It’s Time For Terry Bock To Step Down

by Staff on August 9, 2010 · 8 comments

in Local

Head in the assMonday, the merit commission for the Mitchell Police Department was requested to consider removing Terry Bock from hearing charges against former Mitchell Police Officer Blair because of impartiality.  They ultimately did not, but it has become clear that Terry Bock needs to step down from the merit commission.

In April, the conversation between former Officer Blair and Terry Bock — at the center of today’s discussion — was brought to my attention.  On April 30th, I requested that Mitchell Police Chief Jerry Presnell provide me with “recordings captured by Officer Blair’s in-car audio microphones on March 25th, 2010″, as seen in this letter:

On May 4th, Chief Presnell wrote:

I have copied the recordings from the in-car camera on March 25, 2010 as requested. However, they have been turned over to the City Attorney, William Mullis along with your request. I was not sure if they could be released, and was not comfortable making that decision, so I turned it over to him.

On May 17th, Mr. Mullis sent me a letter via First Class Mail and electronic mail, writing:

Concerning your request, the City of Mitchell must deny it as the record(s) requested fall into the statutory exception for investigatory records (Indiana Code § 5-14-3-4(b)(1).

In April, when I was first told about the conversation, it was noted that Terry Bock clearly demonstrated that he could not be impartial in the merit commission’s hearings regarding Officer Blair.  His statement today that “Steve Blair is an A-1, number 1 cop,” is clear proof that his mind has already been made up and he cannot have an open mind when hearing potentially new charges against the former Mitchell officer.

It is in the best interest of the citizens of Mitchell to demand that Terry Bock get his head out of his ass and now vacate his seat on the merit commission.

The Times-Mail has requested a transcript of the conversation, as well as the taped conversation itself, and — due to today’s public meeting — it is my understanding that these are now going to be made public.  I have heard from Chief Presnell that the City is now willing to provide these to me, so they will be posted as soon as I can obtain them and convert the audio into an appropriate format.

7 comments
sly
sly

It is in the best interest of the citizens of Mitchell to demand that Terry Bock now vacate his seat on the merit commission. He's a scammer.

bandit
bandit

I hope someone from the Times-Mail will notice the latest enteries about Bock & Merit Board & do some investigative reporting & look into the matters

yoyo
yoyo

Here's something interesting. If you have been reading the articles about the Merit Board you have seen that the police wan't to remove Bill Carlile from the board because they don't wan't him on there & the person that the police is considering is a lady who is a friend of the Blair Family & goes to church with the Blair's at Grace Bible Church. The reason is that when the judge hears Blairs case later in the month if the judge rules to send it back to the Merit Board by having Blair's friend on the Board there would be enough votes to send Blair back to the Police Dept. People need to attend the next Council Meeting & demand the Merit Board be abolished

hoosiergrl
hoosiergrl

I think that his background should be looked into closely. I was approached by Terry Bock several years ago. He asked if I would be willing to make a pornographic video. Apparently it is something that he does on the side. The company is in TN.

Sacincy
Sacincy

If the people of Mitchell are smart they will not elect Terry Bock. He's wanting to cost the city of Mitchell more money by wanting an expedition for himself and the enitre police department. he already has a custom van, an expedition, another van, and an SUV. we need a local person running for mayor not someone who runs a hotdog cart, fireworks store, not from Mitchell, and who already has a shit load of money to buy another expedition himself. Citizens of Mitchell if you vote for Terry Bock you are a fool. he will do nothing but bring this town down and that is not in the best interest of Mitchell. the only thing Dan Terrell has done wrong was not firing his son Issac on the spot and relocated him to another department. If you disagree with me then you don't know what the heck you're talking about.

abcdefg
abcdefg

He will step down after he becomes the new Mayor of Mitchell!!!!! lmao

Robert
Robert

I am upset that Terry Bock is not only still on the merit board but that he is even thinking of beeing mayor of Mitchell . Everyone want's to put down our current mayor but as far as i can tell he is the only one in years that has gotten off his ass and done something for the people of this town . I also hate the fact that the people on the merit board are the people that owen stores and have money in this town . Why can't some of us every day people take up the seats on this board we are the ones that have to deal with the cops when they are out of controle and to be honest with you the police here in mitchell seem to be on a mission to do what they want when they want and everyone else be damnd it's about time we put the brakes on thease cowboys and teach them that just becosue they are a police officer they are not above the law .

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