Missouri Highway Patrol Assists PSC Investigation Into Ameren

Missouri Highway Patrol Assists PSC Investigation Into Ameren

 

Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway

Patrol, today said the Patrol will assist by providing information to the

Public Service Commission in their new investigation into the Ameren Taum

Sauk collapse.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted an extensive investigation of

the Ameren Taum Sauk disaster and presented a 2,000-page report to Attorney

General Jay Nixon. The Patrol is extending its full cooperation to the

Public Service Commission in their new investigation into the Ameren Taum

Sauk collapse and we will provide the information our investigators

provided to Attorney General Jay Nixon.

"Let me be clear to those who have been critical of the Highway Patrol for

not identifying the unknown individual who moved water level security

probes before investigators arrived on the scene: We sought this person’s

identity but could not compel cooperation. In point of fact: the Patrol

does not have subpoena power. Our responsibility in this is to conduct a

thorough investigation and provide this information to the criminal

prosecutor in the case who makes the decision to pursue charges."

"We are hopeful that through the subpoena powers of the Public Service

Commission they can compel testimony under oath and find the person

responsible for tampering with the water level security probes from the

list of suspects we identified in our report. Those suspects include

anyone who had potential access to the water level security probes and a

motive to tamper with this evidence. Should the Public Service Commission

inquiry reveal any additional information that might assist in perfecting

any criminal charges against any individuals the Patrol stands ready to

assist in that regard."

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