Vienna Police Chief handed indefinite suspension
Published 10:33 am Wednesday, April 28, 2021
By Neil B. McGahee
The word on the streets of Vienna said Chief of Police Cozie Ray was going to be fired for (take your choice — a,b,c or d) at Monday’s city council meeting.
The correct answer is “none of the above.” In fact, only after a reporter’s challenge, did Vienna mayor Eddie Daniels concede that Ray had been suspended indefinitely or “until we finish our investigation.”
“Yes, Mr. Ray has been suspended indefinitely,” Daniels said. “But I won’t give a reason why. We will announce that after
we finish our investigation.”
In other business, council:
- approved a first reading of an amendment to the building and construction ordinance
- approved an application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) which may award as much as $750,000 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
- approved the payment of $20,386 from city funds to match and leverage for a 2021 CDGB and directs the mayor to execute and submit on behalf of the city.
The Vienna City Council will meet at 6 pm on Monday, May 9 at Vienna City Hall.