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Cyril police chief feuds with Caddo County district attorney

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WhatsGoingOn

Lawton, OK

#1 Sep 26, 2010
Cyril police chief feuds with Caddo County district attorney; threatens to divide town
BY Michael Baker Oklahoman
CYRIL A bitter feud between two of the top law enforcement agents for this small southwest Oklahoma town is dividing the community and hindering crime fighting.
Police Chief Larry Pewitt has mishandled evidence, violated the rights of citizens and "consistently jeopardized the safety of this community by exceeding his lawful authority and using extremely bad judgment," according to a letter Caddo County District Attorney Bret Burns sent to the town about a year ago.
"That's the silliest thing I've ever heard," Pewitt told The Oklahoman. He then referred questions to his supervisor on the town's Board of Trustees.
Since the letter, problems have continued, Burns said. Pewitt has "lost evidence. He's had illegal arrests, cases kicked out; there's money missing, and it's just on and on and on."
"The board stands behind the chief," said Pewitt's supervisor, town trustee Kathy Meason. "There's nothing to the allegations. If there is something, wouldn't he (Burns) have already come down and arrested him?"
One thing is agreed upon:
"It appears to me to be a spat between two factions in the town of Cyril," said David Perryman, the town's attorney.
Small town feud
There's not a whole lot of this southwest Oklahoma community to divide. Located about 15 miles south of Anadarko and just east off the H.E. Bailey Turnpike where State Highway 19 and U.S. 277 merge, only about 1,100 people call Cyril home. It has an old refinery Superfund site.
While some people in the working-class community may not pay much attention to the feud, it has caused angry exchanges on Internet forums and in area newspapers.
In just a matter of days, an Internet forum asking for opinions on Pewitt and the letter signed by Burns had 50 comments. Another asking for opinions on Burns had more than 400 comments, none of which were flattering of either man.
Many who speak ill of Burns, a Democrat, are supporters of Jason Hicks, a Republican challenging Burns for the district attorney post overseeing prosecutions in Caddo, Grady, Jefferson and Stephens counties. The election is Nov. 2.
Last month, The Cyril News published Burns' letter along with an editorial imploring the town board to take action.
That prompted three of the five members of the board to fire off their own letter.
"We were under the impression that a District Attorney was in the position to convict and file charges against criminal activities, not to be involved in running the small town politics of his constituents," says the letter signed by Mayor Whitney Whitman and board members Meason and Val Henery.
The board dealt with Burns' allegations when it met in executive session in August 2009, according to the letter. The board paid the town's attorney to investigate, and nothing was found to substantiate Burns' claims.
Perryman said he recently was asked to look at the allegations against Pewitt and again found nothing.
Investigation in Cyril
When asked for details of the allegations against Pewitt, Burns said there is an internal scandal in Cyril involving an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation so he didn't want to say too much.
Spokeswoman Jessica Brown said the OSBI is investigating allegations of embezzlement by a town employee, but it was requested by Pewitt.
Meason said the feud began because Burns is friends with people who were upset with some arrests Pewitt had made. Meason said Burns picks and chooses which cases to file charges on and should be more concerned about his job than Pewitt's.
"It's caused a lot of unneeded conflict in this town," Meason said.
Burns said he has lost confidence in cases from Cyril and doesn't trust the evidence being collected.
"We are screening them very closely," Burns said. "It's just not a good situation."
http://www.newsok.com/article/3498520...
BurnsOut

United States

#2 Sep 27, 2010
WhatsGoingOn wrote:
Cyril police chief feuds with Caddo County district attorney; threatens to divide town
BY Michael Baker Oklahoman
CYRIL — A bitter feud between two of the top law enforcement agents for this small southwest Oklahoma town is dividing the community and hindering crime fighting.
Police Chief Larry Pewitt has mishandled evidence, violated the rights of citizens and "consistently jeopardized the safety of this community by exceeding his lawful authority and using extremely bad judgment," according to a letter Caddo
"We are screening them very closely," Burns said. "It's just not a good situation."
http://www.newsok.com/article/3498520...
Where can I find the letter burns sent the city of Cyril.
bystander

