Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wiz Miller Stinks of Terrell Bolton

Wiz Miller cannot account for 62 working days. Imagine that. No wonder the commissioners voted to eliminate his position. It's a waste of money to say the least.

It's hilarious how the media wanted to interview Wiz, and then he called in sick! What'chu talkin' 'bout, Willis?

Oh, and Burke Brennan? You're a lousy liar.

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well he wasn't at either South precinct any of those 82 days.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I should feel sorry for Brennan or not. On the one hand, he has a job to do, that is defending anything DeKalb higher ups do. On the other hand, he's really bad at defending what the DeKalb higher ups do.

In 2010, Miller's whereabouts can't be accounted for 62 days of the year. That's 3 months. Are we really supposed to believe Brennan when he says someone else could have swiped their card for Wiz at the door? Or that he was at precincts or fire stations? The latter is easy to disprove. Ask the people at the precincts and fire stations if they have seen Wiz lately! Are we really supposed to believe he visited a fire station, without swiping in, and spent his whole shift there? You could also check out his driver's swipes. Where was his driver on those days?? Did his driver swipe in anywhere? Or are we supposed to believe a kind soul opened the door for both of them every where they went?

Incidentally, one of the reasons Bolton was fired was for his excessive absenteeism. In 2007 and 2008, he took a total of 80 days of comp time. In two years, he was gone a total of 80 days, which Ellis and others found to be excessive. In one year, we can't account for 62 days of Wiz's time!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonder if my Sgt. will let me take a "Wiz" day?

Anonymous said...

You have to love this county, where one left off the other pick up.

Big Vern and Lil Vern are all the same in their goals.

Its all about themselves and who is loyal to them.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone spoke to Vickie Logan concerning this matter? That may be a good place to start.

DCFR said...

As far as I know Wiz hasn't been to a fire station since he started. I wouldn't know him if I ran into him, and neither would most firemen in the county.

NOW FLORIDA CERTIFIED said...

Just relax everyone, Im sure WIZ will now be coming to your roll call over the next week to say hello....

Professor X said...

Really!!!!!! I'm not a big fan off the position, but is this the best we can do is try to make him look bad in the media. I hate to agree with the communications director but we all know it's true most of time he is with other county employees and they may swipe their card to get everyone in. I'm sure if you look at the chief's swipe you can come to the same conclusion. So this is not enough to me to put him up their with T-Bo. Let's do a better job investigating guys.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when a person gets a fat paycheck on top of a big title when that person goes to work at Dekalb County. It must be an ego problem, because everyone at the top of county goverment has managed to have one. These people become self-centered, arrogant, and sit on their individual pedastals looking down at what Neal Boortz called the "Little People". This kind of nonsense has been around for many years, and until someone comes along and kicks that pedastal to the ground, "ain't nothin goin to happen".

Is Dekalb County a wonderful place?

Anonymous said...

Hey Professor, if he was with other county employees swiping their door cards and visiting other county buildings, he would be seen. No one sees him ever! He doesn't do a thing!

Gold Badge said...

62 days...... were those days in conjunction with his weekends or a holiday .....hmmmmm sounds very similar to abuse of sick time that line officers are written up for all the time.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the rank and file officers will have to do without because Wiz's salary is being absorbed by the police budget? How many rookie officers could that money hire? How many new police cars could it purchase? Instead its being wasted on a man who can't even be troubled to show up for a third of last year. Oh, and don't forget the lieutenant, sergeant, and admin assistant who are assigned to him; and of course the take home cars for Wiz and his two gofers. Thats probably another 200 to 250 thousand dollars consumed, on top of Wiz's salary, to support that useless position. William Z. Miller I don't know how you look at yourself in the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Adding to Professor X's comments, since when does the "entry" swipe card determine any employee's attendance and not the hours worked, sick, annual, etc. on that employee's time card. Remember, what holiday is fast approaching, don't follow the crowd unless "you" know the facts are true.

