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.”