The Knucklehead of the Day award
Goes to Kenner Louisiana City official Cedric Floyd. City police officers after getting a search warrant found four truckloads worth of Katrina relief supplies at Mr. Floyd's home.
I'm not pre-judging whether Mr. Floyd stole these supplies or not. But either way he is a knucklhead. If Mr. Floyd took them for himself he is a scoundrel and a knucklehead. If as some people suggest, he was distributing these items out of his house, Cedric Floyd is a Knucklehead too. It is not for him to be distributing from his house. As Florida Cracker asked, are Kenner city officials required to take a course in ethics?
Thursday Special/Open Post- Jo's Cafe and Mudville Gazette
BATON ROUGE, La. - Police found cases of food, clothing and tools intended for hurricane victims at the home of the chief administrative officer for a New Orleans suburb, authorities said Wednesday.
Officers searched Cedric Floyd's home because of complaints that city workers were helping themselves to donations for hurricane victims. Floyd, who runs the day-to-day operations in the suburb of Kenner, was in charge of distributing the goods.
Police plan to seek a charge of committing an illegal act as a public official against Floyd, and more charges against other city workers are possible, police Capt. Steve Caraway said.
The donations filled a large pickup truck four times. "It was an awful lot of stuff," Caraway said.
The donated materials must be processed as evidence but eventually will be distributed to victims. "We have lots of families that are begging for these supplies," said Attorney General Charles Foti, whose office assisted in the investigation.
Attempts to reach Floyd were unsuccessful at home numbers listed under his name in Kenner. His office number went unanswered after business hours.
Philip Ramon, chief of staff to Kenner Mayor Philip Capitano, has said city officials were investigating the alleged pilfering but added that many employees were themselves hurricane victims.