It looks like Randy Rudy’s job as chief of the Aberdeen Police Department is safe – at least for the time being – although it remains unclear whether Mayor Mike Bennett is giving the chief a chance or simply had his hands tied thanks to a parting gift from the city’s former mayor.
In an email written by Bennett last week and provided by Art Helton, the mayor made it clear he wants Rudy to remain the city’s police chief, but, beyond that, he wants Aberdeen’s top cop to be the one running the department. Under the administration of former Mayor Fred Simmons it was often questioned who was running the Aberdeen Police Department – Rudy or Simmons.
“Chief Rudy is a law enforcement professional whom I respect. I have had several conversations with him over the past month and shared with him my desire for him to run his dept,” Bennett wrote.
“We talked about his being placed in a secondary position over the past 2 years and I assured him that I was going to give him an opportunity to run his dept. and that unless I had a brainstorm (I do have some experience in this area) I would work through the City Manager,” he continued.
So Bennett is giving Rudy “an opportunity” to run the department he’s helmed for the balance of the last decade?
Bennett also confirmed that he finally met with and understands the concerns of members of the Aberdeen Police Department and the Municipal Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 128, who had requested an appearance with the new mayor several times before Bennett complied.
“I have also met with the President and Vice-President of the FOP and listened to their concerns and assured them that I had the same concerns (LEOPS) and in fact have been working on this matter since the middle of December,” Bennett wrote.
Rudy’s contract was believed to have been up for renewal in February and there was speculation he would be replaced, at least in the interim, by Captain Henry Trabert, but it now appears the police chief was given a parting gift by his good friend Simmons as he left office.
“Chief Rudy’s contract was renewed prior to the election and is in effect until Feb. 2009,” Bennett confirmed.
That’s interesting because I, for one, sure don’t remember any vote by the Aberdeen City Council to extend Rudy’s contract just prior to the November election – something like that surely would have been noticed and resonated loudly during the highly-charged election season.
Helton, Bennett’s transition team chairman, said he’s not even sure how Simmons arranged for Rudy’s contract renewal prior to his being voted out of office or if it’s something the mayor could do on his own or only with the votes of the city council.
“I am not technically sure of the ratification process for extending the contracts for the city of Aberdeen’s contractual employees. It does seem as if that should require concurrence of the council which in this case was not sought. That extension did occur before Simmons left office. At this time it appears to be a mute point since all parties agree to retain Chief Rudy. It is my understanding that any contractual employee can be terminated with cause without penalty to the city. It is my further understanding that a contractual employee can be terminated without cause by buying out their contract not to exceed six months,” Helton wrote in an email.
It’s clear from this internal City of Aberdeen email provided to The Dagger, that the city police department was told as early as Dec. 19 that Rudy would remain chief and that no department heads’ positions will be in jeopardy. Instead of changes in personnel, there will be changes in priorities and expectations, city manager Doug Miller wrote in his email, which was sent only to select police officers and city officials – but not Rudy.
However, Miller hints that the department heads will only be given so many chances to produce results under the Bennett administration.
From: Miller, Doug
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 9:54 AM
To: Cox, Kenneth; Trabert, Henry; Bane, Kirk; Budnick, Fred; McGarvey, James; Severn, Albert; Swain, David; Testerman, James; Testerman, James; Burke, Anthony; Palmer, Anthony; Smith, Stephen
Cc: Correll, Monica; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘
Subject: Chief of Police Status
As a follow-up to our meeting of several weeks ago (December 19), let me reiterate a point that I made. In that meeting Sgt. McGarvey asked if there was going to be a “regime change” as a result of the last municipal election. As you may remember, I said that there was not going to be one.
Last Friday the Record Newspaper ran a front page article questioning Chief Rudy’s status with the Aberdeen Police Department. Let me assure you that there is no effort to replace Chief Rudy as Police Chief. I have had conversations with every one of the elected officials who individually and collectively expressed their dismay over the Record article.
With any new administration, there will be changes in priorities and emphasis. There will also be some changes in expectations. I, as City Manager, and my Department Heads will be responsible to react to those changes and will be judged accordingly. This is a natural part of our jobs as municipal officials. But, it has been made very clear that we will be given every opportunity to do our jobs and produce results. It has also been made clear that no Department Head’s employment status is in jeopardy.
I understand that the Record article has been unsettling, but let’s just ignore it and get back to work
Incidentally, of the 60 people who have voted so far in The Dagger poll asking whether Chief Rudy should stay or go, 45 people, an overwhelming 75 percent, indicated they believe Rudy should remain Aberdeen police chief.
Good call on the part of Bennett and good forecasting on the part of Simmons. The police department is doing a heck of a job and I for one think that Chief Rudy kicked it up a notch when Simmons got elected, either on his own or simply following Fred’s law and order lead. Either way it has worked and the police need to satay on that course. I’ve talked to a couple of officers in the shopping center or at a store and I’ve witnessed some police/ public interactions and I’m pleased with what’s out there. I like the officers in the brown SUV, I saw them make a drug bust outside of the Eagle’s Nest and it was all about business, I feel pretty safe going to the Plaza knowing that they’re out there. I hope Officer Helf gets back from Iraq soon, he’s another one of those all about business guys that criminals don’t like and law abiding citizens are thankful for.
Does it matter who actually ensured that Randy Rudy stays on as police chief? As RWinger so eloquently points out, the force is headed in the right direction. The officers we have now are truly professional and I believe it’s because they got the juice they needed from Fred. If Fred had not extended the contract Helton and his puppets would have sacrificed Randy as part of the eliminate S. Fred movement. Randy was and is a great chief and as stated above Fred gave him the backing to get out there and do the job right. I am really relieved that Bennett lost the first round. I only hope our Council can see through the rest of Helton’s crap and put an end to the entire transition fiasco.
“Stop your messing around (ah-ah-ah)
Better think of your future (ah-ah-ah)
Time you straighten right out (ah-ah-ah)
Creating problems in town (ah-ah-ah)
A message to you, Rudy
A message to you”
-Originally written and recorded by Dandy Livingstone in 1967
-Released in 1979 by The Specials
-Reached #10 on the UK Charts
Thank you, Dell, for bailing me out on that one. I thought The Specials might have been too obscure of a reference for the average Dagger reader. I’ve underestimated our audience once again.
My band used to cover the tune about a decade ago, but we changed its title and lyrics to “Two Tacos for You Tuesday” – a clear reference to the weekly lunch special offered at C. Milton Wright High School.
Anyway, the name was appropriate to the story and as you’ve pointed out…so might the lyrics.
A “great chief” who:
Brought on a Chaplain whom was a criminal and then commited suicide (with a hand gun that had a checkered past) after his arrest by the Sheriff’s Office. Can we we say background check?
Supplanted on the COPS-IN-SCHOOLS grant which is a big no no and could result in the repayment of allocated funding and the loss of ANY future Federal Grant funding.
Immediately upon his coming institued a QUOTA and punished officers for not meeting it and in violation of the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights.
As a consistant course of conduct is fully aware of the circumstances of internal investigations, determines its direction and then acts as the final arbiture of the case in blatent violation of the L.E.O.B.R.
Has no asset tracking management (up until now) that accounts for tens of thousands of dollars in “missing” equipment we all pay for.
Spends more money on key chains and coffee mugs than on RADAR units to police with.
This is just to mention a few…
WHAT a JOKE!
“Two tacos, for you- Tues-day!”
That’ll be stuck in my head today at the dentist’s office. How big was your horn section? Can’t be a ska band without horns….
How ’bout a little Clash?
Police and thieves in the streets
Scaring the nation with their guns and ammunition
Police and thieves in the street
Fighting the nation with their guns and ammunition
Nice to see Denu is keeping up on the blog. Missed you on the Transition Team buddy, hope all is well!
Let’s talk about the Chief’s “Community Policing Plan” First of all it’s great to have a plan (which we have’nt seen much of) when instituting something new.
Seven years later we still have a plan, but not something that has been indoctrinated and accepted as a part of Aberdeen’s policing culture. Why has this not happened? Well, because it is what it says it is, a plan, something on paper to say you have when asked and flash in the publics or politicians eye when needed.
Basically, Aberdeen has invested in a purchased plan from Johns Hopkins, a one time training session and a nice publication for each officer to place in his or her locker to collect dust. In this dust collector is a report, where the officer is supposed to document the situation and the resolution and then submit it. Curiously, I have never seen one submitted, but what you will find is a bunch of “Community Policing” calls for service in C.A.D. which the Chief so gleefully reports to the Mayor, Council and the Citizens annually.
Ever wonder where “hug a thug” came from? The officers, Supervisors and members of the Chief’s Command Staff; that’s where.
The continued fleecing of Aberdeen!
vietnam vet says
punisher the reverend was married with children. by all mean’s he appeared to be ”normal” there’s no law about being ( gay ) he was just practiceing his service’s in a public place.
when he was exposed he shot his self. it was my understanding he was the police chaplain. chief rudy’ was not likely to have known this. so he has my benefit of doubt.
But if you’re a disgraced failed cop you have to blame someone else for all your shortcomings.
I guess you missed the point. Rudy sought him out and never did a background check on him. If he did he woiuld of found that he did in fact have a checkered past. Oh and you also must have missed the part about the handgun he used to kill himself with…it was stolen in a burglary in the state of Washington…I suppose the good Chaplain who went unchecked purchased that legally too.
A prudent leader would have performed a backgroung check on any idividual who is employed or acts in a capacity where they are issed a police badge and jacket…would’nt they?
And for God’s sake suspect a Baptist preacher, they’re the worst kind. Rudy’s fault? No more than sticking it out so long with the two worthless cops.
observer for observer says
Simmons is no longer mayor and self-appointed super cop of Aberdeen. Get over it and move on.
Ol Man says
To Our very own self appointed Punisher of the world.
You make the following statement on the 23rd “A prudent leader would have performed a backgroung check on any idividual who is employed or acts in a capacity where they are issed a police badge and jacket…would’nt they?” Yet it is very apparent that this was also not done in your case and you’re not even a preacher. You can attack the APD and it’s leadership until the cows come home but guess what they are still there and doing their jobs. You seem to be stuck in natural, put it in gear and get on with your life. What happen to you is sad but not the end, unless you allow it. I cut and pasted your statement hence the missssspelllling.
The fact of the matter is… EVERYONE who is employed or even volunteers at the police department is subject to a background check, but not this one?
Big mistake that can to light, but no accountability for the one who made it. Curious how the Chief can charge everyone under the sun for not wearing their hat, but no accountability for him.
I don’t fault him for that, I fault the Mayor and Council for allowing the him to obfuscate and malign them and the taxpayers of the City and abuse his employees at the same time.
Just like Simmons was ousted…so should Rudy.
i just moved here recently. what is the story with the chaplain? i can’t make it out from this thread…
how do you know that a background check wasn’t performed?
Have all Chaplains been subjected to the Punisher’s standards? All that didn’t get you the run you wanted so you start on some crap about a hat? Like Ol’ Man said, get on with your life. Both of you are and were a disgrace to the word police officer.
vietnam vet says
I don’t think a back ground check would have produced his sexual preference when he was married with children.and a baptist preacher’
out of respect I won’t mention the church. other than to say it was baptist. and in aberdeen. he was caught’ in a route 40 book store by a bel air sheriff’s deputy doing his thing, with another male.
supposedly the chaplain for aberdeen police. on his way’ over the ramp. known as the ( monster) he shot his self. need less to say’ it killed him.
Vietnam Vet is correct. He was the Aberdeen Police Chaplain and no a background check would not have indicated a sexual preference which was certainly not the point, but his checkered past while out west and the FACT that the handgun he used to kill himself with the very same morning of his release was stolen during a burglary in Washington state…coincidentally the area he came from before coming to Aberdeen.
The issue of no background check came to light after his death when the investigation of his suicide was completed by the Aberdeen Police Department. The whole thing was kept very hush and the Chief was mortified, but accepted no punishment for what any of his officers would be fired for.
Court System: DISTRICT COURT FOR HARFORD COUNTY – CRIMINAL SYSTEM
Case Number: 4R00027843Tracking No:016049101773
Case Type: CRIMINAL
District Code: 09Location Code:01
Document Type: STATEMENT OF CHARGESIssued Date:05/18/2001
Case Status: CLOSEDCase Disposition:TRIAL
Defendant Name: NEFF, HALSEY J
Race: WHITE, CAUCASIAN, ASIATIC INDIAN, ARAB
Address: ATTN: LISA MARTS
20 W COURTLAND AVENUE
City: BEL AIRState:MDZip Code:21014 – 0000
ALIAS: NEFF, HALSEY JAMES
Address: 41 MITCHELL AV
City: ABERDEENState:MDZip Code:21001 – 0000
Charge and Disposition Information
(Each Charge is listed separately. The disposition is listed below the Charge)
Charge No: 001Description:PERVERTED PRACTICE
Statute: CR.3.322Description:PERVERTED PRACTICE
Amended Date: CJIS Code:6 3600MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X
Incident Date From: To: Victim Age:
Disposition Plea: OTHER PLEA
Disposition: ABATED BY DEATHDisposition Date:05/24/2001
Comments on the “Community Policing Plan”?
