Saturday, June 12, 2010

DeKalb County Acted Properly In Firing Police Chief Terrell Bolton

DeKalb County acted properly in firing police chief Terrell Bolton for insubordination and improper use of county vehicles, a Superior Court judge has ruled. Even if it hadn't, Judge Robert Castellaniruled Thursday, Bolton took too long to respond to a motion to dismiss his appeal.

www.atlantaunfiltered.com

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know...they say it ain't over till the fat lady sings - is she singing yet?

Anonymous said...

Excellent. Now that this circus is over, let's finally move on to fixing the things that are really dragging this county down. 911, corrupt leadership, expanding budgets with decreased tax base, etc etc. Thank you Superior Court.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Bolton for hiring me, too bad my career at DeKalb was so short

LoFlyer said...

Guys, this is not over and has not played out fully. Bolton and lawyer are awaiting the results from the DPD investigation and from what I have heard, will not support Boltons contention of kidnapping and theft by the DKSO and DeKalb.
As long as Bolton can find lawyers to work for him the civil suits will continue down the pipeline of justice.
While this does provide amusing entertainment, it does cost the county and the citizens considerable financial costs for the county lawyers.
Good 'ole Vern. The fracken' gift that keeps giving.

Best of luck, mates!

Anonymous said...

Damn! I bet Horner, AJ, Rancifer, Curtis Williams, Don Frank, Mike Yarbrough and a few others are disappointed. They just knew Bolton was going to get his job back and restore order. You know. The way it use to be when everything was great around the DKPD. Back when they were running everything!

Anonymous said...

Tebo! I was just watching "The Cable Guy" and I saw something that might help you! Jim Carey said he was watching Court TV and found a loophole that could help his friend! You need to talk to the judge about a writ of Habeas Corpus! Put the system on trial!

Anonymous said...

The court quotes Bolton's new attorney several times in the decision. Three times, the court has to use the term "sic" because of the attorney's errors in spelling or grammar. Often, a court will go out of its way to avoid using quotes that will cause this type of ridicule. Obviously the court was going out of its way to point out how poorly the attorney drafted her documents. The attorney knows she has been publicly flogged.

Anonymous said...

TeBo and his minions should be publicly flogged as well! I would pay to see it.

Anonymous said...

Why do they have officers still guarding his house?

Why do they have to guard his office and the Maloof Building?

Because he is scare of the CITIZENS of Dekalb.

We have the same style of leadership just different people.

Anonymous said...

When will everybody learn or find out that Bolten and his brother have made it a life long job of sewing goverment agencies???It was mention once before ....but was never truely brought into the lime light....THEY MAKE IT THERE JOB TRYING TO GET RICH OFF THE GOVERMENT OR THE TAX PAYERS...ENOUGH!!!!...What else can he try...his wife & kids left him...his motor home burned...his 15 minutes of fame is up...let the sun dry this TERD up and lets move on.....only time will heal....and because of this TERD...it's going to take a while to repair the county. Think about it....and I mean all of it.

Anonymous said...

Tebo may have been an ass clown, but at least you knew who was running this police department, even if it was from Texas. I'm certainly not saying he was a stellar chief! We seem to have musical chairs with the Chief's position as of late. Chief O'Brien in school somewhere, A/C Kleis and Holmes both on vacation. Neither of the A/C's were willing to postpone their vacation plans and act as a chief in the absence of Chief O', way to lead!! Maybe they should promote the D/C's to A/C and demote the vacationing A/C 's. This is a prime example of our leadership and you ask the question what's wrong with the Police Department.

Anonymous said...

Talk some of the old as KICKERS into coming back and running the place. Too many touchy feelies there now.All the real commanders left because they were sick of Jones BS !

Anonymous said...

Burrell Ellis has been a commissioner for the last eight years.

Now he is clueless to the direction the county has taken.

We can blame him for everything, because he was involved in all the decisions.

CLARK GRISWOLD said...

Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

Anonymous said...

Nor did Bolton or his Asst Chiefs work part time jobs like they do now. This place is all about me, me, me! Be careful when you fill out your part time job requests. If you put $40 an hour on there Chief Kliesrath might decide he wants that job!

DeKalb Officers said...

Anon 13, when did he take a job from you or anybody else?

Give us dates, places and times and we'll be glad to post it.

Anonymous said...

He didnt take a job from me. I was just using him to make a point because I know he works part times. Im sure his integrity is better than that. The point is, when you have Chiefs, who have to sign off on all part time requests, working part times themselves, it can lead to improprieties. This is why you shouldnt be able to work part times once you attain a certain rank. Do you think Chief K will handle any j2 on his part time? Let's be serious! It's also embarrassing when the public sees high ranking commanders working to supplement their incomes. Leave the part times to the officers who arent making 6 figures.

Anonymous said...

