published Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Red Bank police chief fired


by Brittany Cofer
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    Staff photo by Dan Henry
    Joe Glasscock, Mayor of the City of Red Bank, speaks about his surprise in the firing of Red Bank Police Chief Larry Sneed while at Channel 3 on Friday afternoon.

Red Bank Mayor Joe Glasscock said he was unaware of the city manager’s decision to fire the police chief.

City Manager Chris Dorsey today fired Red Bank Police Chief Larry Sneed.

Mr. Glasscock said he had “no inkling” the firing was going to happen. The mayor said Sgt. Dan Knight, who head the transportation division, will serve as interim chief.

about Brittany Cofer...

Brittany Cofer is a business reporter who has been with the Chattanooga Times Free Press since January 2010. She previously worked as a general assignment Metro reporter. In the Business department, she covers banking, retail, tourism, consumer issues and green issues. Brittany is from Conyers, Ga., and spent two years at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., before transferring to the University of Georgia. She graduated from the university’s Grady College of Journalism in December ...

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Salsa said...

This should be good. Can't wait to read how the politicians conspired to engineer this one.

July 2, 2010 at 5:14 p.m.
rolando said...

Maybe it had something to do with those red-light cameras, ya think?

July 2, 2010 at 5:28 p.m.
Salsa said...

More likely due to certain arrests of a certain politician.

July 2, 2010 at 6:02 p.m.
Beamis said...

Just look at this guy! Is this the face of a "peace" officer or just someone who's in on a "piece" of the action?

I expect nothing more nor less from a place called Redbankistan.

July 2, 2010 at 6:41 p.m.
rolando said...

According to the caption, Beamis, that is the Mayor of Redbank, not the former Police Chief.

But then, he DOES have an interesting, character-filled face, doesn't he? Reminds me a bit of Marlon Brando playing the elder Don Vito Corleone...no insult or judgment intended, just an observation.

July 2, 2010 at 8:35 p.m.
rolando said...

I suspect the good Mayor might like to make the City Manager "an offer he can't refuse"...

July 2, 2010 at 8:37 p.m.
rolando said...

Or send over a horse's head...

July 2, 2010 at 8:53 p.m.
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