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.
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.
ASU Police just completed ETHICS TRAINING in time for TWO of it’s supervisors to find themselves out on ADMIN LEAVE. Never in the history of the Arizona State University Police Department have 2 supervisors been placed on leave at the same time! Even crazy ASU Sgt Michael Roper only received 8 days off for threatening to shoot ASU Detective Dustin Melton. It’s only a shell game, not professional accountability. Both of these supervisors will be set free of responsibility, especially Latella.
Are we surprised?
No, not at all.
Are Chief Thompson and his command trying to do the right thing?
No, not a chance, it’s just a feint.
Should thorough investigations be done on both of these known liar ASU Police supervisor Brady listers? ABSOLUTELY.
Chief Michael Thompson’s bosses are on notice and the flunkies of ASU Police command are finally under a token modicum of professional scrutiny. Without ethics or competent police department management skills, their typical unprofessional clusterfuck management style always rises to the top.
Chief Michael Thompson, his Assistant Chiefs, and Commanders are looking for lower level scapegoats for what they thought would be another routine career assassination move on a ASU Police Officer they targeted.
We have received word that the 3rd floor of 325 E Apache Blvd Tempe AZ is in a 4 Alarm Fire over attempting to orchestrate the termination of ASU Police Officer Mathew Mansfield.
Good luck to you Officer Mansfield, they are doing all they can, and we have seen this routine from them for years. Be very careful in dealing with them because they are willing to say/do anything they think they can get away with. Hold them accountable with everything possible by making sure everyone above them and every outside entity available is aware of what is going on.
The command of ASU Police routinely target employees, but when they terminate officers they attempt to concoct a way for them to have their AZPOST peace officer certification revoked.
How many times were the ASU Police Command successful? ZERO
How much INTEGRITY does the ASU Police Command have? ZERO
A Police Department managed without INTEGRITY is an absolute 100% LIABILITY to the community they are expected to serve.
If ASU Police Command did a complete and proper investigation into the conduct of themselves, then you would start seeing employees from the ASU Police Department losing their AZPOST certifications.
(Commander Chris Speranza was actually assigned by ASU Police Chief Michael Thompson to investigate himself in a complaint against himself. Can no rank ASU Police Officers investigate their own complaints against them? No, so either ASU Police Chief Michael Thompson is a complete idiot OR he is a corrupt piece of shit. Which one is it Chief Michael Thompson?) We think it’s both!