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Six Glendale police officers placed on leave amid investigation; chief won't reveal reasons

February 1, 2011 |  8:04 am

Five Glendale police officers and a sergeant are on paid administrative leave as officials investigate their roles in four incidents.

Police and city officials declined to identify the officers or discuss the nature of the incidents, saying they were personnel matters.

But in referencing some of the officers on leave at a citizen advisory board meeting, Glendale Police Chief Ron De Pompa said that about 2% of his officers make poor decisions, and “1% of that 2% are just bad apples.”

Without revealing the reasons for putting the officers on leave, De Pompa said there was also “that other 1%” who make some “very dumb mistakes.... It leaves you scratching your head wondering, ‘Why did they do that? What were they thinking?’”

Read the full story in the Glendale News-Press.


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