The Insite like many other reporters in town have been getting calls from sources. Those sources claim the handwriting analysis is back and Jane Draycott is guilty.
Now, that’s the story if you simply listen to the sources. But as reporters out there we have to check the facts and consider the source and their agenda. That’s exactly what Jane Draycott’s attorney Joseph Ahmad says reporters should be doing – considering the source.
As many of you can recall Draycott and along with Paula Keyes both found racist and sexist graffiti written on the walls of station 54 here in Houston. That was back in July. Four months later the Office of Inspector General still hasn’t made an arrest or said anything publicly about the case.
That silence has left some drawing their own conclusions. The main theory and rumor – Draycott did it herself. Ahmad says his client has been the focus of the investigation for months. He says that’s why the real culprit has not been caught.
The Houston attorney was not surprised when I called him with the latest rumor on Monday evening. He says there are just some firefighters who don’t want Jane back in the department. Ahmad says the latest round of rumors began when Draycott returned back to the department after a lengthy leave.
He says allegations of writing samples conclusively identifying his client as the person who scrawled the graffiti on the walls at station 54 is news to him. He says his handwriting expert concluded Jane was not responsible. He says he also expected the OIG to compare notes with his analyst but that has yet to happen.
But Ahmad says bottom line there will be rumors but we must wait until the investigator announce his findings in the case!