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Tempe City Councilman Kolby Granville under investigation by Phoenix police

Tempe councilman under investigation by police
Posted at 4:33 PM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 00:25:20-05

A Tempe City Councilman is being investigated by Phoenix police after allegations prompted his recent dismissal as a Tempe charter school teacher.

A local media report alleged that council member Kolby Granville provided alcohol to minors and sexually assaulted an unwilling victim.

Granville denies these allegations.

ABC15 spoke to Tempe City Councilman Randy Keating regarding the allegations facing Granville.

"I find the allegations to be very serious, very troubling and very credible. So I believe the women," said Keating.

Due to potential conflicts of interest, the Tempe Police Department requested that Phoenix police investigate the matter. 

Once the criminal investigation is concluded, the City of Tempe will look at the facts to determine how to proceed with the City's council Code of Conduct Investigation. 

Earlier this year, the council had voted to officially reprimand Councilman Kolby Granville for swearing at a city employee.

According to the Tempe's city charter, a council member must forfeit their office following a criminal conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude.