Report: Allegations of Corruption in the Battle Creek Police Department Prompts FBI Investigation

Posted at 5:31 AM, Mar 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-29 05:31:02-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. –  Battle Creek Police Chief Jackie Hampton is seeking an FBI investigation of his own department over allegations of corruption, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer,

The newspaper says an anonymous officer came to city commissioner with claims that he had witnessed acts of excessive force, evidence destruction, and internal cover-ups in crime reporting.

Through a series of emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the newspaper reports that Commissioner Jeff Domenico said he has evidence of the crimes, but doesn’t want to go public with them for fear that they will be dismissed without any corrective action.

Chief Hampton reportedly told the Enquirer that he plans to fully cooperate with the FBI investigation.