ASU Police promotion “processes” disrupted and delayed by scrutiny and the usual collusion leading to more WTF appointments.

Arizona State University Police Lieutenant Terry Lewis Child Porn promotion

Despite considerable attempts to cover up the truth within the Arizona State University Police Department, the truth always has a way of getting out. We recently received information about one of the latest appointments through several channels, plus day to day information about the meetings and consternation of command trying to handle another so-called “promotion process” as officers are walking out the door in quick succession just prior to the annual shift change.

The tradition of promoting people who are tired of working as police officers to greater and greater responsibilities, but significantly less work and much higher pay continues. This is nothing new and neither is the empowering and rewarding employees for failure. The command at the ASU Police Department are the embodiment of all these qualities.

This promotion is disturbing because Sergeant Terry Lewis was in charge of detectives and failed to do his job. What job will he do in the lieutenant position?

He failed to submit charges on cases, failed to arrest when there was probable cause to arrest, made decisions only a qualified lawyer should, and opened up the department and university to gross liability.

Fairly recently, he was removed from detectives by the then newly appointed current Chief Michael Thompson, but now climbs the ladder to Lieutenant despite on the job incompetency at the Sergeant level and being known for never leaving his desk since he became a corporal many years ago.

This proves once again that job expectations, actual experience, competency, decision making, recent performance, integrity, liability, public trust, and honor all mean nothing when it comes to some promotions at ASUPD. They want lackeys who will do their bidding for them and accept the liability that comes with it.

Also, with Detective Jennifer Bryner making the Sergeant list over veteran police officers with many more years on it says something about the integrity of the process. Bryner was just off probation from field training, her prior experience was the police academy, with 1 year on, when she was selected over many highly experienced officers for detectives. How is she again propped up above officers with many times her own experience? Job experience and resumes mean abdolutely nothing.

Detective Brady made Sergeant despite having even less time on with ASUPD than Bryner and prior experience being limited to NAUPD. What can we say? These two promotions prove that it certainly helps when you have access to the testing materials through your friends who are trusted with keeping it confidential. It also helps when your social calendar includes extra-curricular engagements with command.

Do you want to succeed at the Arizona State Police Department? If so, find out who the power brokers are, kiss as much of their ass as you can stomach, find out who they don’t like and disparage them, show you are not above doing any unethical thing they ask you to do, volunteer for every extra-curricular engagement that becomes available, and do it with a smile. That’s the meaning of police work , serving and protecting right? Wrong. Like the legions of former ASUPD officers, you need to go some place else for that.

There were two notable exceptions to this process. We congratulate Lieutenant Latella and Sergeant Icenogle on their promotions. Unfortunately, their rank is too low to do much to change how the morally defunct ASUPD command operates.

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14 thoughts on “ASU Police promotion “processes” disrupted and delayed by scrutiny and the usual collusion leading to more WTF appointments.

  1. Concerned Citizen says:

    I was truly elated to hear that Tauri Icenogle was promoted to sergeant.

    What Tauri has endured over the years while working at ASUPD is unconscionable.

    I was actually quite surprised that Tauri was not listed as a plaintiff in the lawsuit recently filed against individuals at ASU, ASUPD and ABOR.

    • DL500unit says:

      Yet another ASUPD employee who was targeted by Sgt Pamela Osborne without cause. The fact she’s still here is amazing because this group of thugs always seem to find a way to fire the people they target.

  2. DL500unit says:

    All their skeletons come falling out of the closet, it’s about time.

  3. OneFlewOverTheCuckoo'sPD says:

    Here’s more tangible evidence of Chief Mike Thompson wasting precious taxpayer dollars on made-up (lieutenant) BS positions in an already top-heavy and bloated command structure. Unbelievable!

  4. WheresMy907 says:

    The Terry stuff is disturbing to say the least. On a good day ASUPD admin are reactionary, disorganized, and incompetent.

    Their most qualified candidates dropped out of the sergeant process knowing they wouldn’t ever get selected.

    Their picks for Lt. failed the written, but we’re surprised they didn’t get it anyway.

    • Justanotherdispensible50 says:

      They don’t want the qualified people who know more than them, they get ignored or aren’t allowed to test through NEW RULES to each process meant to exclude them.

  5. yurhuckleberry says:

    What an outstanding lol choice for Lieutenant. The management got tired of being predictable, called out, and tried to look fair for once. At least Terry has never been identified as a clique gang member like Phil, but he’s more than willing to be their boy and make them happy.

    • Justanotherdispensible50 says:

      The clique counts on people trying to get on their good side. The morale at the department has always been mediocre at best because of it. Everyone is looking out for themselves and concerned about becoming a target. Very dysfunctional for a police department! No team!

  6. Justanotherdispensible50 says:

    The blog keeps exposing the fraud and there’s plenty of it. The truth is better than fiction. Few of these people could make the professional standards of a municipal police department,certainly not a test of ethics. They are threatened by the people who have. Now they have neutered Thompson they are back in control of the department. Wait for the scew ups.

    • Supervisor Facepalm says:

      I’m not going to mention any names, but some people are very scared and concerned right now. I didn’t do anything wrong and have nothing to worry about.

  7. Tweedy Browne says:

    The content from the Integrity Report blog and other Valley publications keeps us, the ASU community and public, well-informed and up-to-date on the goings-on at taxpayer-funded and tuition-funded ASU and ASUPD.

  8. Supervisor Facepalm says:

    I was concerned this blog was taken down after not being able to read it for a few days. I haven’t commented for awhile, but I found the subject matter particularly interesting. As a police agency we are bound to rules of evidence governed by law. If you are investigating a case where a boyfriend is posting nude pictures of his exgirlfriend online, you get those pictures as evidence. When the case is closed or completed and then you still have those photos on your computer people might start to ask questions to say the least. When it’s child pornography it’s very troubling. If there was an IA it was most likely informal. It was done to cover up this transgression and put the department in a good light.

    Back when Terry Louis had that position of child crimes the department was even more free from professional standards than it is now. Professional standards were low, breaking the law was and still is remarkably overlooked on many issues. It’s unbelievable in some cases. 4 departing officers, numerous staff in the last month are proof this department has significant problems.

    Despite a lawsuit being filed command had to tell the Sergeants not to target two of the eight plaintiffs who still work here, Mansfield and Linser, for anything unless they had proof of wrongdoing. That just goes to show the workplace atmosphere. You can and will be targeted without proof. It’s an admission. There are many more problems, but I’m not ready to implicate myself and end my career being blamed for exposing them.

    • theintegrityreport says:

      ***We will caution any of the readers and posters of the INTEGRITY REPORT ON THE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.*** If you are aware of crimes occurring, take no action, and do not expose them you can also be held criminally liable as a sworn police officer. We have no sympathy for anyone who covers for police employees committing crimes and degrading the honor or this noble profession!

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