We all know that Greg Fischer patted Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz on the back and allowed him to keep his job. All that after he was caught drinking and driving in a city-owned vehicle.
We all also know that the original whistleblower has been fired and Fischer’s office – through Chris Poynter, primarily – has been working 24/7 to throw said whistleblower under the bus.
But I finally have proof that Greg Fischer knew about Heitz and the drinking and driving nightmare months before Joey Sears blew the whistle and months before WAVE3′s Eric Flack ran his scandalous story.
An advisor of Fischer’s was made aware of the mess in early 2011 (emails and telephone records back this up) while he was secretly gathering information for Fischer about an upcoming Metro Parks audit. That advisor made clear to Fischer what was happening on several occasions. Nothing was ever done and Fischer tried to sweep the mess under his rug.
But that advisor? He’s since been moved to Economic Development.
So, Greg: You can continue playing pat-a-cake and we’ll start naming names, releasing telephone records and throwing people under a broken down, in-the-red TARC bus. You won’t like it – because there’s at least one other scandal-plagued director of a different Metro agency involved.