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Quartzsite, Arizona

Friday, September 16, 2011

Quartzsite dismisses 5 Police Officers today!

Five Quartzsite Police Officers were dismissed from their employment today. Yesterday, they were presented Intent to Terminate papers. This afternoon, the officers had the opportunity to present themselves at a pre-termination hearing.

As of 5:00 pm today, all five officers were dismissed from employment with the Town of Quartzsite by Asst. Town Manager, Al Johnson. The officers dismissed today are some of the "Quartzsite 10" who filed complaints agains QPD Chief Jeff Gilbert in May of this year. One officer and the clerk were dismissed last month, while three officers have returned to work for QPD.

Officers dismissed today are:
James Kemp
Stephan Frakes
Michelle Norris
Hariberto Dominguez
Herlan Yeomans

Dismissed last month were
Linda Conley, Property/Evidence Tech
Sgt. William Ponce

An investigation was conducted by Jackson Lewis and can be found online:

Chief Gilbert is being investigated by the DPS on allegations he misused the National Crime Information Center database.



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