Update: WGCL produced the story below in the fall of 2007.
When the “whole” story is still a work-in-progress, then sometimes a snapshot of the story is instructive. The DeKalb Co. PD has been a basket case, to varying degrees, for many years. The weird hiring of Terrell Bolton as its chief, who succeeded the sometimes-reckless Lou Graham, left the department uneasy. So hats off to Harry Samler at CBS-46 for this odd snapshot of Bolton and his tentative relationship with the county that hired him:Samler does a laudable job of following up, and it’s classic: Rather than trying to figure out a) why the chief lives in an RV in Stone Mountain Park in b) an RV stripped of county tags, the county launches an investigation into who leaked the story! But did Samler miss an important part of the story? A new blog for disgruntled DeKalb cops suggests that Chief Bolton has been living in a county-owned RV. And his family still lives in Dallas. Maybe the family feels safer there.