GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The police chief in a west Georgia town has been suspended for a week without pay after he was criticized for not letting city officials know about a trip he made to Arizona to meet with Joe Arpaio, the sheriff in Maricopa County, Ariz.
Arpaio is widely known for his tough-on-crime initiatives and unusual jail rules.
The Times-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/14FajPr) that Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan met with the Arizona sheriff and then expressed his hopes to establish Grantville's own drug team.
City Manager Johnny Williams said the sheriff violated a policy of informing him of anything that's not routine, and he doesn't consider the trip to be routine.
The city council voted 2-1 to suspend Jordan.
Grantville Mayor Jim Sells said he's appalled at the action, and fully supports the police chief.
Information from: The Times-Herald, http://www.times-herald.com
Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:16:25 EST
Updated: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:16:25 EST