Was Brad Johnson’s firing justified?
- YES! The position requires a certain level of respect only the uniform can provide
- NO! I don’t care what he wears! The Mayor is out of control!
- I’m not sure … both sides make good points.
Although former Jonesboro Chief of Police Brad Johnson was recently dimissed for wearing jeans to work, he believes this situation is the result of “politics, and not performance,” according to the Clayton News-Daily.
Johnson, who served as police chief since January 2009, was initially suspended five days without pay for insubordination. Mayor Luther Maddox admits that he never ordered Johnson “not” to wear jeans, but advised via memo that the attire was unprofessional. The Jonesboro City Council subsequently cut that suspension to 2½ days.
Although Johnson wore his uniform from that point forward, according to the AJC Section 6 of the dress code states: “When necessary, the Chief may prescribe other