Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Major Higdon On Administrative Leave

We hoped to let this play out before we posted anything, but a lot of people are asking what is going on.

 The big news is Major Higdon has been placed on administrative leave. The reason is, he supplied Amanda Cook of WSB channel 2 a copy of an significant event of a death at a Walmart without the department's approval.

Amanda Cook in her news segment, fantasizing she had identified the shooter on the grassy knoll that assassinated President Kennedy, claimed she received a “news tip.” Of course her news tip was the significant event.

Sadly, Amanda Cook failed “keep your sources confidential” in media school, if she went at all. She in effect burned Major Higdon who will be held accountable, either by being demoted or worse yet, terminated.

Amanda Cook will not be held accountable. She ruined a man's career by sensationalizing a death, probably accidental, of a thief. All in the name of advancement and ratings. Dale Russell she is not, so she can keep dreaming.

Yes, Major Hidgon should have known better. It looks like he was simply doing someone a favor and it ended up costing him.

As for Hidgon being the blogmaster. Come on folks, seriously? We are offended! We brought down Terrell Bolton. We have exposed the wrong doings of the department and the county commissioners, with the help of qualified and competent reporters (unlike Amanda Cook) of each of the news stations.  

Do you honestly think we would slip up with the likes of Amanda Cook for some death that will be all but forgotten with the next “if it bleeds, it leads?

Higdon drank Terrell Bolton's Kool-Aid and asked for seconds, but he didn’t' deserve this. 




26 comments:

Anonymous said...

No matter what you think,Major Hidgon was one of the one,s who made us the best. Look at the Command Staff and what they have done in the past. Do I need to sa anything else?

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal? Probably falls under Open Records Act anyway. So he skipped the PIO, who cares?

Anonymous said...

Fuck him. Hig deserves everything that happens to him.. He lost his freaking mind years ago and did not give a shit about anybody for years.... I do remember when he was a sgt, I think that was the last time he was sane....

Anonymous said...

He DID drink the Koolaid years ago and he still craves it.
I think he deserves what he gets and MUCH more. I (and a lot of other officers) never had any respect for him. He has always been a power hungry arrogant ass who will stab you in the back, and break every rule in the book to get what he wants. How he ever got promoted to Major here is a BIG question a lot of us would like answered. Personally I consider him to be the caucasian version of don frank.

Anonymous said...

Serves him right! Between him and his dirt bag "buddy" of his I'm surprised it took this long for him to get caught. There have been double standards at center for awhile now & folks at the top should have to follow the rules too. Sucks that some can't work part time jobs while on duty like others and keep their job. Adios, Lionel. You idiots ask why nothing was done the the {incorrectly named} reporter, maybe bc that was her job, to report. This blog always slants stories to protect their "buddies". You wanted to wait until you had all the details...??? Oh ok?! That's what you always do, huh? report fair and unbiased stories.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:29..,.,.,Dirt bag "buddy"? Yea cause 206 is sooo uptight, crooked and dirty. Hes only here cause hes bored. You must of done something stupid and toted a few days? Either that or you got moved? Dont get mad cause Im right. He was policing before you were even a thought in that little whores mind! BAM!!! Hurts doesnt it?

Anonymous said...

Why should he be terminated when Stan Watson is allowed to be drunk, on camera, in public with a county crested shirt on, trying to use his influence, against DKPD yet he still sits behind his desk and makes our big decisions. Slap on the wrist for going around PIO, maybe. Termination, hardly.

Anonymous said...

Man, y'all sure are hateful!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

There has to be more to this than we are getting. Placing someone on administrative leave is usually a formality until they are fired. I don't see giving out a news story as an offense worthy of termination. Majors are appointed which means a demontion to Captain. I am sure there is more to come.s

Anonymous said...

Is 206 "heckert"?

Anonymous said...

Any rank over Lt is simply redundant supervision. They've been having the same Plan of Action/Productivity meetings to no avail for years because they've nothing else to do with their time. Just ANOTHER example of bloated pointless salaries in good ole Dekalb (soon to be extinct).

Anonymous said...