I agree,, it is down right pathetic and embarrassing to see chiefs working part time jobs. DKPD will never be respected like NYPD or LAPD because of this type of foolishness and selfishness. Hell, I doubt is Gwinnett or Cobb allows chiefs to work part times.

Anonymous said...

Why is it embarrassiing for chiefs to work part time? Does rank mean you don't have child support payments, alimony, or credit card bills? As long as they are not taking the jobs from you, why do you care? Maybe their husbands/wives don't work.

Anonymous said...

If you walked into Burger King and saw your primary care physician working as the shift manager to supplement his income, would you continue to have confidence in him? There's a reason why most major police departments prohibit commanders from working part times. It projects a negative image of the department. Again, do you think any Chief will handle his own paper work? Who's gonna handle his use of force? A Chief having bills and debt isnt the point. Once you accept certain positions then there are sacrifices you must make!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anon #13. It is shameful to see chiefs struggling. As a lower ranking officer, It's discouraging to know that my chief is not okay with his regular job income. I don't care that they work part times. I just hope that if/when I do make rank, I am not struggling like them. As a citizen, they should have to wonder what's going on in our department.

Anonymous said...

Chiefs working part times!! What a bunch on selfish morons running Dekalb. Agencies up North and out West still look at u boys in the south like 'Dukes of Hazards!'

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 6

We on this blog should not be pointing out about "sic" and how Bolton's attorney got flogged by the courts for looking, talking, or sounding illiterate. Just peruse through this web site. Better still, read some of the reports the DKPD scholars write. Outright embarrassing - and we want to be treated like professionals? That is an area we should just leave alone.

Anonymous said...

Who cares if Chiefs work extra jobs. They have families, kids in college-hopefully-and other bills. They shouldn't have to justify to you or anyone else why they work a job, just like you don't have to justify why you work an extra job. We all have needs or wants and the extra income helps, no matter what your rank. Just because you work extra J2 doesn't mean you have mismanaged your finances. Get real on this and don't get diverted from what we should be focusing on.

The county doesn't pay us any attention for the most part because we are not organized. We have all this infighting and we do a real good job of keeping ourselves divided. If we were to ever come together as a cohesive group of people, we would be a force to be reckoned with. As it is now, we backstab each other every chance we get.

Get together, join the FOP and be a part of the solution. Wiggs - FOP president - is making every effort to help each one of us. Yet, he gets very little support from us. He doesn't even get support from those who have nothing to lose (retired members) by going to commission meetings.

If we all joined, and participated, we could really have an impact on the politics in this county. The alternative is that we can stay divided and bicker here for all to see, and show the county we are not serious at all about the betterment of our brotherhood/livelihood.

The old cliche - "you are either a part of the problem, or a part of the solution" - really holds true. Worrying about who is working a EJ is meaningless.

Anonymous said...

Whatever Chief!

Anonymous said...

No Chiefs should be working part times period! Stop being selfish..

Anonymous said...

Chiefs working part times is a manifestation of the attitude of DKPD. I only care about myself and what I can get out of it. They drive their county cars to their part times, then put out a memo saying you cant do the same.

Anonymous said...

I just chex=cked with a buddy who works NYPD. There is no way in living hell chiefs at NYPD would work part times. It is a conflict of interest. All businesses looking for officers to work part times have to come through chief's office. The chief can then just pick all the best jobs to work himself.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, you checked with your buddy on NYPD... get a life! Cause we want to do it like they do up north, right?? You're an embarrassment with too much time on your hands.

Anonymous said...

New York City Chiefs make in excess of 200 grand stupid and are in a union state. Ga is behind and in this county MPOs make more than their bossess

Anonymous said...

I agree, it is a conflict of interest. It doesnt matter who makes what. The point is the commanders can have a monopoly on all the good part times if they really wanted too. It's pretty obvious that this subject has struck a nerve with a chief or two. And yes, since I've been here this department has tried to model itself after NYPD and other large, respected departments. Actually, we should do that! Where do you think COP/ICP, bike patrol, proplan/compstat. etc, can from?

Anonymous said...

ICP and the Magic Buses came out of Bolton's ass. Anybody who still believes in it is still sucking it.

Anonymous said...

Car 2 to radio, hold me out on a part time at Applebees from this time til 0100. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Welsome to Dekalb!

Anonymous said...

Dang, looks like a chief is pissed off. I guess you validated the poster's point. The thought of money being taken out of YOUR pocket has really pissed you off! Wow

Anonymous said...

Without a doubt it's a conflict of interest. If an MPO is the lead officer on a part time where a chief also works, how does the MPO cut the Chief's hours or fires the Chief from the part time?

Anonymous said...

You have missed the poster's point. It doesnt matter who makes more money, the position of authority is what matters. What MPO makes more than a chief? How does Vice investigate a part time where a chief works, without the chief knowing about it? Do you really think a chief will handle a 41 on a part time or take out a warrant?