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.”