Tory Rangel wrote for abc15.com 21 July 2011, Town of Quartzsite puts more than half of its police department on leave
An Arizona town has put more than half of its police department on leave and officers tell ABC15 they feel it’s retaliation for speaking out against their boss.Maybe the chief felt he had to look into their character. I wonder if he made them all take drug tests?
William Ponce said he now feels he could lose his job with the Quartzsite Police Department after he, and eight other officers, came forward and accused the police chief of misconduct and abuse of power.
“I feel this is retaliation against the officers that signed this letter and came forth speaking out against corruption,” said Ponce.
After complaints from officers, DPS launched a criminal investigation into allegations Chief Jeff Gilbert had workers run criminal background check on people he didn’t like.
That was a week ago. As of yesterday, Continue reading