I got an email today providing an update to a SSCC back in Nov 2011. Earlier this year the men were cleared and the details indicate someone else really deserved the label.
Garrett has always claimed he was fired, along with five other officers who were either terminated or demoted, by then Police Chief Steve Graham for retaliation to a complaint they made against him to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in October 2009.
Garrett got some redemption this week when an arbitrator ruled in his favor, determining he did not lie and “the city did not have just cause to discharge (him).” The retaliation claim, however, was not validated based on the time lapse between the two events.
Ends up the Police Chief was no shining star and some of the men tried to call him on it.
That said, the way to get me to update an incident in the count is NOT to call me a “F–kin’ loser”. Seriously. I won’t repost the whole thread as he apologized at the end, but seriously folks not a way to get me to even pay attention to your email.