But despite the success and a 57-percent drop in crime in the 1st District, plaintiffs' lawyer Glad Jones asked Perrin if he knew that, at that time, Meffert was telling Dell that he "would pull the video-surveillance system from the street if he could." Jones also asked if Perrin knew that St. Pierre was forming a company, NetMethods, to get into the crime-camera business.
That's big. How can they prove he was telling them that? Do they have that in a deposition? If Meffert told Dell he would pull the existing cameras off the poles...cameras that the city had already paid for....wow.
Tangentially, that really pisses me off. Not only was he abusing his position, he was prepared to piss away all the city's money he had already spent on the existing system so he could get in the action with Dell....nice.