Saturday, September 04, 2010
Bugging Device Inadvertently Left In Benjamin's Office
IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski says a listening device and surveillance camera found in Deputy Chief William Benjamin's office during a sweep of it this week was inavertently left behind in his office by a prior occupant and was not operable. Nonetheless, he tells the media the investigation of the incident will proceed. If nothing else, this tempest in a teapot has demonstrated the depth of the rift and distrust between IMPD and Public Safety Director Frank Straub. The sweep of Benjamin's office occurred after he and other IMPD brass grew suspicious Straub or someone else was eavesdropping on his conversations.