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Sources tell Fox59 News that during a promotions ceremony last Friday, Public Safety Director Frank Straub told IMPD commanders, including Chief Paul Ciesielski, that after the November Mayoral election there'll be changes among the top brass to include more women and minorities.Apparently though Straub didn't bother to tell Mayor Greg Ballard and Ballard, who apparently learns about Straub's personnel moves from the media, didn't seem interested in inquiring. The story continues.
Fox59 News advised Mayor Greg Ballard of Straub's plans last Saturday, and four days later, the mayor said he still hasn't bothered to ask Straub what changes he's making on the mayor's behalf.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard
"I'm generally happy with the IMPD command staff," said Ballard. "We don't talk about those things to be honest with you."I have to wonder if Mayor Ballard is actually Mr. Straub's boss. After all, it appears that Mayor Ballard answers to Straub instead of the other way around. If you want to know why Mayor Ballard lost the FOP's endorsement, this story illustrates why.
Ballard said he would ask Straub about promises of command level changes the next time the two meet in the next week or two. When asked if the police commanders would consider Chief Ciesielski a lame duck, Ballard said "they're police. They'll do what their told."