(Federal lawsuit filed)….It was announced Monday.
The litigation was filed against Calexico interim Police Chief Michael Bostic, City Manager Richard Warne, Police Lieutenant Gonzalo Gerardo and City Council member Maritza Hurtado. The litigation was filed with the United States District Court, for the Southern District of California in San Diego. The suit alleges interim Chief Bostic conspired to violate the civil rights act by manufacturing evidence and engaging in witness intimidation. The lawsuit also alleges corruption at virtually every level of the government. The documents filed indicate the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Joe Bielma, a member of the Calexico Police Commission, Frank Uriarte, Rudy Alarcon, Luis Casillas,Steven Garcia, German Durado, Gabriel Rodriguez, Isaias Navarro and Stephen Frazier.