Chief Chambers Must Wonder How a Public
That Ignored an Officer Who Committed Murder
Would Find a Few Kicks to The Head So Outrageous
Former Henderson Chief of Police Jutta Chambers
Considering the residents of Henderson barely batted an eye when Henderson Police Officer Edward Little killed his lover’s husband in the man’s own home, Chief Jutta Chambers had no reason to anticipate the level of outrage which surfaced earlier this year after the video of HPD Sgt. Brett Seekatz repeatedly kicking a critically ill man in the head was made public.
That’s the power of video and taxpayer outrage. The vicious 2010 beating Adam Greene received at the hands of several HPD officers was caught on tape and cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, while Little’s ambush shooting of Ruslan Zhgenti had no video and did not result in legal action against the city. The fact Little’s victim was a Russian immigrant seemed to make it far too easy for the public to ignore the incident.
Oddly, it wasn’t Chambers’ decision to protect a killer in her midst but rather her choice to help cover up the actions of a cop that have actually become common place that was her undoing. Her decision to cover up police conduct routinely seen on Cops, has cost her job and tainted her legacy as the first woman Chief of Police in Nevada. I wonder if she feels Seekatz was worth it. Will she find solace in knowing he is free to patrol her streets, that, Heaven forbid, she suffers from a medical crisis while behind the wheel that Seekatz will be there to kick her in the skull.
Screen Capture of Sgt. Brett Seekatz Kicking Adam Greene
Most importantly, do the good cops who don the HPD uniform realize what a spineless coward their “brother” Seekatz is? That Seekatz watches out for Seekatz even at the expense of his fellow officers, even at the expense of his Chief. When it became evident that the public would not excuse his behavior, did he do the honorable thing and resign? No. Did he do the brave thing. and seek public forgiveness? No! He let a woman take the fall. What an honorable man he is. I hope his wife and kids realize what a loser they have on their hands. I wonder if that’s the type of man his father raised him to be?
It would be refreshing to see the 99% stand up and demand the 1% get what they deserve. If only the police had the integrity, honor and American Values to stand up for what’s right.
Now before you start feeling too sorry for Chambers, keep in mind she will receive will over $200,000 upon her retirement. That’s in addition to her Public Employees Retirement System payments that will exceed $130,000 every year, for the rest of her life.