Coopertown police force to remain vac...

Coopertown police force to remain vacant for now

There are 4 comments on the The Tennessean story from Aug 18, 2012, titled Coopertown police force to remain vacant for now. In it, The Tennessean reports that:

Coopertown Mayor Sam Childs said he officially accepted Police Chief Paul West's resignation after an hourlong meeting Friday.

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Former Coopertown Officer

Antioch, TN

#1 Aug 20, 2012
Maybe by starting over you can actuallyget a decent police force in Coopertown. The first step would be to find an alternative to Childs or Crosby. Then hire a competant and experienced police chief and allow him to make decisions that affect the police department. Crosby... his issues were obvious. Childs... anyone who believes he was tring to build a police department or had any interest in providing a dependable department is either an idiot or can't handle the truth. Childs tried to hinder the department at every turn, from trying to tell officers what laws they were allowed to enforce to trying to repremand officers for circumstances thathadnothing to do with the department or the city, to trying to fix tickets for a friend. He was no better than Crosby, just more subtle. The last time Coopertown had anything close to a decent department was when Zimmerlee was Chief, Bennett was there, and Mead and Hardaway were there. They did their job, weren't racist, finished what they started, and generatedgood press for the city in the process. But Childs didn't want any of them and they were either fired or went to work somewhere else. What did he do? He hired trhe very people that caused raial issues, and others quit when it got too hard. Couldn't have happened to better people.
Jack L

Springfield, TN

#2 Aug 20, 2012
Coopertown does not need a police department.
Coopertown does not need to be a town anymore.let the Dump come in.if it does come in maybe our taxs want go up.
Wiseman

Clarksville, TN

#3 Aug 21, 2012
Coopertown, should be a town. Lets try getting another mayor, America needs small towns like Coopertown.
danny M

United States

#4 Aug 27, 2012
Everybody knows what happened in the case at hand. and Bennett please quit writing in about how great you were. We all know why you left. Childs is the only hope for this flea bitten town, he told the police to stop the speed trap and Crosby only wants to bring it back. He stopped the police when they were trying to target people, the tape proves that and Crosby only wants to start that again. I agree Coopertown does not need a police department. Guess what, the police are the ones who made sure we do not have one.

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