Police Beat: April 16
University of Arizona Police Department officers became involved in a conflict between a Ph.D. researcher and a postdoctoral researcher on April 8.
The Ph.D. researcher reported that the postdoctoral researcher had become insubordinate after receiving a letter of termination. The postdoctoral researcher said he would withhold research if the Ph.D. researcher did not provide a letter of recommendation.
The Ph.D. researcher said he was worried that the postdoctoral researcher would become violent. Officers spoke to the postdoctoral researcher; he said he had not threatened the Ph.D. researcher, who he claimed called him an “asshole.”
Both men were told to speak with their department head about the conflict, and the Dean of Students Office was informed of the situation.