EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM)- The Eureka Police Department released a new report that is a little different from their usual reports.
According to EPD, this report to the community on 21st century policing is the first of its kind in Humboldt County, but in light of the recent texting scandal involving some EPD officers, the timing for the release of this report was difficult for the department.
“Ultimately I decided that it was important, again, for the community to see that they can form their own opinions and realize that this one incident isn’t who we are and we are going to own it and take accountability for it,” said EPD Chief of Police, Stephen Watson . “We are going to take the steps necessary to move forward.”
The report addresses issues like public trust, policy, oversight and training.