Check your sources

Northridge, CA

#21 Jun 17, 2011
Check again wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. Not employed there, thank god, and have never been.
And you're right. The officer who is in charge of investigations, never asked to investigate a new hire! Or any other officer asked to. Appears he was trying to hide it.
And the GBI is coming down to investigate them. City manager was like, why have them do it, when I can. Council said no, we need someone who can be completely objective in this. Officers were also notified of this.
The chief did not even show up to work Tuesday after the meeting. No one knew where he was. Still no explanation for his absence. Coward maybe?
Okay, so you have made it very clear that you have no idea what you are talking about. First you accuse the chief, a great guy by the way, of being crooked. Then you accuse him of not doing the background check and now you admit that someone else was responsible for the background check, didn't do it and was maybe trying to hide not doing it? It truly pays to do your research and I'll say it again CHECK YOUR SOURCES. BRAVO!!! to everyone else who have responded with the correct information. This will go a long way in clearing up this mess and moving forward. Also because the chief didn't show up for work in no way makes him a coward. I think he has shown he is more than a conqueror for coming to Grantville and trying to make it a place where people are proud to live and proud to visit. He along with the other officers put their lives on the line everyday for a town that does not appreciate them.

The numbers speak for themselves about Grantville. the town has no growth whatsoever. It will truly take the chief and some others who have the best interest of Grantville at heart to turn that sinking ship around. How about supporting him instead of hoping he will fail. For those who you obviously know were fired by the chief, try asking them how come they didn't do their jobs? Why was Grantville PD in such bad shape before the chief got there? Don't blame him. Help him make Grantville a great place. How does the council expect the police department to be effective and they fired two officers? Do they want the town to fail?
stupid is as stupid does

United States

#22 Jun 20, 2011
1.) Punch a Punk? Great! Let's have more of that. Better yet give'n a "Wood Sampoo" with a night stick.

2.) So what that the cop commited murder? One less "useless eater" off the food stamp roles.

3.) Oh.... we hire bad cops...? Oh... ASSHOLES pay them correctly and we will have 1st rate cops.

4.),,,,,,,, oh did you get offended cry baby.
Response

Pine Mountain, GA

#23 Jun 21, 2011
Check again wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. Not a cop. Have never been one. Have not worked for him. And have never been disciplined by him or arrested by him or anyone else. So you're wrong there.
I speak and if you don't like it, don't listen.
And thank you for your psychological opinion doc lol.
You're welcome! Nice to be able to debate and have pleasant responses. Glad you are not, nor have you ever been a cop. Not an easy job, not a lot of pay...and you risk your life every time you go in to work.

I just dont't understand why people are so quick to convict him and saddle the chief with blame before getting the whole story or talking to him. It's sad. If some of the officers working for him would grow up and be accountable, responsible and professional...we might have a chance with a decent police department down here. Be nice if the city council would work together for Grantville instead of sniping at each other and trying to undermine each other so much.
wrong again

Pine Mountain, GA

#24 Jun 21, 2011
Check again wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. Not employed there, thank god, and have never been.
And you're right. The officer who is in charge of investigations, never asked to investigate a new hire! Or any other officer asked to. Appears he was trying to hide it.
And the GBI is coming down to investigate them. City manager was like, why have them do it, when I can. Council said no, we need someone who can be completely objective in this. Officers were also notified of this.
The chief did not even show up to work Tuesday after the meeting. No one knew where he was. Still no explanation for his absence. Coward maybe?
So sorry to correct you. The city council and city manager DID NOT ask the GBI to do an investigation. Got it? Who do you think that leaves??? Since you "don't work there, never have" you must be blind. He was there Tuesday. So sorry to correct you on that one. If you don't work there...how would you know?:)

Really, really good savvy bosses....don't always let you know where they are...gives them a chance to see if you are really doing your job correctly or not. Take notes.
bravo

Pine Mountain, GA

#25 Jun 21, 2011
Check your sources wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, so you have made it very clear that you have no idea what you are talking about. First you accuse the chief, a great guy by the way, of being crooked. Then you accuse him of not doing the background check and now you admit that someone else was responsible for the background check, didn't do it and was maybe trying to hide not doing it? It truly pays to do your research and I'll say it again CHECK YOUR SOURCES. BRAVO!!! to everyone else who have responded with the correct information. This will go a long way in clearing up this mess and moving forward. Also because the chief didn't show up for work in no way makes him a coward. I think he has shown he is more than a conqueror for coming to Grantville and trying to make it a place where people are proud to live and proud to visit. He along with the other officers put their lives on the line everyday for a town that does not appreciate them.
The numbers speak for themselves about Grantville. the town has no growth whatsoever. It will truly take the chief and some others who have the best interest of Grantville at heart to turn that sinking ship around. How about supporting him instead of hoping he will fail. For those who you obviously know were fired by the chief, try asking them how come they didn't do their jobs? Why was Grantville PD in such bad shape before the chief got there? Don't blame him. Help him make Grantville a great place. How does the council expect the police department to be effective and they fired two officers? Do they want the town to fail?
Great response.....Funny thing is...this person sounds way too much like an employee....and they don't have a CLUE as to what they are talking about.
legal questions raised

