Articles Tagged With ‘Steve Gesell’




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Steve Gesell hired by his former boss

Ex-San Luis Obispo police chief Steve Gesell has been hired by his former boss. Gesell will become chief in Cottonwood, Arizona on Jan. 20, according to a city press release. Doug Bartosh, the city manager of Cottonwood, formerly served as... (Continue reading)

Steve Gesell seeking work in Arizona

Former San Luis Obispo police chief Steve Gesell, who was forced out of the top cop job in SLO earlier this year, is now pursuing work in Cottonwood Arizona. [KSBY] The Cottonwood Police department serves a population of about 40,000 people. The... (Continue reading)

Steve Gesell seeking work in North Dakota

Former San Luis Obispo police chief Steve Gesell, who was recently forced out of the top cop job in SLO, is pursuing work in North Dakota. [Tribune] Gesell is one of 13 applicants for the position of Fargo police chief, a... (Continue reading)

Gesell contemplating run against Joe Arpaio

San Luis Obispo’s former police chief Steve Gesell withdrew his application for the Chico chief of police job and has set his sights on a possible run for embattled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s position in the 2016 election. [KSBY]... (Continue reading)

Did Steve Gesell game the city to get his settlement?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo’s embattled outgoing police chief Steve Gesell had applied for a new job several months prior to City Manager Katie Lichtig placing him on administrative leave, a job he was first in... (Continue reading)

Steve Gesell’s $120,000 severance

San Luis Obispo City officials agreed Thursday to pay police Chief Steve Gesell a $120,000 severance to end his employment with the city as of May 29. City manager Katie Lichtig placed Gesell on paid administrative leave on May 8... (Continue reading)

Gesell lawyers up for employment dispute with SLO

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell, who is currently on paid administrative leave, has retained a Pismo Beach lawyer who is arguing the city has no good cause to terminate Gesell’s contract. On Friday, City Manager Katie Lichtig placed... (Continue reading)

SLO management to negotiate settlement with Gesell

The San Luis Obispo City Council instructed the city manager and the city attorney to negotiate a settlement with Police Chief Steve Gesell at a closed session meeting on Tuesday. On Tuesday’s agenda, it noted that the city was facing... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo City Council to negotiate Gesell’s payout

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo City staff placed an item on Tuesday’s agenda late Monday afternoon that appears to be about Chief Steve Gesell’s separation from the city. Gesell is currently on paid administrative leave. During a special SLO... (Continue reading)

Did illegal ticket quotas hasten Gesell’s exit?

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell’s command staff initiated an illegal ticket quota scheme with pizza as a reward, emails obtained by CalCoastNews show, an activity that may have contributed to Gesell’s being... (Continue reading)



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