Hemet owes taxpayers an explanation for Webb defense and settlement costs

■ By Mary Ann Morris / Editor A Southwest Justice Center jury took less than 30 minutes to find for the defendant in Norman vs. Darragh on Friday, Aug. 18. That jury decision needlessly cost Hemet taxpayers approximately $650,000, give or take a buck or two, in totally wasted money that could have been better used for any number of projects needed to combat the city’s growing problems. P. T. Barnum said there was one born every minute. Well, 78,657 decent citizens of Hemet were taken to the cleaners by Hemet’s Police Department, city attorney and City Council when they decided to bail out Charles “Rob” Webb as a defendant in

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