Since the TeBo days appointed positions are not merit protected, which means majors can be terminated and not sent back to captain positions if deemed necessary.

Anon 2:59, I'm with you there is more than overstepping and releasing info to media. Word is that it also includes double-dipping with J2.

Anonymous said...

Half right. He released confidential, LE only information, on an ongoing criminal investigation, and not to Amanda Cook.

ProjectLEO said...

Amanda Cook needs to be put on your "unfriendly" list. Most reporters do not care about sources. The next time a news tip needs to get out there the reporter should be one on a list deemed friendly to LEO's. Contact a few of them and ask if they want to be on that list. Once on, they will do what is needed to stay on it.

Anonymous said...

To Anon: December 5, 2012 12:44 PM
Thats really sad. You actually called another persons mother a "little whore" because of a comment they made. But I guess its only because you can hide behind the computer.... I can only wonder how you act on duty....

Anonymous said...

Ha!....I see someone posted above that it was NOT Amanda Cook....if that is true, I have to laugh.

The shoe's on the other foot if that is the case....how many times have the papers given half the story and made an innocent officer out to be a dirt bag...

If she's innocent, you have to smile at the irony of it all.

Anonymous said...

Ole "HIGGY" your dirt has finally caught up with you. Now for your fat protege' at Tucker Precinct to pay his dues for the way he has treated officers since he began his travels up the chain of command. The two of you are like Ren and Stimpy or Pearson and Holmes go figure.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that Higdon will now have to move his personal RV out of the parking lot at headquarters and actually park it on his OWN property like the rest of us do?

His RV has been parked over there on the fire side for years now and he even used to send his former aide out there to start it up and let it run. Isn't that misuse of county property or something???

I'm just saying

Anonymous said...

For Anon 5:54 . It's strange how Higdon's crazy behavior is blamed on your dark enemies. Tell the people how those people came into this. Tell the blog how they screwed you in the but or is it just another opportunity to dig at your dark enemies. You can relax, they have been effectively dismantled. I have close connect with Decatur and all of them are history here when the new Chief from Atlanta gets here. Relax little buddy.

Pro Higgy said...

Ya'll need to ease up on Higgy Baby, alot of people casting stones around this place that shouldnt be.

Speaking of casting stones what about the weed cover up at Center Precinct, by the man who sits atop the mountain.

Let's be honest people there is an awful lot of crap that goes on within this department. Now that dosent make it right, but one should be careful just how far your willing to push a fella around.

That fella who is being pushed, just may wanna release information about you, and your misdeeds.

Krono's is one hell of a thing, and just about anyone has access to it. Ohh dont forget about the access key cards into the buildings.
That along with your CDC hours would speak volumes.

Now for me I'm just as happy as a wart on vagina, im cozzy and warm!

Anonymous said...

Now that Higdon may be gone does this mean Whittington will actually retire?? This could be like a BOGO special. But surely that would mean this blog would be down its greatest snitch.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:09 am, what are you talking about? No one blamed Higdon's behavior on anyone who is black. You're either making shit up or don't know how to read. Two black people were mentioned in that post, but they were described as being like Higdon, not blamed for Higdon. Which is it? Making stuff up or stupid?

Anonymous said...

Whittington and Karibaka arent going anywhere....they like Burgess...will ride it out until the end. Why retire when one still enjoys their job!! Lots of those who did retired didnt really so leave em alone. They still define what DeKalb County stood for.

Anonymous said...

Forget about Higdon bring our favorite Captain back to Tucker Precinct she's the only Captain who looks out for us while Captain AJ stabs us all in our backs.

Anonymous said...

Bye bye Higzilla, he is retiring in lieu if termination and his RV is already missing from the parking lot of 34. Im gonna go out on a limb here and say the RV is now at Stone Mountain park right next to TEBOs. So long Higgy Baby you piece of trash! Oh, dont forget to come clean out your office and take the pictures of the kool-aid man down, but Im sure your coward ass will vacate at 0300 in the morning on a Sunday when nobody is around.

Anonymous said...

So Higdon retires and gets out of DeKalb, who won that one? Looks like he won't be the only one leaving.