LoFlyer said...

Burke is a professional who knew exactly what he was getting into when accepted his position with DeKalb Government. This is part of his job of trying to place the county in the best possible light in the midst of decline.
When Mr. Miller was appointed director of Public Safety most of the posts on this blog was overwhelmingly in favor of his appointment.
However with time and inaction by Mr. Miller in standing up for the cops, his support is now gone.
DKPD gets a lot of training. Chief O'Brien was allowed generous time to complete his education to qualify as Chief.
If Director Miller was in training his calender should reflect it. If not, the card key access files should provide the information of his whereabouts every day he was on county property.
The absence of the data would indicate that Director Miller was neither training or on county property.

Anonymous said...

A position that was unnecessary to begin with had finally been eliminated. Wiz doesn't have to account for anything.. just cash your last check and move on to your next political position.

Anonymous said...

I saw Wiz with the Chief last week at the church where that rape took place...At least we can account for one day on Wiz's work schedule..lol...While speaking at that church, I heard him propose that all new businesses applying for a business license should be required by the county to have a video surveillance camera system....You know what else he should have suggested...Armed guards. We don't even have half the amount of manpower necessary to effectively police DeKalb County. Last night alone in a 3 hour time frame there were 6 armed robberies in South Precinct. The madness continues. -Anon 1118

stevie said...

Brennan sounds like Porky Pig. now thats funny.

USE YOUR HEAD said...

Crime hasn't been taken seriously in Dekalb for years now. Having to call other agencies now for aerial support is one example along with the continued lack of prosecution from the DA's office. Officers who take their careers seriously left long ago and BELIEVE me they (BOC) all know it and will continue to take from you because they can. The remaining ones are CLEARLY here for themselves as has been stated time and time again. It's a lost cause, move on for the sake of your sanity and the ones you care about.

Anonymous said...

Try to make an appointment with him and see how many days he has open. No where to be found is an understatement. Maybe they need to announce each morning that his position is being cut and then he will come out of his hole. How many SOG has this man sent out or modified. How many of you have seen him in the course of your day, not many. Waste, waste, waste that is all this position is. Check video from local restaurants or from his gym and I bet you can find him. You must not have to swipe to get in those places. Let the chiefs run their departments and can this waste. If anyone is assigned to investigate gov't corruption you better believe he will show up. That is only to disband the unit doing the investigating. Come on FEDS DeKalb needs to be next.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I too am not a fan of this position. I have not seen its worth. But in all fairness, for me there is not enough concrete information to draw any conclusions regarding this matter as of yet. Just reasonable articulable suspicion to justify further investigation.

AL

Burke Brennan said...

Thanks to Professor X who cut me a little slack. At the risk of stirring you guys up, here’s the part that didn’t make the final edit:

WSB and AJC did an Open Records Request on Director Miller’s swipe card at the Public Safety Building and 330 Ponce, then compared it to his payroll records and his Outlook Calendar. Then they discounted what they found on the Outlook Calendar, because it shows all of the appointments he had in other county facilities. Among them, the Police Graduations in Maloof, BOC committee meetings, etc. The calendar explains most of these days, but they didn’t let a few facts get in the way of a good story.

Which is their prerogative, I guess.

There are also a number of meetings he attends over here at 330 Ponce. If the receptionist has seen you more than once, she just hits the button under the counter. I know when I visited Tucker and East precincts, someone swiped me in. That is how it is in all of the government buildings.

There are only 7 days which have no calendar appointments at all. That was not aired either. Those might bear some explanation, but its not 82 or 62, as WSB and the AJC would have you believe.

At this point, I am giving Director Miller the benefit of the doubt, and here’s why: Miller started his career 27 years ago as a DeKalb beat cop, worked his way up to Deputy Chief, got his law degree and prosecuted criminals for awhile before he was appointed Public Safety Director. Someone might say he got a promotion or two on luck or good looks, but not the whole 27 year career. More likely that was accomplished with hard work and determination. There is no reason that would change now.

