Several readers inquired whether or not I have tried to contact the two chiefs (William Crothers and Michael Kaye) for a response on the “Pandemonium” occurring in the police department for their side of the story.
The answer to the question is no. For obvious reasons the case is in litigation and neither man would be able to answer my questions. That was also the reason Mayor William James could not issue a response on what is happening in the department.
James did say when asked about the turmoil on January 10, 2008, "I am concerned that there are problems within the police department. But at this time because of the ongoing litigation I am unable to talk any further on the subject."
I make several efforts to contact the attorney representing the police chiefs, John Eastlack. And, Gloucester City News editor Albert Countryman also tried on numerous occasions contact Mr. Eastlack. None of the calls were returned.
Likewise an effort was made to contact Gloucester City Attorney John Kearney for the City’s explanation on the problem. But he too failed to respond.
If any of the legal representatives mentioned would like to make a public statement or is interested in a interview contact me via email BillGCN@verizon.net. Or call the Gloucester City News, 456-1199 and ask for Albert Countryman.