In September we did two stories on the compromised Civilian Police Oversight Agency. You can read about it HERE and HERE
You may now observe the latest from this ongoing saga, and see for yourself, once again, the shucking and jiving that goes on as we play the zig zag shell game of lets avoid taking responsibility for our actions. Watch the below video of yesterdays oversight meeting concerning the malicious investigation conducted against APD Police Sgt. Anaya. Sgt. Anaya is one of the only officers to address the CPOA.
In this video you can watch the head of the CPOA, Edward Harness act as if he is innocent in what is happening to Sgt. Anaya, stating that he did not conduct an investigation, and only went with what APD investigated. If you watch the other two videos posted along with our previous stories concerning this situation, you can clearly see that Mr. Harness did indeed try to influence the board to reopen an investigation into Mr. Anaya, and withheld information in order to play into the board's notions that there may be something sinister or systemic here when indeed what Mr. Harness was doing was participating in something he should not have been because he was a material witness and conflicted. Mr. Harness appears to have an obvious agenda, and plays the same word games APD is notorious for, as he says he thought there "may" have been a crime, to avoid exposure.
We know the video is a long one, but please take the time to watch it, and observe the body language of Mr. Harness, as he is seated to the left of IA Lieutenant Jennifer Garcia, wearing the glasses. Notice the unprofessional slouching,and hand on the face, showing contempt, and something to hide as he is being accused by his victim Mr. Anaya, of exactly what we here at the Eye have accused him of.
Sgt. Anaya also brings up the board's concern over having their actions videotaped. Notice how that was redirected by the board as a non-concern, but as you can see below it was a concern.
It is obvious that facts change concerning Mr. Harness relative to whether or not the public is watching. Well.... We are watching, and something is afoot here. Something is very dirty, and it is about time this arrogant blatant retaliatory behavior ends. We here at the Eye believe something criminal "MAY" have happened but it does not concern Sgt. Anaya's actions. It concerns the actions of Mr. Harness, Jessica Tyler, Her husband and those being investigated for timesheet fraud in the investigation that Mr. Anaya initiated.
A note for everyone: City Council just voted to retain Mr. Harness,and give him a 5% raise. This is truly the land of make believe.