Monday, August 27, 2012
Frank Straub Blames Retired IMPD Officers For His Problems In Indy
Former Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub made a bizarre claim during the announcement of his appointment as Spokane, Washington's new police chief by that city's mayor, David Condon, as reported by KREM-TV. Straub claims that his problems in Indianapolis stemmed from a small group of "recalcitrant" retired IMPD officers who boxed him in and impeded his ability to get anything accomplished. Rank-and-file active police officers within IMPD barely contained their dislike of Straub soon after he took over the Department, largely due to his inflated ego and abrasive management style. Straub resigned as public safety director after it was clear there were not enough votes to secure confirmation of his re-appointment by the City-County Council. Straub was similarly forced out of his prior job in White Plains, New York after the city council there prepared a no-confidence vote on his performance.