Where are the records of the investigation?
It seems there is a little controversy in the comments section regarding just who dropped the ball in the Dale Mallory investigation.
Let me say first off that I have a lot of respect for the CPD. They put their lives on the line and make a difference and I do respect that. I believe that we have some real live heroes on the force. In my rants against the system that doesn’t always come through.
This was a complicated matter not because of evidence but because of politics. The evidence of who did what and when they did it were firmly established early on. What made this case complicated were the political connections and the power of the people involved.
My opinion is based upon the Osborne article and some of the facts that came out of it, particularly the response to his request for public records.
If the CPD gave the prosecutors the same info that they gave Kevin Osborne, I can see why the prosecutor decided not to file charges. That file was flimsy and there was nothing there. They worked on this case for a better part of a year, but nothing was in the file.
Why is that? I would like to know. If the police really did investigate where is the evidence or the paper trail?
Dale Mallory stated in court that he was no longer WECC President. Weeks later he withdrew all of the funds and closed down the bank account. The file given to Osborne contained no mention of Dale’s statements to the court. Those documents were the most critical piece of evidence in the case. If they didn’t have those in the file, it is hard to believe that they ran a legitimate investigation. If they didn’t have those in the file, it is similarly hard to believe that they passed that critical evidence on to the prosecutor’s office.
If they really did an investigation, there should be more in the file.
Where is the evidence that they actually talked to Dale and took his statement? Where is that statement? What is Dale’s official version of what happened? I am probably most interested in hearing that.
Dale Mallory skipped depositions and dropped his court cases so as to not have to answer questions. It would be interesting to know what he told the police. A complaint was filed against Dale; they would have talked to him and gotten a response. I would like to see what he said.
In the press he has repeatedly botched the issue. He is still claiming that the check is a forgery and a fake. Is that the story he told to the CPD? What about the bank manager and teller who were witnesses? The CPD interviewed them. No mention of them in the public records. If there was an investigation, these files have been subsequently sanitized to save Dale Mallory from embarrassment.
What about the Dale tale of the WECC approving the expenditures in February (the month when he was actually impeached)? Did he tell the police that whopper? We had tapes of those meetings and it can be easily proven what actually happened. Dale’s statement to the Cincinnati Police would be the most interesting document of the whole public records request. But the interview either never happened or records of it have been lost.
I have to believe that there was either no real investigation or that the files have been purged to save Dale from embarrassment. And I have to reiterate a serious concern: If critical evidence is missing from the police records it calls into question if that evidence ever made it to the prosecutor’s desk.
Where are the records? What happened to this case?