vietnam vet says
can you’ tell me what is required to remove a repeat offender. ( revoked & suspended license) for drunk driveing? who is able to use the law to his advantage, by getting postponement’s. running them to the max & then requesting a jury trial. then pleading guilty and set free again. to continue driveing with out a license.
snubbing his nose at the law. I did report to aberdeen police. nothing was done
were talking a four time offender.maybe the judge’s will tell the family’ he kill’s he’s sorry it happened.
In The Know says
A background check would not have found anything in the chaplin’s past becasue he was never arrested before becoming chaplin at APD.
And as for the arrest you posted above, the poor lost soul killed himself a couple days afterwards. I am sure if he had not, his position with the police would have been terminated. However, Punisher would like everyone to OVERLOOK his checkered past that was overlooked by the administration before Rudy.
A little hint Punisher, you should at least attempt to live up to the standards you set for everyone else. Take the advice of everyone else on this article and just move on. Your constant rantings tainted the transition team to the point it became dysfunctiuonal and was disbanded (for lack of a better explination). You have succeded in one thing however; you have alienated anyone who ever tried to help you. Maybe the probelm isn’t really everyone else, maybe it’s you.
Ah, there’s the admission of no background check and yes he was arrested prior to becoming a Chaplain.
I’m not cetai who you think I may be, but are you refering to the dozens of officers hired before and after Rudy that had arrests for theft, arson, DUI’ and now two more that were “asked” to leave the Sheriff’s Office?
Perhaps those are whom you refer to?
“Community Policing” anyone?
I’m not “cetai” who you think may be.
OK how about “quotas” anyone up for that discussion
15 & 3. Is that ringing a bell?
I have not read this in awhile, it began to get old with the name calling and rumors or facts that were misplaced or stretched. But, I see that nothing has changed and I can not help but write this one more time….Punisher-I still do not think you are Denu, I could be wrong but I’m going to go ahead and take a wild guess that you’re Joe Bray…someone of such immaturity. Do you have a family, job, or life? Whatever it may be that takes up your time, Bray or not, please get back to it…no matter what you write, or what kind of facts you try to put on the timeline that suits you best, it’s just coming off as pathetic now.
Or let’s go another route, if it is true what you write, go about it another way, I don’t think many can take you serious.
Call me crazy says
This is open for answers, because it is an honest question…how in the world would a Mayor from ’05 to ’07 be able to extend a contract that would begin again in Feb. of ’08? I’m sure if it ever existed, and needed to be trashed…it could have been. Just how I’m positive the Chief was soo happy the new Mayor was going to allow “…him opportunity to run his dept.”, since he was never allowed that position in that last 2 years and all…
Funny yousaid that. The Chiefs contract had an automatic renewal clause in ever since it became a year to year. The excuse the Chief (lie lie) and S. Fred used was that they didn’t renew the contract in the Spring, so we did it right before the election.
Bunk …and something could have been done but the Mayor and Council are sticking their heads in the sand and banking that al will go well.
Well said Citizen! If Punisher ever came out and actually had something that wasn’t so pathetic maybe he or she would gain some credibility. As it stands now it looks to me as though we have another “disgruntled former employee.” That translates to someone who never could have been granted any job of any importance who by virtue of having read a book feels like he or she should have been in charge. Thank God the Mayor and Council never had to deal with someone this immature running anything but his or her mouth.
Oh, but they will!
Who? The new Mayor and the criminal Council President?
All…just as they already have and will again, but by a different venue.
“You seem to be stuck in natural, put it in gear and get on with your life. What happen to you is sad but not the end, unless you allow it. I cut and pasted your statement hence the missssspelllling.”
Hypocrit are we?
