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Complaints against TPD

Posted at 10:25 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 01:25:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - With union complaints on possible retaliation and policy violations in the Tucson Police Department.

Union leaders filed three grievances with Tucson's City manager in March.

One focuses on internal investigations.

The union claims it takes too long for investigations to go through the department's critical incident review coard.

There are three cases that have been active for nearly two years or longer.

TPOA says, each of those investigations supposed to take only three minutes.

Second, the union is concerned about some officer re-assignments that could be considered retaliation.

They say four officers were re-assigned to front desk duty because the department doesn't trust them to testify effectively in court.

TPOA says, it can cause safety problems for the officers who are put on that duty, and it's a waster of tax payer money to intentionally limit officer's duty.

Finally, the move to promote a civilian to assistant chief.

TPOA says, it's not about who it's about how.

They say, giving the role of assistant chief to a civilian breaks the chain of traditional promotions, and violates civil service rules.

The union president has a meeting scheduled with the city manager, in early May.

We'll continue to stay on this.