Louise Lucas got in hot water being caught on cell phone video telling police not to arrest vandals defacing Portsmouth’s Confederate Memorial. Attorney Tim Anderson started a recall drive to remove her from office. But Portsmouth being what it is, she likely would have survived the recall.
But she couldn’t leave it at that, she decided to sue Anderson for defamation, an almost impossible bar for an elected official.
Now, the police body camera footage which had been withheld, was made subject to subpoena by Anderson, who has condensed hours of footage down to 15 minutes of relevant video, and provided the edited and raw video to the news media.
The footage not only damns Lucas, it implicates the Vice Mayor and others in City government.
News, as they say, at 11.