By Greg Harman
While our DA is investigating complaints that pee-testing contractor Treatment Associates had a clean-pee-for-hire program working for some probation officers, we’re looking forward to larger federal case.
Guess that will be in the courts in October — unless the U.S. Department of Justice cares to step in, in the meantime.
Either way, we’d be grateful to see the spotlight thrown back on the probation department’s failed leadership, specifically Operations Director Kathy Cline and Chief Bill “All About The Feet” Fitzgerald.
[Yep. We didn’t want to drag things down too much in “Urine Trouble” this week, but new witness Natalie Bynum has her own story about Fitz’s alleged foot fetish. We're so glad she's been drawn to the light.]
In the fights over so-called “false positives,” the depositions being put together by Van Os & Associates offer a tantalizing glimpse into the mind of this gummed-up machine that is Bexar probation and Treatment Associates.
I was floored by how little the Cline knows about the testing process … until I realized how well that position serves her. (No dummy, our local law school grad.) And I was stunned that Treatment Associates’ founder and director Jeff Warner’s would misidentify a probationer for a cat. (Was he a “cool cat,” Jeffrey, or just a run-of-the-mill pussy?)
A few loose quotes from two depositions for further consideration follow.
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