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Just for Jesus group alleges DuBois City Police not using drug funding correctly


DuBois, PA – A visit from representatives and members of the Just for Jesus group led to some strong words at the DuBois City Council meeting last night.

This is not the first time that Just for Jesus, a homeless outreach center in Brockway, has gone head to head with DuBois City Council.

In August, the group demanded an apology for behavior of DuBois police and said they would no longer be accepting homeless people from DuBois into the center until they were specifically referred to them by city manager Herm Suplizio.

Bob Buddenbohn, who was acting as a spokesperson for Bishop Jack Wisor from Just for Jesus at last night’s meeting, says that 7 homeless people from DuBois had been referred back to DuBois agencies ever since August. He alleged that none of those 7 people had gotten help from police or any other services in the DuBois area.

He also handed council members a large stack of papers outlining other concerns and complaints from Wisor, including allegations that the DuBois City Police had gotten $200,000 in funding for combating the drug epidemic. The group says that the funding is either unaccounted for or was used for things not specifically related to fighting drug crimes in the area.

Also within those complaints, Wisor alleges that police had been in contact with his daughter in the days before her death and believes that she was used as part of an investigation.

Listen to the interview with Jack Wisor, recorded via phone the day after the council meeting.

Members of Just for Jesus left the meeting after the public comment period.

However, the discussion continued with many DuBois City Council members voicing their support of the City Police.

The full letter, as sent by Bishop Jack Wisor to the DuBois City Council on Jan. 27.