councilwoman and police officer

councilwoman and police officer

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concern citizen

Columbus, GA

#1 Jul 13, 2010
Corrupt Hurtsboro, Alabama Council Woman Supports Proven Corrupt Cop

A recently elected Hurtsboro, Alabama councilwoman is finding herself at the focal point of local news for seemingly the wrong reasons and in a conflict of interest with her appointed duties for making Hurtsboro a legitimate and respectful town to reside and work in.
Mrs. Donna Moss is at the center of controversy, it seems as though this councilwoman has abused her position to cover up and strengthen an alleged extra-martial affair she has ongoing with a once fired police officer excused from his duties at Phenix City Police Department for a racial incident at an apartment complex in Phenix, City where he was entrusted as a courtesy officer.
Mrs. Moss in fact had been forced to resign from her duties as an assistant manager at the Dollar General Department store in Hurtsboro for insubordination and other conflict of interest issues while serving a short employment term herself at the store.
The officer at the center of this controversy with Mrs. Moss at his side and apparently many other things as well is Officer Michael “Dusty” Oswalt, who had been fired by Phenix City Police Department for being at the center of an altercation with residents at the apartment complex which he served as a courtesy officer at.

Officer Oswalt was accused of being publicly drunk at pool side in the apartment complex (where no alcohol was allowed) and was being questioned by residents about his condition and the complex rules, when he got into a physical altercation with a resident and attempted to arrest a black man while he was highly intoxicated. During the incident Officer Oswalt at some point snatched a small baby from the man’s arms with a bruise being the result of the baby’s injuries. After an investigation was launched into the incident, Officer Oswalt was immediately fired by Chief Ray Smith.

Officer Oswalt was hired by former Chief Ralph Pinto, who has since resigned from his post as Police Chief and is quoted as saying that he really did not know to the extent of the Phenix City incident before hiring Officer Oswalt.

While serving as police officer for Hurtsboro, Officer Oswalt has been involved in many a controversial incidents with citizens including the arrests and detainment of a man jailed for suspected warrants( did not have any) and the illegal search of a man’s vehicle and person without probable cause or reasonable suspicion. Officer Oswalt has been quoted on many occasions as saying ant black person that wears dreadlocks is a drug dealer, it is ok to conduct profiling patrols, and referring to a playground full of black teens playing basketball as drug couriers. In addition to other questionable traffic stops on Oswalt’s record, he does not possess insurance on his personal vehicle and does not have a valid registered tag, though he continues to write traffic violation citations on public drivers.

Mrs. Moss was involved in an on the job altercation at Family Dollar where she was witnessed to have been engaged with a lengthy conversation with Officer Oswalt to the displease and dismay of her husband who is a prominent businessman in Hurtsboro. Mrs. Moss and officer Oswalt have been engaged in much conversation both person to person and phone wise about very sensitive issues which compromise the integrity and inner structure of not only the city government of Hurtsboro but the police department as well. This is truly a moral issue of epic proportion.

Mrs. Moss must relinquish her position as a councilwoman as she did with her job at Dollar General. Officer Oswalt is a detriment to any police departments’ rules, policies and procedures and a disruptor of peace in the community with his racist police practices.
yep yep

Austell, GA

#2 Jan 6, 2011
I know officer oswalt although people did not like him. He was a good officer. You can easily take one or two issues and make anyone look guilty but that is life. To any person out there wait until you are in the same boat and try to walk the line.
truth will prevail

United States

#3 Jan 9, 2011
What is the bottom line to this situation?
hurtsboro business owner

Eastaboga, AL

#4 Jan 27, 2011
anyone who knows officer oswalt or ms moss will know what is true and everyone can take a believe what they want
A Hurtsboro Citizen

Eastaboga, AL

#5 Jan 27, 2011
If you are so concerned about Hurtsboro and you know so much about the police department and the council in Hurtsboro maybe we could use your expertise in Hurtsboro so please move down here and get things straigtened out so the citizens here can say THANK YOU to you face to face. If this is to much of a challenge then please keep your opinions to yourself and only post things you can prove.
Friend Sue R

Columbus, GA

#6 Jan 28, 2011
Concern citizen your facts are wrong.Moss is still a counilwoman and her husband would like to talk to you face to face about your posting.I don't understand why if you know so much why you didn't go to counil and talk with them.NO BACKBONE?????
iculukn

United States

#7 Mar 19, 2011
Very surprized to hear of this: D.Moss WoW Thought only D.Hickman was the Hooch in this Town
canon Rebel T6s owner

Norcross, GA

#8 May 29, 2017
Few weeks ago Officer Michael "Dusty" Oswalt get him self into trouble again, he is now under investigation for civil rights violation. Dothan police department field supervisor was filing a report against officer Oswalt. Dothan eagle news.

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