News of the arrest surfaced in the aftermath of Carson's false accusation to the Star editorial board that Dickerson "beat up his wife to a pulp." The Star was much more subtle in its reporting on Anderson's arrest than it was in its handling of the Carson accusation against Dickerson. This little item is hidden away in today's Metro/State section:
City officials on Tuesday declined to discuss the sudden resignation last week of an assistant deputy mayor for special projects.
Eugene N. Anderson, a former star tailback for Wabash College's undefeated 1982 football team, had served in Mayor Bart Peterson's administration since February 2002. His $70,000-per-year job focused on coordinating large events that involve city services, such as the NCAA basketball tournament, Indiana Black Expo's Summer Celebration and this weekend's Circle City Classic.
Anderson previously worked to bring neighborhood organizations, individual residents and city agencies together and solve problems with city services.
Anderson's supervisor, Deputy Mayor Steve Campbell, said he couldn't comment on a personnel matter.
Anderson's Sept. 28 resignation letter said he had mixed emotions about resigning and will be exploring new career opportunities. He could not be reached for comment.
Melina Kennedy worked side-by-side with Anderson in the mayor's office as a deputy mayor herself and has made a big issue of Carl Brizzi's alleged failure to adequately prosecute domestic violence cases. Have you heard anything from the Kennedy campaign about Anderson's departure. Have you seen any posts up at Taking Down Words with a police mug shot and police report for public consumption? Have you heard Rep. Carson express any outrage about Anderson's more recent arrest? I didn't think so.