One would think that if everything is on the up and up inside City Hall and the Socorro Police Department offices as stated by Mayor Bhasker, there wouldn’t be such a huge effort by him, Patrick Salome and Joel Haley to stop a Grand Jury investigation.
Time after time in public council meetings the Mayor stated that he would welcome any and all investigations into any questions of wrong doing in City Hall. Now he will stop at nothing to try and circumvent a grand jury’s investigation. The mere fact that the police chief left in the middle of the night should be a huge red flag flapping in the wind to the citizens and courts here in Socorro.
The Mayor, Clerk and Chief even went so far as to lie to the local newspapers about the reasons why Mr. Haley suddenly decided to leave the police department. They said it was “planned” for some time that Mr. Haley would be leaving the department, when in fact Mr. Haley stated in his letter of resignation to the councilors that he would be less than honest if he didn’t say that his resignation had much to do with the current ongoing questions being asked by one city councilor.
Truth and Facts is willing to bet next year’s salaries that sooner than later, people will find out what’s really been happening at City Hall. We’re only hopeful that it’s not too late for this city and it’s trusting people.