Letter to the Editor: Addressing letters, comments about Truckee Police | SierraSun.com

Letter to the Editor: Addressing letters, comments about Truckee Police

I wish to address the letters that are criticizing the Truckee Police Departmentand#8217;s handling of the situation with Officer Arthur Munoz. Any company or business or any public employer and#8212; like the police department and#8212; keep personnel issues private. It is the law. You donand#8217;t have to like it, but you donand#8217;t have the and#8220;rightand#8221; to know how this was handled and#8212; it is confidential, just as it would be if it was you and your employer.

Chief Sensley runs a department that has high standards and I believe him and#8212; if he said it was addressed and#8212; it was. I have sat with the chief and understand his dedication to the office that he holds and his commitment to the citizens of Truckee … have you? Have you talked to him personally, or have you just tried to stir up hate and discontent in the community, through the newspaper?

I appreciate the difference TPD has made in our community.

This all makes me wonder about people who continue to attack through the newspaper, including the online comments regarding the letters. Do you have personal issues with the TPD and#8212; have you been arrested or given a speeding ticket, or do you just not like law enforcement in general? Officer Munoz did a stupid thing on his off time. Chief Sensley stated to the public that it was handled internally. You donand#8217;t have the right to know if that included a psych evaluation and#8212; the law states that personnel matters are confidential and#8212; that is Officer Munozand#8217;s right and mine, as well as yours. Your and#8220;what ifsand#8221; have no basis in fact. Let it go.

Myron Cooper


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