Dr. Frank Straub, the highly controversial Public Safety Director, named 28 months ago by Mayor Greg Ballard, suddenly announced his resignation Friday. Straub will continue in his post for three months until August 1st. Straub, the former Public Safety Director of White Plains, New York, generated a firestorm of criticism from the community and police officers during his rocky tenure. During Afternoons with Amos’ live broadcast from Early Voting in the Marion County Clerk’s office in the City-County Building, reaction came swiftly from some top community leaders.
Mayor Greg Ballard’s Communications Director Marc Lotter explains the resignation and where the May next steps in finding Straub’s replacement. Click the arrow to hear the interview. Runs Seven Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One.
City-County Council President Maggie Lewis on her reaction to the Straub resignation, including saying neither the Mayor, Straub nor anyone in the Mayor’s office notified her of the news before it became public. Runs Six Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One.
Rev. Steven Clay, Head of the Indiana Chapter/National Action Network reacts to the Straub resignation and Straub’s dealings with the African-American community. Runs Five Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One.