"Over the past several months you both have engaged in a campaign to discredit and damage the reputation of myself, Jeff Gilbert, Chief of Police for the Quartzsite Police Department, members of the Quartzsite Police Department, my spouse Sondra Gilbert and to cause disruption and discredit to the lawful business of the Quartzsite Police Department by posting libelous, slanderous, false statements and negative comments on your Internet Blog, www.quartzsitearizona.blogspot.com.
In addition, you have posted my personal addresses along with photos of my home which is a violation of ARS 13-2401.A. “Personal information on the World Wide Web”; a class 5 felony. Repeated request and demands to the “blogger” administrator to remove this information have been ignored. Your intentional and deliberate dissemination of my personal information to include my addresses and photo of my home poses an imminent and serious threat to my safety and my immediate family’s safety due to my position as Chief of Police and as a police officer, and you have personal and common knowledge of persons who may wish to due harm to me and or my family.
This letter is a demand that you take down all blog entries regarding Jeff Gilbert, Chief of Police, Sondra Gilbert, and the Quartzsite Police Department and its members, together with the entire thread of comments. I further demand that you cease and desist from any further attempts to injure, defame, discredit and to interfere with the effective lawful actions of the Quartzsite Police Department.
The libellous, slanderous and false information on your Internet Blog were published deliberately, maliciously, and wilfully with the intent to cause damage to the character, profession, reputation and career of myself, Jeff Gilbert, Chief of Police, spouse Sondra Gilbert, the Quartzsite Police Department and it’s members.
I demand that you immediately cease and desist all such activities, or I will take the appropriate civil and criminal legal steps to protect my rights, the rights of Sondra Gilbert and the rights of the Quartzsite Police Department including, without limitation, filing claims for libel, slander, defamation and to pursue criminal prosecution for harassment.
Your blog postings and conduct also constitute tortuous interference with the lawful business of the Quartzsite Police Department by attempting to discredit myself, as the Chief of Police along with the members of the Department. As such, they are actionable and expose you to the imposition of compensatory as well as punitive damages, as well as criminal harassment actions.
In consequence therefore, I demand an immediate retraction and public apology to be published in the same manner the defamatory publication was made within 3 days of your receipt of this letter.
It is apparent that you do not agree with me personally or professionally, or with the lawful actions of the Quartzsite Police Department. That, however, does not entitle you to publish defamatory, false, libelous and slanderous statements in an attempt to discredit myself, my spouse, members of the Quartzsite Police Department and to publish this information with the intent to interrupt and interfere with the lawful actions of the Department, and to place my family and myself in immediate danger by publishing my personal information."
Chief of Police
Quartzsite Police Department
PO Box 2812, Quartzsite , AZ 85359