Franklin County resident claims Rocky Mount involved in misuse of thousands of taxpayer dollars

Roanoke Valley News

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) — Joe Stanley is a man on a mission to fix what he says are numerous problems in the town of Rocky Mount. On Monday night, he took his case to the town council.

Stanley has even set up websites to document what he says are examples of malfeasance in the Rocky Mount town manager’s office and police department.

Much of what he spoke about on Monday, June 14 involves money he says the town is misusing.

Stanley lives in Franklin County, not the Town of Rocky Mount, but he says many Rocky Mount residents have come to him with complaints or concerns and he has investigated them.

At the meeting, he spoke of a former Rocky Mount police dog named Dorka. Changing marijuana laws mean Dorka is no longer able to be used.

“Dorka was given to the disgraced officer, Jacob Fracker,” Stanley said. “Public outrage forced you to fire him and yet you reward him with a five thousand dollar taxpayer asset.”

He says that harassment continues and says he is now carrying a gun after his life was threatened.

“I have been threatened by the chief of police’s family, I have been harassed by officers of the Rocky Mount Police Department,” said Stanley.

WFXR News asked for comment from council members and was told no one would have any immediate comment.

Police Chief Ken Criner says there is a State Police investigation going on and therefore he would not have any comment himself.

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