February 08 Newsletter

February 13, 2008

February 08 Newsletter

Deal could end battle on Mesa e-mail scandal

February 13, 2008

Jason Massad East Valley Tribune February 13, 2008 – 6:21AM A nasty legal battle between Mesa’s city management and its two police unions over an e-mail scandal that erupted in 2006 appears finished. Mesa spokesman Steve Wright announced late Tuesday a settlement is pending that would allow some 200 Mesa police officers snagged in the […]

Mesa plan gives Brady sweeping discipline power

February 13, 2008

Lindsay Bulter East Valley Tribune February 13, 2008 – 12:14PM New personnel rules proposed to the Mesa City Council would allow the city manager to instill citywide discipline policies — the very issue that incited a lawsuit from police unions last year. In May, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that Mesa City Manager […]

Police unions unhappy about proposed discipline rules

February 12, 2008

Gary Nelson The Arizona Republic Feb. 12, 2008 03:13 PM Mesa’s two police unions are unhappy about a proposed personnel rule that says the city manager may discipline employees across multiple departments. The issue is fallout from a citywide e-mail scandal in which City Manager Chris Brady oversaw punishments in early 2006 for about 500 […]

Police bike unit at mall casualty of budget cuts

February 6, 2008

Jim Walsh The Arizona Republic Feb. 6, 2008 07:35 AM Mesa police disbanded a bicycle squad working near Superstition Springs Mall and returned a street crimes detective to patrol as part of a series of redeployments to cut overtime spending. Staffing levels on patrol shifts either stayed the same or were reduced one or two […]