Anonymous said...

Professor X ,,, your an idiot... hhhaa you really got to be kidding me.Wiz is a crook like them all and a sucky lawyer.If not, he would be in the private sector making millions instead of stealin 160 GGGGGG'SSSS from the county... I think norma gene Walker was a smarter and better lawyer...... Wish I get my new job soon......

Anonymous said...

His sorry a-- wasn't at East either!!

Anonymous said...

To Burke Brennan,

Thank you for responding on here. However, you must admit that perception is reality here. Most of DKPD was elated when they found out Wiz Miller was going to be Public Safety Director. Since he took office, he seemed to disappear. No one saw him. No one heard from him. He only started showing up a lot when the BOC made it cleat they intended to cut his position. How does that look? Nobody hears from him or sees him for almost a year. Then he starts showing up everywhere there's a camera when his job is threatened. Perception is reality. He's not out there fighting for us. That is why PD and Fire are disappointed in him. If he was out there speaking up for us, like he should be, he'd still have out support. This story just backs up what PD and Fire concluded long ago. He's collecting a paycheck and doing nothing for it. Perception is reality. He created this reality on his own. If he was making himself visible and speaking out on out behalf on a regular basis, he's still have the support of PD and Fire. But he's not. He's nowhere to be seen until his job is threatened. He created this perception. If he doesn't like it, he only has to look in the mirror to find the person to blame.

Anonymous said...

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need i say mo??????????????

Anonymous said...

Nor was it at North.........

Anonymous said...

Wiz covered up corruption in this county. He knows it and so do a lot of other people.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe the county spokesperson is on here! Ha!
Next thing we know Burrell will be writing messages why he is drugged up at home on the couch watching price is right.

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight, we are going to cut the academy, the helicopter and lose our sick time and this guy gets paid $150,000 to not come to work. WOW! We must think the taxpayers are fools.

Anonymous said...

Lets see , Director Miller got his law degree on DeKalb County time and it was just overlooked.

He was told he was going back to Captain and retired.

He got a job with Gwen Keyes and he was assigned to Juvenile Court.

I wonder how hard was that detail.

Anonymous said...

He was appointed Public Safety Director in case former Chief Bolton got his job back from the Merit System.

Its all politics and look who are getting their degrees on-line in case someone retires and a top spot ( CHIEF) becomes open.

Anonymous said...

Hey Burke, you do such a good job of explaining things, maybe you can explain to the family of the recent murdered armored guard why we couldnt use our Police Helicopter to assist in locating the suspects. Maybe they will understand why tax money pays $300,00.00 in salary for yourself and Wiz Miller combined but we cant afford to use our Helicopter to assist the tax paying citizens of Dekalb County. Stop trying to explain stuff away you are making a fool of yourself and people see through the lies.

Professor X said...

I'm not a fan of Wiz by any means but I am a fan of the truth and what the media did is bend a story to make him look bad and also makes the department look bad. And that I won't stand for and neither should you.
Whether we have a public safety director or not is not going to get a new helicopter or new academy. We have to focus on the meat not the potatos.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Wiz Miller got his law degree while working on County Time. You remember the Special Ops days you were over Motorcycle Unit. All I ever saw you do was study. I think you need to pay back county for wages you didn't work then too.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't really matter if Wiz Miller works every day including weekends and holidays. His job is completely redundant and unnecessary. There isn't a single thing he does that can't be handled by the police or fire chiefs.

