Former D.C. chief Ramsey calls union boss unprintable name
It's been more than three years since Charles Ramsey left the helm of the D.C. police, but bygones, it appears, have not yet become bygones.
Old animosities were rekindled in a Philadelphia Daily News story published today on the high legal and back-pay bills exacted by police officers fired by Ramsey, now in charge of the Philly police, and subsequently reinstated.
Reporter David Gambacorta consulted D.C. police union chief Kristopher Baumann, who drew on his many years of watchdogging the Ramsey-led Metropolitan Police Department in offering this assessment: "It's not that hard to fire a police officer. What Ramsey cannot do is fire them appropriately."
The top cop's retort: "He's a [expletive], and I don't care if you quote me on that."
Says Baumann, in an e-mail, "As always, very professional."
2003 photo by Robert A. Reeder/The Washington Post
June 7, 2010; 1:56 PM ET
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