Should Brad Penn be indicted
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Gtown cares

Lexington, KY

#42 Jan 30, 2013
Chuck Bradley wrote:
People say I've been helping Brad pay the money back. I can neither confirm or deny that.
Why not confirm or deny ? You either is or you ain't
yim yammer

Georgetown, KY

#43 Jan 30, 2013
Let the justice system run its course... He would probably get probation anyway.....
Curious wrote:
This column was posted today on the GNG webpage and it asks a good question. Why was he not indicted even if he worked out a deal with KLS
More questions surface in KLS theft case
More questions surface in KLS theft case
When should the justice system allow a victim and a suspect to manipulate the system?
In August of this year, the Georgetown Police Department was called to investigate a possible theft at Kentucky Lighting & Supply (KLS). The longtime local manager of the store was Brad Penn, who is also a member of the Georgetown City Council and has worked as a liaison between the council and the police department. Penn, however, had resigned from KLS just before the investigation began.
In September, this newspaper filed an open records request for information on this investigation. The city and police department eventually complied, but redacted all names, including that of the suspect. The newspaper has filed an appeal with the Kentucky Attorney General and we await the opinion. The city has been reluctant to release documents, as even the AG has had to repeatedly request additional information, including a copy of the unredacted police records.
In the course of the appeal, disturbing information continues to surface, which raises questions about the actions of many in this investigation. Among those concerns is why the police department, and the commonwealth attorney allowed a private agreement between the suspect and the company to circumvent an investigation and prosecution?
According to documents provided to the AG by city attorney Logan Askew and Police Chief Michael Bosse, the KLS investigation was near a climax pending a meeting of the police, the commonwealth attorney and KLS officials to file a criminal complaint for theft. At this point KLS officials alerted the police department that negotiations were under way to resolve the matter. Later, an attorney for KLS told police the matter had been resolved, a confidentiality agreement had been reached and KLS did not plan to pursue the matter any further.
So, at that point the police department and the commonwealth attorney closed the investigation.
Why?
Police records show the potential theft was a felony, and the investigation had reached a point where charges were imminent. Just because the victim, KLS, does not wish to pursue criminal charges, is that reason for the investigation to be dropped? If a crime was committed, then the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky are also victims and arenít the police department and the commonwealth attorney obligated to pursue a criminal investigation and prosecution to its proper end?
If KLS does not want to cooperate with the criminal investigation, then why not subpoena the records and present the evidence to a grand jury? Why would the police department and the commonwealth attorney allow a private agreement with a potential criminal suspect to circumvent the justice system in such a manner?
This matter is a stark illustration of how justice is sometimes being metered in Scott County. The City of Georgetown and its attorney have worked diligently to hide the name of the suspect from the public and the more we learn about the police departmentís actions, the more questions are raised about the entire episode.
Unfortunately, there are no easy answers and Georgetown officials are releasing information slowly and grudgingly. Once the record is fully exposed, then perhaps the reasons and motives behind some of these actions will become obvious.
Soap box

Duluth, GA

#44 Jan 30, 2013
According to the law no crime was committed. If he did take money he is paying it back. If he didn't he might as well have because you have raked this man over the coals! You have him publically convicted and there were never any charges! You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Are you so worried what Brad has or has not done so people won't look at what your doing. Makes me wonder. Brad Penn does not walk on water and I'm sure he has skeleton in his closets but I will back him every step of the way. He never claims to be perfect, he listens to public concerns, he loves God, his family and his country. Is he human, yes. Does he make mistakes, yes. Does he serve this town for basically nothing, yes. Brad Penn don't ever stop being you and who you are. Lord knows your not perfect and you have your faults but stand firm, hold your head high. Your value is in who you are and not what people think or say about you! You are valued. You are respected. You are loved by the people that really matter!
Get real

Georgetown, KY

#45 Jan 31, 2013
Soap box wrote:
According to the law no crime was committed. If he did take money he is paying it back. If he didn't he might as well have because you have raked this man over the coals! You have him publically convicted and there were never any charges! You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Are you so worried what Brad has or has not done so people won't look at what your doing. Makes me wonder. Brad Penn does not walk on water and I'm sure he has skeleton in his closets but I will back him every step of the way. He never claims to be perfect, he listens to public concerns, he loves God, his family and his country. Is he human, yes. Does he make mistakes, yes. Does he serve this town for basically nothing, yes. Brad Penn don't ever stop being you and who you are. Lord knows your not perfect and you have your faults but stand firm, hold your head high. Your value is in who you are and not what people think or say about you! You are valued. You are respected. You are loved by the people that really matter!
He is nothing but a damn thief so don't try to make him out like it's just a mistake.
uh oh

Duluth, GA

#46 Jan 31, 2013
Get real wrote:
<quoted text>He is nothing but a damn thief so don't try to make him out like it's just a mistake.
Seriously. Effing let it go. He won. You're sour grapes. He does what's best for the city. You don't like it? Show up at council meetings with a protest sign. J@ckass.
Could not say it better

Georgetown, KY

#47 Jan 31, 2013
Quick swinging from the man's balls to try to better yourself! Go latch on to someone else!
Lewis

Georgetown, KY

#48 Jan 31, 2013
Get real wrote:
<quoted text>
He is nothing but a damn thief so don't try to make him out like it's just a mistake.
EXACTLY
lol

Georgetown, KY

#49 Jan 31, 2013
Justice wrote:
Dont under estimate the common sense of the Georgetown voter. Justice shall prevail in the next city counsel election. A thief from a business that is making money decisions for the city is still a thief. Relax the voters are in charge!!
We pay property taxes payable to a person that has had two bankruptcies. Georgetown is doomed
Walks like a duck

Corbin, KY

#50 Sep 15, 2013
Well, guess its time to resign... Can't really deny after all. No explanation to voters, but yet still won re election. I guess the city actually gets what it deserves. But the last time I checked someone who is innocent does not sign a repayment agreement so called loan and 2nd mortgage their house......

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