I firmly notice that no one can offer and contradictory onformation, but cast aspersions.
chicken little says
Since everyone is reading this thread – read this and call, email, write, or go to your representative offices and tell them to cut this from O’Malley’s budget
PSC Members to get raises and our BG&E bills keep increasing!!!!
Chairman Lawson will get a $74k/year raise while the four other board members will get raises around $23K/year. The news report also stated that three new PSC adviser positions will be created at salaries of $84K/year each.
chicken little, that’d be a great topic to discuss in our Citizen Reports forum: (http://www.daggerpress.com/forums/)
It’s like Manifest Destiny in there. Just sign up and start claiming your territory. Anything goes.
Yeah chicken little, jump on in the pool! The water is clear, there’s a sweet diving board, lifeguards who aren’t whistle happy…
A word of warning, though. They put that chemical in the water that turns colors if you have an “accident”…..
Any news on the transition team from the police department? Come on punisher, I’m sure you would have something on this since you seem to know everything that goes on there.
I’ve heard from two independent, unnamed sources that the transition team “broke up” about a month ago and was no longer functional, but I have it straight from Art Helton and a city council member that the team is fine, finished its work as expected and might have even reported its findings to Mayor Bennett today.
So who knows what’s really going on? Seriously, someone out there knows, so tell us.
To answer your earlier question about the drunk driver…I’m sorry that you reported this situation to the police department and nothing happened (Community Policing at work…guess this situation kinda proves the point), but I’m not surprised.
It’s pathetic that you would have to do anything more than report it to the police department.
I would get the tag and go to MVA and pay the $5 fee to get his or her driving record (if the car is registered to the driver) this will show the staus of the driving priveledge.
Then go to the District Court and use the computer there to search his/her name to find the cases, the judges who presided over them and the dispositions of the cases.
If the person is in fact suspended/revoked, I would draft a letter and include some proof (picture of the person driving) and send it to the judges and perhaps a probation officer if the disposition from a case shows he/she is being monitored.
Of course this seems ridiculous, but that’s what it might take take to get some resolve.
I’ll let you all in on a personal Aberdeen Police story.
We were working 4-12’s and this other officer whom had come to my squad recently were eating dinner. He received a simple radio call and after some time I asked him if he was going to respond. He got on the radio and advised the dispatcher that he was enroute. Again a few moments later I again asked him if he was going to the call. He got on the radio again and advised the dispatcher that he was in the area, but could find nothing and cleared the call all the while never separating himself from his chicken or the seat.
Needless to say I was dumb founded. After picking my jaw up from the floor I blasted the officer and followed him to the complainant to ensure the call was handled. He didn’t work with me much longer.
vietnam vet, please don’t pay atention to the ramblings above. The APD can’t be everywhere all the time. But keep on calling in, they will get them sooner or later. APD is a butch of good people, regardless of what PUNISHER says. He wouldn’t know because he aint there anymore. He quit when the going got tough. Typical for him, but APD will come through. Always did, always will.
All of the Mayors advisory Team submitted a report in all areas except for the public safety team.
It was clear what needs to be done.
observer for observer says
One person is pissing in the tunnel for every parking ticket written at the Aberdeen train station. If your face is buring in a ticket book, you don’t have to face a real offender. Sure is an easy way for the FOP to make $$$
An Aberdeen Voter says
Observer for observer,
Interesting you should mention parking tickets at the Aberdeen train station. It’s my understanding the property is owned by CSX which makes it private property. There doesn’t appear to be anything in the city ordnances authorizing the APD to write parking tickets on private property if the folks parking their have permission to park. Additionally, the majority of the parking tickets authorized by ordnance have a fee of $25. The APD is writing $50 parking tickets at the Aberdeen train station. If the APD is only turning in $25 to the city, one wonders where the extra $25 is going?
What a joke. You actually expect people to believe you? I guess you would know, being unemployed and all.
The train station is not “Private Property”. It is public use property. And the same laws that allow APD to ticket people in the shopping plazas apply to the train station.
Forgot to address the money, sorry. All fines are paid to the City for local ordance violations, not the FOP or APD. ALL of it goes to City Hall.
