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Grantville police chief suspended
.times-herald.com ^ | Sep 11, 2013 | Celia Shortt

Posted on 09/11/2013 2:42:11 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

rantville Police Chief Doug Jordan was suspended without pay for one calendar week at Monday’s city council meeting. The reason for Jordan’s suspension was that he violated a policy given by City Manager Johnny Williams.

“I require all my employees to inform me of anything that is not routine in nature,” Williams said. “A trip to Arizona and an article in the paper that was not discussed with me or the police committee is not routine.”

Recently, Jordan traveled to Arizona to meet with “America’s Toughest Sheriff, Joe Arpaio.” Following their meeting, Jordan expressed his hopes to establish Grantville’s own drug team. He also planned to have some of his officers travel to Arizona for training.

During his comments at the council meeting, Council member Johnny Cooks shared his lack of support for Jordan’s actions and plans.

“I was not very pleased by it,” he said. “I was not in support of it. I am not in support of this kind of news by police officers representing the Grantville uniform without the council or city manager’s approval.

(Excerpt) Read more at times-herald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; donutwatch; immigration; joearpaio; leo
I think we should all call the city manger and tell him how wrong and unfair this this is and that this is still America.I would bet immigration had something to do with this as well.
1 posted on 09/11/2013 2:42:12 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Error ..Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan ..


2 posted on 09/11/2013 2:42:53 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Obviously retribution for the meeting with Arpaio.

If he’d been meeting with some big Lefty, it’s unlikely anyone would have said a thing.


3 posted on 09/11/2013 2:45:30 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: FreedomPoster; Pan_Yan

South of Newnan, ping.


4 posted on 09/11/2013 2:47:00 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: moonshinner_09

Where the hell is Grantville?


5 posted on 09/11/2013 2:49:58 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: mad_as_he$$

It is in GA


6 posted on 09/11/2013 2:51:27 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: mad_as_he$$

It is near Gruntville.


7 posted on 09/11/2013 2:52:04 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: moonshinner_09
Did he travel on the city's dime on city time?

If he did then he's wrong, if he didn't then they should STFU.

8 posted on 09/11/2013 3:08:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

BFE Ga.


9 posted on 09/11/2013 3:21:37 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Jack Hammer
If he’d been meeting with some big Lefty, it’s unlikely anyone would have said a thing.

You mean like flying to NYC to meet with Mayor Bloomberg and discuss gun ban strategies?

10 posted on 09/11/2013 3:27:54 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: moonshinner_09
Isn't Grantville next door to Freebietown?

More to the point, did the town pay for the chief's trip? Was the chief there representing the town? (No, and no.)

Jordan expressed his hopes to establish Grantville’s own drug team. He also planned to have some of his officers travel to Arizona for training.” -— “Council member Johnny Cooks shared his lack of support for Jordan’s actions and plans.Does Cooks have something against drug enforcement? Does he have a vested interest in drug dealing/use?

Glad I asked!

C(r)ooks Lundy on left

Comment from Mrs. Chief Jordan: Christine Jordan · R L Osborne High School
Since when does an employee have to tell an employer where he/she is going and what they are doing on their Anniversary? I would like to see where that is written down in the “RULE” books. FYI The foremost reason for our “Trip to Arizona” (Which we 100% paid for) was for our 31st Anniversary” as we vacationed there on our honeymoon, and for which he took an vacation day. My husband is totally dedicated to Grantville and making it a better/safer place for all its residence. I might suggest that talking to employees to get facts would be a better solution. Thank you to the people of Grantville for your support.

And another apropos comment: Brenda Godbee Raptis on behalf of the citizens of Grantville who operate with both sides of their brains, I would like to apologize for the actions of two of our most incompetent Council members who continue to disgrace our community. Please know that my family supports Mr. Jordan and cannot understand why Mr. Cooks and Mr Lundy would not want him to do everything in his power to rid our drug infested area of that problem. I think that is a very disturbing question that needs to be addressed.

11 posted on 09/11/2013 3:27:58 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Here's your answer; it was at the top of the 'comments' section following the story; comment from Mrs. Chief Jordan:

Christine Jordan · R L Osborne High School Since when does an employee have to tell an employer where he/she is going and what they are doing on their Anniversary? I would like to see where that is written down in the “RULE” books. FYI The foremost reason for our “Trip to Arizona” (Which we 100% paid for) was for our 31st Anniversary” as we vacationed there on our honeymoon, and for which he took an vacation day. My husband is totally dedicated to Grantville and making it a better/safer place for all its residence. I might suggest that talking to employees to get facts would be a better solution. Thank you to the people of Grantville for your support.

