‘Mike Skidmore takes a defensive stance shortly before striking security guard Tim Norris. Norris appeared to reach for a camera around Skidmore’s neck before the ensuing struggle.” – It’s interesting how commissioners told the Prosecutors office Mr Skidmore was told to leave when at this point IF you watched the uncut 47 minute video here that it was at this point ONLY when Commissioner Tim Wert said this is security and we want you to leave. Appears to late if you ask me, and IF they want to say this incident was planned it was more than likely planned by someone else who knew a month in advance we were planning to attend this meeting. A meeting in which had no “executive session” on the agenda we received, but was on the agenda the day of? Oddly enough they knew they were wrong, and IF once again you watch this uncut video you will see where both Mike Skidmore and Randy Shepherd took turns explaining the meeting rules and how the “executive session” works. I also find it strikingly odd that their News Journal mouthpiece Al Lawrence conveniently did not attend this meeting, he NEVER misses a meeting if you look at minutes. This furthers my gut feeling that this event was setup, if not by commissioners then by someone who was there, not so sure that someone being Mike Skidmore being he is an independent reporter who has been exposing flaws in this building that include security on floors with guns where none are to be along with what we call minions who speak for elected officials. See Mike Skidmore video’s on his youtube page and you will see why they did not like this man.
Additionally, Leitenberger said both officers took a leave of absence after the incident, which he added was standard because injuries were involved. One of the officers has returned to work, though Leitenberger did not identify him. – Lets keep it real, they are not officers, they are security! Lets also point out Kochis is the one who was injured the worst yet is not the one who started this. As you see in the meeting picture he is calmly leaning against the wall furthest from the incident. He responded after shot fired as you will see in the full uncut video shared here. The odd point nobody is looking at is Mr Norris was carried out on a stretcher while the man who was actually hurt as a result of his actions walked out of the building like a man. Kochis is also the one who returned to work, hmmm?
Link to Mike Skidmore youtube and specific video’s relating to Mr Skidmore in which embarrassed security, etc.
I spoke recently with BCI Detective Moran who advised an email from facebook that indicated a legal matter regarding a comment by Mr Skidmore in my group called Mansfielders Perspective. He advised they were not looking for any other comments than one specifically made by Mr Skidmore, earlier reports indicated this comment may prove Mike had planned this event? Actually if you watch this video recorded interview with Deputy’s Sweat and Masi you will find him saying the same thing he’s alleged as saying that can be construed as a plan? I personally don’t think Mike had planned anything, how ever as a 30 year prison guard who was part of internal affairs he was simply pointing out flaws within policy not in place for law enforcement regarding armed men in our public building not wearing badges along with the FACT when asked to advise who they are they refuse to answer? That should be a concern to the public as anyone can impersonate a security official being they are plain clothes, no badges, and refuse to answer questions. I have since requested the media to check into the fact that after this incident and come to find security now does not carry loaded weapons, they are now armed with tasers and wearing badges. Not sure if asking them who they are has been tested, but sure enough since this incident has happened policy’s have been changed. It was noted that one of the guards retired Deputy Mayer now running for Sheriff has been said to have said the reason being they were wearing loaded guns is their tasers were getting worked on? This has not been confirmed, but once again to some as being unbelievable for they were wearing these guns many months prior while protesting Justice for Brian Garber who was shot and killed by deputy’s in his parents home found to be reasonable by Prosecutor McGinty from Cuyahoga County. Like Tamir Rice, not an imminent threat, no gun as alleged found, just supposedly reaching for what one deputy thought was a weapon before open firing and emptying magazine into him. Connie Garber the mother also was in attendance of this meeting to share her grievances to the executives of Richland County yet once again was deterred from speaking because of this incident.
More blogs and refutes of media can be found here – The public deserves answers. Next Pre Trial scheduled for November 4th 2015.
To keep up on this case follow docket on Courtview – Michael Skidmore or case# 2015 cr 0664