Monday, April 2, 2012

Wiz Miller Should Resign

It's time for Wiz Miller to step down. He completely mishandled the situation of the civilian secretary who probably had a large amount of marijuana in her car while it was parked at police headquarters.

At a minimum, Wiz has made himself and Deputy Chief Dale Holmes look like fools, if not co-conspirators in obstruction of justice. Any rookie police officer would know that if a K9 hits on a car for narcotics, then there's probably narcotics in that vehicle. When you have officers on the scene who can smell the odor, the same officers who are qualified to testify in a court of law, then there is probably narcotics in that car. It all comes down to probable cause. Enough to get a search warrant.

When Wiz Miller stepped in and stopped the search and stopped the investigation, he obstructed justice. When he stepped in to protect the secretary of a deputy chief of police, he obstructed justice. Enough to be prosecuted.

Miller did all this in front of officers who have morals, who are law abiding and who take their oath to heart. If he thought they would keep quiet, then that makes him stupid.

The way Chief Bill O'Brien handles this will be his lasting legacy. There is a strong possibility that Wiz Miller and Dale Holmes have violated the law. Will he insist on a complete, honest and thorough investigation by I.A.? Will he call in an outside agency who can't be influenced by Wiz, Holmes or Burrell Ellis? Will he honor his oath of office, or simply hope this just goes away?

This is corruption at it's pinnacle.

Wiz Miller nor Dale Holmes can no longer lead this department. They have tarnished themselves and our police department and every officer who wears the badge.

This is truly sickening.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

If I was a member of the media, and I was looking into this incident, I would ask if the little secretary was asked to submit to a drug test, or if the focus of the investigation switched to everyone else. That would be my first question. If I got a follow up question, I would ask about Holmes's past. Are there any other allegations in his past regarding females in the department or in the academy? Was that stuff put in his file?

Anonymous said...

You guys were so happy when they go rid of TEBO and when Vernon's term ended. Look who took their places. Burrell Ellis NEVER has and NEVER will care about the police department. He is a true politician and a snake in the grass along with Dale Holmes and Wiz Miller. DKPD got what it deserved with these inept, self-serving people. The only time Burrell shows up for anything is to get face time in front of the cameras.

May God help DeKalb County if he gets re-elected.

Anonymous said...

Same old shit, different days. Nothing new here and nothing will change for the better.

Day in and day out, this soap box of the most screwed up county in the state is hitting new lows as we speak.

Let the State of Georgia take over this county and things will dramatically improve because of the current administration, this place is doomed.

Anonymous said...

As to the question of a drug test. Yes ...she was end route o get a piss test when hey received a call to bring her back.

Anonymous said...

When O'Brien leaves, Wiz will be your chief. Ellis put O'Brien in place because O'Brien was needed to heal the department after the TEBO feasco. You see Wiz was going to be chief but the masses came to his private meetings and the overwelming response was for O'Brien, but he and Wiz had a backup plan. Wiz was appointed Director of Public Safety. So the master plan worked. O'Brien was the figure head but Wiz calls the shots. O'Brien has not had a chance. With Wiz sitting home collecting six figures for showing up to work a couple of days a week. Why did the news story about his swipe card go away? If you really believe he attends meetings all day you are fooled. Wiz has a history of protecting his females and abusing his power. Hold your breath folks when O'Brien leaves things are gonna get MUCH worse.

Anonymous said...

Wiz will NOT do the right thing and resign. Why should he? He makes great money for little to no work, has a staff and a take home car and a willing band of syncophants and visigoths do do his bidding. Plus, he is protected by Ellis. As long as he keeps Ellis informed on whatever inverstigations that impact him, why would Ellis pressure him to quit? We need to get the idealism out of our eyes and decide what we are going to do: either fight back or keep getting pissed on and be happy when THEY sell us a towel to wipe our faces with. My guess will be buying the towel. We do not have the collective backbone to stand and fight. We did it once before and it scared the Annointed Ones, so much so that the media reported it and the County Admin was starting to address our gripes. Now, after being promised everything but only given furloughs, we are right back at the start, except we DO NOT have the guts to fight the good fight. Butt smoochers and company men whine about "do it for the citizens" and "be happy you have a job". Well, damn the citizens! My family needs the pay that I was promised. If the good citizens won't make their elected officials do right, then we have to.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if you guys print the facts. Rock on OB called all the shots during this fiasco. Now put that in your pipe and smoke it. Wiz and Dale had nothing to do with this.

