Editor’s Note: Shades of the Health Department-Animal Control under Sam Lockridge. And the still outstanding Federal Lawsuit. The one the Commissioners won’t talk about. The one that the EMS “situation” just made bigger. You can’t teach old-dogs’ new tricks.
After a full page of notes, plus markings in the margins, my source told me that I would probably be getting many more reports to come. Everybody at EMS was glad that their plight was getting to see the light of day as the County Manager Brian Epley and the HR Director Allison Mauney were trying to keep the lid on the problems. Surely because the Sex scandal Lawsuit (Federal Case 1:18-cv-00292) against the Commissioners, Epley, Dorothea Wyant and Sam Lockridge is still hanging over their heads. Despite all the delays and legal tricks pulled off by the Commissioner’s lawyers.
Anyway, some new issues and problems were identified.
The EMS Director was allegedly involved in sex scandals in his previous job and Cleveland County hired him anyway, continuing scandals and all. Shades of Sam Lockridge, who I personally know was involved in sex scandal issues 25 years ago and still counting. Wait until the Willis Lawsuit Jury hears about that. I will be glad to tell them what I know about it. I suppose that is why County Manager Brian Epley refused to return my phone call today. Up to his eyeballs in legal problems and still covering up. You have to know that Epley is just doing what the Commissioners tell him to do.
The EMS Director has never finished the EMS “protocols.” I don’t know what those protocols are, so that is all I have on that. For right now anyway. I am sure somebody will fill me in on that very soon. And in great detail. But I do believe that patient care is at risk when such things are not in place.
Age Discrimination! Not necessarily “old age” discrimination that violates Federal Law. But “targeting” and getting rid of or not promoting more experienced people in lieu of hiring and promoting less experienced people who will put up with more “guff” to keep their jobs.
Sexist. More than just after sexual contact, Hiring and transferring younger women to surround himself with and ”lord” over them. What a creep is the thought that crossed my mind.
A buddy system. Hiring and promoting his buddies. Usually inexperienced.
Crude and lewd communications. Even in emails. Allegedly wrote his Medical Doctor supervisor that he “had a bigger dick,” referring to him having more influence with the commissioners. I wonder how many policies such as that violates. Poor judgement at the least.
Epley did NOT investigate his background at his previous job. And he still has not moved to Cleveland County. Which night be a plus-making it easier to send him back to where he came from?
Is “horrible” to employees and his Director; except for a “circle of females” he has surrounded himself with.
Many (25+) experienced and trained staff have left CCEMS and not enough are available to adequately staff the emergency vehicles of emergency calls. (Wait until the ambulance chasing lawyers hear about that!!)
Not qualified I the first place. Doesn’t have the “right” certifications.
Promoted an unqualified drunk to the Training Director’s position. Person with several DWI charges who seems to be able to get out of them. Goes to Pleasant City Bar and Grill every night after work and closes them down.
Everybody is job scared.
Numerous complaints to Epley and Mauney but nothing ever gets done.
That is about all of my quick notes that I could read. But folks, isn’t that enough to generate some action from HR, County Manager Brian Epley and the Commissioners?? I would say that Karma and déjà vu demand that anybody that votes for Ronnie Whetstine and Johnny Hutchins for reelection to the Commissioners Board deserve an emergency ride in an EMS vehicle.
Vote Robbie Morgan. Tommie McNeilly and Dennis Davis for Commissioner in the 2020 Primary Elections. Get the change in County Leadership that we all deserve.