An Aberdeen Voter says
Actually according to section B of Chapter 134-10 of the City ordnances found here:
“B. Fines must be paid to the Aberdeen Police Department or a trial requested in 10 days. In the event that fines are not paid and/or a trial requested within 10 days, then the fine noted above shall double. The Motor Vehicle Administration shall be notified of unpaid tickets for registration suspension. ”
Similarly, the list of fines is found under Chapter 134-10 section A of the City ordnances (same location).
Since the only $50 fines involve parking on Fire Department property, parking within 20 feet of a fire station entrance or using force to remove a dog/cat from a parked car and since all of the other parking violations (except parking in a handicapped zone – $120) are $25 or $30, what is happening to the excess fines being collected by APD? Additionally, why isn’t APD following established city ordnances when assessing fines? It would also be interesting to know which of the listed violations is being used as the rationale for writing the $50 tickets since none of them really address the situation at the Aberdeen train station.
observer for observer says
Sorry, Melvin. Those concerned about parking tickets at the train station are employed. We park at the train station everyday because we are commuters. Everyday someone who is not working, PISSES in the tunnel. Sometimes they SH*T in the tunnel. Sometimes the SH*T on the window sills of the train station. Sometimes, they live in their cars for weeks at a time, in the train station parking lot only to get out of their cars to sh*t or piss. These people never get tickets!!!!! Maybe the APD are AFRAID of the pissers.
In the Know says
O for O,
Melvin doesn’t see the point ever as doesn’t Daddy/Rabbit. They are too busy trying to pin everything on Mr. Denu. From what I see, Mr. Denu has a very busy life, doing what he needs to do for his family. It looks like these certain few need someone to blame. It is comical how they lump he and Officer Bray together. Not even close!
Your comments are very valid indeed. Notice though how they just never get it.
vietnam vet says
thank you punisher for the advice. I thought maybe one of the younger officers might do some justice. & possibly save some lives.
I admit I was hard on s fred. but I do have a hard approach to crime. if he had just stayed behind the scene’s & supported the police.
I’am not impartial to busting head’s, when the need arise’s.I don’t think his tactic’s sunk his ship. the tax increase did.
vietnam vet says
I find it interesting.reading the dagger, every day. it seem’s more often than not (rick denu’s ) name appears.
we were sleeping’ in our bed’s while he was working to make our street’s safer. I would have rated his ability’ as to performance.trash the paper work. being a combat vet we weeded out the weakling’s. sent them to mess hall’s etc
we needed men we could depend on.
rick denu is one of those men.ready willing& able to defend. you could often see him jogging about town.keeping his self in excellent physical condition. a good example for the rest of the officers. some years back a local aberdeen police sargent was in pursuit of 2 male’s on foot. asked why he could’nt catch them he refused to leave the patrol car. aside from the fact he was over weight.
RICK DENU FOR YOU!
In the Know says
yes this is very true. rick denu was part of the clique because he didn’t follow the crowd. he was often pushed to the outside because he recognized and was vocal when things were wrong. many of these guys came to him for help and they still are. don’t be fooled. he is a good man and he was a good police officer. never was he or would he be a disgrace. just to set the record straight, he left on good terms and remember it was his choice to pursue other opportunities. this is a far cry from the other officer whom was asked to leave the department.
when we all saw him on candadites night, that was what we need for this City.
vietnam vet says
in the know
it’s simply john q public going about his daily activity’s by chance mr denu’s work brought his work in to my area’s. of work which were most often in the less fortunate part’s of town.
the people I spoke to were impressed by this well spoken man. as a rule the poor fear the police.not so mr denu.they looked forward to his driveing thru there neighbor hood’s.
aberdeen lost and asset. strangely enough, I never knew his name until the people told me. they said you don’t know who that is? that’s our cop. our policeman. and I agree he was there cop. even the druggies respected him.
Hmm but why did the druggies really like him?
I knew the former chaplin that committed suicide. I think everyone was surprised when the scandle came out of his suicide. This man was very much a family man and took his son almost everywhere. He was approachable and cared very much about the lower east side. He was able to talk to and get through to those who most wouldn’t even care about.
Still curious why no one questions the issues posted, but still throws smack around like the wind?
It’s probably because nobody, anywhere cares about your petty crap, Punisher.
vietnam vet says
a long time a go, in haver de grace. during the late evening hour’s a man unknown to me. stopped his pick up truck. and put a 357 pistol in my face & said are you’ ready to meet your maker?