12 posted on 09/11/2013 3:32:27 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: moonshinner_09
This is a power play by the City Manager, Johnny Williams, while the mayor was out of town and could not oppose his actions. The mayor fully supports Chief Jordan and will undo this as soon as he gets back. Details from the article:

Mayor Jim Sells is on vacation and was not at the meeting. Selma Coty served as Mayor Pro-Tem and in that role could only vote in case of a tie.

“There was a quorum,” said Coty. “Mr. Cooks and Mr. Lundy voted in favor of the recommendation. Mrs. Jabaley voted against the recommendation. If I had not been in the chair, I, too, would have voted against the recommendation.”

Despite not being at the city council meeting, Mayor Sells gave his opinion about the suspension.

“I am appalled at the council's decision to suspend our police chief without pay,” he said in an email.

“I believe Councilmen Cooks and Lundy have put their personal agenda ahead of the citizens’ best interest in Grantville. They have taken advantage of my absence on vacation and are abusing a dedicated city employee. Chief Jordan has my full support. He has the support of his staff and the community because of the job he is doing. At the next council meeting, with the full council present, I will ask to have his lost pay restored."

Chief Jordan will return to the office on Tuesday.

13 posted on 09/11/2013 3:34:12 PM PDT by Solar Wind
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To: ApplegateRanch

Looks like the city manager and councils there are acting like Idi Amin.


14 posted on 09/11/2013 3:39:13 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: moonshinner_09

Seems the city better get their money together for a good lawyer. This employee has them by the short and curlies.


15 posted on 09/11/2013 3:39:40 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Yo-Yo

Exactly correct.


16 posted on 09/11/2013 3:50:04 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Thanks.

City Manager Johnny Williams statement that "I require all my employees to inform me of anything that is not routine in nature" should not apply to any employee's personal life. This should cost the city, big-time.

(Johnny Williams is the dufus with the dyed hair.)


At a recent Grantville City Council meeting are City Attorney Mark Mitchell, City Manager Johnny Williams, who has been with
Grantville now for a year, and Grantville Mayor Jim Sells.

17 posted on 09/11/2013 4:02:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: Solar Wind; AnAmericanMother; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; Dick Bachert; DJlaysitup; ...

GA FReeper ping to an interesting story. I have been really learning lately that if you’re in a smaller city (say 75,000 or less), you really need to pay attention and keep tabs on your local government, and you can make a difference if you do.

Worth emphasizing:

Mayor Jim Sells - “Chief Jordan has my full support. He has the support of his staff and the community because of the job he is doing. At the next council meeting, with the full council present, I will ask to have his lost pay restored.”

This was some loose-cannon council members who got a temporary quorum and voted for this nonsense.


18 posted on 09/11/2013 4:22:14 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What’s all that white stuff on Sells’ shoulder?


19 posted on 09/11/2013 4:25:23 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Was the Chief in uniform, allowing pics to be taken? Then he was wrong.

Was he in civilian clothes? Then he is in the right.


20 posted on 09/11/2013 4:40:52 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: moonshinner_09

How can a bunch of good ole boys disapprove of Arapaio?


21 posted on 09/11/2013 5:00:16 PM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: steve86

I think it’s rain. He might have just come in from a thunderstorm... Looks like he pretty pissed at the city manager. About to break off the rail on the desk/podium and beat him with it.


22 posted on 09/11/2013 5:01:10 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Hoodat

Living in Newnan, I am shocked there is a south of Newnan ping!


23 posted on 09/11/2013 5:28:42 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: Solar Wind
"This is a power play"

There is a lot of variation in city government and relative power between the council, mayor and the city manager. And often times the conflict arises around the police chief.

This little town probably has a weak mayor system.

24 posted on 09/11/2013 5:41:26 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t know, and not sure that’s the case.


25 posted on 09/11/2013 5:46:51 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Alas Babylon!

I’m from Grantville and this kangaroo court of a city council bounces police chiefs out of town on an annual basis. I can’t believe the poor chief has voluntarily stayed for so long. I’m not proud of my city council.


26 posted on 09/11/2013 6:04:29 PM PDT by GunnersDaughter
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To: crusadersoldier
I am shocked there is a south of Newnan ping!

Yep, we've got it all here on Free Republic. Consider yourself now on the official Coweta County Ping List.

(btw, I work in Newnan)

27 posted on 09/11/2013 7:32:20 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: GunnersDaughter

Yeah, I hear you. I’m down in Alabama just a little ways down I-85.


28 posted on 09/11/2013 7:57:41 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: autumnraine

+1.
So a town in GA is named after U. S. Grant?


