|Widmer detective's records to be probed|
|Written by Janice Morse • firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:35|
HAMILTON TWP. - A committee will investigate the authenticity of employment documents relating to the lead detective in the Ryan Widmer murder case.
Township trustees Becky Ehling and Kurt Weber voted Wednesday night to form a committee to scrutinize two documents: the job application of Detective Lt. Jeff Braley and a letter listing some of his training and coursework, Ehling said.
Fellow trustee Eugene Duvelius was absent from Wednesday's meeting, Ehling said, but Duvelius will be consulted about the probe. Duvelius was police chief at the time Braley was hired.
Ehling emphasized that Braley himself is not being investigated, just the two documents, adding, "Mr. Braley has done a lot for the township."
Braley, in a statement included with his personnel file, says he never made representations about attending two universities as is claimed on the handwritten application, and also did not make other claims about his education and employment history that are contained in the disputed records. The two universities cited have since stated, in writing, that Braley was never a student. A claim that he was a postal inspector was also rebutted.
Story by Janice Morse of the Cincinnati Enquirer - read the entire story on Cincinnati.com [click here]