The Civil Service Commission, in a unanimous vote, upheld the Guam Police Department’s decision to fire Mark Charfaruos in February 2017.
Charfauros was given his walking papers after making public statements regarding an ongoing investigation, disobeying orders to keep the lid shut.
The case stemmed from an incident on Christmas Eve 2016 in Agat, during which Charfauros, who was off-duty at the time, was captured on body-cam footage berating fellow officers who were responding to a report of illegal fireworks.
The incident also prompted GPD to demote Charfauros from colonel to major.
“Assistant Attorneys General Duane Sablan and David Rivera were assigned to this matter and conducted all hearings on behalf of GPD, including the hearing before the Civil Service Commission,” the Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.