As reported today, former SUSD police Chief Jim West went public last night with his low opinion of what’s going on with the department he led until last month. SUSD Sgt. Thomas Bitz, meanwhile, wrote a letter blasting Superintendent Steve Lowder and interim Chief Eric Holman.
But we did not learn until this morning of an email sent yesterday to Lowder from Mario Gates, the president of the SUSD Police Officers Association. That letter indicates that the vast majority of the SUSD force strongly supports Lowder, Holman, and the now-approved addition of an interim captain.
The email was forwarded to me by a district source who shall remain nameless. Read Gates’ letter here.