DPS chief: Complaint unsigned, invalid

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Department of Public Safety Commissioner Robert Guerrero described yesterday as invalid an unsigned complaint against him from 2019 that he said was instigated to ruin his confirmation process.

In a brief statement yesterday, Guerrero, he said the 2019 sexual harassment complaint, which is currently making the rounds on social media, has been brought up numerous times on social media by Rep. Ed Propst (D-Saipan) and was unsigned, which makes it technically invalid.

“That’s the unsigned, self-statement instigated by some former law enforcement officer that was sent to the Senate to ruin my confirmation process. I know the Office of Personnel Management looked into that so-called statement and probably also the Attorney General’s Investigative Unit for its validity,” he said.

He pointed out that the issue is being brought up over two years later because of the issues arising with Propst in regards to a complaint filed against the lawmaker alleging sexual abuse over 20 years ago. Propst declined to comment on the matter yesterday.

According to the written testimony by a DPS Transition Committee member dated March 2019, he received a call from a DPS administrative employee who claim that Guerrero harassed her because she did not grant sexual favors for the commissioner, and that she was allegedly transferred to Kobleville Youth Center in retaliation. She also allegedly told Gov. Ralph DLG Torres about her transfer.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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