The transcripts, just a fraction of the thousands of pages compiled in the Frashour arbitration hearing, provide devastating fodder. They focus on the testimony of Lieutenant Robert King, a former PPA president whose training review of the Campbell shooting served as the basis for Frashour’s dismissal [“Fire Frashour? Done,” News, Nov 18, 2010].
Turner’s article pounded King, later promoted to Reese’s top spokesman, for giving testimony “riddled with inconsistencies, factual mistakes, and contradictory explanations.”
And, moreover, Turner accused King of letting bureau commanders shape the review, not bureau trainers—most of whom testified they thought Frashour did exactly as he was taught when he shot Campbell in the back.