Thomasville police officers threatening legal action against city

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
June 13, 2018

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- The Thomasville Police Department chief and several other officers are threatening legal action against the city.

A law firm representing Thomasville Police sent a letter last week that claims Mayor Greg Hobbs harassed and demeaned officers, stemming from a document the mayor released.

The letter alleges Mayor Hobbs and a police employee co-authored a document that personally and professionally attacks Thomasville police officers.

The five-page letter, signed by seven members of the Thomasville Police Department, lists claims against the city that date back to December 2017.

However, the letter doesn't detail what's inside the 11-page document, and it isn't being released to the public.

Officers say the mayor is in violation of the city's charter, his oath of office and state and federal law.

The letter ends with demands: all actions to harass and defame are to cease and desist immediately and a $1 million compensation is to be paid to the seven clients.

WCTV has reached out to Mayor Hobbs and to the law firm that is representing the officers, but neither have responded at this time.

Thomasville residents say the problems revealed in the letter are disappointing but also confusing. Many residents said they don't know what to think about the accusations.

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