Thursday, April 1, 2010

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Keisha Williams files suit against DeKalb County and others for wrongful termination.

DeKalb County Superior Court case # 10CV2087

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even stupid is as stupid does wouldnt put Tonya Dedrick in charge of training.

Anonymous said...

But, but...it's Friday (hiccup)!

Anonymous said...

Unless she can show she was fired because she was black, female, pregnant, or disabled, this case will be tossed out of court.

Being useless isn't a protected class, so she's got no case!

Anonymous said...

Seems like a ploy to get a settlement out of DeKalb County. I wish we had the loser pays system in place for these assenine lawsuits!

Anonymous said...

Her buddy Bolton is doing it so its safe to assume, she wanted to get in on the gettin'. Georgia needs to abolish the merit system like Mississippi did and we would not have these problems. You are not entitled to a government job and definetely have no right to keep it despite dismal performance. Vernon knew Bolton's past from Dallas but yet hired him anyway. Its funny how Bolton had merit protection but the fire chief didn't and other department heads. Hmmmm....

Anonymous said...

PLEASE POST THE HANK JOHNSON VIDEO OF HIM SAYING IF YOU PUT 8000 TROOPS ON GUAM THAT THE ISLAND WOULD FLIP OVER...PLEASE,PLEASE.....NOW THATS A STUPID IDIOT...

Anonymous said...

Wrongful termination?? Tell the lawyers to contact Michael Payne, Officer JT Ware, Officer Marcus Hodge, Mrs. Erbie Erksine, and Kevin Boone and ask them about wrongful termination.

PatsQB said...

I've got a big season coming up. The Patriots are looking to reload and I've been recovering from some injuries

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2010/01/04/patriots_brady_dealing_with_broken_finger_on_throwing_hand/

I just really can't take the time to delve into the plethora of reasons why she was bad news. Michael Payne is a great guy, taught me alot in a short amount of time about how to be a PIO. He was done dirty. They created a position for her out of the blue and she had zero understanding of how officers work, what they go through, or the mentality it takes to do the job in a violent county like DeKalb.

Every minor mistake was a war. Opposing opinions were not allowed no matter how calmly a point was made. Tirades were always personal and berating. She abused admin assistants so bad they had to contract the position out to a Temp agency and she burned through those awful quick too.

Then there is the whole civilian personel supervising sworn officers thing. On the whole its a bad idea and doesn't work. I don't know of any other place in the PD where it took place.

To be fair, she worked tirelessly and handled a lot of things for the Chief. She was also well educated, a masters from either TCU or A&M I think.

In the end it was how she treated people that was the worst. Plus when the Chief has known her since she was "Yay big",(hand down at mid-thigh) Chiefs words and getstures at the Promotion Ceremony at Newbirth, there was no arguing, no resource to appeal to for a resolution. My chain of command at that time was Keisha, then the Chief. Wasn't gonna win those battles was I?

Finally after six months of the "not being good enough for the job" I said this isn't working out maybe the Dept would be better served with me back on a beat. I was told, by her, that she would look into manpower needs. Now she's making manpower allocation decisions?? This was during a time when lots of people were getting "reassigned" to Animal Control. By people I mean TAC.

The problem was there was no where she could send me that would be worse than where I was. South Mornings, great, I hear its busy and you'll get into some junk. North Days, fine, I know my way around and can work some 41's.

In the end my transfer request was ignored for three months so I used the time to find a new job. The city gov't treats me better, the command staff is accesible, honest, and fair. The public we serve is no where close to as violent or busy. The compensation package leaves little to be desired.

I've said it before on here I think but its worth saying again. Everyone in a uniform or CID at DKPD I came into contact with at I really respect and have some love for. I miss the work a lot. I miss the people more.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1- Tonya Dedrick is not stupid; she is very capable of running Training objectively and competently..much more so than "Where my buddies at" AJ whose spot she took. Oh, well Anon #1 is probably Randy Moore anyhow, sticking up for his roomy "King Rancidfer you abandoned me" AJ.