The powers at be have an odd way of showing loyalty, especially to the ones who have been loyal to this department for nearly a lifetime.
It's more then a shame that someone who has given so much to a department, to it's officers and to the citizens of DeKalb County, are basically forced out.
Experience can not be replaced. The wealth of knowledge acquired over the years will never be replaced.
It appears the boys club has become threatened in some way. Maybe their intelligence has been challenged, and now they are in a position to make themselves feel superior. It's really hard to command people who are smarter and have more respect from the line officers than the one holding rank.
Speaking of intelligence, the command staff wallers in an orgy of promotions and demotions, just to be promoted again.
Until this department shows respect and loyalty to the ones who have carried it on their backs, it will be nothing more than a scandal ridden circus act.
Out with the old, send in the clowns.