Summaries of discipline for Phoenix Police Department employees - including punishments for driving under the influence and sex on duty - are among records now internally accessible to Phoenix Police Department employees.
The police department posted the Comparable Discipline Report on an internal police website last week. It contains details about department policy violations between August 2010 and August 2012.
The records include disciplinary records for civilian employees as well as sworn officers.
The document does not include employee names.
According to Sgt. Trent Crump, a spokesperson for the Phoenix Police Department, the department posted the records after it was recommended by an outside consultant hired to evaluate department internal affairs procedures.
“It is the direction of Chief Garcia to make sure that everybody understands his discipline practices and policies,” Crump said.
Ken Crane, the Vice President of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association says the discipline records are a helpful tool for officers to make sure discipline is done fairly, but he said, he has requested the department remove the list from the internal department website.
“Employees should have a chance to be able to move on and separate themselves from (their discipline),” Crane said.
The records show various punishments including a thirty-day suspension for an employee who was caught drinking and driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .178%.
Crump said recent changes in disciplinary procedures could mean employees caught driving under the influence could now face the possibility of termination. He said a disciplinary review board considers each case independently.
Another employee was fired for sending a live video of himself masturbating to an undercover detective he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Records also show disciplinary action for improper use of City computers, sex on duty, and written reprimands for officers whose guns were stolen from their vehicles.
Other disciplinary records included reprimands for employees who used profanity and a dismissal for an employee who got into a drunken altercation with his wife. According to the records, the employee “punched and choked” his wife “restricting her ability to breathe. The employee was also accused of firing his weapon outside of his home.
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