What I don't get is how does a police department that has grounded the holicopter and is threatening to cancel a police academy and close a precinct, because there is no money, somehow find money for a public safety director along with a lieutenant, a sergeant, an admin assistant, and at least three cars to support them? Isn't this exactly the sort of wasteful spending that the BOC said they wanted eliminated before they raised taxes?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Brennan,

You failed to mention while documenting Wiz's resume, that he got demoted back to captain because of his lack of work. You also stated to the media that he could have been visiting a fire station or police precinct. So are we to believe he was at a precinct for an entire day, and never went to his office? Also, these meetings that he attended, they lasted 8 hours too? Come on man!

Blogmaster, can you do a poll asking anyone if Wiz has been seen at their precinct or fire station, other than for a Christmas party. If he was there for his entire day, surely lots of people can verify this.

Anonymous said...

wiz sho' wasn't on the 5th floor.... I wonder if he even knows that the 5th floor exists

Anonymous said...

Check at Bigelow's any given Sunday night and you may find Wiz there with his new sidekick Latrice Dunton having drinks and then leaving in the COUNTY Suburban! Hmmmm is this drinking and driving?

Anonymous said...

Professer X, please just go away..... Wiz has not done a thing since coming back but for collecting his check, period............. I have not seen Wiz, in person since he retired... And only on TV three time since he was rehired... All three times,when he spoke, you could see the lack of a real education and it makes you wonder how he finished high school let alone college or law school.....Hope I get my new job soon and can leave here............ He hasnt been to south pct either.....

Anonymous said...

Who's BRIGHT idea was it to place the magic bus and bicycle patrols at the armed robbery scene after the fact? Too little too late as usual don't you think? Typical Dekalb...

Anonymous said...

he was not at a fire station, I am sure of that.

Anonymous said...

Bigelow's?? Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Are you telling me our esteemed Director of Public Safety is still hanging out at night clubs? Geez!! Welcome to Dekalb!

Professor X said...

This is what I'm talking about Wiz being here is not going to get you your raises, take homes, additional academy classes, and more equipment. All this mess with him is to distract you from the bigger picture and you guys are falling for it. That's what the BOC wants for you to focus on him and not the fact they are screwing you.

Anonymous said...

Careful what you wish for... I think MOST of us prefer a supervisor that lets us do our jobs as adults without running around micromanaging every ridiculous detail.

Anonymous said...

The Bigelow's story cannot be true because Ellis launched an investigation into one of his directors having a relationship with a secretary several months ago. He made it clear it was a violation of county policy for a supervisor or a ranking person to have a relationship with a subordinate, so there's no way that could be true! Ellis would be on top of it if it were true! There's no way he'd allow himself to be labeled a hypocrite!

Eli said...

You guys and gals you can get on this blog and *itch about the director he's not going anywhere. This fight between the CEO and the BOC has all of us in the middle. It would be in your best interest to prepare for furlough days starting mid-year. What has the police department done to nix the 4.5 million? They grounded the aerial support unit, BIG DEAL I guarantee you their budget doesn’t cover 4.5 million. Stop wasting time concerning yourselves with things you will never change. Until the citizens of this county speak out against the CEO and BOC things will ever change.

Anonymous said...

Monday morning bright and early who's suburban is not at 34? The Wizard!!! Oh maybe he is at one of the fire stations, precincts, or even downtown Decatur. If not check one of the local shopping malls or Dale Holmes administrative assistant Latrice Dunton's house. Could he be the reason she is in the midst of a divorce right now?

Anonymous said...

Sitting back reading your comments, one should leave others personal business OUT of your dirty agendas! What the hell? Want to start a war, here we go!

Anonymous said...

Latrice Dunton? What happened to Vickie Logan? It’s embarrassing to see grown men in positions of power behave like this. But it is all too common in America. CEOs of companies, mayors, governors, congressmen and even presidents have all behaved in a similar manner. The common thread is the power and believing that rules do not apply to them.

If you are over 40 years old and still hanging out in clubs you should seek therapy.

Anonymous said...

You all ought to be ashamed of yourselves coming on here putting innocent peoples personal business on here! Let's stick with the facts WIZ MILLER needs to be gone along with his entourage.