29 posted on 09/12/2013 4:54:22 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: mad_as_he$$

I think that is where they got the name. They film Walking Dead not too far from there. When I lived there, the police dept was a tuny building with a sign that said “If we’re not here, try City Hall” and that is no lie. That was early 90’s.


30 posted on 09/12/2013 4:59:13 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: GunnersDaughter; Hoodat

I lived in Grantville from about 1974 to 1977 right next to the gas station that Mr. Plant used to own.


31 posted on 09/12/2013 6:29:20 AM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: moonshinner_09

Jordan has to come to the realization that Georgia, and police there, are helping to run the drugs. Its Serpico time.

City Manager Johnny Williams is helping run the drugs from Afghanistan. Its quite a worldwide scheme and living in Georgia is like living on a plantation.

The just won’t clean it up. They need the drug money. Thats all.

That is why all the comments on any Georgia newspapers are on CIA lockdown. Its a sign that whole area, probably coming through Jacksonville, has a very organized network to push the drugs, especially to the blacks.

Same since Don Corleone... nothings changed. Just take a look at these people.


32 posted on 09/12/2013 8:24:21 AM PDT by tropicgirl
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To: GunnersDaughter

At 1300 people, why do you need Williams? If he’s only been there a year he sure seems like he is a dick.


33 posted on 09/12/2013 8:24:34 AM PDT by Tspud1
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To: moonshinner_09; FreedomPoster

Here’s my issue with the Chief....

Now...I would be damn proud to meet ole Sheriff Joe myself...but the tab for a road trip to Arizona would be a nice hit...even on the cheap....and Grantville ain’t Moreland. LOL

If the Chief wants to set up a cough...drug squad for little ole grantville....Them ole boys up in Douglas county have a badass little drug unit going. They took down an entire meth ring last year all the way back to the big cheese back in Columbia and Panama. Took it down in one day after a year of setting it up. Knowing damn good and well the DEA would f@ck them every chance they got.

DCSO’s meth squad don’t just catch the easy fish...they go after the cartel dudes. The bad ones. They ain’t scared. They ain’t in it for riches or to look boss in body armor and mp-5’s busting down Joe Potsmoker’s door...they are in it for the love of the game.

Being Douglas county ain’t 40 minutes or so up the road...Chief could save some major tax dollars there.


34 posted on 09/12/2013 3:04:47 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: tropicgirl

Hey sugar...welcome to Free Republic.

Lemme educate you about something...I’m 46 and grew up here. My dad worked for a family friend hauling fuel in a tanker by day...and running hustles on the weekend to make extra cash from the same guy . Hauling cash...stolen guns...gambling...bootleg alcohol and cigs...whatever Sleepy needed done. Hey...we’re Scot/Irish dammit. That was the 70’s. There was no illegal alien issue yet. Smuggling rings were run from the top down by locals.

Went in the USn in the mid 80’s. End of my enlistment...coulda went to Central America and made some easy tax sheltered bank working for a contractor...owned by the CIA. Only thing was...if things went liquid...bad guys went round quickly “putting out the fire”...one .22 at a time. I turned them down.

Mena happened. CIA front company owned plane full of coke crashed in the boonies...and a reporter got the word out before “The Firemen” could stop it. Bill Clinton was governor and Bush was President...and former CIA.

Then..suddenly...the border opened.The Cartels along with the DEA knocked out and replaced the locals with what is now the smoothest logistical feat ever run in history...for black market products.

Ain’t no county hick councilman got the juice to smuggle heroin from the sandbox.The world drug business is run by the CIA...the Russian mob...and the cartels....which in turn has been used to build the huge ass police state about to be turned on the very conservatives that cheered the War on Drugs from the get go. Hope they enjoy their cake.

Have a nice day sugar.


35 posted on 09/12/2013 3:22:39 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Vigilantcitizen

Supposedly he was in AZ on his own dime.

And great idea.


36 posted on 09/12/2013 3:53:45 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Vigilantcitizen

Holy cow, I just read your follow on post.

Whoa


37 posted on 09/12/2013 7:58:40 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tspud1

We’re wondering why we need any of them at this point. Looks like the mayor knows which way the wind is blowing and is pulling out all the stops to support the Police Chief now. I saw him even comment on Sheriff Joe’s Facebook page.

I can only hope that these ‘recall’ murmurings gather some momentum. Otherwise, we’re stuck with the offending two councilmen for the rest of their term which is at least another year.

My friend thought his suspension was a ‘race’ issue but the drug connection thing is pretty enlightening as well.


38 posted on 09/13/2013 4:55:36 AM PDT by GunnersDaughter
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