Department of Justice Monitors Calexico PD

CALEXICO, Calif. – Since Calexico Chief Mike Bostic and Richard Warne came on board for the City of Calexico some have wanted them out.

 

“They’re still working very hard to get rid of us because we bring the light to things that don’t want to have the light shined on it, and they know that we’re moving past the police department into the whole government operations here in the city,” Chief Mike Bostic said.

 

In case the city doesn’t hire him on permanently, Bostic says he cares enough about the community to have the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney monitor the police department.

 

“The community deserves to be protected from what they’ve put up with for at least a decade and no longer be prisoners to an unethical police department,” Bostic said.

The department of justice conducted their own investigation and then entered into a memorandum of understanding and they’ll be in Caelxico next week.

 

“The awesome thing ab0out it is there’s no way the dark side can bring back another chief that they can do whatever they want because the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will be monitoring everything,” Bostic said.

Bostic says even if the opposition succeeds in running them out of town their game is over.

 

“In the end, that’s what I’ve always wanted since the moment I got here was making a difference for the city because that’s what it’s about and it’s citizens,” Bostic said.

 

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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