By Steve Kush
When followers of South Jersey politics last heard anything about former Assemblyman Arthur Barclay it was after the discovery of his arrest for beating his girlfriend.
According to several new sources Barclay was scheduled to appear in court on June 28. Additionally, a spokesman for Camden County (and the county police department), Dan Keashen, confirmed to the Courier-Post that Barclay was employed by the county and said “In follow-up, we were just made aware of the incident, which will be investigated by human resources as a personnel matter.”
Never mind the fact that “we were just made aware of the incident” was probably an untrue statement given the fact that I knew about it and gave it to the New Jersey Globe and I knew about it because I was told by someone who was told by yet another person, I then confirmed it with a cop and a guard at the jail and a Camden activist posted about it in a Facebook video using a Teddy Bear to show the girlfriend’s injuries. It was one of the worst kept secrets in South Jersey politics.
The probably untrue statement from the Camden County spokesman (who somehow manages to do double duty as the county police spokesman) aside, it’s time for Camden County to tell the taxpayers there if they are still paying a guy who was arrested for domestic violence nearly $60,000/year.
Bob Greco is a former chairman of the Cumberland County GOP and Steve Kush is a Republican political consultant. Together we'll deliver political news and opinion in our own unique way via a weekly radio show on Crusin' 92.1 FM every Saturday morning at 7:00 A.M. and here on this website.
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