With little fanfare, and no announcement to the public, the Eureka Police Department will be having a ceremony celebrating the new Captains and Sergeants that have been promoted within the Department. Why the secrecy???? Because the Sergeant in charge of the brutal killing of Tommy McClain is now a Captain. Chief Mills has talked about transparency and accountability in public, but in private it seems he likes to promote thugs to powerful positions. In fact, if Chief Mills is out of town or otherwise unavailable, Captain Stephens could be the top commander of the police!!
The Examiner has been surprised and disgusted at the lack of public outrage over this murder. On top of that, the local media seems to have totally written off writing about the tragedy. The media has been notified that there will be a ceremony, but there hasn’t been any press.
Well, on this Wednesday, at 2:30 PM, newly promoted Captain Stephens will be celebrated (along with others) at the Wharfinger Building. If anyone is outraged about the killing of Tommy McClain, or the promotion of the architect of Tommy’s murder, Wednesday might be a good time to hold a vigil on Waterfront Drive in front of the Wharfinger Building. Then, maybe the media will actually take an active interest.