Pine Mountain, GA

#26 Jun 21, 2011
stupid is as stupid does wrote:
1.) Punch a Punk? Great! Let's have more of that. Better yet give'n a "Wood Sampoo" with a night stick.
2.) So what that the cop commited murder? One less "useless eater" off the food stamp roles.
3.) Oh.... we hire bad cops...? Oh... ASSHOLES pay them correctly and we will have 1st rate cops.
4.),,,,,,,, oh did you get offended cry baby.
In response to "1." ...do you realize you are talking about a post in reference to a child?

In response to "2." There is no evidence that the cop "committed murder" and you are committing slander. Watch yourself. If you weren't there, if you weren't a part of the legal investigation...you need to shut your mouth. You aren't doing anything but spreading lying gossip.

In response to "3." You're right. Let's hire cops with a good work ETHIC, who act PROFESSIONAL, aren't bucking AUTHORITY, and are OWNERS not RENTERS in their job. Let's actuall hire officers who have never been investigated by POST or have been fired from their previous job...and yes, let's actually pay them a decent pay.

In response to "4." You paint a clear picture of someone with a lot of bitterness, anger, low self-esteem and ignorance. Why don't you give yourself a break and others by trying to be a better person ? Do whatever it is that you need to do or make some changes and stop being so angry? Hope you have a better day.
Yikes

United States

#27 Jul 21, 2011
Investigation of local police department I think should be done by outside agency. Sheriff or GBI. Especially when you are talking about serious felony stuff.
Selma Coty is another story, interrogating a minor on private property, without the parents present, and following him up to the house knocking on the door when he went inside. Just too many problems with all of this to itemize.
A G C

Newnan, GA

#28 Jul 23, 2011
WHAT wrote:
At what part of the council meetibng did you hear this. Was this after the closed session? It was not during the council meeting. I think that they need to do background checks on people attending the council meetings if people like you are going to announce something that the public has yet to be made aware of.
What is wrong with someone informing citizens of new info that is taking place in city goverment? I was glad to have been informed myself. Why be so bitter?
what ever

Atlanta, GA

#29 Jul 29, 2011
Check your sources wrote:
It is always best to think before you speak, or in any case check your sources. This Chief is the best thing to happen to Grantville, a town on the verge of becoming extinct. So I would suggest you check your sources. Sounds like the person who told you he punched a handcuffed juvenile in the stomach(yeah right) is spreading idle gossip and doesn't have the facts. Defamation is a serious thing to contend with when you destroy someones character based on hearsay.
Defamation does not apply to someone who is in the public eye all the time like the chief. List one case (that people can look up) that shows where a public official( politician, mayor, police chief, or anyone else in a similar position) has sued someone over defamation and won. Not someone who has talked about it but has actually WON.
curious

Newnan, GA

#30 Jul 29, 2011
are we talking about the Newnan Police Department? Because if we are, you all would be verey surprised.
DRAMA

Saint Petersburg, FL

#31 Jul 30, 2011
Ok.... This message is not directed toward anyone in particular so keep your hate mail to yoursef.
Newnan / Coweta county is a joke. I mean having this unreal amount of "drama" constantly within county government is NOT normal. The city/ county is run by way too many people with their own red neck agendas. And the sad thing is, there are a ton of people in the area that would do a wonderful job but the "good ol boy" system keeps them pushed away. Try putting some educated, respectful and professional people in charge and you wont see these problems.
Ok. Its a fact. Dont argue with me please.
Amazed

Lithonia, GA

#32 Aug 3, 2011
I think that there is a real delusion out there about Grantville Police Department. The likelihood of getting top flight officers planning to stay in G'ville for their career is really bad. With the history, reputation, pay level and horrific treatment from the City Council, the officers that will apply are new with no experience, trying to rebuild career after a disciplinary problem, and cops moving from one place to the next due to downsizing. There isn't any real shot at spectacular cops or chiefs who have never been investigated and who are committed to making Grantville their lifetime home. Grantville doesn't have enough to offer . . . not even respect.
Check again

Mcdonough, GA

#33 Aug 3, 2011
Amazed wrote:
I think that there is a real delusion out there about Grantville Police Department. The likelihood of getting top flight officers planning to stay in G'ville for their career is really bad. With the history, reputation, pay level and horrific treatment from the City Council, the officers that will apply are new with no experience, trying to rebuild career after a disciplinary problem, and cops moving from one place to the next due to downsizing. There isn't any real shot at spectacular cops or chiefs who have never been investigated and who are committed to making Grantville their lifetime home. Grantville doesn't have enough to offer ... not even respect.
Well said
Amazed

