Senator Palacios Accuses GPD Management of Practicing a Double Standard

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Guam – Public Safety Committee Chair Senator Adolpho Palacios is disturbed at the news that 4 Guam Police officers have been placed on administrative duty. And he is accusing senior GPD management of practicing a double standard.

The 4 officers were stripped of their badges and guns last Friday.

GPD issued a statement Monday explaining that management was merely complying with a recent directives from the Attorney General’s office applying to Officers who have left the force and then returned to the Department. A recent opinion from the AG stated that returning officers should undergo a new polygraph and other examinations.

If that’s the case, Senator Palacios argues that former Chief, and current Captain, Paul Suba,  as well as former Acting Chief and current Deputy Chief Frank Ishizaki should also be on administrative duty, but their not. He accuses the current management at GPD of “running amok.”

The Attorney for the Officers, Curtis Van De Veld has filed an adverse action complaint with the Civil Service Commission seeking immediate reinstatement. He has accused GPD management of playing “petty personnel politics”  in an effort to punish or rid the Department of Officers who have leaked information to the media.