Morning Poll: Should Phoenix "Public Safety Manager" (Police Chief) Jack Harris be Permanently Reassigned?

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Phoenix "Public Safety Manager" Jack Harris.

​In response to allegations that his department inflated border-related kidnapping statistics to secure federal grants, Phoenix Public Safety Manager (a.k.a. double-dipping police chief) Jack Harris on Wednesday said the following:

"Anyone that wants these stars can come and get them. But I've got news for you -- I'm not giving them to you. You're going to have to take them."

Harris still has his stars, but he's been neutered -- Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos announced yesterday that, as a panel of experts review the police department's kidnapping stats and record-keeping processes, Harris has been stripped of many of his duties overseeing the police department.

See our coverage of the Harris scandal here.

Depending on what the review turns up, Harris could permanently be reassigned.

We want to know what you think: should Harris be permanently stripped of his duties overseeing the Phoenix PD?

Cast your vote below:




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Car_del99
Car_del99

didn't he commit fraud when he turned those reports to the feds ?

XSoldier
XSoldier

Harris should retire while he still can. Because once the federal and state reviews of the inflated crime statistics are in, he more than likely will be fired. Harris had better hope and pray to God that the reviews show that his PD didn't inflate crime statistics.

Gordon's done after this term, so he has nothing to lose. Harris, on the other hand, has almost 40 years of law enforcement experience. A termination after a good long career like that will undoubtedly leave a black mark and leaves him with virtually everything to lose.

XSoldier
XSoldier

correction: I meant allegedly

Not surprised
Not surprised

I don't think Harris should be scapegoated for the statistics, or the whole team who researched, compiled, published, and publizied the stats should go...it wasn't just one man.

That being said, I do think it's time for the PD to retire Harris and bring in some new talent so they can work on improving some of their "issues" and move forward.

anon
anon

he can take arpaio and his enablers along with him... Maricopa County needs a serious house cleaning. Thought the Feds were going to do their job here. They certainly have taken action in other states.

The Class West
The Class West

Got a response to "Tommy Collins,"

"....you know we try to be nice to this hillbilly who some call "Rocky Mountain High," and he calls us nimrods?????????????? if he really is an ex-cop, hes protecting that scumbag Harris. Sounds like hes protecting Phil Gordon also. Tommy's showing inconsistency, when you compare his criticism of Joe Arpaio and Russell Pearce to his tolerance of Harris and Gordon. Wonder how much Tommy's gettin paid by Phoenix and La Raza?????? Maybe Tommy owns a few drophouses that Jack and Phil ignore, then they cut up the cartel pay-offs and everybody's happy! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!! Post it and see what he says! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!"

OK, looks like our veteran blogster Tommy C or Tommy Collins is being accused of being a paid stooge for the City of Phoenix and an equally paid sniper gunning for Pearce and Arpaio.

Comments, Tommy?

anon
anon

the class west trolls are back again...

85014
85014

Jack should just quietly go to the Personnel office at 620, lay his badge and gun down, and take a long motorcycle ride to anywhere. Someone has to fall on the sword over this fabricated fiasco.

The real elephant in the room is Sgt. Drenth. We haven't heard a peep about this incident or the status of the investigation.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

85014, you know full well you won't hear anything about the Drenth investigation until the case is made and arrests are being made, if it was a homicide.... which I don't know.

Freedom Warrior, the quiet departure would be if Mr. Harris simply announced his resignation and then walked away without any further press conferences daring someone to come take his four stars away from him. Otherwise, it's going to get nasty and very loud.

"Tis better to keep your mouth closed and be thought of as a fool, than to open your mouth and prove it"

Mr.Harris really should remain quiet.

