I just copied this off Facebook from the Walton Groups Visioning page. Disclaimer OPINION, (you can make your own after reading the documents) Michael Adkinson and Stan Sunday To understand the current stance of law enforcement and how that relates to the BCC, a short history lesson is required. In the 80’s and into the nineties in Walton County there were 2 kinds of law, Quinn law and George Ralph law. Quinn had a death grip on the Walton Sheriffs office and Georg Ralph called all the shots at the county. George Ralph did business as he saw fit and if Quinn had a problem with you, he would put his trained sic’ em dog, “Big bill Chapman” to take care of you. In the days before social media, as long as you controlled what went in the paper and on the AM radio, you could keep corruption and wrong doings by connected people quiet. Communication in humans living in Walton began to increase with the population and as property values rose, so did the value of elected officials. Enter 2000, when the unthinkable happened….Quinn lost the election! Rumors of his corruption had been spreading rapidly and he was poorly spoken and so is and was his undersheriff. Locals never expected Johnson to win, they thought Quinn would be replaced by another “Insider”. Johnson was not an Insider, but rather had cut his law enforcement teeth for a career in the FHP. It became immediately clear to the insiders, that Johnson would not play the local “Game” and in 2004 he would be defeated and it would be back to business as usual. By his own admission, Johnson said he was naïve about all the local corruption, but after 4 years at the helm, he started to know the deal and take action. This made people nervous and although there were some good local cops, it was clear that no single cop had the recognition of Quinn and anybody who was wouldn’t play ball or was poorly spoken. The insiders quickly looked to replace Ralph with something they could control, a family member. Mike Adkinson had gone to Tallahassee to be a cop and learn. Mike was well spoken and had made lots of connections in Tally and with his uncle being an ex-state attorney and his cousin forming a law office with his uncle. Everyone knew who an Adkinson was and that was what they needed. Mike was soon elected as a police chief but still few knew him personally, beside s the insiders and the Freeport gang. Ralph had looked around his department and had found someone he thought was strong enough to deal with some of this and made Sunday his number 2. Adkinson looked to bolster his reputation against crime, but that would be limited to the city limits with his current authority. Rumors got back to Johnson that Adkinson was manipulating information apparently for attention and control, but whatever the reason , he was interfering with law enforcement investigations. Ralph assigned his number 2 (Sunday) to investigate the allegations and Sunday went about the investigation and completed it and gave it to Ralph who instructed him to send it to the FDLE. The FDLE referred it to the field office at the States Attorneys office for investigation and Ralph followed Sundays report up with a letter. Of course this is all supposed folklore, because the local state attorney office being tight with Mikes cousin, the former state attorney and now attorney for Freeport, Defuniak and oh by the way they were also the firm who represented the BCC on the BP oil spill with no type of experience in this. It was never investigated and swept under the rug. The insiders now knew that Ralph would consider them “inbounds” like everyone else and between 2006 and 2008 an enormous effort by the insiders was made to discredit Sheriff Johnson. Adkinson was backed by ever insider and developer there was and just like that, the insiders controlled the information flow. With Adkinson Elected and Glidewell retiring from the Jail, (Which was controlled by the BCC then) People who were in the Sunday camp got Stan to be in charge of the jail so Mike Adkinson who was livid with Sunday for telling the truth could not demote Sunday from the lucrative position he had achieved. Neutrality was obtained thru separation for the good of all local boys involved. Then came the moves. It was decided that the Jail would be moved under the sheriff and that meant trouble for Sunday, he would work for the man he accused of being a bad cop. But fate stepped in and when the locals concocted a plan to fire the new non local administrator, the “Nationwide” search determined the only “qualified” person was Larry Jones, former commissioner and BCC chair who had been on the BCC for all the recent development smoke and mirrors and he was the subject of several lawsuits as a commissioner. Larry’s first official act was to appoint two assistant county administrators. Dede highnote, who had been Bill Chapman’s son- in law’s secretary. (With basically no management experience and Sunday as the other paying Sunday significantly more than any other assistant administrator had gotten. Sundays whole resume, read basically “Cop” and “Cop” Supervisor. (So now it seems Sunday has been making more than the sheriff himself possibly and getting supplemental pay from the TDC that nobody apparently knew about. But that’s another story soon to be aired) Why is all this relevant? Because Adkinson still controlled the Defuniak police dept and their actions after he left to be sheriff. It will be revealed soon, that when a lieutenant with the defuniak springs police Dept officer who was not “from here” got local corruption information on Regional Utilities and Defuniak springs, he feared it would not be investigated properly so he turned it over to the FBI. He was wrongly fired using Mike Adkinson’s famous quote. “ You may be right, but you may be right from the house when you get fired. Yes Huston, Seven years later and we still have the same problems. We must learn from History. Anyway, supposedly it’s all folklore. Read the scanned documents and know that I have many more. Just saying……..I know the truth and that’s what scares the insiders the most. It’s time for open, fair and uncorrupt govt. in Walton County!