Red Bluff Peace Officers' Association attempting to oust chief

Dec 3, 2014 12:02 PM by News Staff

Tuesday night's Red Bluff City Council meeting was packed with community members who were eager to hear from the Red Bluff Peace Officers' Association, and their attempt to oust Red Bluff Police Chief Nanfito.

At the meeting, the peace officers association, represented by Brett Sherman, presented a letter of no confidence to council members.

Sherman's three page letter alleges poor treatment of Red Bluff Police Officers by Chief Paul Nanfito, since he took over five years ago. Sherman alleges that Nanfito inflicted verbal and mental abuse on his officers, causing a high turn-over problem.

A source close to the department told Action News Now four officers have quit this year.

This is the POA's second attempt at removing Nanfito from his position. The organization first tried in 2012 and failed, resulting in multiple POA members being disciplined by the police chief for what he called disloyalty.

Chief Nanfito was unavailable for comment, he is currently in Virginia at an FBI training academy and will not return until later this month.


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