The Renton Police Department conducted an investigation into a series of emails sent between Deputy Chief Tim Troxel, Sergeant Todd Frazier and Sergeant Paul Summers after a letter was sent to the city alleging officer misconduct.
Patch caught wind of this story and first requested these records on June 19. The City of Renton finally released them after multiple extensions at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday, August 28.
Following the investigation Frazier was disciplined with a 12-hour suspension, loss of current assignment (reassigned to patrol operations) and the successful completion of a performance action plan as developed by his commander.
In June 2012, Frazier signed an 'expedited process' form to waive his right to appeal the findings.
Patch reported that . The records received by Patch do not name the diciplinary action he will receive, although the Renton Reporter has reported that Troxel will retire effective this Friday.
Patch will continue to cull these records. Check back for more on this developing story.
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