The fired police colonel won his appeal with the Civil Service Commission.
Guam – The Civil Service Commission reached a determination in the demotion of former GPD Colonel Mark Charfauros Thursday night.
The Guam Police Department made a last minute effort to stop the proceedings at the Superior Court of Guam, contending that the government was not able to call Chafarous to the stand to testify in their opening arguments during a CSC hearing last week. GPD argued they were denied due process in the case but Judge Vern Perez denied GPD’s motion and another CSC hearing scheduled for Thursday night continued as planned.
In a 3-1 decision, the CSC ruled in favor of Charfauros. The commissioners found that the government failed to present a case against Charfaurous.
Civil Service Commission Executive Director Peter Calvo, on NewsTalk K57 today stated, “For us, it’s unfortunate. One of the commissioners had mentioned that we did not get to hear the merits of the case and it’s just sad that commissioners weren’t given that opportunity to decide for themselves what is the truth.”
Charfauros was demoted to the rank of major and then terminated as a result of his actions captured on camera on December 24, 2016. Charfauros continues to appeal his termination with the Civil Service Commission.