CSC upholds firing of Charfauros

Mark Charfauros (file photo)

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.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.