Skip to comments.Former Black Diamond Officer, Husband Say Chief Used Gay Slurs
Posted on 02/21/2014 10:39:49 AM PST by nickcarraway
Scott Oak and his husband, Jamie Smith, said they heard Black Diamond Police Chief Jamey Kiblinger use the word "fag" repeatedly.
"Cops can talk rough, and I understand things like that, but she used it to personally attack me," said Oak, who was a Black Diamond police officer. He left in 2012.
His husband said that he heard Kiblinger use the slur in front of them at a work-related party back in 2011. "When she said that, other officers looked around, and she looked around and she put her hand over her mouth like, Oh my gosh. She knew she said it she caught herself saying it," said Smith, who is also a former Montana State Trooper.
"I took off running and that's when I heard from the fence line Chief Kiblinger say, Oh, he runs like such a fag and she's laughing and joking about it," said Oak.
He filed a complaint against Kiblinger this week, calling on the city to open a new investigation against her. Oak filed complaints in the past, but the city's previous mayor didn't demote or punish Kiblinger. She was only given a written reprimand.
"As a former state trooper, I've seen more thorough investigations done on parking complaints than on this case," said Smith.
The city administrator said that investigation is closed.
The city has received new complaints against the chief for her behavior, but the administrator said she is still reviewing the complaints and cannot say yet if a new investigation will be opened.
"We've been together 19 years, and to have her say something -- have her say 'fag' about somebody you love -- it hurt. It really hurt," said Smith, who married Oak last year.
KIRO 7 obtained emails from a public disclosure request that showed at least two other former Black Diamond police officers sent emails to the current mayor, Dave Gordon, saying they also heard the gay slurs. Calls and emails to the current mayor were not returned.
Kiblinger was not at the police station when we went there to ask her about the allegations.
Oak filed a tort claim against the city last year along with former Black Diamond police Officer Eric Weinreich.
Weinreich claimed Kiblinger sexually harassed him.
"She actually told me in front of other people there to go into another room and take a picture of it to prove size," said Weinreich.
Back in October, KIRO 7 asked Kiblinger about the allegations at her house. She said, "No. No thank you," and shut her door.
According to city clerk records, Kiblinger is the highest paid salaried employee on city staff. She makes $138,391 annually.
"People of Black Diamond deserve better," said Smith.
They just don’t like her because she has a hatchet wound ...
Fag fag bo bag
Banana fanna fo fag
Fee fi mo mag
See... it doesn’t hurt.
so, she made a joke at a party and covered her mouth as in oops...
and he says it was a personal attack...
was she even talking to him at the time?
dude needs to Man Up not Up Man... never mind
I hope the “offended” don’t watch any British television where characters smoke. Their Offensometers will overload!
What a couple of sick fags.
What a queer response...
Scott Oak and his husband, Jamie Smith, said they heard Black Diamond Police Chief Jamey Kiblinger use the word “fag” repeatedly.
Sounds appropriate to me.
“...have her say ‘fag’ about somebody you love — it hurt. It really hurt,” said Smith.
I’d say grow a pair perv but I’m uncertain who the bitch is in that relationship.
Nobody gets outraged over murder any more. The worse outrage is reserved for people who SAY things that are non-PC.
Oh just GO AWAY, you naughty poo-pushing Hershey highwayman!
If this guy Scott Oak believes the other guy, Jamie Smith, is his “husband”, he has a problem to begin with, and it is unrealistic to believe that some co-workers who are better grounded emotionally will not make obvious jokes-where does he work now?
Gay and fag are not in my lexicon. Only homo
I like accuracy. The former are too ambiguous. The latter is dead on.
Does she need any help?
At least she didn’t call them teenagers...
Okay, I stopped reading at that point.................
... not necessarily ...
Now do “Chuck.”
So two perverts got their feelings hurt by words.
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