The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Rave

November 2, 2012

Point's cluster of incompetence

(Continued)

The central issue is: Those in public service have an obligation to put the public interest before personal relationships.

When circumstances suggest that questions about conflicts of interest will arise, public servants must step aside.

The Point Township Police Department should never have handled this case.

The investigating officer should never have entered into a personal relationship with a victim. And all the elected and appointed officials who learned about the situation should have intervened more responsibly, more expeditiously.

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