The Hummel Report

Investigative Reports That Get Results

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Million Dollar Mistake

This week's story focuses on a local police officer who has been on paid leave for nearly 13 years, costing taxpayers close to $1 million in salary, benefits, litigation and tax breaks. How did this happen?


Jim Hummel takes a look at how early mistakes by the city have put taxpayers on the hook and how the blame game began from the start. We go right to the mayor and the officer for their reaction to a case that seems unlikely to be settled anytime soon.