Letter to the Editor – Reader objects to taxpayer dollars footing lawsuit bills


Now that we know that Officer Jesse Hill lied and Police Chief Beard and Attorney Amy Beavers covered it up, shouldn’t they be the ones to pay this lawsuit to the deserving Steele family? Why should we, the taxpayers of Burlington, pay for their mess up? They all should have their wages and retirement pay garnished until it is paid off and all their assets seized. I personally don’t want to pay for their dishonesty. This is exactly why officers should pay for any lawsuit that involves negligence, assault/abuse or wrongful death on their part. I sincerely hope that these dishonest public officials are also held criminally liable for their lies and dishonesty.

Frank M. Statler
Burlington, Iowa

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