What do you think the good ole boy networks is?
" A series of contacts (relatives, friends, friends of friends, ect.) who are willing to help accomplish a task. Usually each contact has some sort of specialty that makes them beneficial to a specific task. Many Good 'Ol Boy Networks operate on a favor system."
Let me emphasize the last sentence.
And White served less than 2 years, it's obvious that a much larger network had been established long before he took the job. White got in their way, and tried to do things with his people. The good ole boy network was too strong and White lost.
BTW, No where have I stated White was right, did a good job, or anything of the sort. All I did was stated why he got fired.
FWIW, I think the criminals, specifically the gangs and drug lords have run over the police and White has not changed that opinion of mine at all.
I think Holden neglected the dept. and that neglect is illustrated by the lack of an academy each and every year to train new people. But that's another story.