Cronkite Header

Police unions seek no-confidence vote in Phoenix chief after ex-officer’s suicide

Email this story
Print this story
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

By Michael Gordon

PHOENIX – The recent suicide of former Phoenix Police Officer Craig Tiger, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, sparked denunciations from local union officials who say Police Chief Daniel Garcia’s handling of the case exposes larger leadership issues in the department. Officials with the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association and the Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association are urging members to vote no-confidence in Garcia, whom one officer called a “tyrant and a bully” for his management style. The city, meanwhile, said it would name a task force to investigate treatment of PTSD for police officers.