Phoenix police chief's uniforms reported stolen


by The Associated Press

Video report by Mike Watkiss

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Updated Friday, May 30 at 2:24 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix police say their chief's uniforms have been stolen.

They say two shirts and a pair of slacks belonging to Chief Daniel Garcia apparently were stolen while they were at a dry cleaners.

"We are not immune to that," Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos told 3TV's Mike Watkiss. "Our officers, from any rank, really, from time to time become victims of crime."

The items, along with other people's clothing, were taken from Suntown Cleaners in north Phoenix several days ago.

Martos said there was nothing on the clothes to indicate they were the chief's other than a Phoenix Police Department patch on the sleeve.

"Obviously the concerns are people using those for some other illicit activity," Martos said. That includes impersonating an officer.

Garcia was hired by Phoenix in May 2012 after 34 years with the Dallas Police Department.

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