Hope and change realized, Atlanta Police Department style. From the fine pages of Atlanta Unfiltered, comes word that the payoffs have begun before M. Kasim Reed even takes office as Mayor of Atlanta.
Heckeva job there, Dickie!
Kasim Reed hasn’t even been sworn in as Atlanta’s new mayor, but one of his key supporters has already been promoted.
Scott Kreher, the police sergeant who spoke of wanting to whack Mayor Shirley Franklin with a baseball bat, is now a lieutenant.
A memo announcing Kreher’s rise circulated a week ago, just a day after Reed chose George Turner as his interim police chief. Kreher’s was among about a half-dozen promotions approved by outgoing Chief Richard Pennington.
Kreher runs the Atlanta chapter of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, which endorsed Reed Nov. 17 in his runoff race against City Council member Mary Norwood. Reed, who’s promised to hire 750 new police officers, wound up winning by a wafer-thin 714 votes.
In May, Kreher told City Council members he’d gotten so frustrated with Atlanta’s neglect of injured police officers that he felt like bashing Franklin in the head with a baseball bat.
Quality leadership they have in the APD. The psychological testing ordered on Kreher must have been a complete success. Sleep well, everyone.