Saturday, October 26, 2013

Little Rock lawyer pays strip club steak tab for Bryant police chief Mark Kizer

Posted By on Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 7:25 AM

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Well isn't this a hoot(er)?

Shelli Russell at reports that Little Rock lawyer Jack Wagoner has sent a check for $158 to Bryant Police Chief Mark Kizer to reimburse his $58 dinner tab at an Orlando steak house/strip club and an extra $100 to help offset the five days of pay he lost because of Mayor Jill "Republican" Dabbs' suspension for dining at Rachel's.

mysaline posted a copy of Wagoner's letter and a photocopy of the check. 

The item doesn't say if Kizer intends to cash the check.

Wagoner has turned up on this blog periodically for his work in lawsuits challenging the state ban on same-sex marriage and its discriminatory impact against gay couples legally married in other states.

I asked Wagoner about it. He posted the copy of the letter and the check on his Facebook page, where he's made several remarks on the controversy. He commented:

 It's not like the guy was going to strip clubs and spending city money every day or using city money to tip the strippers. He got to go on a trip and went with all the other cops to have a steak dinner at a strip club. They need to reimburse him for his meal.

I asked Wagoner if he'd heard from Kizer.

...he said thank you to me and the other hundreds of people that have expressed dismay over this tempest in a teapot. I mean really. What is the complaint here? It's not that he ate a steak dinner while at the conference. No one claims he paid for any "side items" other than the meal for which he sought reimbursement. It's about the morality police in action once again. Going to a strip club for dinner at a cop convention is pretty much something a bunch of cops would do. I don't think it's criminal or wrong. My actions on this are not so much in support of Kizer  as in opposition to the morality police. If I was merely doing something kind to help another fellow human I would not have been public about it. I let people know I did it more to let those that are making an issue about this know what at least one person thought about it.

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