SMPD Selective Enforcement

SMPD Selective Enforcement

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Anon

United States

#1 Dec 23, 2011
One would ask if an off duty SMPD officer is arrested for DUI by the Georgia State Patrol over a month ago. Why was this not released to the media to ensure a transparent organization? A Sergeant turns his microphone off during a traffic stop and he is fired for violating a policy, really. One gets arrested and one does not. The one who gets arrested is still employed, one violates a policy and he is fired just before chistmas. Rick Rogers I think these are allegations you should get your investigative reporting team to look into.

Since: May 07

Fernandina Beach, FL

#2 Dec 23, 2011
Anon wrote:
One would ask if an off duty SMPD officer is arrested for DUI by the Georgia State Patrol over a month ago. Why was this not released to the media to ensure a transparent organization? A Sergeant turns his microphone off during a traffic stop and he is fired for violating a policy, really. One gets arrested and one does not. The one who gets arrested is still employed, one violates a policy and he is fired just before chistmas. Rick Rogers I think these are allegations you should get your investigative reporting team to look into.
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Does not surprise me, I request internal investigations twiuce on my arrest once for Riggle and once for Hamlett.
i even predicted Hamlett would quit after the investigation and guess what he did.

I have the evidence that Hamlett lied and Chief Hatch refuses to look at it. Send he would sue me if I sent him anymore evidence against his officers.

Please send me what you know, Would love to look into for you.
Anon

United States

#3 Dec 23, 2011
When will the playing field be level? You can not get me to understand why one can get arrested and one violates policy and gets fired. I find it hard to believe that I am the only one that sees a problem with this. Does Hatch make these decisions alone or with the advice of HR and the city attorney. No attorney or civil court of law can feel this is fair. A decorated Sergeant, dont get me wrong if he violated a policy, then suspend him a couple days to get his attention, but to fire and cost him his career. Once an officer is fired the long hard road is not over, he then has to defend his certification. I would much rather think that an officer who gets a DUI should receive much harsher punishment. He made a terrible decision to drink and drive, and kind of a hypocrite. The powers to be must have a different standard to follow, punish the mere policy violation, but turn a blind eye to a criminal violation. The excuse, we are waiting to see how the court case turns out is a cop out. Funny how the guy in charge of criminal investigations also had a run in with GSP several years ago for DUI. Which was reduced to wreckless driving. An eye for an eye and the day of the blog. The days of cover up for the good ole boys is over with. If I and every other police officer have to follow the rules So should the good ole boys. Everyone makes mistakes, but all mistakes should be treated the same way. Got it.

Since: May 07

Fernandina Beach, FL

#4 Dec 23, 2011
Anon wrote:
When will the playing field be level? You can not get me to understand why one can get arrested and one violates policy and gets fired. I find it hard to believe that I am the only one that sees a problem with this. Does Hatch make these decisions alone or with the advice of HR and the city attorney. No attorney or civil court of law can feel this is fair. A decorated Sergeant, dont get me wrong if he violated a policy, then suspend him a couple days to get his attention, but to fire and cost him his career. Once an officer is fired the long hard road is not over, he then has to defend his certification. I would much rather think that an officer who gets a DUI should receive much harsher punishment. He made a terrible decision to drink and drive, and kind of a hypocrite. The powers to be must have a different standard to follow, punish the mere policy violation, but turn a blind eye to a criminal violation. The excuse, we are waiting to see how the court case turns out is a cop out. Funny how the guy in charge of criminal investigations also had a run in with GSP several years ago for DUI. Which was reduced to wreckless driving. An eye for an eye and the day of the blog. The days of cover up for the good ole boys is over with. If I and every other police officer have to follow the rules So should the good ole boys. Everyone makes mistakes, but all mistakes should be treated the same way. Got it.
Are you talking about Johnny Guy?

Because if you are, that does not surprise me. Guy couldn't even ID the Sheriff in a 911 call, and the Sheriff even stated first that this was the Sheriff calling and Guy said in his internal investigation report that it was an unknown caller. Of course when Hatch was presented with the evidence he threaten to sue me.
anon

United States

#5 Dec 23, 2011
Rick Rogers wrote:
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Are you talking about Johnny Guy?
Because if you are, that does not surprise me. Guy couldn't even ID the Sheriff in a 911 call, and the Sheriff even stated first that this was the Sheriff calling and Guy said in his internal investigation report that it was an unknown caller. Of course when Hatch was presented with the evidence he threaten to sue me.
he could not sue a billygoat...whats he going to sue for, the truth..

