12/17/2009

Ga. police chief is stripped of full operational power

By Kristi E. Swartz
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County police Chief Jeffrey Turner said Wednesday he thinks the County Commission's decision to give full operational control of the Police Department --- including the power to hire and fire the police chief --- over to Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell is a personal move against him.

It also undermines his authority as chief of police, he said.

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