Two police unions representing Mesa police officers have initiated a “no confidence” vote against Chief Ramon Batista.
According to KGUN, the voting will be held on May 17th and the tally will be given to the Mesa City Council.
The union says morale is very low, especially after Chief Batista “condemned” his officers to the media during a use of force case before an internal investigation could be completed.
One department employee told the AZ Central that the chief is a “liberal snowflake who cares more about public image than his officers.”
Chief Batista has held his position for just over two years and was hired away from Tucson.
The mayor and city officials have said they still support the chief.
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