More discovery at Calexico Police Department


More news coming out of the Calexico Police Department.  This time background checks that may be fraudulent.


Calexico Police Chief Mike Bostic revealed the new discovery last week at the town hall meeting.

“I found what appears to be some either fraudulent or ignored issues in the background investigations and I’m not sure how many yet.  We’re going to have to look at all of them,” Chief Mike Bostic said.

Chief Bostic says he was pretty surprised.

He’s not sure what the next step should be.


“I’m not sure legally what can or can do with it at this point, but ultimately somebody chose to ignore the background guidelines  when they hired some people for the department,” Chief Bostic said.

As for the previous chiefs he says if they’re responsible there’s not much that can be done unless if it’s something criminal.


“It would be on the people involved especially in the decision making process because fraud is fraud.   False and misleading statements and it doesn’t matter your rank,” Chief Bostic said.


The count of the investigations is up to 29.

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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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