Shannon Dandridge, who worked for dispatch for 13 years, resigned earlier this month citing the lack of funds to properly pay staff. She says the lack of funds for the department is creating a dangerous situation, according to The Free Thought Project.
“Mistakes are going to happen, someone is going to get hurt, whether a citizen or officer,” she said. “I don’t feel at this point we can properly staff the dispatch center to keep the community and officers safe. Something needs to be done immediately. After over 26 years working in law enforcement I’ve never seen such a disconnect between a city and its police department.”
In the wake of the DoJ investigation, law enforcement officials, and local politicians fled, including the police chief, city manager, city prosecutor, city clerks, municipal judge and police officers.