Grantville police chief to be paid for suspension - New York News

Grantville police chief to be paid for suspension

Posted: Updated:
Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan (right) was suspended after meeting with Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio (left). Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan (right) was suspended after meeting with Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio (left).
GRANTVILLE, Ga. -

The police chief who was suspended after visiting Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio will get his money back. After a sometimes heated discussion, the Grantville City Council voted on Monday to rescind the suspension of Chief Doug Jordan and pay him for the time he missed.

Jordan was suspended for a week without pay when his bosses learned that he'd spent time with the controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his vacation in Arizona.

The City Council said that Jordan was supposed to inform city leaders about the meeting with the so-called "Toughest Sheriff in America." Arpaio is known for his strong stance on illegal immigration and drugs.

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police were among those who packed Monday's City Council meeting to voice opposition to Jordan's suspension.

"When I'm on vacation, I am free to associate with whoever I want to unless it's a hate group," said Randy Robertson of the Fraternal Order of Police. "If somebody's out there doing something and associating with whoever they want to, I hate to tell you this, but it's none of your business."
 
Grantville Mayor Jim Sells, who opposed the suspension, said the he received hundreds of emails from people across the country criticizing the council's actions.

Sheriff Joe has weighed in on the controversy. He posted FOX 5's story on his Facebook page.

Jordan returned to duty last week. The suspension will be removed from his record and he will be paid for the time he missed.

"I'm ecstatic about it. I'm glad it happened, of course," Jordan said. "Hopefully, it is over. We will start enforcing our laws like we talked about:  harder and tougher. That is what we're going to do.

Jordan said that while it's been a difficult couple of weeks for his family, he has been overwhelmed by the number of supportive emails. He said he's gotten more than 300 emails, including one Monday from Australia.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Driver-less cars highlights at NY Auto Show

    Driver-less cars highlights at NY Auto Show

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:46:00 GMT
    The future is here when it comes to vehicles. The auto industry has packed nearly 1,000 automobiles into the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side for the 2014 NY Auto Show.   Among the 'must-sees' is a hydrogen-powered vehicle and a prototype with cameras that allow you to see the ground underneath as you drive over it.
    The future is here when it comes to vehicles. The auto industry has packed nearly 1,000 automobiles into the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side for the 2014 NY Auto Show.   Among the 'must-sees' is a hydrogen-powered vehicle and a prototype with cameras that allow you to see the ground underneath as you drive over it.
  • Christians around world mark Good Friday

    Christians around world mark Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:34:50 GMT
    From the Holy Land to the streets of New York City, Christians have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering." In NYC, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio lead followers across the Brooklyn Bridge.
    From the Holy Land to the streets of New York City, Christians have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering." In NYC, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio lead followers across the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

    NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:08:10 GMT
    New Jersey NewsNew Jersey News
    A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.
    A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.

Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices