Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Chief Mingo Goes after Commissioner Henry

WSJM reporting 1/7/08:
Benton Harbor Commissioner Juanita Henry says she's being targeted by Chief of Police Al Mingo. Commissioner Henry pled guilty this week in Berrien County Trial Court for having an inoperable vehicle. Henry says the city dropped five other charges concerning an unmaintained shed and rubbish in her yard, but chose to plead guilty to the one charge to avoid going to court.

Henry says she believes Police Chief Al Mingo targeted her with related citations because she's been asking the department some "tough questions." But Mingo says those allegations are not true. [Over the past couple of years Ms. Henry has been vocal about police department problems such as drug planting, cops stealing cars to sell on ebay, people ticketing cars who are not sworn-in officers, and police work needing improvement.]