FORT SMITH POLICE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN SNAFU BLAMED ON "MISUNDERSTANDING" AFTER HUNDREDS OF CALLS ARE MADE TO CITY OFFICIALS
|FT. SMITH CITY ADMINISTRATOR CARL GEFFKEN & POLICE CHIEF NATE CLARK GOT AN EARFUL FROM ANGRY CALLERS|
On Saturday we shared a link to a story by our content sharing partner in NWA, Today in Fort Smith, that revealed that Fort Smith Police Officers were told that participation in the Special Olympics Torch Run was coming to an end for them.
Click on the photo below to read the post by Today in Fort Smith.
In our post, we listed phone numbers for Geffken and Clark and suggested that folks call them about their dissing Special Olympics.
Apparently that happened.
Before 11:00 a.m. today, a press release was issued that claimed a "misunderstanding between members of the command staff" was to blame and
FSPD would be involved in the Special Olyumpics Torch Run after all.
At last count there have been over 11,000 hits on our post. Calls, emails and letters have been pouring in from readers in Fort Smith about that post as well as the one about the porn viewing city employee.
A common thread in the communications is problems that exist with Fort Smith city leadership (does that sound familiar to readers of our Bad City of Little Rock blog?).
From the information that has been flooding into us and what we have seen reported by Today in Fort Smith, they need to clean house up there like we do down the river in Little Rock.