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Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert fired

The contract of Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert, for years the subject of attention while clashing with a faction of town residents who opposed him, was terminated Tuesday by the Quartzsite Town Council. At the regularly scheduled council meeting, members convened in an Executive Session to discuss Gilbert’s contract. They reconvened in public session and voted to terminate his contract …

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Jeff Gilbert fired

Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert was fired by Town of Quartzsite assistant manager Al Johnson today without the prior knowledge of the Council. A letter sent by certified mail to Gilbert in Alabama, where he is believed to be on vacation, gives “gross negligence and willful misconduct” as the reasons for the termination of his contract. The action follows his …

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Jeff Gilbert accused of falsifying “time sheet”

Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert says he is the victim of retaliation from town management after an allegation of facilitating a false time sheet. Gilbert, who was placed on administrative leave for undisclosed reasons, says the only reason he was given for the action was contained in a written notice from Town Manager Alex Taft, which says: “A complaint has …

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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 …

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Gilbert placed on leave?

The Desert Messenger is reporting via its Facebook page that Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert has been placed on administrative leave. Town Manager Alex Taft says she will be issuing a press release shortly.

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LISTEN: Documentary to depict Quartzsite people and politics

A new documentary film by Cyle O’Donnell is set to depict the town of Quartzsite, AZ and its politics, rivalries and melodrama. O’Donnell describes the film like this: “From allegations of corruption, police harassment and embezzlement, to a murder-for-hire scandal between the first two mayors, the tiny, desert town of Quartzsite, Arizona has seen conflict reserved only for major cities. …

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Attorney connected with Quartzsite conflict may be disbarred

UPDATE ADDED AT BOTTOM. An attorney who was involved in a political conflict in Quartzsite, AZ is at risk of being disbarred, according to a column at Forbes.com. Elmer “Stewart” Rhodes, founder of an organization associated with the patriot movement called Oath Keepers, represented Quartzsite residents Michael Roth, Jennifer ‘Jade’ Jones and Mayor Ed Foster in civil suits in federal …

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Shontz-Weis wins judge race by 2 votes

It’s official! The incumbent in the election for Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace, Charlene Shontz-Weis, has won the race by just 2 votes. The canvass was approved by the La Paz County Board of Supervisors at a Thursday morning meeting. Weis ran against Rich Tozer, former head of the County’s Probation Department. This was Tozer’s second time going up …

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Judge still undecided in Tuesday election

UPDATE 8/28 5:30pm: Latest unofficial results show the following: Tozer 442 Weis 444 This (we think) includes all votes but are still not final or official. —– UPDATE 8/27 3pm: How about trying to game out the Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace race? Here’s some extra information that might help us with a prediction. (1) When we add uncounted …

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Martin Brannan suspended by State Bar

Image via QTown.US The State Bar of Arizona has suspended the law license of former Quartzsite Town Attorney Martin Brannan. On April 30th, 2014, a disciplinary judge ordered the suspension for 90 days, citing Brannan’s failure to acknowledge conflicts of interest he had during and after his time as Quartzsite’s Town Attorney. According to the Disposition Summary in the case: …

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