CALEXICO, Calif. – Chief of Police Michael Bostic has been put on administrative leave according to a City press release.
The reasons for Bostic being put on administrative leave were not known or shared by the council members who said the hiring and firing duties were up to City Manager Nick Fenley.
Some council members said they were surprised by the action against Bostic.
Council Member Armando Real said he was satisfied with Bostic’s work, but was concerned about his salary, which he considered to be high for a small border town.
City Mayor Joong Kim said he could not comment on the matter, saying it was a personnel matter.
Bostic will be on administrative leave until December 5th, 2015, when his services will formally cease, and the City will move forward in looking for a permanent Chief of Police, according to a City press release.
Bostic was retained by the City on October of 2014 as a Public Safety Expert and informally undertook the title of Chief of Police, but the position as Chief of Police was never approved by the City Council, according to the press release.