DPS to handle Gilbert investigation

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has accepted the Town of Quartzsite’s request to investigate Police Chief Jeff Gilbert in the matter for which he was placed on administrative leave last week. This comes after Town Manager Alex Taft announced that the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department had declined to investigate.

A short statement from the Town says:

“Today the Town of Quartzsite has given the evidence to DPS in the matter of the investigation into Sgt. Garcia and Police Chief Jeff Gilbert. DPS will be investigating this matter rather than another law enforcement agency as suggested in the August 27, 2012 Council Meeting.”