Since: May 07

Fernandina Beach, FL

#6 Dec 23, 2011
anon wrote:
<quoted text> he could not sue a billygoat...whats he going to sue for, the truth..
He doesn't care about the truth. cause if he did he would save the taxpayers of St. Marys millions. He didn't believe a word I said when I told him not to hire Godley, he found out the truth and it was exactly as I told him.
Anon

Herndon, PA

#7 Dec 23, 2011
I can tell you because it's public record. Aaron Campbell is the officer arrested for DUI by GSP and has his job still. It does not matter what the outcome of the criminal investigation is because there is a violation of policy. Conduct Unbecoming a Law Enforcement Officer which is very hard when sent to POST. They will take his Certification. I mean if you can remember back there was all kinds of articles in the news of when Godley was fired for a simple Facebook posting. So two officers don't have their body mics on and the Sergeant gets fired, and the other officer does not. Could it be because the Chief already had an administrative case overturned on this Sergeant before because the Chief wrongly applied the policy on an issue with this officer and it was appealed by the officer and overturned about 2 years ago. Hatch is still pissed over that and now has fired the Sergeant for a simple policy violation of not turning his mic on. He calls himself a Christian when he is really Satan in a uniform. Sgt Brock once hogtied a suspect and drove him across state lines and he is and has been Hatch's right hand man. But don't turn your mic on and your fired. Sleep with another officers wife and your still employed. Turn of your body mic and your fired. Is anyone starting to see the selective process of policy implementation at the SMPD.
anon

Saint Marys, GA

#8 Dec 23, 2011
A couple of the SM female officers think they're bad ass cops like the one played by Angelina Jolie.
They brag about having "street" cred. When one of them gets tuned into a sieve by a gangsta with a 9mm, they won't think they're so invincible.
frank

Norridgewock, ME

#9 Dec 23, 2011
i heard several deputies talking about the SMPD officer that got into a wreck on I95 and was arrested for DUI. Might try there.
wow

United States

#10 Dec 23, 2011
Hatch is a fake! I heard this sgts wife is pregnant! Way to go Timmy! This chief needs to go!!!!!!!
Anon

United States

#11 Dec 23, 2011
anon wrote:
A couple of the SM female officers think they're bad ass cops like the one played by Angelina Jolie.
They brag about having "street" cred. When one of them gets tuned into a sieve by a gangsta with a 9mm, they won't think they're so invincible.
This sounds alot like a threat against Law Enforcement Officers, which I believe is a felony in the State of Ga.
wow

United States

#12 Dec 23, 2011
Keep this on top! He neads to go!!!!
john doe

Hoffman Forest, NC

#13 Dec 24, 2011
What goes around comes around! Hang in there sarge...he's gonna have to start picking on his people soon....everyone else is about gone!
Anon

Herndon, PA

#14 Dec 24, 2011
Well with the old City Manager Shanahan gone who was Chief Hatchs cover up help one can only hope that the New City Manager can see what Hatch is doing with the Selective Policy Enforcement program. Everyone in Local Law Enforcement knows that you don't cross Hatch and get away with it for long. The puzzleing thing I see is the "By the Book Chief has allowed Rick Rogers to obtain the picture from the SMPD website and use it on Ricks Topix moniker. Why is he scared to stand up to Rick Rogers? If anyone else did this he would have them jailed for identity theft, or impersenation of a police officer. What I can't understand is houw the other Adminstrative staff of the Police Department don't step forward and stand for what is right. If they stand by and allow Chief Hatch to continue to ruin good officers then they too are responsible and can be held liable.Major Wooten, Lt. Brown and Lt. Guy should not allow this misuse of power by a Chief with a personal agenda. When will we get some real leadership in our local police and sheriffs departments.
john doe

Hoffman Forest, NC

#15 Dec 24, 2011
Admin won't stand up cause they're job scared too!!!!! Some just don't have any balls!

