Article from Jay Duggan – www.rocksandcows.org
ST LOUIS COUNTY – DISASTER ALERT
ST LOUIS COUNTY SHERIFF CANDIDATE GORDON RAMSEY’S LEADERSHIP TENURE HAS WICHITA BEING SUED, HE IS ACCUSED OF CRIMINAL PERJURY, STARTED FIGHT WITH WICHITA CITY HALL AROUND ACCUSATIONS OF A DEPT RACISM COVERUP, LEFT POLICE DEPT IN SHAMBLES. And that’s just the highlights! Did ANYBODY in the Duluth DFL even do a basic Google search before inviting Gordon to come run for Sheriff? They should have.
Walking management chaos and St Louis County Sheriff candidate, Gordon Ramsey, stands accused of criminal perjury and getting the City of Wichita sued over firing the accuser is just the latest of episodes that likely drove him out as Police Chief in Wichita. Gordon Ramsey spent his tenure there focusing publicly on political “equity” and BLM-style community relations, and dodging police shooting or officer malfeasance incidents and investigations and charges of glossing over the affairs.
There were several police shootings of unarmed minority ppl in Wichita under Gordan Ramsey’s leadership. One was the shooting of an unarmed man “SWAT’ed” by online gamers, and his family is still suing right now – https://kansasreflector.com/2022/07/06/appeals-court-allows-lawsuit-against-wichita-police-officer-to-proceed-in-swatting-death/
His officers also tasered and then shot an unarmed man they said “was not following orders”, and another cop was investigated for off-duty assault. NOBODY was ever disciplined for any of the cases and Gordon Ramsey is quoted from a court deposition as having a lack of confidence in his own internal investigation department and shuffled people to fix it. The left is hopping mad that Gordon seemed to admit internal investigations were shoddy but he did nothing about it and fired nobody over it – https://www.diversityinc.com/wichita-county-kansas-police-chief-gordon-ramsay-accused-of-covering-up-brutality/
What is the truth? Now we find Gordon Ramsey is involved in a lawsuit again. This time City of Wichita is getting sued by a former Wichita Police internal affairs detective that says he was disciplined and eventually fired by Gordon Ramsey FOR REPORTING TO THE DA & SHERIFF HE BELIEVED RAMSEY LIED IN COURT DEPOSITIONS about internal affairs investigation practices and actions surrounding the police shootings of an unarmed man. The newest lawsuit and affidavit by former Detective Oldridge also alleges (thru his submitted evidence and copied information he received and submitted from Capt. Nicholson of Wichita PD) that Gordon Ramsey: hid internal investigations or formal accusations of some police wrongdoing from the city govt and the citizen’s oversight board until he had papered over them, ignored a police employee giving inside investigation information on their cases to the criminals detained in the jail, failed to act on several formal accusations of sexual harassment and eventually had the accused harasser do an investigation of HIMSELF, and that Ramsey had approved hacking an anonymous internal survey and interview series from the Wichita University to gauge dept morale and opinion on leadership. Allegedly Ramsey wanted to know who criticized or made disparaging comments about Ramsey and leadership, so they could be disciplined or dismissed. Just, WOW! None of the accusations have been heard in open court yet to verify, but if only 10% proves out Gordon Ramsey shouldn’t even be a mall cop. The Memo and Affidavit of Larry Oldridge vs. Wichita that contain his assertions of evidence accusing Gordon Ramsey of retaliation firing are here – https://rocksandcows.org/rocks-cows-news/larry-oldridge-v-city-of-wichita-documents/
Was his influence on internal affairs the reason nobody was ever disciplined or fired over abuse of force activity and internal affairs officers were moved around? To protect Ramsey’s very public and political “equity” agenda for the Wichita Police? This internal affairs officer’s wife and another WPD employee already sued over discriminatory firing or promotion practices and retaliation under Ramsey’s leadership- https://www.kwch.com/content/news/WPD-leiutenant-sues-city-for-gender-discrimination-and-retaliation-493212631.html
Wichita City Hall recently discovered a “troubling” string of racially charged text messages between WPD officers under Gordon Ramsey showing lax oversight under Ramsey and officers making light of officer involved shootings around the time of the George Floyd riots. The City Administrator claims Ramsey knew of them and never reported the texts to official city channels or disciplined anybody upon his discovery. Gordon Ramsey last month replied to these revelations accusing the city of being the offending and irresponsible party in the whole affair, saying it was their management of the PD that needed investigation – https://www.ksn.com/news/local/former-police-chief-claims-troubled-culture-at-wichita-city-hall/
Gordon Ramsey was on the short list last year for Austin Texas Police Chief, because his “equity” politics appealed to the Democrat kook HQ for Texas, but he didn’t make the cut (because of the bubbling cesspool of disasters about to catch up with him?) and he was not hired. It appears Gordon Ramsey was worried all these Wichita Police Dept investigations and lawsuits were going to end his time anyways so he “retired” as Wichita Police Chief. He told the news he was retiring to slow down and have less responsibility because “..Police Chief is a demanding lifestyle and all too often family comes second.” So he quit and almost immediately came to Duluth to run for St Louis County Sheriff (cuz a county the size of Delaware will be a lower stress less responsibility job?) – https://www.ksn.com/news/local/wichita-police-chief-gordon-ramsay-leaving-cites-personal-reasons/
GORDON RAMSEY IS A WALKING TRAINWRECK AND WILL DESTROY COUNTY PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. He could be spending a lot of time in Kansas courtrooms in the near future, and his management practices and track record could open the St Louis County Board up to more expensive legal liability. If Austin Texas didn’t want him, and Witchita was likely getting ready to blame him for disasterous police leadership and oversight, WHY WOULD ROCKS & COWS COUNTRY WANT HIM?
Say no to Gordon. Rocks & Cows don’t need to import a bad risk from Kansas to be Sheriff. We already have a professional qualified candidate that demands modern technology and training, more citizen involvement, strict and equal law enforcement, and public transparency, right here at home. A real Sheriff from the community, for the community, could look something like this – https://chadwalshforsheriff.com/
And we thought Gordon Ramsey was simply an “equity” agenda focused DFL politician. That agenda by itself is controversial after seeing implemented results in the metro, but adding in this string of discovered bad management and cover-up accusations just makes his whole candidacy a raging dumpster fire even the DFL should run from. Trainwreck.
BE INFORMED, STAY INFORMED, FIGHT BACK!