DOJ releases report on Calexico PD

CALEXICO, Calif. – The U.S. Department of Justice released an assessment report after a two year investigation into the Calexico Police Department.

The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) conducted the analysis and found 94 significant deficiencies in nearly every area of the department and outlined nearly 200 recommendations to fix the problems.

Former chief of police, Michael Bostic, and former city manager, Richard Warne, requested the investigation after a man alleged being kidnapped and beaten by members of the police department in 2014.

Lack of training for employees and leaders, record keeping and absence of crime data is disclosed in detail in the 144-page report. The findings in the report are followed by examples of poor police work.

City officials held a press conference Wednesday morning where they talked about how they plan to move forward.

The report, Collaborative Reform Initiative: An Assessment of the Calexico Police Department, can be found online at http://ric-zai-inc.com/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0804.

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