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Will Tempe keep "P. Ben Arredondo" Park? Will Council Member Robin Arredondo tell the public what her involvement was in the case that led to her uncle's indictment and conviction on public corruption charges? Robin also met with the undercover FBI agents that busted her Uncle Ben. 7 months ago
This letter is more about Sheriff Babeu than Sheriff Dever. Sheriff Babeu's repeated use of the word "I" and "we" as though he was an extension of Sheriff Dever tells us more about how low Babeu will go to get attention and satisfy his narcissism and megalomania than it does about the greatness of Sheriff Dever. Even Sheriff Arpaio wouldn't stoop this low.8 months ago
The AIA will sort this out. Tempe legislator Ed Ableser's demanding an investigation only fans the flames. Ableser needs to let the AIA do its job and quit politicking on the backs of high school football players hoping it will help his re-election. 8 months ago
How can Chief Ryff talk about trust? It was just a couple of months ago I read about the chief telling an officer to lie to his sergeant. I found the story where it was mentioned in the Tribune.
"In 2009, KPHO CBS 5 News reported current Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff admitted it was his voice on an audio tape telling a subordinate officer to lie to his sergeant in order to get out of work so the officer and Ryff could “step out on their wives.”
10 months ago
Once again Leon shows his inability to read and comprehend the written word. It clearly says in the second line of the story "five black men with handguns tried to rob Michael’s Creative Jewelry store near 48th Street and Ray Road."
Leon was just begging the suspects were hispanic so you could go off on one of his illegal alien diatribes.
10 months ago
“Officers are compelled to act — on and off duty,” Sgt. Ryan Russell, president of the Mesa Police Association said in a statement issued by the union.
Sgt. Russell are you smoking crack? An off-duty officer with his kids in his car decides he needs to take action for a traffic violation and you defend his action?
Sgt. Duke should've been a good witness and called 9-1-1 and helped on-duty police officers in official police cars take take appropriate police action.
The pubic expects police officers to act accordingly, safely and to obey the law on and off duty.
You're the head of the union that cost Mesa taxpayers a half-million dollars in legal fees because you wanted to be paid to get dressed for work. And now you defend a rogue officer who puts not only citizens in jeopardy, but also his children.
You give organized labor a bad name. You also give the MPD a bad name.
12 months ago
What do you think about the police beating confessions out of suspects in order to prevent future crimes?12 months ago
Can't wait to see who Ben Arredondo tells the FBI about. Arredondo was real close with lots of people at Tempe City Hall and the Police Department.May 16, 2012
Shana is waster of tax dollars. Shana voted yes to give this guy an $89,000 a year pension after seven years service.
Arizona taxpayers' $650,000 inflates executive's pension. Board gave director sum to bolster his retirement by Craig Harris - Jan. 19, 2011 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic
When the executive director of the Regional Public Transportation Authority retires later this year, he will receive a state pension far larger than what his time in office would produce, thanks to a generous taxpayer-funded subsidy.
David Boggs, 67, is set to retire later this year with a full 20-year Arizona State Retirement System pension worth about $89,000 a year for life, even though he will have fewer than seven years on the job with the authority, records obtained by The Arizona Republic show.
Boggs is able to more than triple what he normally would receive in lifetime ASRS retirement benefits because the transportation-authority board, composed of elected officials from throughout Maricopa County, in 2006 agreed to give him $650,000 from public coffers to buy about 14 years of public-service credit from the pension program.
Mar 8, 2012
Tempe residents need to remember the TeaParty supported and still does support recalled state senator Russell Pearce. Feb 10, 2012