Portland Police Just Hired a new officer , If they only knew.........

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Ya Right

Scottsville, KY

#1 Aug 27, 2012
On August 20th during the council meating 1.35 minutes into the meating the council agreed to hire a new officer. Ray Amalfitano currently the Police Chief of Lafayette..... if any one from the Police Department or holding any office In Portland reads this before you guys take him under your wing you may want to see why he really has decided to take a job that pay 8 dollars and change less than. Because TBI is getting ready to indict this man for excessive use of force against handcuffed prisoners ( a beating), he is also very racist, now i dont know about you but does Portland really want that kind of man working for them? we dont want him in lafayette and i dont think the people of Portland will want him either when they know the truth.
portland 145

Pelzer, SC

#2 Aug 27, 2012
do you have proof of this? newspaper, police report or anything? i understand he has an unblemished record there.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#3 Aug 27, 2012
No there is no proof. Just because a person is questioned by TBI, doesn't mean they did anything wrong. TBI, Police, Counties all investigate complaints every day. The point of every investigation is to find the truth. Not to proove guilt, but to find out what, if anything illegal occurred. Ray is a good officer, and I hate that the politics of Lafayette Council played so hard on Ray. I for one will miss that he is not in Lafayette. Lafayette is at a loss, and the council should regret the way they have treated him.
portland 145

Pelzer, SC

#4 Aug 27, 2012
how did they treat him?
Ha ha

Scottsville, KY

#5 Aug 27, 2012
What a Day 418 wrote:
No there is no proof. Just because a person is questioned by TBI, doesn't mean they did anything wrong. TBI, Police, Counties all investigate complaints every day. The point of every investigation is to find the truth. Not to proove guilt, but to find out what, if anything illegal occurred. Ray is a good officer, and I hate that the politics of Lafayette Council played so hard on Ray. I for one will miss that he is not in Lafayette. Lafayette is at a loss, and the council should regret the way they have treated him.
SO WHY THE RUSH TO HIRE THIS PERSON BEFORE THE INVESTIGATION ENDS?

At the last Portland city council meeting on Aug 20th the council approved hiring Ray Amalfitano the current Chief of Lafayette Police FOR 1 YEAR as a Portland patrolman. Look 1:35 into the council meeting video:

http://cityofportlandtn.gov/Video_Stream

Maybe Chief Smith isn't aware (do you think!) that Amalfitano is being investigated by TBI for excessive use of force against handcuffed prisoners ( a beating) and is Likely to be indicted for the crime real soon. Ray Amalfitano "quits" alot. Just look at his record of quitting.

Marine Corps early discharge, couldn't handle basic training and quit!

Volunteer Fire Dept, misses training/never there for call outs.

2008 State Rep Election, not finishing and when beginning to lose, you guessed it, quit!

Vol State Police Reserve, never available / dropped from rolls or quit?

Sumner Sheriff Reserve, never available / dropped from rolls or quit?

Lafayette Police, outcome undetermined at the moment, but stay tuned!

Portland Police,????
Ya Right

Scottsville, KY

#6 Aug 27, 2012
portland 145 wrote:
do you have proof of this? newspaper, police report or anything? i understand he has an unblemished record there.
its under a gag order till it hits the papers.him and woodard .

it will be anounced to the pubic in teh next week or so.
concerned

Mount Juliet, TN

#7 Aug 28, 2012
That is the type of people cheif smith knows when you are trash. You hang out with trouble and trash just like him.
smiling

Oak Ridge, NC

#8 Aug 31, 2012
Story wkrn 2 news. And his new wife was just convicted on criminal contempt of court. And she has a record for bad checks !
about time

Scottsville, KY

#9 Aug 31, 2012
Ya Right wrote:
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its under a gag order till it hits the papers.him and woodard .
it will be anounced to the pubic in teh next week or so.
FYI, for those of you who complain that nothing was in the news so "why talk about it" - "it can't be true" etc.; Here's the news story

http://www.wkrn.com/story/19427618/lafayette -...

