Hopewell police chief resigns

Jan 13, 2011 Full story: Progress-Index 31

Hopewell Police Chief Steven Martin resigned today for "both personal and private reasons." Martin said that his recent disputes with the Commonwealth Attorney's office was "a factor" in his decision to leave.

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guest

Alexandria, VA

#1 Jan 14, 2011
Its about time! The fact he said the city manager is good speaks volumes to his lack of capabilities to evaluate people let alone lead them.
River Lover

Hopewell, VA

#2 Jan 14, 2011
guest wrote:
Its about time! The fact he said the city manager is good speaks volumes to his lack of capabilities to evaluate people let alone lead them.
AMEN!AMEN!AMEN! It is actually scary after this comment that he was in charge of"protecting" the citizens of Hopewell. Anyone who thinks the City manager is "GOOD" has severe mental deficits.
No Duke

Richmond, VA

#3 Jan 14, 2011
Anyone who thinks city council can make a decision that makes any sense,one way or the other, and lead us is scary. Vote them out!!!
guest

Alexandria, VA

#4 Jan 14, 2011
Thing is council couldn't decide that City Managers job to do that which is why there is a problem! A head leader didnt see the chaos right infront of him because then he'd have to face his own failures !!!!!
guest

Alexandria, VA

#5 Jan 14, 2011
City council dosent dictate cheifs job city manager does. For him to see a problem with cheif would mean hewould have to see himself a problem! Never happen! Councilneeds to ask for his resignation!!!
No Duke

Richmond, VA

#6 Jan 14, 2011
Council needs to ask for there own resignation
No Duke

Richmond, VA

#7 Jan 14, 2011
Sound familer?????????? Same s#%* different day!! WAKE UP!!!

HOPEWELL -- City Council wants a co-interim police chief to run the force while a six-month search gets under way for a permanent chief.

The council recommendation, on a 6-1 vote, comes as the existing interim police chief withdrew his application for the position.

Interim Police Chief Jim Stanley told council last night that he didn't want the job because of growing interference from outside bodies on his department.

"After much consideration and evaluation of the current intensity of the interference from political entities within city government and the commonwealth's attorney's office, I have concluded that it is unlikely that I would have the ability to function as the police chief," Stanley said in a memo to council.
guest

Alexandria, VA

#8 Jan 14, 2011
Sad just plain sad!
Come Now

Canada

#9 Jan 14, 2011
The problem with Hopewell is George Elder, Don Parr and the other town Griswolds that meet on a regular basis to determine who they can manipulate next.
Elder has Daley by the balls. Sylvester has Martin by the balls and Parr thinks he has everyone including Steve Barnes and Sid Hudson by the balls.
When all you "do goobers" finally come out of your mouse hole and stand up for the rights of Hopewell will be the day, and the only day Hopewell succeeds. Until then love Hopewell all you want but here is the final word...
Those mentioned above want to be the king of the trash dump, so let um. That will be their claim to fame...kings of the dump. A big stinky, crime ridden dump.
Hope your heirs are proud of your legacy! We're not.
Nice Diversion

Colonial Heights, VA

#10 Jan 15, 2011
What's pathetic is that Hopewell had as a Police Chief for so long a person that can let one little office run him out of town...in six months of course, and after being paid his full salary the whole time. It's all an excuse and diversion to keep people from looking at why he is really leaving - what don't they want us to know? Other than what we all already know...lost evidence, screwed up evidence, "business trips", coverups, etc...
And, nice 'atta boy' to yourself Daley in the press release. Like it isn't obvious you are the one that wrote it.
Who wants someone in charge of the police department who just runs at the first sign of a problem? Pathetic.
And another thing. If Martin's wife still had her career going in Michigan, then that just shows they never had an intention of staying here. No commitment. Again, pathetic.
VN Vet

Hopewell, VA

#11 Jan 15, 2011
Very well put.
is your ass that loose

Hopewell, VA

#12 Jan 15, 2011
Let's skip the stupidity. On to the electrical cord. Let's assume that Newman found DNA evidence on the cord.

Defense Attorney: When was the cord purchased?

Weren't the deceased and the accused married?

Was the electrical cord a part of their community property?

Mr. Long, did you ever plug a lamp in?

Did you ever plug a toaster in?

Did you ever plug a tv in?

What about a waffle maker?

So, basically what Newman is trying to ascertain as the only incriminating evidence is an electrical cord that could have been touched anytime during the marriage? Does the City of Hopewell really see the kind of crap that this incompetent silver back gorilla is passing off as a non-prosecutor or is that considered a "non-issue" too.

I don't know what we will be calling 'Law Enforcement' by the time his term is up but I have an idea what 23 of Hopewell finest and this bum should call themselves," Petersburg's Finest". Guess City Council needs to get together and change the charter as they have done the election from spring to fall and rename the city," Little PenisBurg". Damn, Idiots.
VN Vet

Hopewell, VA

#13 Jan 15, 2011
iyatl,sounds like Nino,the little pr**k that got voted out for being a doofus. Or at least one of his little minded minions.
NO DUKE

Richmond, VA

#14 Jan 16, 2011
EVERYONE HERE SEEMS TO BE BLIND, LOOK AT MY LAST POST HERE. SAME THING DIFF DAY, NOTHING TO DO WITH THE POLICE THEY JUST WANT YOU TO THINK THAT. IT THE INNER CITY GOVT.
just me

Richmond, VA

#15 Jan 19, 2011
Come Now wrote:
The problem with Hopewell is George Elder, Don Parr and the other town Griswolds that meet on a regular basis to determine who they can manipulate next.
Elder has Daley by the balls. Sylvester has Martin by the balls and Parr thinks he has everyone including Steve Barnes and Sid Hudson by the balls.
When all you "do goobers" finally come out of your mouse hole and stand up for the rights of Hopewell will be the day, and the only day Hopewell succeeds. Until then love Hopewell all you want but here is the final word...
Those mentioned above want to be the king of the trash dump, so let um. That will be their claim to fame...kings of the dump. A big stinky, crime ridden dump.
Hope your heirs are proud of your legacy! We're not.
WOW wait until SID see this !
just more fuel

Chester, VA

#16 Jan 19, 2011
isyatl yes(Nino)yours is after the election
tired citizen

Colonial Heights, VA

#17 Feb 10, 2011
good

Since: Feb 11

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#18 Feb 11, 2011
goodpolice chief, maybe you can be a guard at sussex 1 state prison, they might need a good private
look now

Hopewell, VA

#19 Feb 11, 2011
Pelham-Racist
Walton-Spineless
Martin-Clueless
Daley-Worthless
Watching it all fall to pieces--PRICELESS!!!!!!

Amen, "COME NOW", They all want to be king of the dump!!

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#20 Feb 11, 2011
they are all jellyfish. get the best in the department. the most decorated cop with a spine that won't take crap from the crybabies that are afraid to do anything. that might be a good start. when the clown runs the show, all you have is a bad circus

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