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Proviso Probe

Monday, December 12, 2005

PO-PO, contrarian view of Forest Park's attempt to fire Sgt. Dan Harder [FP]

Forest Park's Police Department is in the process of firing Sgt. Dan Harder for taking sick days at inconvenient times and not being sick enough. Originally, Forest Park gave other reasons that have been debunked. See Forest Park Review (Seth Stern) and Proviso Probe coverage of the latest hearing.

I had a discussion with someone who doesn't believe Sgt. Dan Harder, Lt. Steve Johnsen and Harder's attorney, Jeanine Stevens are on the up-and-up.

I want to explore this scenario. Let's assume the worst of Harder, Johnsen and Stevens.

Harder had reason to be disgruntled with Chief Jim Ryan. They didn't like each other.

Johnsen applied for the chief of police position, but Ryan was hired.

Stevens has engaged in legal delay tactics while complaining about her client being suspended for over 30-days.

Am I missing anything? Is there any reason I should distrust Harder, Johnsen or Stevens beyond these reasons? (Any comments about any individual's sex life will be promptly deleted. If you think someone's sex life is relevant to the discussion, email me first and let me know why you think it's important.)


  • 9:05 AM wrote:

    Carl, when you say " I had a discussion with someone who doesn't believe Sgt. Dan Harder, Lt. Steve Johnsen and Harder's attorney, Jeanine Stevens are on the up-and-up." you need to give some idea as to who this person is. I realize you are not going to give a name, but is this person in a position to know something? Or is just some pro- Chief Ryan person trying to sow doubt.

    Everyone has an opinion. Not everyone has the inside poop. Which one is this person?

    9:05, please post under a pseudonym in the future.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 12:35 PM, December 13, 2005  

  • Let's just assume the person is not allied with Calderone, Sturino or Ryan.

    The point I was working toward is that one can be quite skeptical of Harder, Johnson and Stevens and still find the Village of Forest Park's behavior wanting.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 12:37 PM, December 13, 2005  

  • Oh yah, I think this is good information you got. That really explains why two 20+ year police veterans with clean disciplinary records, not to mention one with Sgt. stripes and the other with Lt. bars would perjury themselves. If I can't be police chief then I'll just commit the crime of perjury and risk my pension. That's gotta be what johnson was thinking.
    I commend you for putting the other side out there Carl but c'mon, a couple of veterans with masters degrees can certainly calculate a risk-reward scenario on this. Was your "inside" source a 7' tall white rabbit named harvey calderone?

    By Blogger watching & waiting, at 10:57 PM, December 13, 2005  

  • Commissioner Patrick Doolin has requested that the board of commissioners discuss hiring an independent investigator to look into the police brutality allegations.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:26 AM, December 14, 2005  

  • Masters smashters, plenty of people with Masters degrees and others have gone to jail because they think they are smarter than the whole world. Many many people with attributes larger than stripes or bars on thier sholders are now behind the jail bars.

    Master degrees do not guarantee that a person is going to be upright and honest, in fact it has nothing to do with it whatsoever.

    C'mon with the nonsense.

    By Blogger Joe The Bone, at 11:57 PM, December 14, 2005  

  • How do I get a hold of this Dan Harder? He was a good friend and I miss him dearly but I can't seem to find him anymore. He was the only friend in my wedding and if he reads this, please have him contact Bruce Barclay at azbarks@yahoo.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:19 AM, August 04, 2006  

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