Foley Chief Off Job

Foley Chief Off Job

There are 7 comments on the WKRG-TV Mobile story from Jan 11, 2006, titled Foley Chief Off Job. In it, WKRG-TV Mobile reports that:

A change in leadership at a local police department, at least for now. Foley Police Chief James Bryan has been placed on administrative leave.

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Charles Wehland

United States

#1 Jan 22, 2006
This article is dated 1/12/05. Today is 1/22/05. There is something wrong with a newspaper that can't get more information on a local item of importance like the forced administrative leave of a Police Chief in a period of 10 days. Who's paying these reporters?--the media they are
employed by or the local powers that be??
nikishka

Summerdale, AL

#2 Jan 22, 2006
No it's just the Resmondo vigilantes who also saw to it that Chief Investigator Jimmie Flanagan was terminated because he knew too much about the corruption in the department. HA hA on Foley - Jimmie Flanagan was hired immediately by Elberta City as Police Chief and now works supervision at Homeland Security in Mobile. The vigilantes are so busy padding each other's pockets and Mayor Russel-is he also on the take? Hmmmmmmm
S Evans

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jan 25, 2006
I just read your article about Cheif J.T Bryan. Well, I am not from there nor have ever been there to the city of Foley Alabama, but I do have this to say. I personally know Chief Bryan and he is by far one of, if not the best police officer, I have ever known and learned from. I will tell you this about J.T Bryan, he knows more about police work than most will ever hope to learn, he is a man of his word, if he says it's true than it is. I feel for the citizens of Foley Alabama, if whatever is happing down there and they let this outstanding police Cheif slip away, they are making a HUGE mistake. The city of Foley will not find a more honest person than Tim, I would hope that the citizens of Foley will rally behind him and look at the whole picture before they make a decision and a mistake.
Imangttia

United States

#4 Jan 25, 2006
If only there were a little SUNSHINE, a little TRANSPARENCY regarding this whole issue, then I'm sure that support would be forthcoming on one side or the other. The problem is that someone in the local government or the Police Department is keeping the details of this entire matter from getting to the public. This is no way to run a ship and encourages rumors that may not be true. At the very least, it creates distrust of local government in the hearts of its citizens. It causes people to question what else is going on locally that is being kept from the people who pay their salary and have voted them into office to serve honorably and not secretively.
C Andersen

Mesa, AZ

#5 Mar 8, 2006
I feel for the people of Foley. They don't know what they will loose if they loose Chief Bryan over all of this political bull! You've probably never met a more hard working Police Chief or a more dedicated Police Officer who never stops working. He arrived in Foley ready to work and hoping to make things better. Treated like an outsider and feeling out of place. Imangttia, you should never trust your local government. The fact is, they are politicians. The same one's telling you what ever you wanted to hear in order to vote them into office. It isn't your right to question what's going on, it's your responsiblity as a voting citizen! It's unfortunate just how much the actions of even a single elected official can cost a community such as Foley. You may never even know just how dire the cost really was.
C Andersen

Mesa, AZ

#6 Mar 8, 2006
Charles Wehland wrote:
This article is dated 1/12/05. Today is 1/22/05. There is something wrong with a newspaper that can't get more information on a local item of importance like the forced administrative leave of a Police Chief in a period of 10 days. Who's paying these reporters?--the media they are
employed by or the local powers that be??
Not all news stories are about reporting the news. Some are only to cast shadows on the subjects within the stories, and sometimes for those who stand behind them. It is now 3/8/06, and I haven't seen much follow through on the outcome of this story. The truth is out there somewhere, but it seems if it isn't going to be damning for the right people, it isn't worth reporting.
Imangttia

United States

#7 Mar 9, 2006
Yes, it is frustrating that wherever one lives they have to accommodate themselves to the powers that be. It would be nice if you could vote the bad incumbants out of office but they usually are from old local families and sort of inherited their office as a right of passage and have such a core following because of generations of glad-handing, back-slapping and gift-giving that it is hard to vote them out; especially when there are several good--but relatively unknown, candidates running for the same office. They say Pioneers get all of the arrows so I have just about adopted the attitude that If you don't like the heat- get out of the kitchen. I just hope these self-serving office holders don't destroy everything before I pass on.

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