The local paper is now reporting on some new evidence that has come out which really answers nothing. The gist of the article is that there is still no explanation for a 24 minute delay in the reporting of the fire to the Milwaukee Fire Department, which Zach Wisniewski at Blogging Blue has pointed out.
But other questions which are just as pertinent, if not more so, also still remain:
- Milwaukee County Emperor Chris Abele still has to be forthcoming with the cause of the fire, even though he's already admitted that the electrical equipment which caught on fire was outdated and in desperate need of replacement.
- Why is the county doing the investigation and not a neutral party with expertise in the field, such as the Milwaukee Fire Department?
- Why was Cindy van Pelt, the risk management director, on vacation for two weeks after the fire?
- Why did Abele fire van Pelt just as the county was putting in a huge insurance claim?
This is starting to smell of a cover up, similar to the one Scott Walker pulled with the tragedy at O'Donnell Park while he was running for governor.