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citizen311 said...

That is GREAT news! Looks like a good decision by the commission. I hope the new city manager also makes a good decision and straightens up the city including getting rid of a police officer who is just disgruntled and only likes creating problems like bad federal lawsuits. Maybe he should just go back to sleeping through his shift.

December 14, 2011 at 12:50 a.m.
citizen311 said...

There is enough job related stress without having to deal with the pressure that comes on someone for being brave enough to speak the truth. It is obvious that the police department has a little more cleaning to do before it can start running smoother.

August 3, 2010 at 7:26 p.m.
citizen311 said...

Hotrod Your comments are made out of ignorance. If you simply check, the city's main source of revenue is not from tickets. Matter of fact, it is at the bottom. You need to stop speaking from rumors & what others say. What does your friend getting hit by an police officer have to do with someone getting stopped who undisputedly has no driver's license?

August 3, 2010 at 7:23 p.m.
citizen311 said...

Thanks Mrs. Lewis for speaking up. I appreciate you trying to put the city's perception ahead of your own hurt. It is rare to find unselfish people. Hindsight being 20/20, I am sure others wished they would have come forward. Even though there might only be 2 formal complaints, I am sure that there are plenty of others that have many similar stories. The thing is, Mrs. Lewis was not an employee of Sneed, but a department head just as he was. To treat her in that way, was just wrong.

To those defending him: I guess it is easy to defend someone whom you have never worked for. Personally, I wouldn't want to work for a person who yells, curses and belittles me and I would think not many othe people would want to either.

I hope he doesn't get a dime in his lawsuit!

July 23, 2010 at 3:50 p.m.
citizen311 said...

I am all for the city disclosing the details of the firing. But it is very common for governments in Tennessee to not disclose details of terminations because of the "at-will" employment practices.

I wish Tennessee would be a due process state instead of at-will so that employees could better defend against political and personality conflicts with employers.

I like the cartoon. I don't believe you could have captured the situation any better.

July 21, 2010 at 3:25 p.m.
citizen311 said...

Even though I'm sure the city has its reasons for not being specific about the details of the firing, I hope that the details do come to light. I believe it will settle a lot of issues once everyone finds out more about Sneed's management. We will probably have to wait a few months to find out the specific details once the lawsuit has moved forward. It is sad to work for any boss who frightens you and you feel that you can't report it because you might lose your job or suffer wrath if you do.

July 21, 2010 at 3:12 p.m.
citizen311 said...

Chief Sneed should have been gone a long time ago. Unfortunately it took this long. The commission meeting is for citizen "comments", not questions. It is sad that some citizens are ganging up on the city manager and commission when they don't know the whole story. They can't give many details because of the lawsuit and maybe they don't want to speak badly of Former Chief Sneed to the public. I know I wouldn't have wanted to work for someone with his poor management style. How many officers have left while Sneed was Chief? I bet a lot. I do wish him well though.

July 21, 2010 at 11:10 a.m.
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