Anonymous said...

Just another DKPD fiasco. Nothing has changed.

Anonymous said...

Obrien called for the investigation into the car smelling like weed. Wiz and Holmes then went to work covering it up. Get your facts straight. Lots of people saw it happen.

Anonymous said...

OB was calling the shots when they were looking into the weed smell. Holmes and Miller were calling the shots when they went after the officers and the k9.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:37 it's you who don't have your facts. OB was calling all the shots when this started. It was Wiz and Dale who stopped the entire thing. Those are the facts. They are covering it up, they are investigating all of the officers involved not OB. Know your facts before you open your trap.

Anonymous said...

I worked for Dale "mumble" Holmes in narcotics.During that tenure Holmes and his sidekick Banks kept a black cloud over the unit.. We weren't allowed to get specialized position notices listed at the office. Not to mention how Queen AJ Jackson got specialized treatmetnt. What egotistical fool.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:37 You smell Bad! You need to go wipe your nose, it's been close to too much ass!
It's a giant cover up and I bet the hard sell to Decatur was that it was a bunch of white officers, play the ole conspiracy thing. Holmes will be the next chief and this whole incident will met with stone walling if anyone tries to look into it.
Not a peep from the BOC on this, either.

Anonymous said...

Amen Anon. 10:30!

Anonymous said...

While ya'll were sniffing dope in the parking lot, Elaine Boyer was showing her big fat behind on TV for all the free food they (The BOC) are still eating at taxpayer expense.

And District Attorney Robert James out pimping cell phones to the elderly I suppose. What is this guys problem?

I have this nightmare of Sharon Barnes-Sutton and Stan Watson laying around eating turkey legs and ham bones to they are nasty.

Anonymous said...

720: why would/should the BOC get involved in this?? And remember, they (BOC) made the recommendation that Miller and his staff get cut, but Burrell wouldn't hear of it.

Anonymous said...

wow. just wow. I left two years ago and I pull up the blog today and things seem to be just they way they were. I feel for you all.

So much talent and pride there, but so much blatant kray-Z-ness and arrogance and conduct unbecoming it must be like swimming upstream for the hard workers who carry the department forward.

I hope things get better. I hope you get the kind of leadership you can follow though the door. I hope people make better choices and are held fully accountable when they dont. And I mostly hope each of you gets to go home safe at the end of your shift.

I'm Ron Burgundy? said...

You woke up the bears! Why did you do that?

Anonymous said...

The GBI should investigate this case, not IA. What a joke.

Dekalb County is a shit stain and a total fucking joke of a department.

Its sad that Dekalb went from being an elite agency to the place where APD, Gwinnett, and Cobb rejects go to get a guaranteed job.

Anonymous said...

I will say this and I'm done. The FBI has a Government Corruption Unit. If you have credible information then bring it. Anon 10:57

M. Crews said...

Well, instead of putting this on the blog and crying about it, why doesn't everyone involved go to OB and see what he is going to do? If nothing, then why don't those ppl go go the DeKalb liaison of the FBI and report this corruption? I have spoken to the FBI about all kinds of wrong doing by the BOC and higher command. They are actively looking for leads and are serious. We need to start coming forward or else we are going to continue to allow these perps like Wiz to remain in office. I'm sick of reading this shit and hearing everyone cry, but see not one person doing shit. This is why nothing EVER changes, too many cry babies, and not enough ppl with back bones. I'm only an MPO, but you best believe, if I was out there during this, there would be an out cry, if only its just my voice. I'm not scared of any of these MF'ers. If you want this badge, come and get it, its 2925.

Anonymous said...

