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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sheriff: No preferential treatment

Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis on Wednesday defended the handling of the alcohol-related case against one of his top officials.

In his first public statement about the case, Leis said Maj. James Dattilo, who was found drunk in the drive-through of a fast-food restaurant in a parked county-owned car last month, was not given preferential treatment.

"We handled him the same way as anybody else would be handled," Leis said.

Read Jessica Brown's full story here


at 9:46 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't imagin that to many people put a lot of trust or faith in anything Sherrif Lies has to say. The Enquirer should ask him to submit to a lie detector test and publish the findings. Oh yes, I almost forgot we are talking about Simon Lies who's always above the law. Who are the people that keep voting for this fool. He should just retire and then get the heck out of town so we never have to here or see this loser again.

at 10:30 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, another corrupt republican. Imagine that!

at 10:35 AM, April 10, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

Time for Leis to be removed.

at 11:21 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the Enquirer should do, if it's a good newspaper, is analyze court records for the past five years and compare how many people who were drunk and parked on private property were charged with DUI versus the number charged with the offense given to Dattilo.

at 1:46 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Cheviot Sports Authority said...Time for Leis to be removed. 10:35 AM, April 10, 2008"

Gosh, we are in agreement with the chevy-it, land-baron ?

Not certain if we are leaning libertarian or the jock-strap expert is leaning LIBERAL ?

PATHETIC 'family values' !


at 2:31 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please run against Semper Si? Anyone? Bueller?

at 4:23 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine if Burke actually did his job and recruited someone to run for sheriff. Wishful thinking, I know.

at 5:38 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the taxpayers paid for the gasoline that was used that night to go to McDonald's....I wonder how many times this happen in the past....I thought there was a law against public employees benfiting from taxpayer's dollars....I guess at his LOW salary he did not have the cash to buy gasoline for his own personnel car so he used the county car.

at 5:56 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 6:33 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


The news headline should have been
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Take Hard Stance on Drinking and Driving.

It appears that Sheriff Simon Leis will not even cut a break, to a long time high ranking employee.
Major James Datttilo broke the law was arrested, had to serve his time, like any 1st time offender, was even suspended without pay for five days. If that is a cover up, or somehow special treatment, I don’t want any part of it. The average citizen wouldn’t have gone through all of this nonsense. How much blood do you want from this guy?
I understand some people may not like the Sheriff but where is the scandal? He arrested or one of his deputies arrested the guy. It is obvious that law and order is not enough for some people.

at 6:35 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all the misinformed, get the figures and do the math. See how much the Sheriff's Office and the Prosecutor and other entities in government and the PRIVATE SECTOR OF BUSINESS save by rehiring trained employes. Most(not all) do not receive nearly the same benefits as regular employees. Many take salary cuts and don't get paid overtime but perform better at the job because they have some integrity. There work ethic is better than most of the new generation who are 8-4 only workers and want to start at the top. DO THE MATH AND YOU WILL FIND YOU ARE WRONG.

at 7:37 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The foot-tapping Bold Typist is one true jock-strap expert.

at 9:19 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


None of the Pro-Si Leis people have even tried to defend this point. Why? Because it's indefensible and at the root of the real story here.

Enquirer - PLEASE look in to this.

at 11:08 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only one possibility is left >> Simon is senile!
After his very best efforts to lie his way to a new jail failed, you'd think he'd figure out he can't BS his way thru the internet info age.
In the old days, just lie and after a while, it'll just die out.
Sorry Simon, no one's buying.

at 11:02 AM, April 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


Well, once again, most folks caught in the exact same situation would've been charged with DUI, which carries stiffer penalties.

To anon 6:35 p.m.,

You do the math. Saying "their work ethic is better than the new generation" is not statistically verifiable. The bottom line is they want to double dip, or collect a pension and a salary. If they loved their job so much, don't retire yet.

Let's face it, Leis is corrupt and a bully.

at 1:00 PM, April 11, 2008 Anonymous Prosecute Simon Leis said...

Leis is above the law. Just ask him. His pet judge Norbert Nadel and Joe Deters work hard to make sure it stays that way.

at 2:42 PM, April 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 1102, Thank you for pointing out that this jerk is double dipping. Not only that but after retiring he went straight back to making the same salary. I wonder who could have set that up???? I hope Burke finds someone that can defeat Leis.

at 7:02 PM, April 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come Mr. anti-double dip Nadel isn't shooting his mouth off about this one? Gee, he sure was against it at River City! Guess it depends on whose ox is being gored...or whose buddy is being promoted...and where. Friends of Si, Friends of Nadel and the Boys, its time to dip quick before the press exposes you.

at 8:26 PM, April 14, 2008 Anonymous Award-winning CincyJeff said...

When does Simon Leis stop embarrassing himself and resign???

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