Doris Goodale Won't Explain Her Defense of Colorado City's Allegedly Corrupt Police Force
|Representative Doris Goodale.|
Despite county, state, and federal authorities claiming misconduct in the police force there, Goodale continues to defend it, and she's refused to explain her defense to New Times.
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We left a message on her phone last week, and also left a message with an aide last week. We even called her house in Kingman, where no one picked up the phone. We haven't heard a peep out of Goodale.
Republican Representative Michelle Ugenti proposed the legislation this session, supported by Attorney General Tom Horne, which calls for local police departments to be dissolved if half of its police officers have their certifications taken away over the course of eight years. This would have gotten rid of the Marshal's Office.
Republican Representative John Kavanagh passed an amendment to the bill before it passed the House last week, which clarifies that this "only applies to the revocations of peace officer certifications that occur on or after the effective date of this act." So, now the Marshal's Office doesn't qualify.
Still, we've seen Goodale defending Colorado City and its Marshal's Office.
"This is just a persecution effort because they're a polygamous community," Goodale said last week, according to Capitol Media Services. "People don't like polygamy."
She continued to say, "It's all built on hearsay, it's all built on conjecture by the Attorney General's Office."
Gee, she failed to mention the "hearsay" and "conjecture" from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which outlined several instances of alleged unconstitutional policing. It's not like the so-called "hearsay" should be ignored, either.
Just weeks after the lawsuit was filed against Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office confirmed it was investigating a cat buried alive in concrete, left on a non-FLDS member's property in Colorado City.
The property owner said the Marshal's Office wouldn't investigate.