Brand-New Cleveland Police Chief No Longer In Charge After He Is Caught With Officer's Wife

Monday, March 2, 2015

The brand-new Cleveland Police Chief, Dennis Maddux, is no longer in charge after he was caught in his police car with the wife of one of his officers.

City Manager Janice Casteel said she will temporarily lead the department.

She said Cpt. Mark Gibson will be in charge of day-to-day operations.

City Manager Casteel said, "Pursuant to Article Vlll Section 2 of the City Charter, all departments, offices and agencies under the direction and supervision of the City Manager shall be administered by an officer appointed by and subject to the direction and supervision of the City Manager. The City Manager may serve as the head of one (1) or more such departments, officers or agencies or
may appoint one (1) person as the head of two (2) or more of them.

"Effective immediately I am going to be serving as the head of the Cleveland Police Department pursuant to this section. I intend to ask the City Council to form a committee consisting of myself, one or more of their members and a law enforcement consultant selected by the Council to review the organizational structure and certain policies of the Cleveland Police Department moving forward.

"In the interim, I am appointing Captain Mark Gibson to assist me with the day-to-day operations of the Cleveland Police Department."

In an incident on Sunday at Calhoun just over the Bradley County line, Cindy Griggs was in the car with Chief Maddux, allegedly to complain about her husband, Josh Griggs, who works in criminal investigations in the Cleveland Police Department.

Officer Griggs showed up on the scene and began taking pictures of the couple.

Ms. Griggs jumped out of the car and began trying to get the memory card out of the camera.

She claimed that her husband bit her as she tried to do so.

He was charged with domestic assault and was released on a $1,000 bond.

A woman who witnessed the struggle between the Griggs couple said she let her into her home. She said Ms. Griggs borrowed some scissors from her and destroyed the memory card.



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