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Letter to the Editor: Can we really trust Chief Sensley?

Itand#8217;s been four months since the Sierra Sun published a story regarding the antics of Officer Arthur and#8220;Jr.and#8221; Munoz. The story highlighted extremely disturbing behavior marked by urinating on a cake and then utilizing a weapon to destroy it. As if eating the cake wasnand#8217;t enough, the officer somehow deemed it necessary to post his behavior on YouTube for the entire world to see. What could he have possibly been thinking?

The officerand#8217;s behavior is still frequently discussed in Truckee. It remains one of the most recommended articles on the Sierra Sunand#8217;s website. Truckee Police Chief Nick Sensley denounced the act and reportedly conducted an and#8220;internal investigation.and#8221; The officer remains on active duty and tickets people regularly. It makes one wonder, what the investigation actually revealed? Did Officer Munoz ever receive a psychological evaluation to assess his abilities to adequately perform his job?

Should we just trust the chief? Should we accept his explanation regarding separation of an and#8220;on duty officerand#8221; versus one who is and#8220;off dutyand#8221;? An officer takes an oath to and#8220;serve and protectand#8221; the public 24 hours a day. Who feels protected by Officer Munoz?

Is the chief truly a man who professes such high standards and values, yet keeps the underpinnings of behavior from one of his officers shrouded from the public? It makes one wonder about Chief Sensley and what types of police-related skeletons might be lurking in his past? Perhaps itand#8217;s wise to watch how someone walks, more so than how someone talks (or in this case not talking at all).

Ron Haimowitz


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