I figured I was dead anyway’ so I said to him kill me because if you don’t I will hunt you down. he said to me. I have never met a man I feared’ but a few I respected.
police officer’s can gain respect, from criminal’s as well.by treating there subject’s with a certain degree of respect’ if it’s in order. rick denu was known to be and officer that was bad to the ” bone” if required. also treating his subject’s with unspoken respect. nobody’ care’s about the issue’s, just a matter of time before the druggies are running the program again. in some areas they all ready are.
Richie Clements says
Heres a link to maryland judicery web site. Case records on line…have fun.
In The Know says
Bad to the bone? Maybe scared to the bone is more the phrase to describe Denu
gee…mabey a first name and initial…like my name shows up in the forums…mabey ?
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Does anyone feel as I do? This is like watching the TV series ‘Lost?’ Not sure if you all know what the series is about, but it’s worth checking out. The new episode (4th) just started. Here is the link to last week’s (1st of 4th) episode.
Download it and enjoy. It will task your mind as you try to find explanations or reason(s) why no one can see or find them. Was it aliens that abducted them? Are they dead and just don’t realize it–sort of like living in purgatory? Or, is there a magnetic shield that captured them and much to their dislike as they struggle to find ways for escape, they are hidden from the world behind a shield?
The story is about a group of people who were in a plane when it mysteriously went down in an unknown place. The 4th episode began with a bang. For some unknown reason(s), or so it appears, some have found their way home while others remained behind. The mystery of the movie is that no one (in the world) can see them and therefore can’t find them to prepare for rescue. It’s as if they vanished from the face of the earth. No radar, no communication — nothing can come near them.
vietnam vet says
I would be willing to bet rick denu given a free hand’ to choose a select few officers. would reduce the crime rate in aberdeen to less than 10% percent
he’s tough aggressive & experienced.
leaders of men are seldom liked’ more so by the underling’s.
In the Know (the real one) says
yes and you can bet this is why he was thrown to the outside by a certain few because he told it as he saw it and the truth hurts. i happened to be in the same isle in walmart as he and his wife tonight talking to a guy who was telling him 9 of his family members were locked up because they were involved in a stabbing in edgewood. the guy approached denu and shook his hand telling him he missed him out there.
Violations of LAW are “petty crap”?
Aren’t laws are what we are supposed to uphold? Or is it the situational ethics most use to justify these acts away.
In The Know says
Edgewood? Why would he miss Denu in Edgewood? Denu was a house cat in Aberdeen. BTW- did you catch the report on the Transition Team report? Looks like Denu was blowing smoke there too! Good job Rick!
Denu a “house cat”? I don’t think so. Why do you keep trying to create diversions? Probably because you’re one of the guilty.
We’ve already heard from on of the good citizens on this…You can’t even answer simple calls for service…Too bust at Tuscony’s? Sleeping ? Watching movies in the “Million Dollar Wall Room”? Chasing Tail?
In The Know says
Richie C, nice link. Found some interesting facts about a failed canidate for city council!
By house cat I mean crime is down 17% since Denu LEFT. Makes one wonder!
I also wonder what Denu thinks of Mayor Bennett’s performance so far? He use to be on this blog RELIGIOUSLY. Now we don’t hear from him. What happened?
In the Know…my pleasure. Its public record so it can be stated publicly.
heres another one…for buisness and realestate searches…more public records.
In the Know (the real one) says
so you are saying that denu was the ONLY cop protecting the city? what happened to the other 39 cops? of course he could not do it all alone, now since he is gone, it takes all of them to do his job? is this what you are saying?
and richie c – just what information are you trying to get out there about denu and his personal business? the man has been through enough? what about MOST of the other cops? i wouldn’t keep going here if you don’t want to keep looking foolish.
oh and sidekick, the only sidekick everyone saw with denu was jason neidig.
vietnam vet says
I’am saying rick denu is a no nonsense officer. who would have better off selecting his troop’s’ and left prowling the neighbor hood’s. his action’s speak louder than word’s.
I can honestly’ say I have never met the man. I’am not here to pry in to his personal affairs.all has not been clean at the p.d. I consider that none of my affair
there are or were officers working’ that shall we say had issue’s that continued under the porter admin right over to chief rudy.
it does not change my way of thinking, they were good officers I see no need to stir up a stink. which again were more family related issue’s.