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Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert TERMINATED

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by Jennifer "Jade" Jones, Publisher
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
At this morning's regular meeting of the Quartzsite Town Council, sitting members convened in executive session to discuss the contract of controversial Police Chief Jeff Gilbert. They reconvened and voted to terminate his contract without cause, and pay the provisions of his severance. A reported buy out of $116,000.
Vice Mayor Jewitt abstained from the vote, because his step son Tim Ryder is the paid assistant to Chief Gilbert. Remaining Council voted unanimously.

No mention was made of who will lead the Department as Interim Chief, or to begin advertising for a replacement, leaving many wondering whether council members thought the decision through, or if those things had been discussed in an Orgeron orchestrated secret meeting.
It is anticipated that the Arizona Department of Public Safety may send someone, and La Paz Co. Sheriff John Drum appears willing to negotiate an intergovernmental agreement to take over services.

3 Comments in Response to

Comment by Ike Clanton (50810)
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Well, it's about time!!!

Comment by Chip Saunders (1007)
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FUCKIN' AY!!!!!!!!

Comment by Ed Vallejo (5272)
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(...dances around the room with Jenny Jones and Ed Foster in celebration...)