Lithonia, GA

#34 Aug 3, 2011
Having said what I said, there have been some officers coming here who helped Grantville Beat the odds. There are several officers who made location changes in their careers for various "not ugly" reasons and have been excellent officers. Some have been outstanding, from where I sit.
resident

United States

#35 Aug 5, 2011
The police department has improved so much! I want to thank the 2 officers that helped out at the school last year. Officer Eric and Officer Dustin those guys really made a name for themselves helping with the kids. I stay in ivy glen and every time my child sees a police cruiser driving through all I hear is look its officer eric or officer dustin. Those officers have made the children not affraid of them and became a big brother or friend. So thank you guys and all the other officers with the grantville police department. Keep up the good work and hope to see you guys this year.
Policewife

Stockbridge, GA

#36 May 26, 2014
Grantville police racially profiled my son for window tint? Also had a old roach on the floorboard,Went to court and why is the population there mostly white but the courthouse was ALL black and 1 Hispanic! NO WHITES! And the fines were comparable to a Felony certainly not a misdemeanor- I will be having them investigated- I have no problem with cops as my husband is one BUT I do have a problem with unfair justice and "Good ole Boys"
Not shocked

Sharpsburg, GA

#38 Jun 16, 2014
This town in a joke and will always be one!!!!!
Oh so wrong

Atlanta, GA

#39 Jul 2, 2014
what ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Defamation does not apply to someone who is in the public eye all the time like the chief. List one case (that people can look up) that shows where a public official( politician, mayor, police chief, or anyone else in a similar position) has sued someone over defamation and won. Not someone who has talked about it but has actually WON.
Now Officers CAN legally sue, before there were stipulations in place, Now oh yes they can...

I'll bet you didn't even know that water is wet.
Oh so wrong part deux

Atlanta, GA

#40 Jul 2, 2014
And here is you "just" 1 example
Libel cases[edit]
After his exoneration, Jewell filed a series of lawsuits against the media outlets which he claimed had libeled him, primarily NBC News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and insisted on a formal apology from them. L. Lin Wood was the lead attorney in all of Jewell's libel cases.[1][2][9][10]
In 2006, Jewell said the lawsuits were not about money, and that the vast majority of the settlements went to lawyers or taxes. He said the lawsuits were about clearing his name.[2]
Richard Jewell v. Piedmont College[edit]
Jewell filed suit against his former employer Piedmont College, Piedmont College President Raymond Cleere and college spokesman Scott Rawles.[9] Jewell's attorneys contended that Cleere called the FBI and spoke to the Atlanta newspapers, providing them with false information on Jewell and his employment there as a security guard. Jewell's lawsuit accused Cleere of describing Jewell as a "badge-wearing zealot" who "would write epic police reports for minor infractions."[1]
Piedmont College settled for an undisclosed amount.[11]
Richard Jewell v. NBC[edit]
Jewell sued NBC News for this statement, made by Tom Brokaw: "The speculation is that the FBI is close to making the case. They probably have enough to arrest him right now, probably enough to prosecute him, but you always want to have enough to convict him as well. There are still some holes in this case".[12] Even though NBC stood by its story, the network agreed to pay Jewell $500,000.[9]
Richard Jewell v. New York Post[edit]
On July 23, 1997, Jewell sued The New York Post for $15 million in damages, contending that the paper portrayed him in articles, photographs and an editorial cartoon as an "aberrant" person with a "bizarre employment history" who was probably guilty of the bombing.[13] He eventually settled with the newspaper for an undisclosed amount.[14]
Richard Jewell v. Cox Enterprises (d.b.a. Atlanta Journal-Constitution)[edit]
Jewell also sued the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper. According to Jewell, the paper's headline, FBI suspects 'hero' guard may have planted bomb, "pretty much started the whirlwind".[10] In one article, the Atlanta Journal compared Richard Jewell's case to that of serial killer Wayne Williams.[15][16]
The newspaper was the only defendant that did not settle with Jewell. The lawsuit remained pending for several years, after having been considered at one time by the Supreme Court of Georgia, and had become an important part of case law regarding whether journalists could be forced to reveal their sources. The case was dismissed by Judge John R. Mather in December 2007, four months after Jewell's death. The paper claimed this was proof of the accuracy of their coverage; however, the dismissal was because the plaintiff had died
PLEASE HELP US

Hogansville, GA

#41 Jul 24, 2014
Can we just have Grantville annexed with Coweta?? PLEASE!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Grantville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Buy your own zombie May 11 sth1350 1
News Software would streamline emergency response times May 11 sth1350 1
James Evans (Jun '14) Apr 25 mr big 2
News Man receives 45-year sentence in 2012 armed rob... (Apr '14) Mar '15 white chocolate 3
Review: Moreland Animal Hospital - Nicole Andre... (Jul '09) Mar '15 Eat Your Lunch 35
Murder in 1998 (Mar '07) Feb '15 Wayne Yearta 32
Dance club in Grantville (May '12) Nov '14 Mario 24
More from around the web

Grantville People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]