It appears that the refiling date for the lawsuit against the corrupt management of the Arizona State University Police Department has come and gone without news of a refiling. This is truly a dark day for the Arizona State University community and the people who depend on it to fulfill the public safety needs of the community. This is a critique of ASUPD command, and by no means is this a critique of the patrol officers of ASUPD, who are doing all they can do despite being critically understaffed for years. Once again the Arizona State University administration allows corruption, cronyism, discrimination, bullying, and violations of law to run unchecked at the den of ill repute, known as the Arizona State University Police Department.
Arizona State University Police Chief Michael Thompson is running the ASUPD just as his predecessor had run the department, straight into the ground. Chief Thompson retained the same miscreants in his command that worked for Pickens. They couldn’t do right by people if they tried because they lack even the most basic respect for integrity in this profession.
We call on all the plaintiffs in the lawsuit and anyone with knowledge of wrongdoing at ASUPD to join with us and release all the information they are holding because the public has a right to know what’s going on when their Public Safety is at stake, when those trusted with managing it are failing.
Look into the eyes of the victims of crime throughout all the news articles about students from the Arizona State University, look into their eyes, think of their families, and tell yourself that you don’t want to make your information public!
For any future employee victims of ASUPD, let this be a lesson to you to be sure to do your own research about the attorneys who are going to represent you. The judge’s response to the lawsuit was more of a rebuke of how the attorneys failed their clients and not what the people they represented had put forth. Every employee with more than a few years on at ASUPD knows damn well that there are many issues with the department that could lead it straight into a courtroom.