BATTLE CREEK, MI (WKZO) -- The Battle Creek Enquirer is reporting that Police Chief Jackie Hampton is asking the FBI to investigate allegations of wrongdoing within his department.
Multiple news agencies are reporting that the allegations are coming from City Commissioners Jeffrey Domenico and Dave Walters. They say their source is a current officer inside the department who claims to have tried to report the corruption himself, only to be met with death threats.
TV-8 claims that some of the allegations include evidence tampering, excessive force and internal cover-ups in crime reporting. Domenico formally requested that the Attorney General investigate and was reportedly denied but told to contact the State Police. He says they did contact State Police and are waiting for a response. Chief Hampton apparently responded by calling the FBI.