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DATE: September 23, 2019

Office of Professional Standards Investigation #IA2019-004

Involved Employee 

Police Service Technician Michelle Rucker has been with the agency for 1 ½ years.  She has received non-disciplinary corrective action on several occasions for various performance issues including numerous instances of tardiness.

Allegation

It was alleged that Technician Rucker was late for work on 12 occasions between January and June 2019. Prior to these occurrences, she had been late for work on 24 occasions since being hired in January 2018.  The appropriate policy for the allegation was Tardiness (212.04).

Disposition

Based on the facts documented in the administrative investigation, the Discipline Review Board sustained the allegations against Technician Rucker.

Discipline/Corrective Action

Prior to any disciplinary action being taken, Technician Rucker resigned from the City.

 


 

DATE: August 26, 2019

RE: Office of Professional Standards Investigation #IA2019-002

Involved Employee

Communication Operator Kyia Price has been with the agency for 5 years. She has received non-disciplinary corrective action on several occasions for various performance issues including several instances of tardiness, which she was currently on a development plan for at the time of the sustained allegation.

Allegation

It was alleged that on February 27, 2019, June 10, 2019, June 12, 2019 and June 20, 2019, Communications Operator Kyia Price arrived late to work. The appropriate policy for the allegation was Tardines, 212.04.

Disposition

Based on the facts documented in the administrative investigation, the Discipline Review Board sustained the allegations against Operator Price.

Discipline/Corrective Action

In accordance with progressive discipline guidelines, Operator Price received a 1-day (8 hours) suspension.

 


 

DATE:  April 15, 2019

RE: Office of Professional Standards Investigation #IA2018-008

Involved Employee

Officer Christopher England has been with the agency for 5 years. He has no disciplinary history. In 2017, he received a written counseling (non-disciplinary) for failing to submit his reports and complete required monthly training in a timely manner.

Allegation

It was alleged that on October 31, 2018, Officer Christopher England battered his live-in fiancé and subsequently prevented her from calling 911. Officer England was arrested for Domestic Battery (misdemeanor) and Tampering with a Witness (felony). When Officer England was released from jail, he was court-ordered to wear a continuous alcohol monitor (CAM) and prohibited from consuming alcohol. On November 9, 2018, Officer England was arrested again for violating the order when the monitor alerted to alcohol consumption. The appropriate general orders for the allegations are as follows:

Misdemeanors (213.76) - Employees shall not commit a crime defined by state or federal law as a misdemeanor, whether chargeable or not.

Felonies (213.77) - Employees shall not commit a crime defined by state or federal law as a felony, whether chargeable or not.

Disposition

Based on the facts documented in the administrative investigation, the Discipline Review Board sustained the allegations against Officer England.

Discipline/Corrective Action

In accordance with progressive discipline guidelines, Officer England received a 20-day (160 hours) suspension. Officer England resigned after serving his suspension.