courage, or no one had the commitment, to correct it.”
Okay, then what does it say about his leadership that the problems are just now coming to light, especially considering what has happened with HPD's crime lab? Meanwhile, councilmembers expressed concern with the $4 million price tag to begin addressing the problems, and with HPD's refusal to release the audit.