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ExtremeHostile2-26.10

ExtremeHostile2-26.10

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Another memo, authored by Phoenix Police officer Phil Roberts, citing the Phoenix Police department is a corrupt, hostile, workplace.
Another memo, authored by Phoenix Police officer Phil Roberts, citing the Phoenix Police department is a corrupt, hostile, workplace.

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City
of
Phoenix
To:
LindaMeraz,LieutenantProfessionalStandardsBureau
Date:
February26,2010
From:
PhillipRoberts,SergeantPhoenixPoliceViolentCrimesBureau,RobberyUnit
Subject:
RETALIATIONTOHOSTILEWORKENVIRONMENTCOMPLAINT/EXTREME HOSTILEWORKENVIRONMENTLieutenantMeraz,asyouareaware,onFebruary5,2010,Iauthoredamemorandum entitled"HostileWorkEnvironment."I"cc'd"acopyofthismemorandumtoyousince MsBeene,oftheCityofPhoenixEqualOpportunityDepartment(EOD),hadpreviously toldmethatyouwere"takingthelead"ontheEEOretaliationportionofmycomplaint fortheProfessionalStandardsBureau(PSB). Attachedtotoday'smemorandumisanothermemorandumentitled"Performance ManagementGuide."IsubmittedthisthroughmycurrentchainofcommandinSouth MountainPrecinctonJanuary21,2010.Letmesummarizethatmemoranduminbrief: I"reminded"thePhoenixPoliceDepartmentthatmyPMGwasdueinjust72hourson January24,2010.Sinceallofthe"outofpolicy"transfershadoccurredduringthelast 7monthsofmyratingperiod,IfeltthatperhapsthePhoenixPoliceDepartmentmight havesimplyforgottenaboutmyPMGdate.Ihavealwaysbeenreasonableinthesematters,soIwantedtoremindmycurrentchain ofcommandofmyPMGinadditiontomakingseveralrequests.Theserequestswere asfollows:1.LieutenantLaurel(Lauri)BurgettistohaveabsolutelynoinputinmyPMG. 2.LieutenantLisaMessinaistohaveabsolutelynoinputinmyPMG.3.AbsolutelynodiscussionwhatsoeveraboutanyongoingPSBinvestigationinmyPMG.4.Absolutelynocommentthatmy"removal"fromtheRobberyUnitwasvoluntary and/oratmyrequestinmyPMG. IalsoexplainedmyreasoningbehindtheserequestsandwhyIthoughttheywerereasonable.Iwillbrieflyarticulatethefactsbehindthefirsttworequests: FromNovember2008throughMay2009,LieutenantBurgetthasnotissuedme asinglemonthlynoteonmyperformance.ThelastmonthlynotesIsignedon myperformancewasinOctober2008.
 
