“In my book he just kind of condoned rape,” Gropp said. “I was just floored … that was when I decided to start recording things and file a complaint.”
Despite a consistent flow of complaints of harassment, fraud and threatening behavior to the school’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) and to former CSU President Larry Penley, Yarbrough was promoted last year to vice president of public safety in addition to being chief of police.
He was handsomely rewarded with a $156,000-a-year salary, easily making him the highest paid law enforcement officer in the state.
Barred by state personnel law, the university hasn’t released any information about Yarbrough’s paid administrative leave and an ongoing investigation headed by Colorado Bureau of Investigation. (The Rocky Mountain Collegian)
I think what is most surprising about this story is the reaction to it. In a society teeming with sexist messages that tell us that women are only good for pleasuring men, that there are good girls and bad girls, and that all women secretly want to be put in their place–is it any surprise that members of our society walk around with such thoughts in their head? Is it shocking only because he’s a police officer, or is it shocking because we’ve come to expect that this particular belief is not one that should or needs to be openly stated? That said, what educational purpose does this little gem of wisdom serve? Don’t forget, it’s not rape because they always want it! For this, he walks around on leave with a 150k salary unbelievable, but completely predictable.