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Lack Of Accountability For Arlington Police Department May Have Cascading Consequences
Updated On: Jan 30, 2020 You have heard the old saying about how the “past can come back to haunt you”. Well that could never be truer for Assistant Chief Kolbye and the Arlington Police Department.Attached is a copy of a motion for a new trial for Hector Acosta. Acosta you may remember was arrested and charged with Capital Murder, for killing two people and decapitating one of them. In November 2019, Acosta was found guilty and sentenced to death.On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, the motion fo...

Judge overturns 80 Hr. suspension & rules a disparate treatment & obvious formal privilege that rank has at Arlington Police Department
Updated On: Dec 09, 2019 Members, Recently one of our members recieved an 80 Hr. suspension for several policy violations. On Aug. 14 & 15 2019 our member attended his arbitration hearing, represented by Attorney Randall Moore. On Dec. 6, 2019 the arbitrator overtured the entire suspension for a number of reasons, which are explained in detail in the attached ruling. We encourage all members to read and share the attached ruling, and remember we are all one call away form being su...

Chief Will Johnson receives no discipline over use of the N-word
Updated On: Jul 27, 2019 Members,Attached is the ruling from the City Manager regarding our complaint against Chief Johnson. We are sure that it will come as no surprise that it was determined that Chief Johnson did NOT violate City of Arlington Personnel Policy 201.11 A (1)(2).Unbecoming Conduct and Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order, which states, an employee’s conduct at all times, on and off the job, shall reflect favorably on the employee and the City. The subjective intent of the spea...

Deputy Chief James Lowery and Lt. Moses Received Oral Reprimands Related to the Shredded Use of Force Document
Updated On: Apr 06, 2018 Members, We are sharing this information because knowledge is power and the more you know the better it may help you in the future should you find yourself in a similar saturation. Let’s first start with the Texas Penal Code 37.10 (a)(3) Tampering with a Governmental Records, which states a person commits an offense if he intentionally destroys, conceals, removes, or otherwise impairs the verity, legibility, or availability of a governmental records. We c...

Retired Officer Files Truthfulness Complaint against Assistant Chief Kolbye
Updated On: Dec 04, 2017 Most of you know retired Officer Kevin Southard and some of you may have heard rumors of how and why he retired from the Arlington Police Department. This should help shed some light on the issue and clear up some rumors.In August 2016, Officer Southard filed a complaint against Deputy Chief Lowery for profanity in briefing. This lead to several meetings with Chief Kolbye regarding the complaint against Chief Lowery. During these meetings, Chief Kolbye became concer...

No Accountability for Command Staff
Updated On: Apr 05, 2017 Recently the Arlington Municipal Patrolman's Association filed a complaint against Assistant Chief Ayala, Chief Johnson and City Attorney Sarah Martin, regarding the release of the name and social security numbers of 48 Police Employees.Attached is a copy of the investigation conduct by Deputy City Manager Dr. T. Bowman, and to everyone’s surprise, Bowman found no policy violations.We would like to point out a few issues. First, on page 6, under Dissemination of Pe...

The More You Know
Updated On: Jun 13, 2016 The Arlington Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into the actions of several officers stemming from allegations that these officers were falsifying traffic stop data. The Arlington Municipal Patrolman’s Association (AMPA) does not condone the alleged actions of these officers. The department’s investigation is ongoing and we encourage members of the police department as well as the public to not rush judgment until the investigation has r...