by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Civil Service Commission dismissed the appeal for the four Guam Police Department officers who were stripped of their badges and guns last year. CSC Executive Director Tony Lamorena says they decided to dismiss the case due to a lack of jurisdiction.
He says they could not handle the case because although the officers were demoted to civilian status, he says they did not receive a reduction in pay. As we reported, Captain Mark Charfauros and Officers Tracey Volta, J.P. Duenas and Jeff Santos were demoted after the department said they failed to meet necessary requirements when they were rehired with the force. The officers have since been reinstated to their official police positions.
The officers' attorney, William Poole, meanwhile says he has filed a motion for the CSC to reconsider the case. He tells KUAM News they still plan to take further action by taking the matter before the Superior Court.