UPDATED – MPA’s Reaction to Gascon Leaving

Watch, listen and read the following media coverage regarding Gascon’s departure

GasconNational Media Coverage:

MSNBC w/ VP Gafvert

NBC SF w/ President Cota

KTVU – SF w/ video of VP Nate Gafvert & comments from Secretary Chris Adamczyk

CBS 5 – SF w/ comments from Cota & Adamczyk

SF Cronicle w/ Cota

SF Examiner – 1st article w/ MPA

SF Examiner – 2nd article w/ MPA

KRON 4 w/ President Cota

SF Gate w/ Cota

KVOA w/ President Cota

Arizona Media Coverage:

3 TV w/ President Cota (plus video) 3 TV w/ President Cota (2nd interview video plus info about Denney)

KPHO 5 w/ President Cota (plus video)

FOX 10 w/ VP Gafvert (plus video)

KTAR w/ President Cota

AZ Republic w/ President Cota

Arizona Daily Star w/ Cota

Arizona Capitol Times w/ Cota

Ch 15 w/ President Cota

East Valley Tribune w/ President Cota

STATEMENT:
06.16.09

 Mesa Police Association Reacts to News about Gascon’s Job Offer & Acceptance with San Francisco

Mesa, AZ The Mesa Police Association (MPA) learned this late afternoon that Mesas Chief, George Gascon, has been offered and has accepted a position as Chief-of-Police in San Francisco.

 

“This news is extremely unfortunate, as together we have worked hard to reduce crime,” stated Sgt. Fabian Cota, President of the Mesa Police Association. “We are an improved, efficient running department compared to the past.”

 

“Whatever the circumstances are to the reasons why he chose to apply in another city, it is a big loss for the citizens of Mesa,” added Cota. “Mesa has enjoyed record setting declines in crime at a time when the city has no resources, 400 officers short of the national average and with employees wages cut by 2%.”

 

Founded in 1989, the MPAs mission is to promote the positive role of Law Enforcement Professionals, and to protect and secure rights and benefits for our members through effective representation with local, state, and national governments. The organization is currently the largest association representing active Mesa Police Officers.