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Updated Nov 17, 2014 - 11:55 am

Phoenix police chief demotes 3 assistant chiefs

PHOENIX — Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia has removed three long-time
assistant chiefs in a reorganization of the department.

KPHO-TV reported Tuesday that Kevin Robinson, Tracy
Montgomery and Blake McClelland were demoted to commander.

The station says Sandra Renteria, Chuck Miller, Harry Markley and Dave Harvey
were promoted to assistant chief while Joe Yahner will stay as executive
assistant chief.

Garcia has been on the job less than a year and a recently released survey of
his officers gave him bad reviews as a leader.

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association and the Phoenix Police Sergeants and
Lieutenant’s Association opened the survey to 2,900 officers, sergeants and

The results showed 93 percent were very or somewhat dissatisfied with Garcia’s
job performance and 80 percent said he was an ineffective leader.


Information from: KPHO-TV,


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