Florence Detective Who Was Fired/Rehired Facing Retaliation, According to Memos
"On 10/15/13 Hunter was on time but showed little respect for the Chief of Police when he entered the room. He had a delayed response to acknowledge him," Tatlock wrote.
And another: "Hunter was advised only to drive his assigned patrol unit for lunch break only. Officer Hunter ignored my directive and drove to Town Hall in my absence."
Yep, Hunter made that two-minute drive between Town Hall and the police department in his patrol unit -- after he was summoned by town officials.
Hunter was ordered to read administrative policies, but was dinged by Tatlock for failing "to keep focused on the task at hand" because he was "having conversations with some staff and not reading them as assigned."
"On 11/01/2013 I gave Hunter at approximately 1200 hours a memo instructing him on what is required of him as code enforcement officer. ... As I was speaking to him, Hunter notice a typing error ... and he said 'which is it' and when I tried to explain he became disrespectful by talking over me while I was speaking. ... While Hunter was being disrespectful to me Chief Hughes and Detective Gaston were just outside my door and overhead the conversation."
After those dutifully kept notes, Tatlock made it formal.
On November 6, Hughes and Tatlock filed what's called a "record of employee counseling" for "insubordination to a superior officer" against Hunter.
Here's the shocking series of events that earned Hunter admonishment for insubordination.