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Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #51 held a vote of “no confidence” for Ashtabula County Prosecutor Colleen O’Toole.
On May 11th, 2023, Officers of the Conneaut Police Department’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #51 held a vote of “no confidence” for Ashtabula County Prosecutor Colleen O’Toole.
On May 11th, 2023, Officers of the Conneaut Police
Department’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #51 held a vote of
“no confidence” for Ashtabula County Prosecutor Colleen O’Toole.
The union unanimously agreed that Prosecutor O’Toole has lost
the trust and confidence of the members of the Conneaut Police
This was not a vote taken lightly. This is the first time
in the recorded history of the Conneaut Police Department that
its members have taken such action against a public official.
This alone should underscore how seriously distressed the
members of FOP Lodge #51 are regarding the conduct of Prosecutor
The Police Officers of FOP Lodge #51 believe that we have
an obligation to inform the citizens of our community when there
are significant and serious circumstances that affect their
individual and collective safety. We believe that the actions of
Prosecutor O’Toole rise to that level; we believe that the
Citizens of Conneaut- and all of Ashtabula County- are not safe
with her in office.
The members of FOP Lodge #51 are aware of the 33-page
complaint authored by the Republican Party regarding Prosecutor
O’Toole’s conduct in office. And while our officers had no part
in authoring that complaint, we have personally witnessed and
experienced the incidents set forth in it. Our criminal cases
have been affected by a lack of trial preparation from her
office; constant and unprecedented staff turnover in her office;
the treatment of crime victims by her office; the lack of
communication of case statuses by her office; the lack of input
by investigating officers in plea negotiations and the
individual disrespect she personally displays to Police
Officers, and the Policing Profession as a whole.
At each and every turn during her time in office,
Prosecutor O’Toole has acted in opposition to Law Enforcement,
rather than as a partner with the common goal of making our
community safer. This is not acceptable conduct for an elected
official. The Police Officers of our community must have better
leadership from the Ashtabula County Prosecutor.
You can read the Star Beacon Article here.
Read our Resolution to Resign here: www.ashtabulagop.com/co1/
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