Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Police Chief Phillip Sanchez say that a comprehensive independent audit of cases in the Detective Bureau of the Pasadena Police Department will be implemented in response to allegations of misconduct. They say the audit will be against Pasadena Police Officers Kevin Okamoto and William Broghamer.
Officials say the audit will be conducted by Los Angeles-based Veritas Assurance Group. They say the company will examine cases investigated by Okamoto and Broghamer dating back to 2005 and will also look at a cross-section of Detective Bureau reports and criminal case filings to ensure consistency in reporting were followed through with proper procedures. Authorities say at the end of the audit, an Executive Summary will be presented to the public.
The PPD say their Internal Affairs Department has been investigating the two officers and will continue to do; while Veritas Assurance Group does their external audit.
City leaders say their goal is to change the Pasadena Police Department’s policies, procedures, and protocol for the better and to make sure their officers adhere these deviations. Overall, it is important, they say for the community to have faith in their police department.