Monday, August 18, 2014

Chief O'Guinn Dismissed

Just got this email from the city manager's office.  Wow!

Effective Monday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m., I am dismissing Jody O'Guinn as Chief of Police for the City of Carbondale. Chief O'Guinn has served the City since June 2009. As of now, no timeline has been established for finding his successor.”

"I am naming Deputy Chief Jeff Grubbs to serve as Interim Police Chief. I have full faith and confidence in Deputy Chief Grubbs' ability to lead the Carbondale Police Department,” Baity states. “I want to stress that my decision to dismiss Chief O'Guinn is a confidential matter and has nothing to do with the unsolved cases or recent litigation filed against the City and the Chief. Any assumptions/allegations to this effect are completely unfounded."


  1. Why is this a matter of confidentiality? Shouldn't the public be made aware of the circumstances?

  2. Not necessarily. Confidentiality might have been part of the agreement under which he left.

  3. Yeah, no way the conspiracy folks will see anything strange in this....