Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Quartzsite Town Council puts Police Chief Jeff Gilbert back in!
Despite being under a current investigation by the Arizona Department of Public Safety for drawing a weapon on resident John Jones, all members of the town council except Patricia Workman voted to reinstate scandal plagued Police Chief Jeff Gilbert to his position as acting Police Chief. The move came after an extensive executive session with attorneys for the Town in the Ed Foster special action, and a new conflict attorney hired by the interim town manager.
They also voted (Workman opposed), that Councilwoman Patricia Anderson would be the meeting chair, and Councilman Mike Jewitt would be the vice chair, thus eliminating the possibility that Mayore Ed Foster will run the meeting when he is seated.
Prior to reconvening the meeting, the Town was served wth federal lawsuits by residents Michael Roth, and Jennifer Jones, as well as a new Notice Of Claim for running Jones name through the ACJIS background check without probable cause or related to an investigation. Jones husband John also served the town with a Notice of Claim for the same practice.
It is expected that more lawsuits will follow.