Sunday, October 6, 2019

Sheriff Tucker Speaks

Madison County Sheriff Randall Tucker issued the following statement about the ACLU settlement.

After almost 3 years, I can tell you that we have settled the ACLU lawsuit. Numerous depositions were taken of department employees, thousands of reports and other documents were provided and man hours lost that could have and should have been utilized protecting the citizens of Madison County. We successfully defended the plaintiffs attempt to make this a class action in the first complaint. The loss of services to our citizens and cost of defending a second complaint was the deciding factor in this settlement. In order to settle the complaint, we have agreed to document more information that I feel will further show that this administration does not target or profile any race. We will update policies regarding certain areas of enforcement to conform to our actual practices that have always been in place. We have also agreed to restart our community advisory boards which I implemented when I first took office so that we can share this information with them and receive feedback from them in order to provide the best possible law enforcement product based on hard work, integrity and professionalism. The Madison County Sheriffs Department will continue to serve all citizens of Madison County through leadership and accountability as we always have.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Randy.

Anonymous said...

Misdirection. Tell the taxpayers house much they are forking over -- including what the insurance will pay -- in this settlement Randy. This is bullshit.

Anonymous said...

If what you say is true, then announce the settlement amounts in the two cases that were settled.

Nothing to hide, heh?

Anonymous said...

I guess this statement justifies Heath's $3000 for this month - or did he prepare it in September and still has to do 'something' for October so that it won't look like he's getting paid for nothing.

Although we all know he is.


Thanks Heath. P.S. I hear that Amtrack is cutting our the dining car on the City of New Orleans - can you do something about that for us that enjoy a toddie when taking our subsidized trips to the Saints games?

Anonymous said...

We all have known for years that the ACLU is nothing more than a Witch-Hunt organization and those who support and defend it are...well, we know what they are too.

I'm all in for holding cops accountable, questioning any shady practices they might employ and nailing them to the wall when one or more of them become thugs. That said, this department stands tall for keeping this community safe, given the limits placed upon law enforcement.

It's utterly ridiculous to complain that the department doesn't patrol and keep order in your area of residence, then bitch, complain and file suit when they DO.

Anonymous said...

To hell with you Randy. What was the damn settlement amount? I pay taxes to fund your salary and I have a right to know!

Anonymous said...

This wasn't about di$crimination, but it was about ca$hing in. The aclu has cost the good citizens of Madison County hundreds of thousands of dollar$, thanks to the aclu.

Anonymous said...

Did the ACLU cost them money or did the actions of the sheriff's department?

Anonymous said...

That's a well written statement and Randy makes some valid points. But we (taxpayers, citizens, voters of Madison County) deserve to know the terms of the settlement. It's our dollars that were spent. We deserve transparency that Sheriff Tucker and the Board of Supervisors appear to be unwilling to provide.

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

“I am for socialism, disarmament and ultimately for abolishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion. I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is, of course, the goal.” ACLU founder Roger Baldwin, 1935

Anonymous said...

So...what was there to settle if Randy was already pure as the driven snow?

I've never read a more self-serving public information release in my life.

Anonymous said...

ACLU didn't force Randy to employ people like the Weisenberger boy who was exposed for bragging on a FB "thin blue line" page about his joy in punching a handcuffed black guy in the face. As with most race-involved scandals, it seems the anti-ACLU crowd in these comments is again putting blame on people who call out racism instead of putting it on the racists. Probably the same mouth breathers that think racism doesn't exist anymore because we elected a black President.

Anonymous said...

Most of the employees brag openly about being a 'band of brothers'. It's not uncommon for all to support one who can't behave, simply because he wears a badge. It's a code of dishonor.

Anonymous said...

I like Randy, but the settlement agreement should be made public. Otherwise, it certainly appears he is hiding something that he doesn’t want the voters to know about. Transparency is a good thing.

Kingfish said...

Supervisors voted for this. Blame them. It's the county and insurance defending the lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

Your elected County Supervisors made this decision by vote. Next up...Ceremonial dedication of Sulphur Springs Park. Next month there will be an executive session to discuss the possibility of another airport study.

Anonymous said...

In other words the ACLU was right on the mark on all counts with the evidence being so overwhelming they received a giant settlement. The refusal of county officials to reveal the amount tells you all that you need to know to figure out what is going on.

Anonymous said...

Why don't some of you try to work in their shoes for once, doubt many could. Keyboard Bullies

Anonymous said...

Why the F do some of you need to know the amount so badly? The amount doesn’t make the SO’s enforcement practices any more right or wrong, it just shows how much BS the ACLU was willing to sling. Some of y’all need to remember how hard it is to prove something didn’t happen. That’s exactly why the ACLU gets the traction it does.

Anonymous said...

ACLU is rarely on the side of law abiding people. The people they choose to represent do not have enough sense to know right from wrong. And so, it is rare that someone wants to stand up and call out the subordinates. Everyone knows you’re a racist if you were born of white parents and want to enforce laws. When you get smart enough, you will understand that at some point it is cheaper to settle than to drag it out. No one admitted guilt, did they?

Anonymous said...

Of course racism still exists. We elected a racist president in 2008 and again in 2012. Obama successfully stoked the fires a racism which are burning large.

Anonymous said...

The police can be bullies. I know because I worked for the police in Oxford and Jackson.

Sometimes they even get caught, such as now.

Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as a confidential settlement with a public entity, it must be spread on the minutes of the Board.

Although payment through insurance company may not be, since insurance company not a party should still be public record.

Anonymous said...

It doesn’t suprise me with some of the comments that I am reading . The ACLU just brought out something that has been happening in Madison county for ever. Yes racism does still exist and is being displayed daily but for those of you who want to make or keep Madison great , this is normalcy for you. There will never be transparency within the sheriff department because it will always have something to hide. I suppose for the biggots,racist and the antoganizers this offends you that someone finally have to pay for wrong doing . All law enforcements are not bad but the ones who are makes it hard on them . It’s a shame that the people in this county don’t want to change and for some of you , you will never know how it feels to be pulled over, cursed out , handcuffed , beaten and killed for DWBBB. Say what you want but this is reality . How many times have you laid awake at night worried if your child would make it home safe because they are black . All black people can not be held accountable for what some do, just as all whites can’t be held responsible for what others do and they do a lot also. Randy Tucker knows what his crews does because he’s ok with it. That’s why he have so many Weisenbetgers’ on his staff. So you can say what you like , but you all know the truth... it’s a sad situation but Madison County is known for its RACISM!!!!!

Anonymous said...

@11:22 Three (3) things:
1. Grammar 2. Punctuation and 3. Spelling

Now go back to Jackson.

Anonymous said...

When you do the crime, why does race matter? Guess I am naive to think this should be the case.

Anonymous said...

"So you can say what you like , but you all know the truth... it’s a sad situation but Madison County is known for its RACISM!!!!!"

You need look no further than Canton City Hall to prove your point. But...you won't do that, now, will you?

Anonymous said...

I believe if you look at Canton City Hall that would be Reverse Racism wouldnt it?

Kinda like Kenny Stokes and his buddies?

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