(Toledo, OH) I received a document from a confidential source that details the amount of money that Chrysler LLC is spending at the Toledo North Assembly plant on Toledo police officers. Neither TPD nor Chrysler has returned my calls as to the reason for the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent in the past few months.
The photo shows an invoice detailing the wages paid to individual officers. For their personal privacy and safety I cropped the image to remove their names and addresses. Since the special operations at Jeep began, Chrysler LLC has incurred $132,440.00 in expense to keep Toledo police on the site.
I know that Jeep normally utilizes the services of the security conglomerate Wackenhut, so I doubt that this is merely an attempt to cover labor shortages. Besides, with an unemployment rate in Toledo approaching 8 percent, I am sure that there are plenty of qualified people who could be hired to handle basic security functions.
It also does not appear from the invoice that TPD officers are moonlighting, as the figures listed are assigned a single invoice number. It appears that Jeep is sending weekly bills to the City of Toledo for the work that the officers are performing.
One reliable source in the plant heard that Jeep management believes that there are "up to 50 people" the company believes might be capable of workplace violence, and that they are concerned about the possibility of another tragedy like the bloody rampage of Myles Meyers in 2005. Another source cojectured that there might be a major theft ring being investigated, and that the officers are working undecover to ferret out people who may be engaged in theft of company property.
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