FBI Raids Calexico Police Department – takes hard drives as evidence

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9077281_BG1CALEXICO – In a press release, the City of Calexico said at approximately 9:45 a.m., Thursday, FBI agents arrived at the Calexico Police Department and entered the facility to seize and take custody of computer hard drives, documents and other potential evidence. The city says it’s a part of the on-going investigations into potential criminal activities of some members of the Calexico Police Department.

Interim Police Chief Michael Bostic has suspended several police officers from duty as part of these and other investigations. While they cannot comment on on-going investigations, Interim City Manager Richard Warne, Interim Police Chief Michael Bostic and the city’s independent investigator have been working closely with the FBI, District Attorney’s office and the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office on a number of investigations currently being conducted.

Interim City Manager Richard Warne said, “City of Calexico appreciates the incredible professionalism, cooperation and support the City has received from the FBI, District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office as it has worked to reform and bring change to the Calexico Police Department. Our goal is to reform and transform the Calexico Police Department and make it into the premier law enforcement agency in Southern California. 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.”