Nida story

Dear Editor:What a surprise to read in a long front-page article, followed by an entire one-half page with a photo, about Michael Nida ("FBI May Investigate Nida Shooting," 12/27/12). Wow. This is just another criminal case which is over and finished, so what's so special to give it all this space? Downey has a great police department - the very best. Police work is a dangerous, difficult and thankless job. We in Downey are fortunate to have the very best people in that profession. They do a great job for us. They protect us 24/7 to keep our city safe. Without them we would live in a jungle. This article is highly unjustly critical of our police department. With a possible lawsuit coming from this affair, be assured a stable of very intelligent, sharp lawyers will spend hours and days looking for a loophole in this case to pry millions of dollars from us long-suffering taxpayers. Remember that long running OJ Simpson case? Most everyone thought him guilty but the jury found him innocent. One of his sharp attorneys came up with this clever trick: "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit." Soon OJ was on the road again...innocent. Byron Dillon Downey

********** Published: January 3, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 38