Another side of police work

Another side of police work

There are 17 comments on the Cherokee Ledger News story from May 7, 2009, titled Another side of police work. In it, Cherokee Ledger News reports that:

Getting the word out to residents about what's happening with crime in the county isn't for the faint of heart.

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Mark Griffith

Chattanooga, TN

#1 May 8, 2009
Is this the same Tanya Smith, "the criminal," who was fired from Sandy Springs Police Department for bad conduct? Why is she here in our county? I'd like to know more about this!

I'm sorry, but not in my county!
Eddie G

Chattanooga, TN

#2 May 8, 2009
yes - it's the same tanya smith. she has a "friend" in cherokee.
sandy springs was not the first. do a search on the AJC and a lot comes up.
way to go cherokee!
John

Canton, GA

#3 May 8, 2009
Wat to go Mark!. Is she a state certified Police Officer or just office dressing?
As an aside - why does the Police Chief of this small force need to wear four stars. Little heavy on the ego, chief?
As a disclaimer, I do support all the line officers, its a thankless job, but these small town departments often have the same problems and politics.
John

Canton, GA

#4 May 11, 2009
Meant to say: "Way to go, Mark!"
Not sure why someone from Chattanooga picked up on this, but hopefully our local press will do a follow-up.
John

Canton, GA

#5 May 21, 2009
Well "that" department strikes again.
Recently a todler drowned and the police detective is accusing the parents of drowning her.

The GBI and coroner beg to differ and state it was accidental.(Todler wandered out the back door most likely)
sanda

Simms, TX

#6 May 23, 2009
Mark Griffith wrote:
Is this the same Tanya Smith, "the criminal," who was fired from Sandy Springs Police Department for bad conduct? Why is she here in our county? I'd like to know more about this!
I'm sorry, but not in my county!
i would like to know more about this tanya smith. it very interesting to know more about here. i know the mother of the toddler she loved her kids very much and for a person like tanya smith to down grade some one she needs to be put in her place.and fired from this police deparement. and maybe the media will pick up on it.
Metro Cop

High Springs, FL

#7 May 24, 2009
Mark and John, You are BOTH fools! Just for your information the City of Sandy Springs has already offered former Lt. Tanya Smith a large settlement for wrongful termination. Yes she is a POST certified police officer. So before you going throwing stones you might want to get your facts. Of course it is easy to make false allegations behind a computer screen name. She did nothing wrong in Sandy Springs and it will come out. Seems John might just be a former b/f or cop or cop wanna be that never made it at all. Sure seems full of all kind of false information and false allegations.

I know nothing about the toddlers death and investigation, but any real police investigators will turn every single stone to prove a parent innocent or guilty. Remember all the child death investigations going on now how the media tried to turn them. So I would also say wait and see if they come out clearing the mom in this one or there is more to the story than let out to the media before you judge. You could be surprised! Of course no cops get a felony to trial without an indictment from the Grand Jury and in almost all cases like this the District Attorney is involved before any charges are made.

Of course yall wanna be cops can apply any day if you wish to become Trained Cops instead of gum shoe town criers with bad information or none at all!
XXX

Atlanta, GA

#8 May 24, 2009
Metro Cop said it all. The original posters are not only incorrect with their allegations but they look foolish posting this false information. I agree they must be former b/f's or something and they have a axe to grind. Sounds to me like they need to walk upstairs and thank their mommy for letting still them live in her house.
Holly Springs Oldie

High Springs, FL

#9 May 24, 2009
I have lived in Holly Springs for all my life. Almost 65 years. I go back to when the police department had just 1 and it was Chief Jake the Snake. We had some real characters who have worked at the police station over the years. But I met this lady officer smith and she is very smart and has a lot of experience at what she does. After reading the 1st 3 fools comments on here and looking into what they say about her I did some homework. I agree with Metro Cop and XXX you kids are fools, Mark, Eddie and John. At best you have an ax to grind with officer smith or the Holly Springs Police. That much is obivous. Stop getting locked up down there and you wont be so mad. The Holly Springs Police Department is run better in the last 3 years that it has ever been run. All are professional and it is becuase of people like officer smith and chief. If you boys apologize to officer smith she might be willing to buy you a steak dinner when she gets all that money from sandy springs for firing her wrongly. Or you could keep making false statements and she comes finds who you are and sues you for making false statements.

Stay in Chattanooga and Canton and make Holly Springs safer. We dont need cowards and thugs like yall here. My town is very safe because of our police officers. Just like officer smith.
Cherokee Citizen

High Springs, FL

#10 May 25, 2009
Wise Words MetroCop to some very foolish and rumor slandering people!
John

Canton, GA

#11 May 25, 2009
Well Metro you just proved our case. No one accused Officer Smith of anything in these posts. All we did is ask questions.
As for the toddler case, again, yes we have inside information.(Not media reports, either)
Lastly, just because a city settles a suit does not mean that there was "nothing wrong": just means their lawyers settled cheaper than a trial.
Prophet Smith

Canton, GA

#12 May 25, 2009
Metro Cop sure got his dander up.
Calling everyone names like he knows it all.
Maybe some of these posters have inside knowledge that you don't know about.
John may just be in that department and know more than you do.
MetroCop

Summerville, GA

#13 May 26, 2009
When you call someone a "criminal" (as in the first post) and allege "that department strikes again" the point of false allegations is made on the part of the posters. In a court of law that is evidence and not hear say or rumor. And you are correct "that just because a city settles a law suit does not prove anything wrong on the cities part." However when a city settles in a suit it usually starts with a very low settlement offer. When they start out in six figures that says oops we did something wrong and need to get out of this one fast!

I am just saying don't throw stones until all the facts are out.The media rarely gets any stories right. It is just easy for people to go after cops and esp when they live in a glass house or behind a computer screen name.
XXXXX

High Springs, FL

#14 May 26, 2009
Mark G and Eddie G are one in the same. Known well in the circles of friends of Sandy Springs.
Christine Kreul

Decatur, GA

#15 Sep 1, 2013
Wish I would've seen this when it was fresh! Just let me say, "let he who is free from sin throw the first stone!" Don't post something if you're going to hide behind a curtain. If you have something to say about someone reveal yourself and stand behind your words. And you're wrong about her, she doesn't have "a" friend in Cherokee County she has a ton of friends in Cherokee County. Try to get your facts right! She's someones daughter, mother, sister, and friend. She's made of the same flesh and blood that all of you are. Try to remember that!
blueeyes

United States

#16 May 26, 2016
MetroCop wrote:
When you call someone a "criminal" (as in the first post) and allege "that department strikes again" the point of false allegations is made on the part of the posters. In a court of law that is evidence and not hear say or rumor. And you are correct "that just because a city settles a law suit does not prove anything wrong on the cities part." However when a city settles in a suit it usually starts with a very low settlement offer. When they start out in six figures that says oops we did something wrong and need to get out of this one fast!

I am just saying don't throw stones until all the facts are out.The media rarely gets any stories right. It is just easy for people to go after cops and esp when they live in a glass house or behind a computer screen name.
There is a certain person in that area that's been arrested for things and he is a cop hater. He is against cops and government. Basically any one with power. He is always posting on police department Facebook pages giving bad reviews. He is always posting cop hate videos. It's only a matter of time before he goes back to jail. He hates government yet he wants their help bringing someone over from another country
The General

United States

#17 Jun 2, 2016
Is this the Tanya Smith youre talking about?

http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2007/09/07/...

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