Accusation must be answered
This week’s developing tussle over the firing of a county worker caused a thought to crystallize months after it originally was planted.
In April, Ennis found itself in an odd situation with the firing of a police officer for what his superiors deemed to be excessive force. The ensuing personnel issues — taken into the public by the ex-employee — were anything but pretty for anyone involved. We did end that discussion with resolve about what kind of force would be tolerated on the Ennis police force, and that at least was a positive.
The familiar feeling returned when we heard Alisha Wickens’ lawyer put allegations of serious financial malfeasance forward in defense of the former county purchaser, fired for what county leadership has officially called insubordination.
Whatever happens, it’s hard to see how it will end well for anyone involved.