Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Star: Coroner Must Go
The Star's editorial board weighs in against Marion Co. Coroner Kenneth Ackles (D): He should resign in the interest of protecting public safety. "Incompetent", "dysfunction", "inability to work with other public officials", "serving in an office beyond his abilities and training" and "threat to public safety" are some of the words the Star uses to explain why it thinks Ackles should resign his office. The Star believes key Democratic leaders, who have for the most part remained silent, need to take the lead in getting Ackles to step aside. It writes: "Key Democratic leaders in Marion County, including Mayor Bart Peterson and Sheriff Frank Anderson, need to counsel Ackles about his future in the office."