NA Confidential has learned that the Floyd County Prosecutor’s office has chosen not to file criminal charges against David Duggins, as related to Brandon Brown by an Indiana State Police investigator.
Duggins, the “interim” director of the New Albany Housing Authority, had threatened Brown with TASERing following a recent NAHA board meeting. Duggins later issued an indirect apology, and to date, no disciplinary actions have been taken.
ON THE AVENUES: Did you hear the one about Duggins’ deep TASER regrets? I laughed until I cried — and so did the folks in Keokuk.
Brown also has filed a complaint with the New Albany Police Department, HUD in Indianapolis, and (perhaps) the NAHA. The status of these complaints is not known at this time.
In other news pertaining to the takeover and occupation of the housing authority by Mayor Jeff Gahan, a question has arisen.
If Duggins still is designated as being in an “interim” position, how many interviews has the NAHA board held with applicants for the permanent NAHA Director job?
As an addendum, NA Confidential has been unable to confirm whether New Albany Mayor Jeff M. Gahan or anyone working in the city’s administration is under federal investigation or indictment for corruption, bribery or racketeering. It is standard policy of the U.S. Justice Department to refuse to confirm or deny the existence or non-existence of investigations or subjects of investigations. A similar policy exists at the F.B.I.