Phoenix police: Insufficient evidence for charges against Tempe councilman Granville

Posted at 7:03 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 01:24:32-04

The Phoenix Police Department says there is insufficient evidence for criminal charges against a Tempe city councilman accused of providing alcohol to minors and sexually assaulting an unwilling victim.

The allegations, which were first made public in January, caused Kolby Granville to lose his position as a teacher at a Tempe charter school.

Due to a conflict of interest, the Tempe police department asked that the investigation of the allegations be handled by Phoenix police.

Granville denied the allegations.

In a statement, the city said it was briefed on the results of the police investigation and said a redacted version of the report would be released on Monday. 

The report will also be used to determine whether Tempe officials decide to pursue Granville for violating the city council's code of conduct. Last year Granville was reprimanded twice by his fellow council members for swearing at a city employee and calling a constituent a "psycho, paparazzi stalker."  Those actions cost the city $18,000 in outside attorney's fees and other expenses.