6 UCPD officers face possible termination for falsifying reports

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Six UCPD officers are facing termination for congregating in a campus library after the library was closed instead of patrolling school buildings, as first reported by the Mercury News.

The officers, who remain unidentified, have been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 31. The officers had an appeal hearing in March to determine whether they would be allowed to come back to work or be fired. The decision has yet to be made.

The officers regularly spent time in a math library in Evans Hall and were administratively charged with falsely reporting their locations, according to the Mercury News.

Campus spokesperson Janet Gilmore said in an email that police personnel matters are confidential, and the administration cannot discuss the particulars of any individual case.

“We expect all our officers to be out working, as assigned, protecting our campus community,” Gilmore said in the email. “The university also takes retaliation allegations very seriously and prohibits taking action because employees complain of misconduct.”

Francesca Munsayac is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @fcfm_dc.

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  • C Bierbauer78

    Our gold plated UCPD chose to defraud the University, campus workers and students. They took high salaries while not providing the safety and security they were contracted for. The decision is a simple one. All that needs to be determined is the magnitude of the reimbursement they will be required to make.

  • flashsteve

    I know it won’t happen, but, if they are proved to have fake worked, and they got paid for that, plus this ridiculous investigation period, they should be required to re-pay at least the fake work time.

    • s randall

      You are spot on. They have been on “paid administrative leave” since October 31? Let’s see, November, December, January, February, March, April, May. That will be 7 months at the end of this month. How long does it take to do an investigation?

      • flashsteve

        Clue me in. I worked in the library back in the 60’s. Do they now have some close circuit cameras? If they do, review of that footage would have allowed them to solve this issue in say, two weeks?