Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TAC Officer Hurt While Escorting Mr. CEO

This story is a couple of weeks old. We heard about it, but let it slip by.

When a TAC officer was escorting Mr. CEO on a campaign function disguised as a official county event, he was struck and injured by a vehicle driven by Mr. CEO's campaign manager.

The rumor that the officer is being forced to use his own insurance and on FMLA is not true. He is listed on OJI.

Still sucks.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Ellis is the head of a broke rapidly shrinking ghetto county in the southeast that no one gives two shits about anymore. It is very telling that he would feel the need for an escort, or even security for that matter, if the crime rate in DeKalb wasn't soo out of hand. Maybe he is afraid someone will steal his soapbox derby plans.

Anonymous said...

While we are wasting money, maybe we could get some 24" rims for our crown vics and TV's all up in the headrests, so the perps can see how bling bling we is. Anywhere else we can throw some obviously unwanted tax money?

Anonymous said...

Let's all hope that officer has a speedy recovery and that the officer can come back to work asap.

If I was the CEO, I would hope the officer gets more than a lollipop to thank that officer for their bravery. But because Mr CEO has decided to spend money on a soap box derby bullshit, that officer will not get that lollipop.

Instead, he will billed from the county hospital for drs visits, bandaids, pain pills and maybe a tiny piece of insurance might take care of some.

What a county that we reside in. We have no choice as to who runs for office that isn't a friend of the CEO, or a crook, or a previous jailbird. When a commissioneer is elected and starts writing bad paper all over the place, and then put in charge of budget committee, what does tell you about our type of government? All that commissioneer is nothing more than a fat clown wih a stupid smerck on thinking that her shit doesn't stink.

Again, we all hope that officer returns quickly.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Blogger,

About 75% of the time you are spot on with your reporting; however, the other 25% of the time (and I’m just making a point, I have no real numbers) you are misinformed. I’ll give you credit, that some of the topics that you post are dead on and could only have come from an insider.

That said, the entire situation with Officer Moffitt is F****D up….

Your first inaccuracy was that this event was “Disguised as a official county event”… It wasn’t (as much as I hate to admit it) the CEO did pay the $50 for each motorcycle, and hired the officers at $50/hour “off duty”. Yes! They were off duty being paid $150/ea by the CEO’s campaign… Now, that part time was “DENIED”, at least through special ops command, but we don’t know where it was overruled and approved above that and Lieutenant Clere and Major Horner are pissed! So as to your first claim, it’s wrong.
The second inaccuracy is that the officer is being carried as OJI. Unfortunately, no he’s not! He is on FMLA and using sick leave and using his own insurance. If your source has access to kronos, look it up… He’s on sick leave (FMLA) and has been since day one, and by the way, has hired a worker’s comp attorney… Good luck to him!!! Shame on you!!!

Bottom line is this…. You are doing a great thing getting “behind closed doors info” out to the lower on the totem pole, but let’s do a little due diligence before we post such “A MATTER OF FACT” information… The outrage should be there, but let’s not resort to misleading tactics that just allow an invitation to mis-information…

Anonymous said...

If he was off duty, approved job or not, he wasn't working for the county, so it would not be an OJI. However, if he was hit by an Ellis campaign guy, the officer needs to go after the campaign guy and Ellis' campaign in court.

Anonymous said...

Lawsuit...one call that's all...sue the hell out of all the assholes....

Anonymous said...

On Duty/Off Duty: Workers Comp case law.... if you are doing something in line with your job title, you are considered on the job if what you are doing benefits your employer.

Dekalb's position is that they have lawyers on staff and can out wait the officer.

Anonymous said...

You people are killing me. If you work a part-time at a bar and get hurt you will not be carried as OJI. That's the case here. The oficer was working a part time job. He was paid by the campaing office of the CEO. The CEO himselfhad nothing to do with this incident. Officers get hit while doing funeral details and other type jobs. I recall a tact officer being struck by a car once when President Bush Jr. visited Atlanta. I was RIGHT THERE AND WITNESSED IT. Officers wasnt this mad when that happen. It was an accident people, get over it.

Anonymous said...

This is actually a very gray area. You're both partly right. If you get hurt at your part time, it is on you and the part time employer, unless you are 1099'd, then it is just on you. There is case law that says the department is liable for you if the following conditions are met. First,bit has to be an approved job. Second, you have to be signed on and be subject to assisting nearby officers. Third, you have to be carrying out law encorement duties, like apprehending a perp. Trip and fall, break your leg because you are clumsy, that's on you. Trip and fall, break your leg chasing a 44 perp, that's an OJI with the county. In this case, it is going to come down to what the TAC officer was doing. If he was stopped, blocking traffic at an intersection for a caravan of vehicles to prevent accidents, that might cover him. If he was just riding his bike in front of or behind the ceo, or idling on the side of the road or in a parking lot, that is not an OJI.