LieutenantLindaMerazEXTREMEHOSTILEWORKENVIRONMENTPage2of12MyJuneandJuly2009,MonthlyPerformanceNoteswereissuedtomein Septemberof2009,byLieutenantBurgett,sixweeksafterfilinganEEOcomplaintagainsther.ThesenotesweretheworstnotesIhadeverreceivedonmyperformancein24-yearsasapoliceofficer.BothLieutenantBenHenryfrom PSB,MsMarquitaBeenefromthePhoenixEqualOpportunityDepartment(EOD) andMsBeene'ssupervisor,allsaidthatthesenoteswereretaliatoryandtheyshouldbemovedfrommyRobberyUnitEmployeeBinder.EveryoneincludingPSBLieutenantBenHenrysaidthis,causingLieutenantHenrytoadviseViolentCrimesBureauCommanderDaveFaulkner,toremovethethosenotesfrommyRobberyUnitEmployeeBinderaswell.Becauseofthis,LieutenantBurgetthasnotasinglewordwrittenonmy performancethathasnotalreadybeendeemedretaliationforallof2009(LieutenantMessinabecamemysupervisorinAugustof2009). BothLieutenantsBurgettandMessinahaverecentlymadepublicrecords requestsonnumerousworkrelateddocumentsIhaveauthoredandhavegiventheexplanationof"CivilLitigation"forthereasonbehindtherequests.This clearlygivestheinferencethatbothLieutenantsBurgettandMessinamaybecontemplatingacivillawsuitagainsteithermyselfand/ortheCityofPhoenix. LieutenantMessinahasbroughtforthwhatIwilldescribeasa"trumped-up"PSB investigationforCaseManagementnotsixweeksafterbecomingmysupervisor inRobbery.ItisatactthatLieutenantMessinaandLieutenantBurgettareclosepersonalfriends(afactverifiedbyCityEOD)andthisallcamesixweeksafterI filedanEEOcomplaintagainstLieutenantBurgett.VCBCommanderDaveFaulknerremovedLieutenantMessinaasthe"reviewing authority"inDetectiveYahweh'sPMGinJanuaryof2010,becauseitwouldgive theappearanceof"retaliation"(DetectiveYahwehisanamedEEOvictim). CityEODandtheArizonaAttorneyGeneral'sOfficeareinvestigatingEEO retaliationcomplaintsagainstLieutenantsBurgettandMessinaandIamthe listedvictiminthesematters.Ifsustained,bothLieutenantsBurgettandMessina couldfacetermination.LieutenantMeraz,thesearejustafewofthereasonsbehindthefirsttworequestson mymemorandumauthoredtoLieutenantGallagher.Tomethiswasa"no-brainer."Bothlieutenantsareunderinvestigation"forEEO retaliationandinfactIhavesignedEEOcomplaintsagainstbothofthem.
 
LieutenantLindaMerazEXTREMEHOSTILEWORKENVIRONMENTPage3of12IknewthatthiswasgoingtoleavetheCityofPhoenixPoliceDepartmentinanawkwardposition,soImadethesuggestionthatLieutenantJohnFisherfromSquawPeakPrecinctcouldcompletemyPMG.LieutenantFisherwasmysupervisorfromOctober2009toDecember2009,andofthethreelieutenantsthatsupervisedmein2009(LieutenantsBurgett,MessinaandFisher),hewastheonlyonewhohadnotcommittedanactofretaliationagainstme.Againbeingreasonable,IevenwentsofarastoverballytellLieutenantGallagherthatIwouldbewillingtovoluntarilywaitfiveadditionalweeksuntiltheendofFebruary2010,towaituntilmyPMGwasissuedtome.Despitebeingupforameritincrease,Iknewthatforallintensivepurposes,thepolicedepartmentmayhaveforgottenmyPMG;so
I
gavethecityfiveadditionalweekstoreviewmymemorandumanddecidewhotheratingauthoritywouldbe.However,LieutenantMeraz,makenomistake,Ialsosaidthatanyundueand unnecessarydelayinmyPMGissuancewouldbeinmyopinion;"EEORetaliationinaMonetarySense."
I
amdueapayraiseandifmyPMGisnotatleastissuedtomebytheendofFebruary(afteravoluntaryfiveweekgraceperiod),thiswouldbetotallyunacceptable.LieutenantMeraz,canyoutakeaguesswhathappenednext?Yes,youguessedit...bothLieutenantsBurgettandMessinaarehavinginputinmyPMG.Notonlythatbutitslate.
ABSOLUTELYAMAZING!!!
TheCityofPhoenixPoliceDepartmentdoesnotmissanopportunitytoretaliateagainstme.Letmeexplainindetail...OnFebruary18,2010(fourweeksafterauthoringmyPMGmemorandum),LieutenantFisherfromSquawPeakPrecinctcontactedmeandsaidSquawPeakPrecinctCommanderA.B.SmithnotifiedhimtodaythathewouldbecompletingmyPMG. CommanderSmithinstructedLieutenantFisher,thatLieutenantFishercouldonlyratemefromthetimeperiodbetweenOctoberof2009andDecemberof2009.MybeliefisthatthisdirectivecamefromAssistantChiefAndyAndersonwhoisthePatrolDivisionNorthCommanderandaclose,personalfriendtoLieutenantBurgett.

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