Honorable Board of Police Commissioners:
Fire Dewayne Jones, then we don’t need to dance around this promotion BS! Criminal charges are being appealed, but officers have been fired for much more benign conduct without a criminal conviction.
You must correct Grant Ha. Jones has not been legally promoted and it is your duty to fire any insubordinate employee of the Department that facilitates this farce! Including anyone who calls him “Sargant.”
If you acknowledge a promotion while saying you are against it, you are lying. You have the following avenues to pursue without Jones being promoted:
On April 16th Grant Ha restated the same information he first shared on April 9th and that he still didn’t have the official document from the arbitrator. At their April 9th meeting Ha announced the decision by appointed arbitrator George Roumell to promote Jones to the rank of Sergeant. Roumell sent the message to Ha by email.
Even if you believe Roumell is more powerful than the Charter, his ruling isn’t effective without the official letter. Virus or no virus, you are not required to accept the email as an effective document and there is no way the virus prevents a person from producing said document.
On January 16th the BOPC voted unanimously to reject the promotion. Section 7-814 of the Detroit City Charter says all promotions must be approved by the BOPC. Simply assert your authority under the Charter. Don’t recognize userpations.
Section 7-807 says, “Decisions of the trial board may be appealed to the board of police commissioners.” If they delegate their decision to an arbitrator, it is still an appealable decision.
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