One could catalog the specific reasons this maneuver is unlikely to shield the mayor -- or the InsolvenCity residents who elected him -- from accountabilty for the police brutality associated with the G20 event, but this segment of the Post-Gazette's report is sufficient to illustrate why the payout is likely to be measured in millions:
But Judge Wettick ignored that comment and instead repeatedly asked Mr. Krepps why the documents -- which generally contain public information like the name, date and date of birth of the subject -- were so heavily edited.Ravenstahl could appoint a dozen new CPRB members (or maybe he could not), or even disband the CPRB, and Stephen Zappala could ignore his duties for a decade, yet they still wouldn't slow (let alone stop) Vic Walczak and his co-counsel. This one seems destined to resemble the Sol Gross case, the Robert Swartzwelder case, and the Jordan Miles case, rolled into one fat payday for plaintiffs.
"Why would you redact something and then say you can't explain why it was redacted?" the judge asked.
Mr. Krepps said he was not prepared to address that.
Judge Wettick set argument on the contempt issue for Aug. 26.