By Rady Ananda
Governor Jan Brewer continues to ignore the international attention paid to Quartzsite, Arizona over $5 million in corruption charges, while the Chief of Police suspended nine of the city’s 14 police officers with pay, ordering them not to leave their homes between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.
All of the suspended officers blew the whistle on the chief, calling for an independent investigation into several serious charges, including false arrests and violating federal medical privacy laws.
Freedom Watch reported:
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July 26 UPDATE: 9 of Quartzsite’s 14 cops suspended after blowing whistle on Chief; Governor Ignores
In the ongoing saga of corruption in the City of Quartzsite, the City Council has now claimed the right to hold secret meetings, which violates Arizona law. It just ousted Mayor Ed Foster who was elected in 2010 on a campaign to investigate charges of corruption on the Council. Checks totaling $5 million have been mailed since 1991 to unnamed persons, but the City refuses to provide records to the Mayor.
By Amanda Lee Myers
The far western Arizona town of Quartzsite was in disarray Monday after the town council ousted the mayor from power and declared a state of emergency, all over an online video that shows a woman being arrested.
Mayor Ed Foster told The Associated Press on Monday that the town council held a last-minute meeting that was closed to the public Sunday night, declaring a state of emergency in the 3,600-person town just east of the California city of Blythe.
Jennifer Jones is Arrested at City Council Meeting
July 15 Update: Quartzsite City Council Ousts Mayor; Claims Right to Secret Meetings; $5 million in secret payments at issue
Related: Arizona: Woman Arrested for Speaking at City Council Meeting
By Alex Thomas
The Intel Hub
Quartzsite, Arizona, the town now infamous for arresting a citizen for speaking during a public city council meeting, has apparently declared martial law. This, according to Quartzsite Mayor Ed Foster, happened after a secret meeting was held during which the city council voted in favor of declaring a state of emergency.
Jennifer Jones, the woman who has gone on a full scale crusade against corruption in the small town of 3,600, posted an urgent update on her blog The Desert Freedom Press.
“At about noon today [Sunday, July 10], the town council, at the request of the police chief, declared an official state of emergency. Sgt Xavier Frausto was dressed in tactical gear when he and the police chief demanded the mayor get in their car,” wrote Jones.