Friday, September 27, 2013

Police Chief Rodney Mendoza update

It has been reported that the Arizona Department of Public Safety has cleared Parker Police Chief Rodney Mendoza on allegations of evidence tampering and trying to influence a prosecutor.  Mendoza had reportedly asked the prosecutor to not press charges against former Miss La Paz County Leean Hendrix, who eventually became his wife.

However, DPS has initiated a new investigation against Mendoza for tampering with emails while using town equipment.

He also faces an internal investigation for alleged sexual harassment against the wife of a Parker Police Sergeant.

The Parker Town Council convened an executive session to discuss Mendoza's employment on Sptember 24th, but no additional action has been proposed and Chief Mendoza remains on paid administrative leave.

Rodney Mendoza has been Parker Police Chief since 2004.

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