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Holding themselves to a higher standard, in as many publications as possible.

Way back on September 23 on the Fullerton Rag Facebook page I chided the Fullerton Police Department for posting nothing on their official website,Fullerton Police News, about the City Council’s recent hiring of the Office of Independent Review to periodically audit the FPD. The Fullerton Police News features stories about police officers volunteering their time for the community, tales of dangerous arrests, advice about safety and how to spot drug use among teens, as well as other articles supportive of the department’s actions. But even though the City Council had approved spending $ 120,000 on an auditor for an ongoing review of various aspects of the FPD’s performance, the site’s normally prolific author, Anthony F. Irwin, seemed to have nothing to say about the most significant event affecting the department since the hiring of Dan Hughes as Chief.

Then, four days after my scribble on Facebook, the FPN published an article entitled Police chief: ‘Hold ourselves to the highest standards. As one might expect, it is standard puffery, painting Chief Dan Hughes as a reformer with high standards…

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Stories cross-posted from "The Fullerton Rag" are generally written by Green and good-government activist Matt Leslie.