The game of hiding information from the public that Sheriff Keith Nygren is playing with regard to his firing of Deputy Scott Milliman after he gave a deposition in Deputy Zane Seipler’s wrong termination suit has had a couple of holes poked into it.
Here’s the original response:
Very informative, aren’t they?
Below is what the Sheriff’s Department released today:
Let’s take a closer look at what has not been blocked out:
Here is a key sentence:
“During your testimony, you knowingly provided numerous statements about your personal knowledge and alleged criminal acts by Sheriff Keith Nygren over a period of several years. The allegations you made in your deposition regarding the conduct of Sheriff Nygren were false. You provided additional testimony that indicated you are in direct violation of multiple general orders, included but not limited to
- Conduct unbecoming to a Sheriff’s employee
- Conduct toward superiors, subordinates, and associates
- Reporting violations of laws, ordinances, rules, or orders
- Insubordination or disrespect toward a supervisory member on or off duty
- Neglect or inattention to duty
- Responsibility to take action
- Extra duty and secondary employment
The second page tells of the opportunities that Milliman had to attend tow per-disciplinary meetings. In the first, he “did not provide any information or evidence to back up the allegations you made.”
Milliman did not attend the second meeting, according to the letter, on the advice of his attorney.
The case is about to go to an arbitration hearing, pursuant to the Fraternal Order of Police union contract.