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.