Tempe Chief Sylvia Moir Quits After Metropolis Seeks Change

Tempe, Az., Police Chief Sylvia Moir has resigned after a four-year tenure, the Arizona Republic reports. Town didn’t give a cause for her departure. In an electronic mail asserting her departure, Moir mentioned town is searching for adjustments that led to her resignation. Metropolis officers have “been clear about who ought to end the work and who ought to have a seat on the desk for the reforms desired. These conversations have culminated in making the troublesome resolution to resign from my place.” Metropolis Supervisor Andrew Ching mentioned he and Moir had been discussing the way forward for the police division for a number of weeks.

Metropolis leaders in Tempe have been discussing police reform and what policing ought to take care of the demise of George Floyd. Ching mentioned he believed it was within the metropolis’s finest curiosity to rent a brand new chief to supervise long-term adjustments within the police division. “We’re at a really essential time in our society. The concentrate on social justice and systemic racism, particularly because it applies to the police division, — not simply right here, however nationwide — is a major subject of concern for myself,” he mentioned. “We’ve made a number of progress however now we have a number of work to do and that work must be carried out by the subsequent (police chief).”