Mehrens added that that the prosecutors' decision to drop the charges highlighted one of the "most slanted, biased investigations" he'd ever seen.
"(Barnes) feels somewhat vindicated, but he feels . . . they'll just keep going back and back to bring him to his knees," Mehrens said.
"The brass at the police department does not want a Web site criticizing them," he said. "They don't believe the First Amendment applies to them."