Police won’t criminally charge Tempe councilman in misconduct case

Mar 30, 2018, 12:34 PM
(Kolby Granville Photo)...
(Kolby Granville Photo)
(Kolby Granville Photo)

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department said Friday there was insufficient evidence to charge a Tempe city councilman in a misconduct case.

Two women alleged that Tempe City Councilman Kolby Granville acted inappropriately toward them.

He was fired from his job as a teacher at Tempe Preparatory Academy near McClintock Drive and Southern Avenue after two former students at the school accused him of giving them alcohol while they were underage. One of the ex-students also alleged Granville made unwanted sexual advances toward her.

He told the Arizona Republic he had a relationship with a former student when she was in college and has denied the allegations.

Both women had graduated when the alleged incident occurred.

Tempe authorities had requested Phoenix police to investigate the matter in January to ensure an unbiased process.

City officials said the police report will be used in determining how to proceed with a separate council code of conduct investigation.

Granville declined to comment on the results of the investigation.

According to his biography on the city website, Granville grew up in Tempe and attended McClintock High School. After graduation, he went to Arizona State University, where he earned three degrees.

He was first elected to the council in 2012.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Police won’t criminally charge Tempe councilman in misconduct case