At this point, can there be any serious doubt that Jeff Perry is not fit to serve in the Congress of the United States?
Lisa Allen, who was 14 years old when Perry’s subordinate officer Scott Flanagan groped and illegally strip-searched her, has issued a damning statement that directly contradicts everything that Jeff Perry has been saying all along. Here is her statement:
I cannot stand by silently any longer while what happened to me is discussed in the press. It upsets me that Jeff Perry can run for Congress after what he did to me when I was fourteen years old.
Jeff Perry was nearby when Scott Flanagan illegally strip searched me. Perry knew what Flanagan did, he had to hear me screaming and crying. Instead of helping me, Jeff Perry denied anything happened. Even after Scott Flanagan admitted the truth under oath and pled guilty, Perry never apologized for allowing Flanagan to abuse me. Now he has said he would not do anything differently if he had the chance.
Perry did not care about protecting teen-aged girls in Wareham from police officer Flanagan. Jeff Perry cared only about protecting police officer Flanagan.
Chief Joyce now says Jeff Perry was a good cop. Neither Chief Joyce nor Sgt. Perry were good cops. Chief Joyce refused to investigate when my mother complained about what Flanagan did to me. Like Perry, Chief Joyce protected police officer Flanagan instead of protecting teen-aged girls from police officer Flanagan.
Jeff Perry was not an honest police sergeant; he should not be in a position of power.
Now, just to refresh your recollection, the Globe has helpfully run down the numerous contradictory assertions that Perry has made about this incident.
Perry initially said that he was in a position to see and hear everything that happened that night and that the assault never occurred…. In sworn testimony for a civil suit filed by the girl’s family, Perry said he had been on the scene at the Wareham cranberry bog, in a position to see and hear everything. But Perry said in an interview with the Globe earlier this year that whatever happened that night “did not occur in my presence,” a discrepancy he attributed to a faulty memory.
And then there’s this:
Perry was about 15 feet away at the time, according to a State Police investigation of the incident.
Fifteen feet away, for God’s sake. And that’s according to the State Police, who one would not expect to be out to blame the cops on the scene. Yet he did nothing, instead defending Flanagan later.
Perry has never answered the allegations about this appalling incident satisfactorily, and today’s development raises a very serious question of whether he has simply been lying all along to protect himself.
It is time for respectable Republicans to give up on Jeff Perry. Senator Brown, Governor Romney, you should revoke your endorsement. Perry is not worthy of your support.