If the story is proven true in the Sentinel about Berry locking himself and the information tech specialist in City Hall the night before his termination I would think the council would have done more than have him escorted out by a deputy. Two possibilities exist here. He was either removing evidence that could be used against him, destruction of evidence, another crime, or gathering files to use against the Council. In the second possibility there shouldn't be anything in the files to use against an honest council should there?
Something is not right here. The more the Council tries to look like the "good guys" the more they don't. The Mayor needs to tell the citizens what files were removed, after all they don't belong to her. They belong to us.
The whole bunch of them need to be investigated by the State or the Federal Government. Until then none of this will be resolved. Anyone trust D.A. Ramos. Not me.
Ask for an out of county investigation then throw the whole bunch of them out. Anyone that thinks Berry was terminated because his "leadership" is in question or that "The decision by the council is not intended to reflect on Steve Berry's integrity or skills Ferre said" is fooling themselves Then in the next sentence Mayor Ferre states "The council. however, feels that under the circumstances, it is impossible for Steve to provide the leadership of staff and the city necessary to continue as acting city manager".
Having Steve thrown out of city hall by the cops seems to be a reflection on his integrity to me. So which is it.
This may be small town politics, but it is still politics. Politicians don't do anything unless it in some way benefits them. I would say there are some members of the council that are really worried about what has not been discovered yet.
I believe we have not heard the last out of Steve Berry.