FBI raids Calexico Police Department

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FBI Raid

CALEXICO, Calif. – Several officers in Calexico were suspended after federal agents raided the police department Thursday, authorities said.

FBI agents entered the Calexico Police Department at 9:45 a.m. and seized computer hard drives, documents and other items as a part of an on-going investigation, according to San Diego FBI special agent Darrell Foxworth.

Calexico Interim Police Chief Michael Bostic suspended several police officers from duty, but did not release any other details.

The FBI, District Attorney’s Office and Imperial County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the investigation and refused to discuss information about the investigation.

Interim City Manager Richard Warne released a statement suggesting whatever led to Thursday’s investigation had been going on for some time.

“[The city] has worked to reform and bring change to the Calexico Police Department. Our goal is to reform and transform the Calexico Police Department to make it into the premier law enforcement agency in Southern California,” Interim City Manager Richard Warne stated. “Our first goal is to return honorable service to the citizens of Calexico, that most officers in the department still provide. The citizens of Calexico richly deserve an effective police department they trust.”

7 comments

  • Steph

    Actually, you would be correct. But it’s just speculation at this point. I’m from there.
    One officer was in charge of crime, narcotics, and forget the third but all of the divisions basically. None of the citizen complaints went through. People were told to suck it up and then if their complaints were investigated then it was done half heartedly. They got over 1 mil in OT when the town didn’t even have anything. A new chief was put in and he said that there were no open cases since 2012 and he had no idea why there was so much OT. The p.d. was even conducting bus inspection which they had no business doing but the old chief was friends with the guy that drove the bus who happened to be a councilman so he would illegally pass inspection on the buses evn though there was black smoke coming out of it. I could go on and on and on. A lot of stuff going here. Want to keep up? I can give you the facebook of the page that started it all. Some people want the new chief out who has been there like a week since he is trying to clean up the p.d. they don’t want that to happen.

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