By now I would imagine he has learned that the city manager really does have the authority to remove him. Remember, Phil Gordon is a lame duck mayor and the leading mayoral candidates on council are calling for action. Had the city manager not made a move he would be the target, not Harris. Mr. Harris has been a part of the political process long enough to understand that those who choose to live by politics will also die by politics.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mr. Harris simply needs to wake up and smell the daisies. His day for a quiet departure have arrived. Yes, the reassignment will be permanent, in my opinion. That said, however, there is no need to perpetuate the facade of a place for a Manager of Public Safety (MPS) position that wasn't needed until Harris was forced to retire because he chose to participate in the D.R.O. program, which was to his advantage.

The city can save the cost of his compensation and benefits and do away with the MPS position once he has resigned. The duties of that position can be assigned to existing employees.

I think some folks, especially those such as some of the nimrods posting under the Class West banner, need to take a step back and recognize that Mr. Harris (a civilian employee) has done a lot of really good stuff over the thirty-nine years of his service with the City of Phoenix.

Bottom line, however, Mr. Harris: Your time has come. Don't make it any worse for yourself by extending the time it takes for you to choose to leave.

There is life after policing folks, and it can be VERY good.....

Freedom Warrior
Freedom Warrior

"His day for a quiet departure has arrived."

I don't know what your defination of a "quiet departure" is. But this is hardly "quiet". Folks on both sides of the political spectre are screaming at the top of their lungs at Harris(and of course Mayor Gordon for defending the man). This is more of a disgraced departure. But yeah, he should take your advice.

The Class West
The Class West

Some of our Associates appear to be networking with Jack Harris' worst enemy - www.badphoenixcops.blogspot.co.... It's clear they want Harris in federal prison, not reassigned. We have slerted them to Mr. King's online poll. One responded, "Fuck that polling shit - we want Harris taking it in the ass in Marion."

Here's a release related to this article:

"To The World Press: These are opinions based on known facts. MAKE IT GO VIRAL, FOLKS, BECAUSE THESE CORRUPT PHOENIX LOWLIVES THREATEN OUR ENTIRE NATION DUE TO THE RAMPANT ILLEGAL DOPE AND HUMAN SLAVE TRADES THAT THEY PROFIT FROM. Let's get the WHOLE NATION and WORLD after them. Thanks! We applaud the TENACIOUS and COURAGEOUS folks at www.BadPhoenixCops.com and www.BadPhoenixCops.Blogspot.co... in their heroic efforts that have finally taken down PHOENIX's corrupt double-dipping thug "Public Safety Manager" aka "Police Chief" WACKO JACKO HARRIS, who's in the pockets of LA RAZA and the ILLEGAL DOPE and HUMAN SMUGGLING CARTELS. It's Phoenix's infamous DARK DESERT CABAL, taking orders from the DOPE and SLAVE CARTELS and TERRORISTS, not "We The People." Please see http://badphoenixcops.blogspot... Don't forget the brave efforts of MONICA ALONZO (Monica.Alonzo@newtimes.com) of www.PhoenixNewTimes.com in exposing these lowlives. Keep up the great work, MONICA! MONICA and our PHOENIX CABAL-BASHING ALLIES on the ground at www.BadPhoenixCops.Blogspot.co... now know about the WANTAGATE THEFT OF TRILLIONS being regularly exposed at http://wantagate.blogspot.com and http://wtsnb.blogspot.com . You can bet they're working on connecting WACKO JACKO and his CO-CONSPIRATOR PHIL "Delerium Tremens" GORDON, and many others, to kickbacks and pay-offs from those TRILLIONS stolen form "We The People." Sadly, GORDON's moniker "Delerium Tremens" refers to his UNTREATED CHRONIC ALCOHOLISM, OXYCONTIN ADDICTION, and a PSYCHO-SEXUAL DISORDER that makes him OBSESSED with some of the UGLIEST SKANKS in PHOENIX, such as his current BOW-WOW - ELISSA "Global STDs" MULLANY. MULLANY and GORDON have been stealing TAXPAYERS' MONEY in GLOBAL THEIVERY in conspiracy with CARLOS SLIM and ARAB TERRORISTS in DUBAI and elsewhere. And GORDON's Jewish also! All of Us"

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