Santa Clara, CA

#3 Sep 28, 2010
It was in the Cyril News a few weeks ago.
A CONCERNED CITIZEN

Elgin, OK

#4 Sep 29, 2010
Call Brad Alexander. He brought the letter to the Town Board of Cyril--hand carried it while he was on the board with the agenda to get rid of the Chief of Police. It has been placed in the Cyril Post office months later trying to restir the pot again. Then placed it in the Cyril News about a month ago, so I am sure there are lots of copies floating around town if you just ask the right people. They are very proud of the letter. I sure hope that it helps Burns as they seem to think, but I'm pretty sure it is working the opposite affect since it is the same ole stuff going on in every other town in his district. He's really working with the small town policemen, isn't he???? NOT!!!!!
bouttime

Blanchard, OK

#5 Sep 29, 2010
A CONCERNED CITIZEN wrote:
Call Brad Alexander. He brought the letter to the Town Board of Cyril--hand carried it while he was on the board with the agenda to get rid of the Chief of Police. It has been placed in the Cyril Post office months later trying to restir the pot again. Then placed it in the Cyril News about a month ago, so I am sure there are lots of copies floating around town if you just ask the right people. They are very proud of the letter. I sure hope that it helps Burns as they seem to think, but I'm pretty sure it is working the opposite affect since it is the same ole stuff going on in every other town in his district. He's really working with the small town policemen, isn't he???? NOT!!!!!
at least brad is trying to do something FOR the town unlike the TOWN?board,who needs a bad cop ,maybe you? not the town
Digging Deep

Frisco, TX

#6 Sep 29, 2010
Brad Alexander is just a street pharmacist working out of a tag agency. He only cares about Bret Burns' future.

Once Burns is out, Alexander will be quick to cover his tracks since his life-line will no longer be in power
A CONCERNED CITIZEN

Elgin, OK

#7 Sep 30, 2010
AMEN TO THAT! So sad that the guilty always speak up first. They give themselves away by saying "I have had nothing to do with all of this about the cop!" Sometimes I believe that have many different personalities--one day they are on God's side, the next on the devils, and then some days they are just out there---all by themselves.
Hicks4DA

Lindsay, OK

#8 Sep 30, 2010
Im in the middle on this one. Burns is a clown but Pewitt has been dirty for a long time. He purchased a firearm for a convicted felon that he hired as an officer which is an obvious felony but the ATF did nothing. Hes also arrested people outside of his jurisdiction on several ocassions. Think I might actually side with Burns on this one. Pewitt Needs to go.
On The Fence

United States

#9 Sep 30, 2010
I have heard that three Assistant DA's amd one Investigator has left Burns. Has anybody heard the reason for this or is this a rumor.
Wonderwoman X

United States

#10 Sep 30, 2010
BurnsOut wrote:
<quoted text>Where can I find the letter burns sent the city of Cyril.
contact the Cyril news paper
Brad Alexander

United States

#11 Sep 30, 2010
Hicks4DA wrote:
Im in the middle on this one. Burns is a clown but Pewitt has been dirty for a long time. He purchased a firearm for a convicted felon that he hired as an officer which is an obvious felony but the ATF did nothing. Hes also arrested people outside of his jurisdiction on several ocassions. Think I might actually side with Burns on this one. Pewitt Needs to go.
You are completely write he need to be gone a long time ago.. So should his follower "sheep"
Brad Alexander

United States

#12 Sep 30, 2010
Digging Deep wrote:
Brad Alexander is just a street pharmacist working out of a tag agency. He only cares about Bret Burns' future.
Once Burns is out, Alexander will be quick to cover his tracks since his life-line will no longer be in power
Grow up.
Brad Alexander

