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Former Gilbert officer accused of private work while on duty

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Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2004 10:35 am | Updated: 5:17 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

A one-time Gilbert police officer has been accused of neglecting his former job to perform private security for his apartment complex while on duty in exchange for $200 off his monthly rent.

The Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training charging board on Wednesday issued a complaint against Kyle E. McIntosh, beginning a process that could lead to the suspension or revocation of his peace officer’s certification.

After receiving the complaint, McIntosh will have 30 days to request a hearing to respond to the allegation, which was one of five in an internal affairs investigation brought against him by the Gilbert Police Department, said Diana Stabler, a spokeswoman for the state agency.

McIntosh, a patrol officer, resigned earlier this year before there were any disciplinary recommendations levied by his department. Four of the five allegations were sustained and two met criteria for consideration by the state board.

According to the state board, McIntosh entered into a contract with his apartment complex to provide security patrols in exchange for the $200 discount. McIntosh agreed to conduct foot patrols on the grounds, drive through the parking lot, respond to resident calls, tag abandoned vehicles and submit a written report of his activities, documents indicate.

McIntosh would do all of that at various times between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. from May 30, 2003, to Oct. 1, 2003. His on-duty patrol shift was 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Investigators determined that McIntosh lied about his activities when confronted, Stabler said.

The other sustained allegations against McIntosh were wrongfully entering residents’ private garages without permission or probable cause while looking for a burglary suspect, driving in a reckless manner while responding to a drunken driving call, and being spotted eating at a Denny’s restaurant while the computer had him logged out for prisoner transport.

Another allegation, that he told a drunken driving suspect and his passenger that he "arrested people that did not speak English," was not sustained.

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