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LELAND, NC (WWAY’S ‘THE RANT’) — We got word again this morning that Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne is continuing to force his officers to take lie detector tests. We’re told the paranoid chief is trying to find “leakers” on the force, discover what they’re telling investigators, anything that will help him keep what’s going on inside his department out of the media.

New Town Manager David Hollis says no one is being “forced” to take these lie detector tests. (I’m sure these officers are getting a choice – take the test, or pack your box, it’s totally up to you.)

Mr. Hollis, what kind of workplace makes people take lie detector tests? What kind of town allows these types of conditions to exist? Are you BEGGING for a multitude of hostile work environment lawsuits? Is the town oblivious that it’s not only under media scrutiny for all of North Carolina to see, it’s also on the radar of both state and federal investigators?

Mr. Hollis, all of Leland and the Cape Fear region want to know, who’s running your town, you or Chief Jayne? Can you not get control of your police chief?

Chief Jayne continuously lobs criticism at this television station saying we’re on a witch hunt, out to get him and the entire town of Leland. It appears he’s got his own going against his own people.


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  • This is one of the topics our movement hopes to address. You are right on “Dianeknows”


  • dianeknows

    I am writing this response to you regarding the WECT story on the Town of Leland. Do you not think something is fishy that the story was given to WECT after Bill Farris retired? Was this information hand delivered to them by Timothy Jayne or one of his cronies. Are you aware that town employees are not allowed to leak information to news outlets. The Town has a policy that strictly prohibits it. So if the information came from a current employee they should be terminated and this could end up in lawsuits and criminal charges.

    Has anyone done an in depth investigation into Timothy Jayne’s work history and qualifications? Has anyone spoken to people in Charlotte and I don’t mean the ones who will give you the politically correct answer. Why not?

    Do you honestly think the Town didn’t know of some of Ms. Cox’s weaknesses? They probably did and they used it to their advantage. She probably was not the first choice- they probably really wanted a man but she was chosen to be able to say they don’t discriminate and they hoped to be able to run over her as they have done with others. The way they saw it she would be so grateful for the opportunity that she would just go along with anything but they guessed wrong. People will only take being treated badly for so long and if there is anything to their character they will eventually stand up.

    Those who are at the town see Jayne as he is allowed to do what he wants. Are you aware the way the Town operates? There is no way that one little person, other than those with the power, especially one little female was even given the ability to run things or have access to all the files. In fact, you can bet that if you checked all the personnel files of every staff member that has ever worked there you will not find much of anything. How many more people are going to be let go and exactly how much is all this BS costing us citizens?

    Do you not think it suspect that Timothy Jayne found out about Ms Cox’s “work history” exactly at the time he himself was under investigation? And exactly what led him to find out about this? Based on what was reported he was not asked by Bill Farris to investigate but he himself alone decided to “dig up” the information. Don’t you think there is a possibility that he had a personal vendetta. Sounds like he is rogue cop and now that Farris is gone he feels freeer to run his show.

    Where did WECT get the email that was supposedly from the district attorney? It seems to me that he would want to do everything above the board and would not want to give a piece of something that could in fact be taken out of context. If he did then that was unprofessional and I just don’t see that.

    I’m not saying that Ms. Cox and the others probably have not made some mistakes but Timothy Jayne is no saint-he just has some fooled or so he thinks, and many are trying keep as quiet as possible because they know the truth and don’t want to face it. Do you not think it is bizarre that Bozeman and others have not done anything about the chief? Maybe he has something on them. Is this how they show leadership? Sounds like the town needs someone who knows the employment laws, otherwise they are just going to keep employment attorneys in business as we and our grandchildren continue to pay the bill.

    The WECT report stated that they now know the other side of the story and in reality they don’t. Maybe the entire truth will come out when all the investigations are finished. That is unless those in charge are successful getting rid of and ruining the reputations all those who do know the truth.

    What happened to Officer Lewis, what is happening to others, and what you are participating in is exactly why no one ever speaks up and why the Town of Leland has continuously treated people with no regard. They are very adapt at this and they are lower than low.

  • GuestUsed2Bx99

    Hey friends, let’s hook this guy up to a penile plethysmograph while we are at it.

  • Not a Leland Res

    Hey Chief! I hear-tell WWAY has the email exchange between you and WECT where you spoon-fed them everything you could about Mrs. Cox.

    Now THAT sounds desperate, don’t you think, Chief???

    WECT a legitimate news station? Only when they’re all snuggled in bed with you, right Chief?

  • Leland Res

    Mr Pickey,
    This obviously has become very personal for you…why is that? This “rant” seems rather desperate on your part..perhaps it is because you and and your cohorts have been ousted for who you really are..Perhaps it is because it is you that is afraid for your job and will now do anything to keep this so called “story” alive. With the WECT story on Michelle Cox, the real truth is finally coming out, the rest of the story is finally being told by a legitimate news station. More facts are to follow on her and you Mr. Pickey, that being said, I guess you should be desperate…and worried!

  • BarettaBird

    Let’s hook Jayne up to a lie detector, and find out why so many good officers have been fired, and had their lives ruined.

  • Guest1785

    Garrity – the court decision that compels officers to answer questions in an administrative investigation. This is what Jayne is using to out his leak. So Mr. Hollis is right, the officers are not being “forced” but refusal to answer his questions will result in violating this provision and can result in termination for insubordination. The real question is why Jayne continues to be allowed to abuse his power and authority. The answer is because the new and inexperienced Town Manager knows no better, probably basing his decisions on the carefully crafted and one-sided information provided by Jayne and his staff, all of who must keep the truth from coming out or more then likely be terminated themselves. So Jayne continues to harass, intimidate and bully officers so he can force out those that could provide damning information to people that may listen, like town councilmen other then Boseman and Battleman, the SBI or FBI, as well as the EEOC. The other question is “How much longer is this going to drag out and put a black mark on Leland?”

  • Guest28451

    Hollis is weak, The former town manager Farris was spineless and gutless, Futch (see Farris) new Mayor apparently too busy playing nice despite having been on the town council and since they were a bunch of jello what could we expect. Nope its quickly becoming obvious that Tim Jayne is to Leland what the Sheriff of Nottingham was to Robin Hood’s time.. Now who the heck is going to stand up and be Robin Hood and restore the authority to the proper place. Although in all honestly a better comparison would be comparing Jayne to that dunderheaded Sheriff on the Dukes of Hazzard Roscoe P Coltrane with a hint of Boss Hogg thrown in because this is quickly becoming a running joke with the State. I just wish they’d hurry up and pull the plug on Jayne before its too late otherwise the only choice will be to shut down LPD completely possibly permanently because they wont have any decent police officers left and those that are left will likely lose their LEO certifications. BTW observed one of Lelands finest today give some poor soul parking in a handicap spot the hairy eyeball, wondering what made him medically qualified to make a determination on this persons eligibility for a HC placard or plate. Now these cops think they are MDs as well.. Funny I dont even see them ticket scofflaws at Walmart when they are on the property for HC parking violations, guess they are too busy surfing the web for who knows what in their little Walmart substation closet office(s).

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