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Saturday, December 8, 2007

[GA] Cpt. Johnson and the APPEARANCE of discipline

No domestic charges and he keeps his weapon and job. So this is how it's done - Go sparse on details and pretend like it's being taken seriously:

Houston County jail officer faces suspension
Macon Telegraph, GA
By Becky Purser
Dec. 07, 2007
A Houston County sheriff's jail officer is facing five days suspension without pay after a verbal argument with a relative of a woman friend during the Thanksgiving holiday... Capt. Kenneth Johnson, 42, second in command at the jail, also faces 180 days of probation under the pending disciplinary action... Johnson, who declined to comment, was accused of coming to the Bibb County apartment of a female friend who is the mother of his two children after 11 p.m. Nov. 22 and arguing with the woman's relative who was baby-sitting the children... Bibb County, which labeled the incident as a domestic dispute, did not find grounds for criminal charges or arrest... Johnson admitted he had been drinking that night and had driven his county-owned vehicle... Johnson should not have driven the police vehicle to Bibb County on personal business. [Chief Deputy Billy] Rape said Johnson's behavior at the residence constitutes conduct unbecoming of a law enforcement officer and was "obnoxious," in violation of the sheriff's standard operating procedures... "An officer must at all times, on and off duty, conduct himself in a manner which does not bring discredit to himself, the department or the county. Conduct unbecoming an officer shall include that conduct which has a tendency to destroy public respect for employees and confidence in the department... Members shall refrain from consuming intoxicating beverages to the extent that it results in impairment, intoxication, obnoxious or offensive behavior which discredits them or the department or renders the member unfit to report for his/her regular tour of duty"... Johnson cannot appeal the loss of the privilege of driving a sheriff's vehicle, Rape said. Reinstatement of that privilege may be considered at a later time.

1 comment:

  1. Good ole boy system at work here. I was fired from this department after being injured with the Army National Guard. Had notes from both civilian AND millitary doctors saying i couldn't work and they still fired me. Maybe i should have had a drink on the job instead.


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