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Quartzsite police approached her husband John with a citation for the same offense. Frausto told him if he refused, the citation would be sent in the mail.
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Witnesses report that Mrs. Jones got up from her seat in the second row and walked to where her husband was sitting in the back of the room.
From halfway across the room and as she passed the rows of chairs, Jones gave "the finger" to Starr Bearcat, whom she believed had been actively filming the interaction between Quartzsite Police and the Jones', and who previously posted numerous false comments and defamatory videos about them on http: Jones spoke briefly with her husband and sat back down in her seat.
Yeomans told John that if he refused to sign, he had been instructed by the sergeant to arrest him.
John reports that he then asked to see the law he had allegedly broken, but when he followed Yeomans outside he was handcuffed. Discussion ensued between the three, and Yeomans asked Frausto if Jones could sign the citation. Jones informed the officers that his wife had filed a lawsuit against Police Chief Jeff Gilbert, Town Manager Alexandra Taft, and the incorporated town for police harassment days earlier, and that Taft had been served several hours before the meeting.
Jones was released, he signed the citation, and did not return to the meeting. During the meeting, QPD officers brought Mrs. Jones her husbands wallet, and repeatedly tried to lure her outside to speak with her husband "before he went to jail" but she refused to speak, or leave with them.
When the meeting ended, Mrs. Jones tried unsuccessfully to reach her attorney by phone. She then handed her belongings to Mayor Ed Foster and told him "Don't bail me out".
Foster's mayoral campaign was based on promises to "get rid of the Chief.
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Foster spearheaded the attempt to oust the Police Chief for many years by filing more complaints with state agencies. Several DPS investigations could not prove any wrong doing by the Chief.
Gilbert continued in his position until September when Assistant Town Manager Al Johnson illegally placed him on paid administrative leave. Council reinstated Gilbert on Sept.
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In an interview with Arizona Republic's Dennis Wagner, "Gilbert said his ouster was orchestrated to cover up an inquiry he launched into Town Council members for allegedly releasing confidential police documents.
On August 8, Council Member Mark Orgeron submitted two requests to Bruno requesting agenda items to be placed upcoming meetings; for the August 13th meeting Orgeron wanted "to define the office hours of the police department as well as when phones should be routed to central dispatch. Planning ahead for the September 10th Town Council Meeting, Orgeron wanted to "recruit and hire an Interim Chief of Police," but this item did not appear on the meeting's agenda to be discussed.
Disagreements became evident during the September 24th council meeting. Gilbert argued for the officers to able to use their professional judgement.Quartzsite AZ, 2013 Jan 19
Council approved the new policies with minor changes to read, "In the event a citizen requests that they not be recorded, the officer shall take the request into consideration.