It is interesting how this Cherokee County School District debacle of “he said — she said — they said” and pointing of fingers has grown into an embarrassing countywide political free-for-all, and growing by the minute. And it’s all because of a group of people, with a supposed common cause/agenda, early on not communicating openly, unless it’s through the media.
I hope the evidence the chief of police of Canton says he has gets printed real soon, because his statement(s) as I read in your publication, steps way over his supposed objective position as a sworn peace officer. He hopefully has video or a complete retraction by one of the three witnesses, because anything less smells of CCSD hip pocket/ good ol’ boy coordination with the chief.
For him to make the quotable statement you printed, well … he just put his foot in his mouth, and it shows a bias.
I also think the Canton City Council should review Chief (Robert) Merchant’s comments with their chief before he goes live or is exposed to being quoted by the media … again.
Just my personal thoughts and opinions.