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Thursday, October 06, 2005

shake-up in Maywood gov't

Maywood Herald (David Pollard):
James E. Collier Jr. was relieved of his post as Maywood's chief of police last week. Deputy Chief Donald Mobley is now the acting chief of the department.

Along with Collier, Ray Easley, the village's human resources director, and Chris Donovan, who worked in the village's Community Development Department, are no longer on staff. A village code-enforcement employee was also let go.


  • Nobody in Maywood is upset about the termination of the police Chief in Maywood. The newspaper is way off base handing him the successes of crime fighting here. It happened in spight of him.
    People like Brian Black, Officer Eskridge and the whole host of new police officers coupled with the MAP program, get the credit for the aggressive crime fighting going on there. Collier was "missing in action" most of his tenor and could be found in every other community like North Riverside (on TV!) or on the golf course.
    Former Chief Leach made real headway here. But, the corrupt politicians whose kids kept getting locked up for drug-dealing ran him off.
    Easley was just plain incompetent!

    It's about time this town started looking in the inside instead of always changing board members, managers & Mayors!

    By Anonymous A village worker who knows, at 7:54 AM, October 07, 2005  

  • Nobody is upset that the police chief was terminated. What they are upset about is how long it took to do it. Maywood is now known as Murderwood. The police force is full of corrupt police officers. Have they solved a murder yet? I hope and pray the Mayor brings in a real police chief bent on reforming Maywood and not some political friend like he just did in the hiring of his finance director. But, it looks like more of the same game from a different team of players.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:48 AM, October 07, 2005  

  • the Chief of Police James E. Collier Jr. was a joke and if not for honest officers like Brian Black and Officer Derrick Meadows Maywood would be not on the move, but going under. I only hope the next chief will be a person that cares about the Village of Maywood.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:39 AM, February 28, 2006  

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