All governmental meetings are important because they decide issues. Some issues, though, are real snoozers. No so tonight. The Wilmington City Council has a chance to show its citizens that it can be candid, forthright, and honest. Or it can resort to chicanery and secrecy, in effect telling Wilmingtonians they can't be trusted with the truth.
I'm talking about the internal investigation in the Police Department over the Katherine Moore affair that resulted in the firing of a veteran officer and the demotion of another when Moore was charged with DWI even though she blew flat double-zeros on a breathalizer test. Moore said she and her family have been victimized by the police for some time now. This report would shed light on that matter. Chief John Cease has recommended that.