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Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#16 Dec 24, 2011
Anon wrote:
I can tell you because it's public record. Aaron Campbell is the officer arrested for DUI by GSP and has his job still. It does not matter what the outcome of the criminal investigation is because there is a violation of policy. Conduct Unbecoming a Law Enforcement Officer which is very hard when sent to POST. They will take his Certification. I mean if you can remember back there was all kinds of articles in the news of when Godley was fired for a simple Facebook posting. So two officers don't have their body mics on and the Sergeant gets fired, and the other officer does not. Could it be because the Chief already had an administrative case overturned on this Sergeant before because the Chief wrongly applied the policy on an issue with this officer and it was appealed by the officer and overturned about 2 years ago. Hatch is still pissed over that and now has fired the Sergeant for a simple policy violation of not turning his mic on. He calls himself a Christian when he is really Satan in a uniform. Sgt Brock once hogtied a suspect and drove him across state lines and he is and has been Hatch's right hand man. But don't turn your mic on and your fired. Sleep with another officers wife and your still employed. Turn of your body mic and your fired. Is anyone starting to see the selective process of policy implementation at the SMPD.
That Aaron, whom I've known for years, was arrested by the GSP says a lot for the professionalism of the GSP. Aaron is very tight with the GSP officers who patrol this area. He's worked a lot woith them on joint radar ops. I've often seen him in civies having lunch with on duty GSP oficers at Aunt B's.
anon

United States

#17 Dec 24, 2011
Spoke with the ex sgt and he said this investigation took 9 months to complete because Hatch had his boy pulling video looking for anything.....WOW! Stinks if you ask me....lets hope his family don't suffer too bad for a personal agenda!!!!
Anon

Herndon, PA

#18 Dec 25, 2011
Moreno Jay wrote:
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That Aaron, whom I've known for years, was arrested by the GSP says a lot for the professionalism of the GSP. Aaron is very tight with the GSP officers who patrol this area. He's worked a lot woith them on joint radar ops. I've often seen him in civies having lunch with on duty GSP oficers at Aunt B's.
Jay your correct it does speak for the GSP troopers that were forced to do a job that nobody likes to do and that is arrest another cop. My question is, Why has the public of this community not been made aware of this action. It's not been in any news print nor has it been on the TV stations. Chief Hatch has kept this quiet and so has Sheriff Gregory who whould have processed him through the Camden County Detention Center after the arrest. There are many inconsistancies with SMPD. If you remember back 2 years ago the were newspaper articles of Ofc. Godley being fired for a simple Facebook comment at SMPD which was later to be spurred by Sheriff Gregory as payback. Yet an Officer is arrested for DUI in an accident by a State agency and his arrest is not made known to the public and he has not been fired from his job as a Police Officer. To me it sounds more important to police the police on Facebook than when they are committing crimes. Just as in the latest Officer which has been fired for not turning on his body mic for the in-car camera but you can violate the States Laws and not be instantly fired. This is a joke as to how Hatch is running the department into the ground and making it a laughing stock of an angency.
anon

United States

#19 Dec 25, 2011
That place won't change until Hatch and his people are gone!
Marion

Kingsland, GA

#20 Dec 25, 2011
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>Jay your correct it does speak for the GSP troopers that were forced to do a job that nobody likes to do and that is arrest another cop. My question is, Why has the public of this community not been made aware of this action. It's not been in any news print nor has it been on the TV stations. Chief Hatch has kept this quiet and so has Sheriff Gregory who whould have processed him through the Camden County Detention Center after the arrest. There are many inconsistancies with SMPD. If you remember back 2 years ago the were newspaper articles of Ofc. Godley being fired for a simple Facebook comment at SMPD which was later to be spurred by Sheriff Gregory as payback. Yet an Officer is arrested for DUI in an accident by a State agency and his arrest is not made known to the public and he has not been fired from his job as a Police Officer. To me it sounds more important to police the police on Facebook than when they are committing crimes. Just as in the latest Officer which has been fired for not turning on his body mic for the in-car camera but you can violate the States Laws and not be instantly fired. This is a joke as to how Hatch is running the department into the ground and making it a laughing stock of an angency.
The Radio station is the one that spreads the so called crime report.
I am against this because a person is innocent until guilty, except public opinion.

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