Twin Rivers Police Officers Association President Arlin Kocher said my story in today's paper mischaracterized what Officer William Cho said during Tuesday's school board meeting.
During Cho's speech to trustees, the past police union president said the Twin Rivers police department's leadership has created a hostile work environment and that morale has never been worse. Cho did not identify the top brass by name, but his comments were clearly directed toward Acting Police Chief Scott LaCosse and Lt. Mike Sales, who are both resigning.
Cho also said the department had a sterling reputation prior to LaCosse and Sales taking over. I took those comments to be a defense of the previous Twin Rivers administration, which was rebuked by the grand jury.
Kocher said the Police Officers Association is not aligned with Police Chief Christopher Breck, who has been on paid administrative leave since November.
"We fully support a new revised mission in line with the job we were hired to do," Kocher said.
I asked Cho for a copy of his speech on Tuesday night. He refused.