Vernon Jones brought in the corrupt Terrell Bolton, who previously was fired for being corrupt while chief of police of Dallas Texas P.D. In an effort to win over public confidence and the confidence of the rank and file, saying he was going to beef up the police department, he demanded the standards for hiring be lowered to the level where convicted criminals could become sworn police officers. To ensure the standards were lowered, he used threats, intimidation and placed incompetent people in key places.
Burrell Ellis came on the scene with promises to clean up after Vernon Jones and Terrell Bolton. Knowing he was about to have a revolt on his hands, he fooled us all my naming one of our own as chief of police, Bill O'Brien, then promptly handcuffed him.
The incompetent Wiz (burn 'em if you got 'em) Miller was named Director of Public Safety to control Bill O'Brien. Burrell, thru Wiz, envisioned the police department to be nothing more then a jobs program for the unemployable rather then protecting the safety of the citizens of DeKalb and enforcing the law.
Now the citizens are reaping what has been sown. There is distrust within the ranks. There is distrust by the public. Once upon a time, law abiding citizens could trust us.
Travarrius Williams described us as a gang. It is rumored District Attorney Robert James described the police department as a criminal enterprise but when pressed, said he meant this case would fall under the RICO ACT.
We have to question our promotion process. How can persons like Anthony Robinson and Eric Adkison be promoted?
We are disgusted and ashamed.