Kenly, North Carolina, just lost their police department after resignations flooded in when the new Town Manager started her position. 

Justine Jones became the new town manager earlier in the month after claims of a “nationwide search” for someone appropriate to manage the small town, population of 2,400. According to the press release, a unanimous decision was made to hire Justine Jones after sorting through 30 candidates. 

Sources obtained a copy of a resignation letter from the police chief of almost 20 years, Josh Gibson, which included, “due to a hostile work environment now present in the town of Kenly, I do not believe progress is possible.” Six other letters mentioned the hostile work environment and that “decisions being made” may be “dangerous.” 

Gibson hinted he might come back to the force if Jones were fired.

Three officers had already resigned before a trove of others decided to follow suit, including all seven town employees. It is not clear if the part-time workers will also quit.

Jones earned her bachelor’s degree at Concordia University, her first Masters degree at Humphrey School for Public Policy, and a second Masters degree in Public Administration from New York Baruch College. She has worked in several states, including Virginia, Minnesota, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Before managing a close-knit and small NC community, Jones was fired from her last employer in Richland, SC, where she was an assistant director and research manager. Jones, an African American, sued the county for racial discrimination and gender, being unfairly paid, and working in a “hostile” environment due to her handicap. The case was voluntarily dismissed, and no one knows why.

Since being fired, Jones was part of a consulting firm, Word of Mouth Realtime LLC, which is registered as a legal entity in Virginia.

Many claim she’s trying to make the city of Kenly “woke,” like other cities that were infiltrated by progressive ideologies. Seattle, Portland, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, to name a few. 

Many took to Twitter, applauding the police officer’s decisions.

This person thought the new Town Manager could be related to Soros money.

Others claim it’s because the is a black woman.

The City of Kenly held an emergency town hall meeting Friday night.  Kenly is located about 45 miles southeast of Raleigh.

2 thoughts on “Entire Police Force Quits After ‘Progressive’ Town Manager Starts”
  1. How dumb can the town council to hire someone who was fired from her previous position only to then bring suit against that employer for creating a “toxic” environment. The first people who need to be replaced is the entire town council. And then the town manager. The citizens of Kenly need a leader who will organize the recall of the town council and the town manager. I cannot imagine any judge believing this is a case of discrimination. I would say Jones is a bomb waiting to explode and if she is not stopped immediately, everyone around her will be permanently damaged. In case the town council has not heard, there is an urgent call for men and women willing to wear a police uniform. The ex-officers of Kenly will be offered positions at good salaries, generous signing bonuses, and administrative support. Most of all, they will have the citizens’ respect!

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