Mayor Romero and Other City Council Members Support Police Chief Magnus

After Wednesday’s news conference surrounding the in-custody death of Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez and Tucson Police Department (TPD) Chief Chris Magnus’ offer of resignation, City Manager Michael Ortega said yesterday that he will not accept the resignation.

The City Manager received support for Magnus from Mayor Regina Romero and a majority of the Tucson City Council, including Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik and Ward 4 Council Member Nikki Lee.

"Chief Magnus has brought forward-thinking changes to TPD policies, practices and trainings, and has built strong relationships with our community since he joined the Department in 2016," Mayor Romero said. "Now is the time to work together and rebuild public trust in our police department by increasing transparency, ensuring accountability, and re-imagining how we provide safety to our community. I look forward to working with Chief Magnus to accomplish these reforms."