The story adds Officer Miller will be assigned to desk duty pending the outcome of DWI charges.
|MSV Photo Exclusive: Officer James Miller (l) worked at two City Council meetings in recent months.|
Talking Ed Note: This photo comes from the infamous September 21st City Council meeting where the Beth Russo hydra tried to kill the hospital sale. It shows Officer Miller standing on duty outside Council Chambers as Michael Russo enters.
MSV has had conversations with Officer Miller on two occasions and showed him our mighty Pentax K-7 camera suggesting he look into it for his family as he was interested in some samples we looked over.
After the vote on the hospital bond, the HMHA Chairwoman Toni Tomarazzo stood from the second row saying, "You just killed the hospital." Da Horsey followed blurting out from the first row on the left of the Council Chambers, "Congratulations on killing the hospital," to Council members Terry Castellano, Beth Mason and Michael Russo.
Russo then began yelling for an officer to come over and throw Da Horsey out. Officer Miller came up and then asked for Da Horsey to hit the exit but we told him Mike Russo was not running the meeting.
Council President Ravi Bhalla then asked Officer Miller to stay on the side and remain available should anyone become out of order while giving a warning to Da Horsey, the Calicchio brothers and others left in the audience. Minutes later calm returned as the room emptied leaving only five members of the public.
Although the meeting ended uneventfully, we're sorry to hear about this incident.