“I’m shocked and dumbfounded that Rojas would make such false accusations and continue to damage our city and community. The truth, that the Police Officers Association knows is he was incompetent and had lost the confidence of the rank and file; a vote of No Confidence was initiated, personnel matters were mismanaged and he was unable to implement an effective community oriented policing philosophy.
In his tenure, violent gang crime went through the roof and in closing what was once a nationally recognized police department saw officers leaving to other agencies something that never occurred before. Lastly, Rojas was the only chief in the state, I believe, that has civil service protection.
With that said, if he was doing such a great job or even adequate for that matter, why would he have resigned? With civil service protection, unless performance is very, very substandard your employment is secure yet he resigned…”