Officer Craig Tiger's personnel record released

The personnel record for Officer Craig Tiger was released Thursday. Tiger was fired in 2013 after a DUI arrest and the controversy surrounding his dismissal led to a vote of no confidence against Chief Daniel Garcia. 

His firing first came to the media's attention when he killed himself last June. His ex-wife says he was suffering from PTSD from an officer-involved shooting. She says he should have been given medical help instead of being fired.

FOX 10 looked through the hundreds of pages in the officer's file. We found at least eight letters of commendation and several years of positive reviews.

In his final review from 2012, his supervisor touched on the officer-involved shooting that allegedly led to the officer's struggle with PTSD.

His supervisor wrote; "The subject who had been possibly on drugs approached you and another officer refusing to drop a bat he was holding in a threatening manner, and you were forced to use lethal force to neutralize the threat."

In the employee section of the same review, Tiger wrote that he was looking forward to another year on the 22B squad. He also was hoping to make an impact in his beat area over the next year.

There were no mentions of his struggle with PTSD.

In Tiger's records, we did find one written reprimand from 2004 when he failed to show up in court.

RELATED CONTENT:

Phoenix Police Chief Garcia speaks out about officer's death

Police unions blame police chief for officer's suicide

Family says goodbye to officer who took his own life

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories