Comments and good questions from Jasmine Bell on June 18, 2019
Good evening Mr. Williams I wanted to bring something to your attention that could potentially be disastrous for the community.
Today, June 18 at 3pm Mark Wampler fully dressed in his uniform and in his City of Shelby police car was observed picking up his daughters from a camp uptown Shelby not even a mile from the station. The two girls had to sit in the back seat as if they were common criminals because it was a car with the bars. How is this legal?
Once he turned right onto Dekalb St he floored it as if he was in some type of pursuit. Had he been involved in a car wreck, whose financially responsible for those girls sitting in the back seat. Would that fallback on the city? By the way his wife is Jennifer Wampler, is this another perk of the good old boy system. If this is legal with the city of Shelby I’d love to know if they have to sign some type of waiver not making the city liable if something were to happen? With today’s current events and things happening to police officers one would think an officer/parent would make better decisions.
Editor’s Note: This report and inquiry has been forwarded to the Cleveland County Commissioners, The Sheriff and Shelby Police Department Chief Jeff Ledford. As will as to the Shelby Mayor, Shelby City Manager and Shelby City Council. It is expected that they respond as all of Cleveland County wants to know the answer to these questions. All responses (or lack thereof) will be reported to the citizens.