"My name is Steve Schran: I grew up in a city.... so I understand
a lot of the concerns here. But I have one major concern.
I'm going to ask you a question. I have all these sheets...each
and everyone of you can have a copy of this. Why didn't
you as elected major of Portland Maine and unelected
appointed City Manager CM Jon Jennings, do anything about the "pop sam
in the head"audio tape which indicated that Portland Police Dept. planned
to take out Sam Iserbyt, in Oct 2015...this gentleman right here, a former
Iraqi, Maine, he was in Marines in Iraq. One of officers is
heard saying "it's not federal anymore" and Grant's talking to him (chief?
ed) on phone.You and City Manager both listened to tape given to you by
Sam Iserbyt. Was this tape ever made available to member of Portland City
Council? If not, why? As a Maine taxpayer I want to
know who exactly gave patrolmen Ryder and Hurley, whose voices are heard
on audio tape, orders to 'pop Sam in the head'
"You ought to read this entire sheet.
"You think your city is safe? I don't think so. I live in New Gloucester..
It's safe there. We don't even have a Police Dept."
Strimling: "I don't really have a response, don't recall issue..."
Sam: "I think you do. We spoke privately on phone, private
emails...I sent you the recording and you disappeared. I went to
Jon Jennings and I told him about our conversations and he
said 'I run this city.' Well, I'm not sure where you stand on that...Ethan.
I would like to know who shut you up because I think someone told you
to be quiet and you are also named on the Tort Notice for the lawsuit.
Probably largest suit city has ever seen. As you know, since
you've, I presume, read it since I took it to your office.
District Attrorney Stephanie Anderson and Police Chief Michael Sauschuck
are also named in it.
"At end of day, the Chief as you may wonder, because I don't have people
shoot me that often, instead of using his officers because parameters
did not match, had a hit man come to my house and shoot me. The odd part
is that after all surgeries I've been through, straight through
my femoral artery, nothing has bled, and it is mysterious today, in this
room, that this started coming out of my leg."
Audience: "Ha. Ha. Whew."
Sam: "Anyone want to see the wounds? Chief Sauschuck sent his officers.
If anyone would like to hear it, I'll play it for you. It's short.
Ethan's heard it. I'm sorry....I know you have been stuck in the corner."
Someone (Exec. Director Maine Heritage Gagnon?): "We ought
to hear this man."
Strimling: " I don't think right now is the time for this.
Have a private conversation afterwards."
Sam: "I think everyone needs to hear this."
Audience: "No,No, No; sit down", and is followed by others who say
to Sam "Sit down".
Sam: "Sit down? I'm a taxpayer in City of Portland.
Do you want to see the injuries?"
Schran: "Let's go. Let's go. Let's go. They don't care."
Sam: "There's a witness who watched the whole thing happen."
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education