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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 Mondays city council meeting. The reason for Jordans 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 Americas Toughest Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Following their meeting, Jordan expressed his hopes to establish Grantvilles 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 Jordans 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 managers approval.
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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.
South of Newnan, ping.
Where the hell is Grantville?
It is in GA
It is near Gruntville.
If he did then he's wrong, if he didn't then they should STFU.
You mean like flying to NYC to meet with Mayor Bloomberg and discuss gun ban strategies?
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 Grantvilles 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 Jordans 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.
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.
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.
Looks like the city manager and councils there are acting like Idi Amin.
Seems the city better get their money together for a good lawyer. This employee has them by the short and curlies.
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.
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.
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.
What’s all that white stuff on Sells’ shoulder?
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.
How can a bunch of good ole boys disapprove of Arapaio?
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.
Living in Newnan, I am shocked there is a south of Newnan ping!
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.
Don’t know, and not sure that’s the case.
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.
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)
Yeah, I hear you. I’m down in Alabama just a little ways down I-85.
So a town in GA is named after U. S. Grant?
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.
I lived in Grantville from about 1974 to 1977 right next to the gas station that Mr. Plant used to own.
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.
At 1300 people, why do you need Williams? If he’s only been there a year he sure seems like he is a dick.
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.
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.
Supposedly he was in AZ on his own dime.
And great idea.
Holy cow, I just read your follow on post.
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.