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March 29, 2014

Ken de la Bastide: APD investigation dragging on in Richardson case

It has been more than two weeks since a special prosecutor decided not to file criminal charges against Anderson Police Department officer William Richardson for pointing a gun at his live-in girlfriend.

No charges were filed because Richardson’s girlfriend had a sudden lapse of memory, not remembering a call to 911 or the gun placed against her cheek or ribs.

Since that decision was rendered by a special prosecutor, an internal investigation by the Anderson Police Department has been ongoing, with no end immediately in sight.

The incident took place on Jan. 16 in rural Madison County, and since that time Richardson has been on paid administrative leave. With a salary of $44,611 per year that means Richardson has been paid more than $7,400 in wages for work not performed.

Phillippe recuperating

Longtime Anderson City Court Judge Donald Phillippe, who has been absent from the bench for several months, is planning on returning to work sometime in April.

Phillippe said Thursday that he underwent open heart surgery on Feb. 5 and has been recuperating.

Local attorney Sam Taylor has been serving as judge pro tem in Anderson City Court for most of the time Phillippe has been recovering.

A sure sign of spring

With the May primary election a little over a month away, a sure sign of spring during any election year is the blossoming of candidate yard signs along roadways in Madison County.

Leading the charge on the placement of yard signs is Democrat Brian Bell. Bell is seeking the party’s nomination for Madison County Sheriff against Scott Mellinger and Jeff Hardin. Mellinger has numerous signs placed in the Pendleton area.

Other Democrats with yard signs popping up around the county include Tamie Dixon-Tatum, running for Treasurer against Kathy Mougette; and Fred Reese and Dick Symmes, running for the District 3 nomination on the Madison County Council with Paul McLish as a third candidate in the race.

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