Georgia police chief resigns with clean record after he’s busted texting N-word to officers: A Georgia police chief resigned last week after being suspended for sending racist text messages to his officers.
On Friday, Grantville Mayor Jim Sells announced that Police Chief Doug Jordan had been suspended for seven days, but did not explain why.
The city council was expected to take up the case during a closed meeting on Monday. But Jordan offered his resignation before the council meeting, allowing him to avoid an investigation.
The Times-Herald reported on Monday that the resignation had been connected to texts Jordan sent to officers, which included the N-word.
“When we approached the chief in regards to these allegations, he did not deny them and accepted some culpability,” Sells explained. “Following this revelation, he was immediately placed on suspension.”
Jordan’s resignation letter thanked city employees, who he said were “like family to me.”