Prediction: Stockbridge Mayor Mark Alarcon will fire City Manager Milliron over the investigation that he posed as a law enforcement officer and he will then appoint BJ Mathis as Interim Manager.
Mark. My. Words.
From todays Henry Herald :
“A truck driver in Laurens County says he wants to see charges pressed against the Stockbridge City Manager, alleging the city’s highest-ranking employee impersonated a police officer by pulling him over in a city vehicle.
David Milliron will supervise the work of the future chief of police for the Stockbridge Police Department after it is formed, but the truck driver, Joe Milholen, said the city manager may have gone too far when he turned on his flashing lights and motioned for him to pull to the side of the interstate.”
Mr. Milliron is indeed a public officer, but I doubt he holds the credentials required be considered a “Peace Officer”.
“By statutory definition, a peace officer is any person who is vested expressly either by law or by virtue of public employment or service with authority to enforce the criminal or traffic laws through power of arrest and whose duties include the preservation of public order, the protection of life and property, and the prevention, detection or investigation of crimes.”
That being said, this Georgia statute might very well apply to Mr. Milliron’s conduct (emphasis added):
“A person who falsely holds himself out as a peace officer or other public officer or employee with intent to mislead another into believing that he is actually such officer commits the offense of impersonating an officer and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, or both.”
Early voting begins October 14th. Let your voices be heard if you want to stop this downward spiral of corruption and cronyism.