I wouldn't be so fast to call Bill Farris incompetent. Let us remember who he answers to. If you don’t think Walter Futch was well aware of everything you don’t understand how Leland works. I would almost bet that either:
1. No one in the police department bothered to inform anyone of some of the incidences and they are only saying things now because it suits their on personal political agenda. A lot of it has to do with personalities. Who knows, all of you who keep bringing up Wilmington don’t really know what happened or you might have been part of that as well and decided to manipulate what has gone on in Leland just to get rid of certain individuals. If this is the case you should realize you weren’t allowed to do certain things or have certain positions for a reason and even if Bill Farris is gone you still won’t. It will not matter who is Town Manager, Police Chief, etc. unless and until everyone’s mentality changes.
2. Bill Farris was informed and he informed the Mayor and Council and gave directives that Bill Farris and Chief Jayne were not to say anything. Let’s face it. Does anyone realize what time it is-it is election time, which means cover my butt, sit and pretend I know nothing and hopefully things will blow over and things can continue as they always have been. Besides everyone knows that typically Town Managers have limited stays, not necessarily by their own choosing or because of what or what they haven’t done. I would hope that those in power would wake up and realize that they need to change the way they do things.
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