IMPERIAL, Calif. – The vote of no confidence of the police chief in Imperial is now two months old and the city says they are doing something in response to the POAs concerns.
In November the Imperial Police Officers Association voted no confidence Chief Miguel Colon.
Since then the city has met with POA and sent a letter of clarification for their position and the POA hasn’t responded.
Now… the city introducing an accreditation process through CALIA to address some of the concerns.
“To go through an accreditation process which is impartial. It doesn’t favor management. It doesn’t favor police officers. It takes into account our city budget and the size of our community the state that we’re located in,” City Manager Marlene Best said.
President Eric Granado says this is the first he’s heard of the process and the association knows nothing of it as well.
“The POA definitely welcomes to bring in somebody to look at the problems that we’re having and that’s exactly what we’re asking for,” Police Officers’ Association President Eric Granado said.
The POA says they haven’t responded to the city’s letter because they didn’t think their concerns were addressed.
“The letter of no confidence speaks for itself. No further elaboration is or information is needed,” Granado said.
There are a handful of lawsuits against the city and the police chief of Imperial.