Like was said - smoke usually means fire and I've heard Portland recinded the patrolman job offer they gave Amalfitano at the last council meeting. Good move if true Steve. He's got baggage you don't need there. He'll probably try Westmoreland or Hartsville now
who me

Scottsville, KY

#10 Aug 31, 2012
SEP wrote:
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Why did Portland turn him down after they gave him the job?

I believe it was his failure to communicate about his current ongoing predicament regarding the TBI investigation begun by the Attorney General (not himself as claimed)into excessive use of force allegations made against him when he interviewed.

A LIE BY OMISSION is a reflection of absent or poor character in a cop.
about time

Scottsville, KY

#11 Aug 31, 2012
about time wrote:
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FYI, for those of you who complain that nothing was in the news so "why talk about it" - "it can't be true" etc.; Here's the news story
http://www.wkrn.com/story/19427618/lafayette -...

I've heard Portland recinded the patrolman job offer they gave Amalfitano at the last council meeting. Good move if true Steve. He's got baggage you don't need there. He'll probably try Westmoreland or Hartsville now
A better news report:

http://www.maconcountytimes.com/view/full_sto... ?
dawn

Goodlettsville, TN

#12 Sep 1, 2012
Also on channel 5news site
In the know

Scottsville, KY

#13 Sep 2, 2012
portland 145 wrote:
do you have proof of this? newspaper, police report or anything? i understand he has an unblemished record there.
No he absolutely has no proof. This man is a man that Ray had to fire from LPD. JD, leave it alone. If anyone in management at Portland reads this, why don't you call the former police chief and ask him. He's the one that hired him 12 years ago and promoted him up through the ranks ....I know Ray and he is an excellent man and police officer. JD, what you don't know is that you were about to be terminated before Ray took over.
In the know

Scottsville, KY

#14 Sep 2, 2012
portland 145 wrote:
do you have proof of this? newspaper, police report or anything? i understand he has an unblemished record there.
Portland 145, please come look at his personnel file. It is clean of anything, never ever got a speeding citation. It's all politics here , it's sickening. Our lose will certainly be a gain for Portland. Please, anyone that don't believe me, go to city hall and look at his personnel file. He is an awesome guy !
In the know

Scottsville, KY

#15 Sep 2, 2012
smiling wrote:
Story wkrn 2 news. And his new wife was just convicted on criminal contempt of court. And she has a record for bad checks !
This has nothing to do with Ray, you can't judge asn by his wife...
Aquaintence

Scottsville, KY

#16 Sep 2, 2012
Dear Mr Smith, if your reading these silly posts, please call the former chief Dallas. He can tell you everything you want to know about Ray. All of this is about a couple people he had to get rid of. They are just trying to stir up things for him. We also have a couple of councilmen that have some one they want up there so they are harrassment Ray. He's a good man, a good father and a super good officer.
go away

Highlands, NC

#17 Sep 2, 2012
He is a sorry person that fall on the floor like a dog in heat if he dont get his way! The mall is hiring for parking lot security! Maybe ray can try there. Thay wont care what the tbi is doing. But the people of portland Do!
why dont u quit

Scottsville, KY

#18 Sep 2, 2012
You got what you wanted so why dont you leave Ray alone. Sounds to me you just like stirring things.Ray is Lafayettes loss and Portlands gain. Ray is a supper guy.The ones that caused this needs to move on to the next chief when they find one.
jail

Highlands, NC

#19 Sep 2, 2012
Thats where i hope ray goes ;)---
dont hire him

Highlands, NC

#21 Sep 3, 2012
The people dont want his kind any where .he said to news im a quiter my wife is from murfreesboro and dont like small town living. Ha thats crap. The T.B.I is gonna get him if thay dont at least he wont work as a cop anymore.

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