City Council Attorney Reacts to Ongoing Feud

City Council Attorney Scott Danks tells Eyewitness News that he, along with several other local lawyers, are upset with the current atmosphere between the F.O.P. and the presidents of the City Council and the Police Merit Commission.
City Council Attorney Scott Danks tells Eyewitness News that he, along with several other local lawyers, are upset with the current atmosphere between the F.O.P. and the presidents of the City Council and the Police Merit Commission.
 
This stems from a City Council meeting on Monday night where Reverend Adrian Brooks and Connie Robinson were part of a group who spoke out against the Evansville Police Department.
 
The Fraternal Order of Police are asking the two to step down.  Danks says that he, along with 20 to 30 other lawyers will be releasing a press statement tomorrow in support of Brooks and Robinson.
 
Danks says, "We want to support Connie Robinson and Reverend Adrian Brooks and applaud their courage to be outspoken about equality. This is not necessarily a black or white issue- Rev. Brooks made that clear. But there does seem to be a systematic issue that has been going on for decades on the part of law enforcement that if you are young or poor (whether black or white), you are not treated with the same amount of respect as others. There is a systematic pattern of treatment by the Evansville Police Department that raises concerns. Council President Robinson and Reverend Brooks and others were simply attempting to bring these concerns to the public. We condemn the members of the FOP for using strong arm tactics to try and silence these two. We find it appalling that they would condemn these two as opposed to looking into their concerns and see if there is in fact a problem. Whether it is real or perceived, it is a problem that needs to be addressed."
Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus

"Like" Eyewitness News on Facebook to get realtime local news updates in your Facebook feed!

Follow Eyewitness News on Twitter to get up to the minute local news coverage in your timeline!

Find local businesses, restaurants, classifieds, and activities happing across the Tristate!

Sign up here to receive mobile alerts for school closings, severe weather, and more!

Share your photos and videos with the Eyewitness News team!