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MOUNT VERNON — Audio tapes left in a drop box at the Mount Vernon News show how special deals with the impound lot fees are offered by the Mount Vernon Police Department, how vehicle owners are “buffaloed” and how the discretionary act looks bad, even to a high ranking officer in the department.

The tapes contain the voices of Sgt. Robert “Kit” Morgan, Capt. George Hartz, records clerk Wade Grogg and former Sgt. Mark Perkins. The conversations involving Morgan and Perkins appear to be instructional or training sessions as to how the impound lot is operated, how some people are offered “the deal” or how a plan is in place for a “reverse deal.” One such conversation was dated Aug. 26, 2011.

You can read more about this story in the Mount Vernon News, on newsstands or this afternoon in the e-edition.



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