Anonymous said...

Wiz Miller and CEO Ellis do whatever they want to because they CAN. This blog cannot stop them just as it did not stop Bolton. Only an election and change of power will do that just as it did with Bolton. They have 4 years of power to play their games. We can bitch and moan all we want but it will not change. Sad thing is Dekalb voters dont give a crap now and probably never will. If they do by some miracle decide to vote these thugs out the next ones probably want be any better. DKPD is not better off than it was with Vernon and Bolton, Sad but very true.

Anonymous said...

damn, how many women does wiz have?
no wonder he doesn't have time to come to work!

Anonymous said...

To Mar. 31 2:41 p m If Wiz or anyone else in a ranking position w/Dek who is expected to set an example of professional behavior acts in such a manner that his/her business is put out in the street for everyone to see then it's no one's fault but their own. Frequent clubs and bars and chances are you will be recognized. Park your vehicle in the driveway of your secretary, assistant or any other female with whom you are closely associated with at DeKalb then there you go again. Putting your business in the street. You are entitled to a private life but using common sense and discretion go a long way. If you are a public figure in DeKalb and people find out what you have been up to it will assuredly become the "latest breaking news". Ask any one of the many who have come and gone. Right Keisha? The list is lengthy.

Anonymous said...

Bigelow's? That shithole? That's where our public safety director hangs out?

USE YOUR HEAD said...

Don't worry about this because perps are draining our pension as we speak due to county gross incompetence.

Anonymous said...

Put time clock in all admin.and staff office..make them swipe in just like the little people..Oh yea install camera to take photo of person swiping the card...Just saying...heeeee

Anonymous said...

Yes,Latrice Dunton Wiz homeboy and right hand man Dale Holmes assistant.We have not forgotten about Vicki HOgan if you all remember WIZ put HOgan out of his office after her drunkened fiasco last summer but shortly thereafter she was reassigned to CID and now she is #1 on the list to be promoted to CAPTAIN! YES CAPTAIN! so this was all in his plan to promote his woman and attempt to make it look as if he wasn't doing her any favors. She has definitely slept her way to the top. So lets take a toll within 6 months of her promotion to CAPTAIN she will be appointed to the position of MAJOR! oh yes he will make this happen for her so we have not forgotten about her we are just standing by waiting for her next cushioned assignment. Great job Vicki lets see how long you last!

Anonymous said...

Vickie Hogan!! Hahahaha,, now that's funny. All we have to do is get Auburn to verify that Wiz had a copy of the Captain's exam. If so, does that not warrant some type of looking into, Mr Brennan?

Professor X said...

Y'all will be working for her some day and I hope you got the guts to keep that same attitude. But, I know the truth you will button up like the cowards you are.

Don't sweat the haters Vicki, do your thing.

Gold Badge said...

I've worked for Vicki Logan...based on the word on the street, going into it I didn't know what to expect........she turned out to be a stand up supervisor.

Anonymous said...

Professor X is really Dale Holmes people!

Anonymous said...

Logan is a good person she may not always know what she is doing as a supervisor. However, I do not believe that she has earned her way to the top by knowing her policy. That's all that I will say.

Anonymous said...

I worked for Lt. Logan as well and I had no problems. I do agree, it is weird how she is moving up so fast. I know nothing of her personal life at work and don't care to know. There will always be cheating as long as these super powers continue to get copies of the test.

Anonymous said...

Professor X

What you are saying is that since Vickie Logan will be a Capt no one can say anything negative to her. This is typical of an idiot who does not understand leadership. I assure you no one will have any respect for her no matter what rank she has.

As for urging her to keep doing her thing, I have a question. Just what is, “her thing?”
Oh never mind……….I think I know.

As to the matter of airing ones personal life on the blog, it is really pretty simple. When you mix your personal life with your professional life you bring that shit on yourself. You really have to be stupid as hell if you don’t understand that.