PD has the story that’s been percolating for a while now. ?And it sounds to me like the Seven Hills police are covering up.

“There is no report of Bill Mason in the report or car,” he said. He said his officers might not have recognized the man who was elected prosecutor in 1999.

“I don’t know if a Seven Hills officer would know him,” Durkin said. “I haven’t spoken with the officers. My info is from the reports.”

Bullshit. ?This incident needs to be investigated way more thoroughly than your average DUI. ?Bill Mason is the county prosecutor, Tom Regas is a Parma City Councilman, part of the Bill Mason machine, and it is inconceivable to me that Mason would fail to give Regas legal advice on how to avoid prosecution or arrest while the police were stopping the car. ?If Mason did anything other than clam up the second the police lights were visible, Mason should resign.

Mason’s clock is now ticking louder than ever. ?This story is on the front page of the Plain Dealer, bottom of the page, across four columns. ?That means the PD editors have crossed a rubicon. ?The PD appears to have decided, finally, to stop covering for Bill Mason.

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