Holmes and the Wiz should both be fired. What a crock of She 8. How long will he be protected?

Anonymous said...

FBI Atlanta Public Corruption Unit
2635 Century Parkway N.E., Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: (404) 679-9000

right here in Dekalb County

Anonymous said...

M. Crews they have nothing solid to report, only rumors they read on this thing. If the FBI had some solid facts, trust me they would have been all over it. The people that are stealing are not the ones you think.

Anonymous said...

People have been saying that the county has been under investigation by the FBI since Vernon Jones was in office. If they have the information they need then they've been waiting long enough. Honestly I don't think they are investigating.
Remember we're the most corruptible state in the union!

Anonymous said...

Don Frank didn't think anyone was being investigated either.

Anonymous said...

She will continue to be protected while Holmes and Miller are still TODAY investigating the officers involved.

Anonymous said...

Miller is holding an illegally created position which the BOC has tried to eliminate three times. The real question is what does he have on Ellis.

Anonymous said...

The US Dept of Justice (FBI) wont go after black politicians as long as Eric Holder is the AG.

Fat Albert said...

You know all I'm gonna say is this is split right down the race line... all of you poppin off about Holmes and Wiz obvious have a problem with blacks being successful here in Dekalb and are always looking for a way to keep a brotha down....It makes me sick. I truly thought that we had moved past this but apparently not.

Anonymous said...

"Don Frank didn't think anyone was being investigated either."

Yes but they actually did something about him, and if memory serves me correctly his investigation began in 2008 and he was arrested in 2010. The problems we've been complaining about with corrupt commissioners, back door property deals, sex stuff, Vernon Jones, Burrell Ellis etc etc, have been known for the better part of the last decade.

Anonymous said...

Where is the Incident report of this situation? There should have been one written by the initial officer, remember our moto "write a report cover your ass". The report should have been written, or should be written and then uploaded just like any other report. Anyone standing in the way should be listed as suspects for obstruction. Last I saw in the manual you are not required to follow an unlawful order. Anyone ordering an officer not to enforce the law as required by his duties and oath of office..Well seems unlawful to me... Which makes it a crime...Sure there are many an attorney would sue the hell out of the county for you if they fired you for performing your duties???????

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:57 to this day Frank's has not given any information worth looking into. Franks did it all to him self being stupid. Do you idiots think Wiz and Holmes would take such a risk over that chick? Come on Man!!! You guys are on that Meth.

Anonymous said...

Fat Albert...not true at all. Have you ever heard of Congressman Alan West from Fla?..how about Congressman Tim Scott from Charleston SC? ( Both are Black....I refuse to say African American any more, it just serves to divide us more, we are Americans remember). Those two guys have more white support than black support...why you ask? because they are great Americans and extremely competent. They happen to both be Republicans but I know for a fact that the vast majority of white people will support a black person for any position of authority, if they are on top of theie game and straight up competent people. There are many white politicians that could go to school on thes two guy's believe me on that also.I'm not involved at all in what the subject of this thread is about but I read it and your comment caught my eye. What I say here is a fact for every single white person I know. The two congressman I mentioned are head and shoulders above most any other politician I have heard about and the get the support and praise that they deserve because they earn it ! Look them up and be proud of them..I am and Im a smart assed white boy ! :-)

Anonymous said...

Fat Albert

You're the one turning this into a race thing. This has nothing to do with race. The fact is that Miller and Holmes are covering their ass in protecting Holmes secretary. If it had to do with race, it would be the fact that all officers involved were white. So jump off your little race ticket. Corrupt is corrupt no matter what the damn color.

Anonymous said...

