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FYI: Senator Hill Envisions Hope in VIPD

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Aug. 8, 2007 – Senator Louis Patrick Hill stated in his opinion, the community has cause to be hopeful that the Police Department's professionalism and productivity will see a marked increase under the stewardship of recently appointed Commissioner James McCall.
"In fact," declared the Senator, "had McCall's recommendations been adopted three years ago, the community today would not be as skeptical and disillusioned as it is about the Department's ability to apprehend criminals."
"In this direction, noted Hill, "McCall's willingness to conduct a press conference regarding three recent murders, wherein he elected to face a outraged community and a demanding press, will serve to eliminate skepticism and shall encourage people to come forth and supply the leads so vital in identifying perpetrators."
Also in this direction, Hill declared McCall's willingness to utilize the assistance of every federal agency at his disposal will be a boom to local hard-pressed investigators. In the world of criminal investigation," pointed out Hill, "this is providing the searchlight in the tunnel."
Senator Hill also had high praise for McCall's number one premise in conducting a criminal investigation. "McCall is hammering home the point that every step an investigation takes must be geared toward how the case will be presented to the office of the Attorney General. In other words, his priority is to ensure that nothing must be done to jeopardize the prosecution of the case, as has been done in the past, according to bitter complaints from the Attorney General's Office," Hill concluded.

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