Florence Detective Who Was Fired/Rehired Facing Retaliation, According to Memos

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"On 10/15/13 Hunter was on time but showed little respect for the Chief of Police when he entered the room. He had a delayed response to acknowledge him," Tatlock wrote.

And another: "Hunter was advised only to drive his assigned patrol unit for lunch break only. Officer Hunter ignored my directive and drove to Town Hall in my absence."

Yep, Hunter made that two-minute drive between Town Hall and the police department in his patrol unit -- after he was summoned by town officials.

Hunter was ordered to read administrative policies, but was dinged by Tatlock for failing "to keep focused on the task at hand" because he was "having conversations with some staff and not reading them as assigned."

Tatlock continued:

"On 11/01/2013 I gave Hunter at approximately 1200 hours a memo instructing him on what is required of him as code enforcement officer. ... As I was speaking to him, Hunter notice a typing error ... and he said 'which is it' and when I tried to explain he became disrespectful by talking over me while I was speaking. ... While Hunter was being disrespectful to me Chief Hughes and Detective Gaston were just outside my door and overhead the conversation."

After those dutifully kept notes, Tatlock made it formal.

On November 6, Hughes and Tatlock filed what's called a "record of employee counseling" for "insubordination to a superior officer" against Hunter.

Here's the shocking series of events that earned Hunter admonishment for insubordination.

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17 comments
nealscrazycasa1
nealscrazycasa1

Florence PD is like a bad dream all over again.  Will it ever stop??   Its a bad recurring dream that just won't stop.

dadadadiox
dadadadiox

Tatlock's reports remind me of a 3rd grader complaining, "He won't stop looking at me?" That guy needs a timeout.

Heartwing
Heartwing

Wow, this behavior from Florence supervisors is really ridiculous! My question is, where is the union in all of this? Don't officers pay union dues to have protection from this kind of abuse? This is the kind of behavior that you see on tv and think that it's fictional...but I guess it's not. I hope Hunter and his partner nail these guys to the wall!

robertmcdonald
robertmcdonald

No surprise, Hell I was fired by Florence Unified School District because I was a Democrat and refused to listen to right wing bs and because I was suing CCA, Florence's 2nd largest employer for wrongful termination. This doesn't surprise me one bit.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

Looks like Florence PD needs a good dose of Draino!

Pamela
Pamela

Ditto for US Marshal David Gonzales.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

It looks like Florence PD is in line for a "monitor."

shadeaux14
shadeaux14 topcommenter

Fire every cop in Arizona and start all over again. Are there ANY ethical law enforcement agencies in this state.


But then, when you have an Atty Gen like Tom Horne, I guess expecting ethics from the rest of law enforcement is futile.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

And you need a large bullet in your skull.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Actually they don't. Have you heard my recordings on (602) 777-6632 and (602) 926-2873 yet?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

You mean fire every cop in Arizona who doesn't pander to your wishes, right?

car_del99
car_del99

@robert_graham You are very stupid...You threatened him with a bullet to his head ?.

Are you trying to be in jail.. because someone is there that you need to be with ?

enigma9000aa
enigma9000aa

@robert_graham


I guess your not the brightest person in the world what you just posted comes real close if not right at the "communicating a threat crime"!:-) Maybe a few years in a Arpaio tent city in pink undies would help you!:-)

enigma9000aa
enigma9000aa

@robert_graham


Have you sought some serious mental health treatment, do you really truly think anyone cares to hear your insane ramblings!

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