In the final administrative decision, the ASP Director, Colonel William Bryant, wrote "I considered the nature of your violations and specific facts surrounding your violations of ASP policy. I also took into account your past disciplinary history involving the same behavior and issues; specifically, you were counseled in May 2013, October 2014, April 2-15, and June 2015."Phillips is a State Police employee, but not a sworn officer.
Those previous issues are what the department thought was the appearance of inappropriate "interactions with primarily young, minor females who were at D.L. to take the written or practical portion of the driving test."