Thursday, December 15, 2016

WHY DID IRON RIVER, MICHIGAN CITY MANAGER DAVID THAYER FIRE POLICE CHIEF FRIZZO?

Iron River, Michigan - I guess the easiest way to explain this is to start from the beginning of the troubles.

On September 20, 2016 Chief Frizzo requested personal days off of work, following her preparation and preliminary exam testimony in the Kelly Cochran murder trial. (This is possibly the biggest and most crucial murder case the city has ever seen) The city manager, David Thayer responded that she was to be at work unless she provided him with a doctor's excuse. In recent days we've learned he has issues with people taking days off for medical reasons in his past places of employment. 

Either way, Chief Frizzo honored that request by going to her doctor and providing the requested excuse he wanted.

On September 23, she advised the city manager that she was able to return to work on September 28. He denied her from returning and set up a meeting with her for on October 4, he also required a doctor's report before she would be allowed back to work. 

At that October meeting, Thayer did NOT allow Chief Frizzo to return to work, even though she provided the requested doctor's report, which allowed her to resume her full duties as police chief. At this time, the city manager further advised Frizzo that he wanted a second doctor's opinion and was going to schedule her for a doctor's examination. The doctor chosen was from Wisconsin and he did have a right to request it.

What happens next have many people wondering what intentions this city manager had in mind when it was learned he entered a secure evidence room by himself during Chief Frizzo's absence. It was during a city council meeting on Nov 9, 2016 when it came out that the David Thayer allegedly had entered a secured evidence room that only Police Chief Frizzo (at the time) had access to inside the police station. That one action could possibly hinder any case where evidence was stored there for "safe keeping" including the murder case. 

It was also during this meeting that it was learned that Chief Laura Frizzo did in fact get that 2nd doctors opinion to which the City Manager apparently refused. Even though both doctors approved her to return to duties, David Thayer still refused her return. 

This action by the current Iron River City Manager could get a murder trial tossed out for lack of proper secure procedures with the chain of evidence. I believe City Manager David Thayer should immediately fired and Police Chief Frizzo to be reinstated to her duties, allowing her also to prepare for this murder trial. So far near 700 signatures have been gathered on a petition with Change.org titled, "Fire Iron River, MI City Manager David Thayer & Reinstate Police Chief Laura Frizzo Now" - Have you signed?

 After all of this finally came out, many are just learning about the criminal history of their current city manager.


The following story was posted recently by TV6 from upper Michigan detailing much of what was posted above. Also see the next report further down of WJMN Local 3 from upper Michigan.

SEE ON TV6 - "After being placed on administrative leave more than two months ago, Iron River Police Chief Laura Frizzo has been officially relieved of her duties. According to Frizzo, she was released by city manager David Thayer, who cited "irreconcilable differences" as his reasoning to fire her."

LEARN DETAILS ABOUT CITY MANAGER DAVID THAYER'S CRIMINAL PAST - "Prior to his move to the U.P., David Thayer was fired as City Manager in Grayling, Michigan after he was arrested and charged with 24 counts of social security act violations according to multiple reports." 

This Video/Article from WJMN Local 3 is a great source for info - "According to a letter from current Grayling City Manager Doug Baum - Thayer did this in an attempt to discredit a political opponent. In the same letter, Baum alleges Thayer threatened an employee for using too much personal time to care for his wife - who was sick with cancer."

From the Iron Mountain Daily News (Dec 14) - Laura's lawyer "claims Thayer has a history of animosity toward women and police, telling Frizzo “women don’t belong in men’s jobs.” A police chief in Grayling, Mich., resigned after confrontations with Thayer while he was employed as city manager there, Polich added."

ON DECEMBER 21, 2016 AT 6PM - CITIZENS MAY ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL FOR A LIMIT OF 3 MINUTES. THE CITY COUNCIL HAS THE POWER TO FIRE THIS CITY MANAGER ON THE SPOT, JUST AS HE DID WITH CHIEF FRIZZO. 

WILL YOU BE THERE?

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