As Rachael Ramsey remarked on twitter, the Lede was buried:
Developer aims to build boutique hotel on Bay beachfront ~ Stacey Cato
Smith gave each council member an information package which included details of a lawsuit where suspected drug money had been seized from an individual during an arrest, but a judge had ordered it must be paid back.
“Is this part of the FBI (police) investigation fund?” Mayor Mike Favre asked Smith.
“It is, which is why I don’t want to go into details on this now,” Smith said. “We can go into an executive session if you need a few to discuss the backstory.”
Why was this discussed in executive session? We have a final court order dating to March and I’d bet big money little new ground was broken in executive session that already wasn’t broke by the media well over a year ago.
Several police officers have either resigned or been terminated this week over a pending federal investigation of a “secret” discretionary checking account, City Councilman-at-large Mike Favre said.