United States

#13 Sep 30, 2010
A CONCERNED CITIZEN wrote:
Call Brad Alexander. He brought the letter to the Town Board of Cyril--hand carried it while he was on the board with the agenda to get rid of the Chief of Police. It has been placed in the Cyril Post office months later trying to restir the pot again. Then placed it in the Cyril News about a month ago, so I am sure there are lots of copies floating around town if you just ask the right people. They are very proud of the letter. I sure hope that it helps Burns as they seem to think, but I'm pretty sure it is working the opposite affect since it is the same ole stuff going on in every other town in his district. He's really working with the small town policemen, isn't he???? NOT!!!!!
Again grow up that letter was not put in the post office by me. there is more important thing to do than run around town putting up sign that people already know about as for the news paper call Sonya she not going to lie. Ask her where she got. Quite make this a Brad thing. The only one who keeps dragging this is up is a few drama freaks that maybe have something of there own to cover up.
Brad Alexander

United States

#14 Sep 30, 2010
People this is getting really old and we all know Bret Burn is going to win. I am sorry that the very very few, WITH A VERY, VERY, FEW FREINDS "FOLLOWERS" WHO EVEN BELIEVE THE IGNORANCE GOT REALLY GROW UP.
BurnsOut

United States

#15 Oct 3, 2010
Please dont tell me this Brad guy is on your towns council. Have you read his post my kid knows better english. He does fit as a Burns supporter, they are all about that smart.
Seriously

United States

#16 Oct 3, 2010
Brad Alexander "was" on the council for the Town of Cyril a short while back. He runs the Cyril Tag Agency/Burns Command Post in Cyril. Drive bye his agency....it really looks like the Command Headquarters for Bret Burns. LAME
BurnsOut

United States

#17 Oct 4, 2010
Seriously wrote:
Brad Alexander "was" on the council for the Town of Cyril a short while back. He runs the Cyril Tag Agency/Burns Command Post in Cyril. Drive bye his agency....it really looks like the Command Headquarters for Bret Burns. LAME
Well don't know the guy from Adam but he has to be a clown to support Burns. I'm sure he has some special interest invested in Burns being DA. Those are the only people that support him. The people in his own office don't even support him.
BurnsOut

United States

#18 Oct 4, 2010
Brad Alexander wrote:
People this is getting really old and we all know Bret Burn is going to win. I am sorry that the very very few, WITH A VERY, VERY, FEW FREINDS "FOLLOWERS" WHO EVEN BELIEVE THE IGNORANCE GOT REALLY GROW UP.
Brad don't know you but you might want to get someone to help you write your post. Seems like a lot of Burns supporters seem to have a problem speaking clearly.
BurnsOut

United States

#19 Oct 4, 2010
Seriously wrote:
Brad Alexander "was" on the council for the Town of Cyril a short while back. He runs the Cyril Tag Agency/Burns Command Post in Cyril. Drive bye his agency....it really looks like the Command Headquarters for Bret Burns. LAME
I posted a post on one of the other forums a few weeks ago about people who own business supporting Burns. My suggestion here would be for the fine folks of Cyril to drive to the next town to update your tags. I wouldn't give a Burns supporter one red cent of my hard earned money. If you want to get these people out of your communities then you have to hit them where it hurts and that's always the pocket book.
The Brad Alexander

United States

#20 Oct 4, 2010
To the people on this web site I am Brad Alexander My son Bradley sign his name as Brad as it is mine as will. He is a 12 year old boy that took what he has read personally. He was told to go to this web sight by other children. Because some people were talking about his Father "Me" if he has said anything that has disrespectful to anyone I am sorry. I personal do not care what you are saying. I think it is fun how a bunch of adults have time for this, LOL. Yes he does need to working on his typing skills. Any way "Burn-out" and "Seriously" sorry if he has offended you!! If any one need a Bret Burns sign please come by the Cyril Tag office AKA "Bret Burns command station" and get a sign. "LOL" Just remember there are kids looking on this sight also. No one can control what you put on this sight but their are children reading.

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