With all the chatter about how bad an employee Warren Turner was, you would think someone would ask the obvious.
Why did it take so long?
I think its interesting that Turner has been a probation officer for nearly 20 years, a 4 term city council member, and that the DOC has just now caught on to the conflict. In other words why is it that Warren Turner is suddenly after nearly 7 years for business as usual, to decide that Turner was a bad hire.
Doesn't it trouble anyone that, "A" he was only recently called on the carpet for something that he has no doubt being doing for years, and "B" The DOC has elected this point in time to "enforce" what should have been common sense for years?
Who put the heat on DOC's Debra DeBruh, and DOC head Alvin Keller? Has anyone connected the dots? Anyone care to guess who in Meck/Char Gov/Co is Keller's bff?
And while I applaud the release of the "letter" I'd like to see Turner's entire employment file. Surely there are some high points in Turner's probation officer career.
More importantly how many of those who Turner supervised committed violent crimes while Turner was distracted with "City" business?
In the end Turner had no business being a probation officer, but someone blue skied his behavior, and with 7 years of looking the other way it seem pretty odd that suddenly this was not acceptable.
Something just doesn't add up. Either Warren Turner was really good at riping off State Government or the DOC is a managerial mess and only when someone in Charlotte's elite power circle called in some chips did they stop giving Turner a free pass.
Either way we need more answers.
Check out Jeff Taylor's The Meck Deck for another interesting point of view here.