Zionsville Times Sentinel

March 19, 2014

'Watchdog' lectures county councilman

By Rod Rose For the Times Sentinel
Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — Aaron Smith, a self-proclaimed government “watchdog,” chastised Boone County Councilman Gene Thompson on Tuesday, March 11, for being “engaged in a gotcha contest with the sheriff.” Smith, who founded the website Watchdog Indiana and who has been a critic of local government practices, spoke at the conclusion of the county council’s regular monthly meeting. “I’m a little bit aggravated that Mr. Thompson appears to be engaged in a gotcha contest with the sheriff,” Smith said. “I appreciate his questions; I appreciate the information he’s trying to obtain from those questions. But doggone it, that information can be obtained by simply making a phone call to the sheriff before the meeting.” Smith said he would like to see the council put a stop to Thompson’s habit of disputing any additional request coming from the sheriff. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.