OPERATION NATION REPORT
Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff told CBS 5 in Phoenix he is in fact the person on tape coaching his subordinate officers to lie so they can complete adulterous sexual liaisons with female co-workers and/or strippers. Tempe City Manager Charlie Meyer concluded all serious allegations made against Ryff in the complaint are “unfounded” after an internal investigation.
Tempepolicecloset.com, an online forum of former and current Tempe officers, make several allegations in the complaint, including, but not limited to Ryff saving promotions and creating paid positions for his friends and family. Ryff and both assistant chiefs, Steve Carbajal and John Rush, all make over $130,000 per year. Ryff, Meyer, and Tempe mayor Hugh Hallman are all part of a well-known “good ‘ol boys” network within all city’s departments who will allegedly lie for one another to cover misconduct.
Hallman and Ryff are both lifelong Tempe residents. CLICK HERE to read the entire 13-page complaint and findings by the City of Tempe’s investigation. It may take several minutes to load.
Here is the CBS 5 Phoenix report (the only “mainstream” outlet covering the story) from Wednesday, Feb. 25.
The 13-page complaint further accuses Ryff of “conduct unbecoming of a police officer,” “violating public trust,” and of having sex with a female employee in the department’s Diversity Office, which fields complaints from other officers about police executives. Another alleged sexual relationship, according to the complaint, happened in Washington, D.C. in May of 2007. Ryff and several other Tempe officers attended a memorial following the death of Tempe Police officer Kevin Weeks, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2006.
Several Tempe Police officers have been accused of lying by citizens. Officer Chuck Schoville, who ordered two young “black” men to “do a little rap” to avoid getting a ticket, retired in August of 2007 after an independent investigation revealed he lied in a complaint he filed. Stan Rosenblatt, the owner of the dog off-duty Tempe officer Whitney Jurjevich shot and killed in Pennsylvania, said Jurjevich lied to authorities to avoid being charged. Rosenblatt is now considering civil action. Officer Mike Wallace is named in a Notice of Claim served on the Tempe Police January 16, alleging he lied in an online report of an incident to cover his negligence.
The administrators of tempepolicecloset.com believe the only way the truth will come out is if an independent investigation is done by individuals who are not part of Ryff’s circle. They are also encouraging citizens of Tempe to contact city and state legislators.