The press release doesn’t mention Deputy Police Chief James Hinson by name, but it does state, “The Triad City Beat reported on Sept. 3, 2019 that a Deputy Chief of the Greensboro Police Department is currently the subject of a criminal investigation being conducted by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office.”
The Deputy Police Chief is identified in the City Beat article as Hinson.
The allegations have to do with an incident at a group home run by the Center of Progressive Strides (COPS). Hinson is president of COPS and the incident is the subject of a lengthy report by the Division of Health Services of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The report has to do with an allegation made by a client at the COPS group home that he was sexually molested by one of the COPS employees.
The report notes that COPS did not report the allegation to the police or to the Guilford County Department of Social Services as is required.
But what is as troubling as the failure to report the incident is that the investigative unit of the Greensboro Police Department that investigates such allegations is under the direction of Hinson. So allegations made by a client, if reported, according to the police procedure, would be investigated by officers who work under the direction of Hinson, the owner and operator of the group home.
The Greensboro Police Officers Association press release expresses concern about another issue.
The full press release states, “It has been the long-standing policy and practice of the Greensboro Police Department that employees who are the subject of any criminal investigation, whether stemming from an on-duty incident or an off-duty incident, be placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation. As such, numerous rank and file officers of the Greensboro Police Department have been subjected to this practice.
“One of the main purposes of the Greensboro Police Officers Association is to ensure the fair and equitable treatment of our members. Every employee of the Greensboro Police Department should be subject to the same treatment regarding administrative duty. The Triad City Beat reported on September 3, 2019 that a Deputy Chief of the Greensboro Police Department is currently the subject of a criminal investigation being conducted by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office.”
“The policies applicable and uniformly applied to the rank and file officers of the Greensboro Police Department should be applicable and uniformly applied to all Greensboro Police Department employees, regardless of their rank.”
Do you think anyone will lock his office door?
OMG! Deja Vu, mid – 2000s. No one in this county will ever touch Hinson, he owns the GPD.
James Hinson? He will just get another promotion per usual
The Hinson of the Greensboro Police Department,has been a thorn in everyone’s backside for 10-15 years (and others in town).He has always broke rules and gotten by because he could holler (discrimination when screws were tightened on his behavior) and get away with that.Now we have a black chief and what will be said now .How can anyone blatantly break rules and get away with them ? I have just read that the home he is running had a problem and he just kicked the ball up to next level of authority,you guessed it HE is the next level of authority.When does this corruption going to end in Greensboro with Hinson.Is there no end to the Peter principal,Promote to level on incompetence.
the department still fails to put him on administrative duty. they still let him drive his take home vehicle, keep his parking spot in front of the building, and the pd has not assigned someone to take over his duties.
so update, he was at work yesterday in full uniform. funny; anyone else on administrative duty is required to wear plain clothes and is limited on their ability to police. shows that racism is alive and well here in greensboro