CINCINNATI – A Cincinnati councilman has apologized for telling the family of a 16-year-old boy who became trapped and died in a minivan that “there’s no amount of money that’s going to make you happy.”
The family of Kyle Plush stood up and left a meeting Tuesday after Councilman Wendell Young made his remark. The teen’s father, Ron Plush, firmly told Young before leaving: “It’s not about money.”
Young on Wednesday told The Cincinnati Enquirer he never meant to offend anyone and understands why the family is upset.
Cincinnati officials are trying to determine how two police officers failed to find Kyle Plush last week after he made two 911 calls from inside the minivan last week begging for help and providing a dispatcher with a description and location of the minivan.