Independent Police Oversight Firm to Review Santa Ana Police Team
SANTA ANA, Calif.—An independent police oversight specialist will review an elite unit within the Santa Ana Police Department after a progressive blog accused some officers of having matching gang-like tattoos and assaulting citizens.
Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin May 11 disputed the allegations made by KnockLA, calling it misinformation.
“This misinformation included baseless attacks on the integrity of some of the most dedicated members of our police department,” Valentin said in a YouTube video. “I want to assure the community that my command staff and I hold our officers to the highest standards.”
Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin speaks at the police station in Santa Ana, Calif., on March 11, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
Last month, the blog accused officers serving with the department’s Major Enforcement Team of sharing gang-like skull tattoos and carrying tokens or coins with a slogan on it.
Originally appeared on The Epoch Times