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Man who plead GUILTY to INDECENT EXPOSURE stays on at City of Glen Rose

The City of Glen Rose votes to keep Dwaine Whitfield on as an employee

26 August 2010 at 7:41:35 PM

The City Council had a special meeting tonight to discuss the Dwaine Whitfield situation and when there was a motion to fire him by Bob Strickland and then a 2nd by Sue Oldenberg, ONLY two council members voted to remove him with Barbara Mitchell recusing herself because she is his mother.

Chris Bryant, Johnny Martin, and Pam Miller voted to keep Dwaine Whitfield on as a City of Glen Rose employee.

The video will be coming soon from the City Council meeting but wanted to get this post out that the City of Glen Rose has decided to keep someone employed who lied on his application about going to jail. Let's not forget probably the most important piece of this, Dwaine Lee Whitfield II was sentenced on June 29, 2005 when his GUILTY plea was entered for 'INDECENT EXPOSURE'. He received 2 years probation and a $1000 fine at the age of 35.

Don't believe what the paper says? Here's a screen shot from one of the sources I use that confirms the Indecent Exposure Guilty plea: dwainewhitfield-indecentexposure-guilty

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1 - Craig Dodson   26 Aug 2010 @ 8:08:32 PM 

But this is not the conviction that counts on the job application.  This was deferred and does not count as a conviction.  The convicition that counted and should have been disclosed on the job application was the theft by check.  To me, the issue at hand should be if he lied on his application, not if he has a criminal history.  It appeared that two council people thought he did and two thought he did not with the mayor thinking he did not.  We will never know the full evidence at hand because of the closed session.  I hope this puts the issue to bed but I think it will just be the start of new investigation into the city practices.

2 - glenrosefan   26 Aug 2010 @ 8:15:16 PM 

This is ridiculous, how you can keep on someone with clear MORAL issues is beyond me.  mayor miller MUST GO!!!!  chris bryant you need to be off the council and johnny your time is coming.  The only two who have any brains on Council are Sue Oldenburg and Bob Strickland.


3 - salon   26 Aug 2010 @ 8:58:42 PM 

Here's link to the video of their votes after executive session.

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4 - pharper   26 Aug 2010 @ 9:24:25 PM 

If he served out his probation then the final disposition status should be dismissed and not guilty or deferred, will have to follow up with Stephenville and find out what it is.

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5 - anon   27 Aug 2010 @ 7:48:13 AM 

Well,... now they have set a precedent and anyone who gets fired gets to have an executive session to discuss it first... right?  And for that matter.... the city can't fire anyone for breaking the rules or lieing..... or they could get sued for discrimination....

6 - I See a Lawsuit   1 Sep 2010 @ 2:27:13 PM 

So let's get this straight: 

Moose is left employed. If they had let him go there is the lawsuit from Moose to contend with. BUT WAIT PEOPLE ! 

Moose is left employed. So what about the lawsuits that follow [ and there always are in public facilities] when someone decides that Moose was involved in an incident here or there running a public owned facility.

You have a WHOLE CITY you can sue now; what a setup. The loonies will come out of the woodwork; Moose is a sitting duck now, and so is the City of Glen Rose.  Wake up People.

7 - salon   1 Sep 2010 @ 2:37:16 PM 

In my opinion, Moose would have no lawsuit. Even though the indecent exposure charge, which he pled guilty to, was deferred adjudication, he was convicted and served time for theft by check in 2004. Then,in 2005, he lied on his job application by saying that he had not been convicted of a crime. Yes, he did. The application says that the city can let him go if they find that the applicant has lied on job application, and he did.

Moose is still supervisor of Streets and Parks. As such, he STILL is going in and out of Oakdale Park, even though there is no way he is managing it. Mayor Miller, as head of the 3 that kept him on, to me, bears full responsibility for not firing him, as she cast the deciding vote to keep him on. Does she think that parents will parse the issue of whether a man who pled guilty to indecent exposure was *deferred* and say having him hang out in park with a pool and children is somehow okay?

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8 - humanbeing   1 Sep 2010 @ 2:59:57 PM 

But Cindy King might have a lawsuit. The city needs to develop standard protocols for hiring and firing, complete with documentation, and enforce them religiously. Every person should know exactly what the rules are.

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