Mayor TenHaken releases identical statement about terminated officers within a month of each other

This was the statement he released on January 6, 2022;

Upon learning of Officer Larson’s actions, he did not work another shift for the Sioux Falls Police Department and is no longer a member of our Police department. The City of Sioux Falls immediately referred this case to be reviewed for criminal charges by the State Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) as an independent agency. In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing criminal proceedings and the rights of all involved, no further details will be provided at this time. – Mayor Paul TenHaken

This was the statement he released today after an officer was arrested for Federal child pornography charges;

Upon learning of the allegations surrounding Officer Schauer’s arrest, he did not work another shift for the Sioux Falls Police Department and is no longer a member of our Police department. In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing criminal proceedings and the rights of all involved, no further details will be provided at this time. – Mayor Paul TenHaken

I don’t want to get into either case, I try to have a little faith in our justice system and both officers deserve their day in court. That is a discussion for another day.

But what I find strange is it seems Poops, his police department and his communications team decided to recycle the EXACT SAME STATEMENT.

Cruise Control government at it’s finest. I wonder if they also used Grammarly?

. . . and people make fun of my writing skills.

Besides the two cases being completely different on many levels (one officer wasn’t arrested until months later after the incident and no one knows when he was terminated), the other officer was arrested only about 4 days after being suspected of committing a crime.

This incredible lack of leadership is shown by how he handled to respond to two different situations with police officers in an identical manner.

I’m sure when he heard about this (probably yesterday) his first response was, “I didn’t sign up for this.”

It seems our new Police Chief has his work cut out for him. Makes you wonder why the last chief retired so suddenly to help run a food bank?



9 comments ↓

#1 What’s wrong with it? on 02.09.22 at 7:23 pm

You clowns aren’t going to be happy no matter what they do….I would have done it as well. OR, they could just be like Xiden’s Whitehouse and not share anything, and have Dementia Joe stumble out, fumble some incoherent word sounding thingys, turn around and high step away saying “they won’t let me talk”

#2 l3wis on 02.09.22 at 7:28 pm

LOL. In case you missed it, they haven’t shared anything on either case, and like the Tuthill ghost nobody knows what happened to the Gilbertos shooter. Unlike you, I actually am concerned when these things happen in SF and hope our local leadership fills us in. Nope. Because like many other things, Poops didn’t sign up for it.

#3 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 02.09.22 at 8:06 pm

“… It seems our new Police Chief has his work cut out for him….”

But wouldn’t that be just some more cut and paste?

#4 Gilly on 02.10.22 at 9:39 am

The shooting at Gilly….IIRC….weren’t there something like 30-40 peaceful Dems in that parking lot during the shooting? You’d think ONE of them could ID the shooter? But, then they’d be snitches, and snitches get stitches. If that would have happened at Chic fil a or Silverstar, there would have been plenty of witnesses and statements, and this case would have closed the next day.

#5 D@ily Spin on 02.10.22 at 9:53 am

Defund the police is sounding good. They could be replaced with sheriff officers and vigilante neighborhood patrols. The rule at SFPD is make it to chief then soon after retire with a full boat of benefits. There hasn’t been a chief in years that stayed on board long enough to set policy and ‘Fix the Force’.

#6 Archie Nemesis on 02.10.22 at 9:54 am

I am a Democrat who finally went to “Chic fil” and I’ve been to the Silverstar of Bethlehem, too, and I also like “Gilly”, so what are you saying?

Plus, it could never happen at “Chic Fil” or Silverstar, because their gunless patrons are the ones who leave their pickups unlocked with their guns in them.

#7 anominous on 02.10.22 at 1:34 pm

the bad vibers from that shooting was so bad giliberto moved out of long john sliver’s and into the old wendy’s next door if they could just bring back the drive thru and only sell frosties then the would have something

#8 Mike Lee Zitterich on 02.10.22 at 3:08 pm

You do realize that any matter that utilizes the Public Court, and goes thru the public process of utilizing a JURY, has the ultimate ability to maintain their freedom. You say you do not believe in our current judicial system, but yet that is like not trusting the very people “WE appoint to be jurors. Everyone knows when you demand to change the venue to a “Common Law Court”, whereas you tell your story before a JURY of your peers, all you have to do is convince just 1 Juror, that you are innocent, show them remorce, and provide to them your history of non-violent prior lifestyle, any thing that may make you appear to be a good upstanding citizen, such as Military experience, Charitable Activity, Public Service, while making this appear to be an isolated incident, never done prior, and promised to never do again. If by evidence, or lack of, public testimony, the “law” itself, your goal is to box in that JURY into a very small ‘box’ to rule within. Once they make their ruling, guilty or not guilty, the JUDGE who in a common law court is merely a “mediator” to protect both sides equally, must now ‘assess’ the situation, provide his opinion, and recommendations, let alone dole out the punishment accordingly to the Jury’s decision.

IF anyone is smart, you do NOT self incriminate yourself prior to going to court, you stand on your defense, you DO NOT admit any guilt, and you stand fast on your “narrative” or your order of events, forcing the other side, the claimant to prove their claim against you. They have the burden of proof.

IF we have learned anything from the Attorney General’s case – it is to NEVER admit guilt prior to the court date, you force the other side to always prove their claim.

#9 Archie Nemesis on 02.11.22 at 5:44 pm

“… IF we have learned anything from the Attorney General’s case – ….”

Well, what you have learned is that you don’t talk to detectives without a lawyer present, which is other than yourself…. Unless you are an alleged defendant/politician who thinks it’s politically smart to talk to detectives without an lawyer, which is politically stupid, actually. #AClient4AFool