To the person who signed their stupid comment as "Fat Albert", the issue with Wiz and Holmes is not about race it is about right and wrong. Lets see here what is right...Officers smells an odor of weed. Believes its coming from a vehicle in the employee p/l, a k-9 alerts on car, We assume nothing was found. Civilian employee gets paid time off, civilian employees get their own reserved parking, k-9 has to be taken to get recertified, all officers involved have to give statements. Now you tell me what is right and wrong with this picture...It is abuse of power at the highest rank. Do you really think that if a screening civilian's car was searched that Wiz and Dale would go to suck great links?? haaa hell no. All this would not lead to an FBI investigation so quit saying to contact them. It is just plain abuse !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Don Frank was facing quite a bit of federal time when he plead guilty. He's hasn't been sentenced yet. If I were Vernon, I'd be very worried. You don't just get to walk away from as much time as Frank was facing for agreeing to plead guilty. The feds want your ass or a much bigger ass.

Anonymous said...

Will someone who was there during the incident and truly known the FACTS. Post them so everyone will know what truly happened. Or better yet write the J-2 which should have been done anyway. Then copy and post it on this blog. Then everyone will know what happened and what did not happen. Problem solved and then someone can press charges where they need to be pressed. Right Chief? or are you part of the problem as you ride out your days till retirement. If your not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem! Come on Chief O'Brien do whats right. Your a cops cop or you should be!

Anonymous said...

Why is race coming into this? Are blacks no longer held to standards of integrity once they obtain positions of power? It's this kind of jacked up thinking that got us into the mess we're in now, and quite frankly it's pathetic that anyone would even suggest this given the circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:46 I bet you support Herman Cain too. Most of you would support guys like them. They will say things that you want to say. Yes they made it so did I. I refuse to turn my back on people that are less fortunate regardless of race. I know all of you police officers make well over 250,000 a year, so you support certain policies. You need to study history and put your self in another mans shoes. As far as Franks is concerned its a wait and see game.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:30 you are an IDIOT. In the history of politricks who has had the most corrupt politicians??? Facts vs Theory. I know you guys hate FACTS.

Anonymous said...

When the Chief of Police can't do anything because an Assistant Chief under him ran to the CEO and Director Miller to protect his secretary, what do you expect a lowly MPO to do? O'Brien can't do anything. If he does, he'll end up like Chief Moody. This incident was not investigated properly because Holmes, Wiz, and Ellis interfered! No criminal charges could be brought up, no administrative charges leading to a dismissal could be brought up because Homles, Wiz, and Ellis stopped everything and turned the focus to every officer within 100 feet of her pot smelling car. They had their training records pulled, they all had to give statements, while she was allowed to go home without taking a drug test.

If you want to know what really happened out there, read the comments on this blog, they're pretty accurate. But the comments defending Holmes, Wiz, and the secretary, the ones playing the race card, almost certainly came from that secretary. You can just disregard those.

Anonymous said...

"I know all of you police officers make well over 250,000 a year, so you support certain policies."

What the hell are you on? From the county website on the recruitment page:
Starting Pay
$36,852.00 per year
4 year College Degree
$38,700.00 per year
Certified Officers With Two+ Years Experience
$39,060.00 per year (Officers certified in other states will start at the regular starting pay, but will increase to this amount after a 7 week training academy in which you will receive GA POST Certification.)
Top Out Pay
$66,636.00 per year (non competitive)
And we haven't had merit raises in years so there is almost nobody on the line level who has topped out. Factor in furloughs and nonpaid holidays from the last few years and it's not even near what's listed. Where are you getting exorbitant six figure numbers from? I guarantee you there aren't that many second jobs in the world if that's where you're going with this....

Anonymous said...

Why hasn't anyone posted the name of the civilian. She's a perp, so let's put her name out there.

Anonymous said...

You guys have the power to change things but rather come on here and talk sh*t. There is unity in numbers. If you guys all band togethe, you´ll can put a holt to all this BS.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:47 you get the Idiot Award. Rock on OB was given all the cards that day todo what he saw fit to do. Nothing was found in the damn car. Do you want her cited for Loitering for Drugs? And to bring Moody into this just shows you lack facts. That's all I will say about that. Anon 1:32 I was being a smarty ads and like most you lack the capital to play the game. And the mind set and lack of intelligence to understand what life is about.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:55 this is taken from another post:
So "Wiz"...the one in charge can stop an urine test???....so I decided to do a little more digging....4 officers smell dope in Latrice Williams vehicle...which if you look in her car...it looks like a felony pine forrest with all the trees hanging off the mirror and through-out the car......has she not been in trouble before???? and now this???.....

