Saturday, July 25, 2009

Recorders Court problems now top priority

It appears Vernon's ole croanies on the board of commissioners are aligning themselves with Recorders Court Chief Judge Walker.

This whole Recorders Court issue just plan stinks. It is our understanding that Captain Dan Jagoe is heading up yet another investigaton into the Recorders Court. A deep investigation is needed by an outside source, seperate from Dekalb County.

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12 comments:

Better Dekalb said...

My bleeding heart almost bought the sad circumstances the Commissioners saw at Recorders Court, until I remebered how LONG all of this has been going on.

An overwhelmed file system, people waiting in long lines, and at least $20 million missing sounds more like ineffective leadership.

CEO Ellis, Commissioners and the DA's office: The citizens of DeKalb want the Recorder's Court problem fixed in a legitimate manner, not just problems swept under the carpet. This "problem" has gone on for far too long and seems to get worse, not better. When you have a long-term problem you have to start at the top and work your way down. We've heard a lot of talk, and have seen little action. Time for swift action, and time for DeKalb to collect!

Anonymous said...

Captain Jagoe is a loyal officer to this department . He will find the truth. He will tell it just like it is, and let the blame fall where it belongs.

Anonymous said...

Jagoe has the OLD DETECTIVE values to find the truth.

Anonymous said...

I hope they find out who cause this mess in Recorder Court.

Anonymous said...

Will Vernon Jones be the main perp in this investigation? I hope the D.A. office finally wakes up and does it job.

Ben Dover said...

Jagoe will do a competent job, but when he gets too close, he will be shut down.

Anonymous said...

Hey we are just like Atlanta and we keep on going down a little further. When we get to the bottom , who will we find with us?

LoFlyer said...

Recorders court has always been tight for space, but that is an environmental problem easily solved by refurbishing old Juvenile court, keeping the current spaces and expand another 4 courtrooms into the old Juve Ct. RC procedures need to be audited and the computer software fixed and integrated to work togather. This will take some cash, which the county has little of, but RC is flush except they have to give it all to the general fund. Perhaps the county should consider setting aside a percentage of the RC generated revenue to capital improvements and fixing the issues at recorders court.

Anonymous said...

The way to cut down on the long lines at Recorder's Court is stop making people visit twice for one ticket! If you plead not guilty, you have to come back a second time. When people show up the first time and see no officer, they are more inclined to plead not guilty, hoping the officer won't show up for the second court date. All this does is almost double the number of people visiting the building! For example, if there are 1000 tickets written in June, those 1000 people are supposed to show up in July for a court date. If 750 plead not guilty, they are supposed to show up again, probably in August. But also in August, you're going to have the 1000 people who were written tickets in July showing up for their first appearance! So now, you're going to have to facilitate 1750 people visiting Recorder's Court in August instead of just 1000. It's stupid! It's almost as stupid as officers having to transport perps from the jail to Mag Court, but that's another topic. Just have the officer and the offender show up on the same day the first time. It will save time and money.

Anonymous said...

Or we could just cut the number of tickets AKA revenue for the empire until pay raises pick up again....

Anonymous said...

Pay raises???

Are you talking about the 1-4%...where only drivers and aides get the full 4%? Where Decatur returns evals that call for a whole FOUR PERCENT full raise

I don't think you can get the full amount if you pay for your own gas. That raise is to help cover the expense of driving a county vehicle.

Anonymous said...

If you work the streets, people in downtown Decatur, who don't even know you will kick back your evaluation because it is "too high." It's happened to me.

To qualify for the full raise in the eyes of downtown Decatur, you'd have to catch Osama Bin Laden driving a stolen car, backwards the wrong way down a one way street with a lit crack pipe in one hand, an open bottle of Tequila in the other, a kilo of cocaine under the front seat and two under age girls making a porno in the back seat. Or, like someone else said, just be someone's driver or aide.