IACP Gets an Earful

Two representatives of the International Association of Chiefs of Police got an earful last night from about 25 people who attended their public forum at the Historic County Courthouse. The IACP is here look at the overall operation of the police department and make recommendations in areas that need improvement. None of what the representatives heard was good. The shooting of Caroline Small by Glynn county police in 2010 was reported in detail and brought up by a number of different people. Other topics included claims by a former county police officer of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. The overall accusation was a lack of accountability within the department.  The IACP representative said they were not here to investigate specific cases.  The second public forum is 7:00 tonight in room 108 at the St. Simons Island Casino on Beachview Drive.