Anonymous said...

Hey Dekalb.....High Fly Ball Charlie Brown!!!!....we all know the end of this story....

what you gonna do when they come for you...bad boys..bad boys....we can only hope and pray....and continue to bend over and take it.....some please pass the vasoline

Anonymous said...

April 9, 2012 12:09 AM must be a fine product of our DeKalb County School System, and "Fat Albert" is definately one of those who buys into the Al Sharpton message that racism is alive and well. Well, Fat Albert, it is, but it seems that the tables have reversed as for as who the victims are in racist accusations. You know it's true, but you won't see white peeps breaking windows and beating people up about it.

Anonymous said...

WHO IS MAKING WELL OVER 250K A YEAR HERE???....BESIDES MAYBE THE CHIEF.....
THERE REALLY ARE SOME RETARDS POSTING COMMENTS ON HERE...IF WE WERE ALL MAKING 250K...HELL,LET'S KICK IT DOWN TO A MEAGER 100K, WE WOULD NOT HAVE SUCH A LARGE RATE OF TURNOVER, NOR WOULD WE BE ACCEPTING THE AMOUNT OF SUBSTANDARD PEOPLE THAT WE DO IF WE GOT PAID AN APPROPRIATE WAGE.

OH, AND BY THE WAY, HERMAN CAIN IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO RAN FOR OFFICE OR IS IN OFFICE RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION WHO SAYS WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR?? WOW...JUST WOW...THERE ARE MORE IDIOTS OUT HERE THAN I THOUGHT

-ANON 1118

Anonymous said...

I see someone is still dodging the facts. We all know nothing was found. That doesn't mean nothing was ever there! Answer the questions!

Did the car smell like weed?
Did four officers smell the car smelling like weed?
Did a drug dog run right to her car and confirm what four officers smelled?
Why did the car smell like weed?
Did they drug test her?
Why after not drug testing her did the investigation switch from her to every officer on scene?
Was her background scrutinized like the everyone else's was?

Anonymous said...

Latrice Dunton- Henry- Miller or Holmes which one is she really dating?

Anonymous said...

We should change the name of this blog to Dekalb Officers Troll. We've got wild speculation, racial flaming, people being "smarty ads", and a general sense of internal animosity. I know we're all frustrated, but can we take it out on something besides each other. The comments have gotten so far from the original issue.

Anonymous said...

While you all are complaing about some pot head, 230 of the most complaining officers on this blog will lose their jobs when Brookhaven become a city. If that happens then hopefully we get to keep the best most qualified officers. I say we do a board to see who is dedicated to the citizens of this county. If you want to leave now this will be a good time to leave before you will be forced to leave. This county is on it's way to mirror Fulton County. On by the way Sheriff Thomas Brown is hiring over at SO if anyone is interested. So before you get the axe I just want to say to all of the top cops on this blog it should not be hard for you all to get a job some where else so good luck and start preparing yourself. It's coming sooner than later so stop complaining about some pot head and start preparing for your future and career here or some where else.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon 7:11 the joke is on you.

Anonymous said...

Dekalb Officers Troll? How about just Dekalb Officers Fail? I'm going back to work now......

Anonymous said...

Thats the divison I was talking about. Just look at you guys. we have been getting bent over and slammed for severalllll years and something as corrupt as this, we still cant see eye to eye. I cant believe we actually have officers/brass defending Wiz´s actions. Truth of the matter is, like so many others, I have lost all respect and love for the County and I rather leave than let the county rob me of the love I have for the profession! Good night yal.

Anonymous said...

And another one bites the dust.

http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/dekalb-cop-resigns-in-1415100.html

Anonymous said...

Damn...that B a lot o nookie being got these days at the old PD. It makes me like I was a goodie two shoes.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else see they are trying to create a new office of Public Information Officer, look under H-2 on the meeting minutes from last B.O.C. Meeting ?