Governor-elect Steve Beshear has appointed Rodney Brewer as Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police. Contrary to the spin you hear from Republican mouthpieces, Brewer isn’t being appointed because he’s merely a friend of Beshear.
Here’s a link to Brewer’s resume so you can see just how qualified he is.
His resume details his extensive law enforcement background in Kentucky. With both a Bachelors in Police Administration and Masters in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville.
He’s been a professor at UofL’s School of Justice Administration for nearly four years, was Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police Dec 03 – Aug 04, Lt. Col of Operations for the KSP Aug 02 – Dec 03, Lt. Col of Administration for the KSP Feb 02 – Dec 02, and Lt. Col of Strategic Planning at KSP from Sept 00 – Feb 02. Not to mention he has been Major of Operations, Commander, Captain and Lietenant– working his way up from being a lowly detective. He’s a respected author in law enforcement journals and has won numerous awards.
If he was politically savvy and vying for a crony’s appointment, don’t you think he’d be moving on up a little faster than this?
Spin all you want, shysters. Spin, spin, spin. Don’t even try to report the truth.